Wednesday, 30 July 2014

July // Week 30

Week 30 and we're on full seaside townspeople mode! Jakes new hobby is filling many spare moments when he isn't working (which this past week was 72 hours..!) and it's cool with me because Baker and I can come too. Him and Dad have been down at the river and sea a few times over the last few weeks which is nice for them to get some time away from Mam and I's nagging.
On this fishing trip I got to photograph some birds, that aren't commonly seen up my neck of the woods, as they dived and fed on the mackerel that the men were trying to catch. They we're gannets! I was going to make them this weeks photo but I think this one sums up the weekend better.

We also had a house viewing this week. The first one since moving and actually the we are moving in on the 30th! Just wait until you see it!! It has a bay window <3 haha Until next week go have a peek at the photos from my charity dog walk HERE!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

July // Week 29

A more normal week this week with no trips anywhere or doing anything out of the our normal routine, apart from Mam and I completing our 4th annual Race for Life 5k at Newcastle. However, I didn't get any photos this year because I lugged my camera around in my bag for no reason after forgetting the battery. Typical! ha

I've had a couple failed photo opportunities with the rabbits this week because of disrespectful people letting their dogs chase them right as they saw me sat there for ages with a huge camera but we actually saw something we haven't seen before here.
As you can see from above we spotted a female red deer with her fawns (there were two but there's obviously only one in the photo) and I was very excited. I'm a little gutted that even with the lens on 300mm this is the best I could get as they were so far away and I couldn't get any closer for the sake of spooking them. Never mind! Hopefully we'll see them again.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

July // Week 28

Goodness I almost completely forgot it was Wednesday today!
It's not like I'm lacking in photos to post either as like the past 3 weeks of us living back in Berwick I've had the camera out most days.

However one of the biggest events is that a certain little man is now swimming! :D He's always been a fan of the water, paddling and jumping waves and such but hes never took his feet off the bottom. With alot of reassurance and coaxing out with sticks thrown, he's done it! I'm very proud.
We've been at this different end of the beach by the mouth of the river a few times now. Jake and Dad have been fishing, I've been scouring for beach glass and Baker has been swimming.

Other than that I've just been blogging, photographing, taking online surveys to make a few pennies and trying to work out how I can make a proper income without having to leave's impossible. I feel a little useless just now and self esteem isn't at it's highest with bad stressy skin and a weight increase due to bordom eating but I'm working on improving my attitude - everyone has down seasons.

As always make sure to check out the other blog as there are sooo many photography posts going up over there.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

July // Week 27

Week 27 out of 52 and only two weeks after moving away we returned to Newcastle.
As Jake now works Monday to Friday, the weekends are our time to spend together. We'd planned on getting the bus out to a nearby small fishing town for fish and chips and ice cream as Mam had offered to look after Baker. However typical British (unpredictable) summertime graced us with a downpour and scarpered our plans.
Not wanting to waste the weekend (and Jakes first pay check from the new job) he booked us a hotel in Whitley Bay and we set of for the bus to Newcastle within 2 hours of waking up. The bus journey was the most horrendous ever. We ended up on the x18 instead of the x15 meaning it took a de-tour through every single tiny coastal town and village, taking 2.5 hours just to get to Alnwick (29mile...would usually take 40minutes) and making me insanely travel sick.
Safe to say we switched buses at Alnwick to shorten the rest of our journey.
That spiel over with I'll save the rest of our visit for the post that will be going up on Underland to Wonderland. The photo above is from our visit to the Toon Times exhibition at the Discovery Museum on the Sunday.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

July // Week 26

Week 26?! We're exactly half way through the year! :O
This Saturday will mark the two week mark of our relocation and not a day has gone past that I haven't taken a photo. The wildlife photography opportunities up here are immense and I can't believe I ever lived somewhere the deprived me of fulfilling my passion.
Along with following my little bunny family (see last weeks photo) I've also been to visit these ladies and babies a couple times, photographing them and realizing their personalities. I have a really cool new series of posts coming up on Underland to Wonderland spotlighting a particular animal species, sharing my photos and compiling facts that people may not know about them.

Other than my photographing adventures I have actually started my first free online course (I have another 3 starting soon too haha) which I thought was a great opportunity to expand my knowledge and keep me busy while Jake is at work. I've spent alot of time with Baker obviously and have thoroughly enjoyed the glorious sunshine we've been blessed with.
We're hoping to go buy a hose today so that I can fill up little mans paddling pool too. :)