Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Cars, Cars and More Cars

For various reasons my car has been an important part of the last week. I spent half of Wednesday in it driving to and from Birmingham for work. I have been thinking for a while that I want to change my car, so on Friday I spent two hours at a local Audi dealer where I test drove the A1, I liked it but I'm baffled by all the different models, finishes, extras, finance packages etc. I think I need to look at a couple of other cars before I make a decision.

Finally my assignment this week for my photography course was to take pictures of a vehicle, it was only natural for me to photograph my car. Each week for the course we have to submit our favourite photos and these are then judged by the class. Here are the four photos I sent in, the third one was my teachers favourite, which one is yours?

Car Dashboard

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

An Outfit for a Sunday Tea Party

On Sunday a couple of my friends were celebrating their 40th birthdays with a tea party at one of their flats. When I say tea party this wasn't just a few friends over for tea and cake but a rather larger affair with at least 50 people dropping by over the course of the afternoon, I knew my friends would go to a lot of effort with the food, homemade cakes, scones and sandwiches galore! My dilemma was what to wear? Being a Sunday afternoon I didn't want anything too dressy but I wanted to make a bit of an effort whilst keeping it casual. Several male friends were going and although unlikely there was a chance there might have been some new eligible men there too, so I needed to look good.
An Outfit for Sunday Afternoon Tea Party - Skinny Jeans, Jumper & Knee High Boots

Monday, 20 January 2014

Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes & Old Trafford

I've been meaning to write this post for a little while so finally here it is. As you know by now I’m a bit of a Manchester United fan, so when one of my friends asked if I wanted to go with her to Sir Alex Ferguson’s book launch talk in Manchester I could not say not.  As United were playing Norwich in the Capital One Cup the next day we decided to make a few days of it and stay for the match too. This gave me the opportunity to cross the Old Trafford Tour and going to a match off my list of things to do this year. It was an amazing few days but I guess I should start at the beginning.

With a storm brewing in London we decided to leave on the Sunday before it hit rather than wait till the Monday when we were originally planning on heading to Manchester, we were staying at my friends family home so had the flexibility. Going on the Sunday also meant that the Monday was free to do the tour of Old Trafford, something I have wanted to do for a while.

Manchester United, Old Trafford Stadium Tour
Old Trafford Stadium Tour

Friday, 3 January 2014

Yum Yum - Mini Eggs are back!

I love chocolate, but my favourite Mini Eggs are only available for a few months of the year (January to Easter). You can imagine how excited I was when I found them in the supermarket on New Year's Eve, I just had to buy a packet, and share them virtually at least with all of you!

Mini Eggs

A Bit of Sparkle for New Year's Eve

I always find New Year's Eve to be overrated, and resent paying double to go to the same club that I could go to on a regular Saturday night. Over the last few years I have either been away or had a few friends over for the evening. This year though a few friends wanted to go out so after much discussion and emails back and forth we decided to go to a comedy evening in Covent Garden (Central London). The evening sounded fun and value for money with food, comedy and music and if we were lucky we might even be able to see the fireworks at midnight. So next came the question of what to wear? Whilst I wanted to dress up I didn't want anything too dressy, in the end I opted for some old favourites!

New Year's Eve Outfit