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Lincoln Castle Revealed

Over the last year or more, Lincoln Castle has undergone a rather extensive transformation as millions of pounds have been spent on the buildings and grounds to restore and develop this incredibly important historical artefact and encourage lots more visitors to come and learn about what went on within its walls.  The grounds are now open to the public, which means

Looking Up

When you are wandering around town on your lunch break, are you guilty of concentrating on the floor or your smart phone rather than taking in the things around you? I know I am. Especially when I have a list of errands to run – I use an app on my phone as my list of chores

Taste Experience to the Utmost

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” Eleanor Roosevelt The pinkest sunset we have ever seen – and we wouldn’t have seen it if we hadn’t have stopped to look around, including behind us.  I would

Autumn Leaves

I love autumn colours. Oranges, browns, purples. Purples? Oh yes. Check out these autumn leaves! I took this snap at the end of last week on my phone when out walking, and loved the colour of the leaves (and how they matched my laces!). I’ve not manipulated the shot at all – no filters – just cropped

Postcards: Where You’ve Been and What You’ve Seen

One of my favourite features in Lonely Planet magazine is the one that appears right at the start, which includes lots of images taken by readers. Lots of magazines do this – photography magazines, travel magazines, hiking magazines; it’s all about drawing the reader in with some beautiful imagery but also with the “you too” idea – these aren’t official

WhiteWall Photography Lab

How do you preserve your holiday memories? In these days of digital photography we can do all sorts of things to keep our photographs. It’s so easy to organise our images can have our pictures printed out, it takes just a few seconds either at home or in Boots to have photographs printed out on nice paper. Actually, let’s

Photography Tips: How to Use Over

Every time I use a picture on my blog or instagram with a quote or title or similar over the top I get asked how I created it. I have been known to use photoshop to make those images in the past, but these days I would much rather reach for one of the very

#WildSplodz Wild Guide Winners

I hope you have been enjoying the summer – actually I hope that you are still enjoying the summer (heatwave once the Schools go back – yes?). How WILD has it been for you? Have you been able to get out and about to enjoy the countryside, try some new or favourite activities?  I know

Splodz Blogz Wild Summer Photo Contest

I am very pleased to announce a new photo contest here on Splodz Blogz, one that I hope will appeal to your wild side this summer. As part of their wild summer campaign, I have teamed up with Wild Things Publishing to launch the Splodz Blogz Wild Summer Photo Contest – to encourage you to

#MobileTravelChallenge Round-up and Winner

Over the last couple of weeks you’ve been taking part in my Mobile Travel Challenge online photography exhibition, sharing your images of a special, secluded or secret place you’ve found while out and about over on twitter and instagram using #MobileTravelChallenge. Thanks so much to everyone who has taken part, it’s been really fun seeing your

My #MobileTravelChallenge – Join in!

I love going on little travel adventures. And big ones. And when I do, I love to take photographs on my phone in an attempt to keep hold of the memories that each journey provides. My phone is forever tied to my hand and once I’ve stopped and taken in the view for myself, had

Review: Microsoft Lumia 830

Billed as a good value smartphone with all the trimmings you’d expect from the more expensive models, the Lumia 830 looks like any other Nokia – sorry, Microsoft – phone on the market. Its five-inch display is set in a chunky metal case with colourful plastic back, with a now-familiar grid pattern that can be