My Sunday Photo – May 21st, 2017.

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Giraffe is one of Freya’s favourite restaurants – although not just for the food.

She is obsessed with the mirror at the top of the stairs and loves nothing better than prancing in front of it like she’s a prima ballerina. This results in approximately 500 trips to the toilets, which are upstairs, throughout the meal. Obviously we don’t want to discourage her from going but, at the same time, we know that nine times out of 10 it will just be so she can see herself in the mirror.

I’ve got to give her credit for taste, it does look rather grand. I couldn’t resist snapping this on my iPhone while she had a little dance (we were waiting for the food to arrive at this point).

Giraffe is so brightly decorated – which is, I think, another reason it appeals to Freya – that I decided to take all the colour out of the photo and just leave her. I still don’t have a proper editor (it’s an extra cost I can’t justify for a hobby at the mo) but I love having a tinker with Fotor’s free elements – coloursplash being one of them. It’s not perfect (I’d like to soften the colour of her face) but I had fun playing. I hope you like it too.

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Wishing you a happy Sunday.

Photalife

A Return Visit To The Plantation Garden In Norwich (And Another Wow Moment).

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Surrounded by busy roads in the heart of Norwich, walking into The Plantation Garden feels like how I imagine finding an oasis in the desert would be.

The first time I visited in the autumn I was left speechless, which, as Mark will tell you, doesn’t happen very often. I didn’t think that wow moment could be repeated after the first time but then I went back yesterday… and wow. Just, wow.

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There was colour everywhere and it’s was so vivid, even on a dull, cloudy day – my photos really don’t do the garden justice. If you’re anywhere near Norwich please go and enjoy it while it lasts.

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My parents came with Freya and I for their first visit yesterday (after I saw some beautiful photos on Instagram and suggested we go) and they were amazed too.

It’s nice visiting with them because they are gardeners and can tell me the names of various plants. Freya also enjoys it because you can climb to the top and then walk around the outside along dark paths which she thinks is a bit like being in the jungle.

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I’ve included this final one because I think it’s funny. I was supposed to be taking a photo of my parents and Freya for the family album but then I realised how lovely the tulips were and got distracted.

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It’s that sort of place.

 

My Sunday Photo – March 19th, 2017.

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To celebrate Freya’s return to health we went on a little after school/work trip to get a hot chocolate this week – with a quick detour to capture this beautiful sunset on the way.

From Mousehold Heath you get stunning views over Norwich (here’s a daylight one from last year) but it was the uninterrupted sky that I was interested in.

I always feel really exhilarated being outside at sunset and Freya enjoyed the adventure too (I should point out she’s facing me in the photo and not looking into the sun, which she knows is dangerous).

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Mark was happy too!

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