#MySundayPhoto – Remains of Winter

“It never snows in Exeter.”
Words I’m sure I said, just a few weeks ago.

This was taken just as our second snow storm in about two weeks was thawing away.

I guess, the question is. Is it going to snow again over Easter? Or will we actually get a chance to sort out the garden?

Photalife

#MySundayPhoto – Tranquil Colours of Knightshayes

One of many tranquil places we found at the National Trust – Knightshayes estate. These flowers growing, were in the perfect position to catch the sun as it shone over the hill, and through the trees.

We didn’t have time to check it out as much as we’d like, but if you’re in the Tiverton / Devon area, I’d recommend giving it an explore.

Photalife

Exploring National Trust – Knightshayes in Devon

In an attempt to use the holiday allowance that my stress levels wish that I had used by now, I’m on holiday this week. This has given us the chance for some child-free exploring. Today we checked out the National Trust – Knightshayes property by Tiverton here in Devon.

First, and overall impression of the Knightshayes estate is how tranquil it seemed! While I’m sure it can get busy during the school holidays / Christmas time, off peak – it did feel very peaceful.

We spent the majority of the little amount of time that we had exploring the historic house at Knightshayes, sadly as time ticked away, we didn’t get a chance to explore the wider estate. But what we saw, was a lot of space for small people to run around, and I’ve seen a photo online of what looked like a great climbing frame that I’m sure that the our little person would love.

I’m not going to write a full blown review of our trip, due to our lack of exploration, but I’d like to share a few pics of the estate, after-all they say a picture is worth a thousand words.

Have you explored Knightshayes? What would you suggest we look for, when we go back with our small one?

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Making a Lego Photobook

Moments are fleeting, blink or not pay attention, and the moment becomes a memory. One reason why we take photos, is to try and keep hold of those memories, as clearly as possible. While I love digital photography, as much as the next iPhone photo addict, the nature of digital photography can also become fleeting.

The nature of digital also means it can be intangible. Just like how services like Netflix and Amazon Prime are becoming the new way of watching videos, it feels that looking at a screen is the way of viewing photos.

All our photos become part of one folder, a library of our own creation. Yet not to be held, passed to another, or shown as something other.

Photobooks really are the old style photo albums, which have been dragged into this century. And by that, I mean. They look good.

Making a Lego Photobook with Saal Digital

Or at least they can look good.

The photos show a photo book from Saal-Digital. You have a number of options to customize your book how you like, so my number one advice while ordering… TAKE YOUR TIME!

Take your time to work out not only what photos you’d like included, but the layout of the photos, any text you’d like to include, the style of the paper, style of the covers… what style you’d like the covers to be – THE LIST GOES ON.

Saal Digital are currently offering a £15 welcome voucher, which makes this a cheap option for anyone looking for a photobook.

Making a Lego Photobook with Saal Digital

In short, lots of options, good quality results, and better customer service then a lot of others out there.

But one final note about the photo book, I’ve featured. Our little one could pick out which Lego minifigure she was in the photos – no problems.

Now excuse me. I’m going to go and take some more pictures of small people in the big world out there.

(I was given a voucher from Saal Digital towards the cost of the above – but opinions expressed above are mine – ALL MINE!)

#MySundayPhoto -Exploring Killerton

The other day, we finally decided to take the leap.

With National Trust – Killerton just down the road, we figured it was about time.

We finally signed up to National Trust membership, and explored Killerton on Sunday evening .

I had forgotten how beautiful that area is, and its just down the road.

Photalife

#MySundayPhoto – A Winters Walk

We’ve managed to have a rare event this Christmas, as between the two of us we’ve been able to get a good amount of time off AT THE SAME TIME AS EACH OTHER between Christmas and New Years… Other wise known as Limbo time.

This was taken at the start of a walk along the Canal towards the Double Locks pub here in Exeter.

If you’ve had the last few days off, I hope you’ve had a good and relaxing time. If you’ve been at work, I hope you know you are awesome.

 

Photalife