Thursday, 27 April 2017

The Edge of Wales




These images are from my week holiday in South Stack, Anglesey, Wales. This was a trip with my family, and on this particular morning we set off on a little adventure and came across our own little cove in between the cliff edges. It was a beautiful hideaway and perfect for someone as camera happy as me. It was a brilliant place to sit and listen to the waves coming up on the shore. 

The wind was actually pretty ferocious on the moring these images were taken, especially on the cliff edges. I have, however, tried my best to make it look as serene as possible and now, just look at the images make me feel calm.

All images shot on a 550D Canon using an 18-55mm lens on Manual setting with various setting changes throughout. 


Wednesday, 29 March 2017

What a Spectacle | GlassesShop.com



I've always had a love-hate relationship with my glasses. When I was prescribed them at the age of 11 I couldn't wait to get rid of them. My Dad had just had laser eye surgery, and I was certain as soon as I was old enough, I would follow suit. It wasn't until I had contacts when I turned 16 that wearing glasses no longer became a chore and rather an occasional way to accessorise an outfit. However, when you only own one pair, it's not long before you run out of style ideas. 

For a long time I've planned to buy some more pairs, hoping that if I had a bit more of a variety, I wouldn't rely on my contact lenses so much. Therefore, I can say with complete honesty, I was over the moon when GlassesShop.com emailed to say they wanted to work together. They kindly offered to send me a pair of their glasses to try. 

There is a massive range of glasses online and prescription sunglasses on their site and I wanted to opt for something different from my usual boxy pair. Obviously not actually be able to try glasses on can make it difficult although their website has a 'try on' button on each of their glasses which allows you to upload a picture and you can see what the glasses look like. I decided to go for 'Owensboro Round' glasses in black. I got in touch with my local opticians to receive my prescription and just filled in the boxes on their website. GlassesShop.com offer both clear and prescription lenses for no extra cost. Knowing nothing about lenses, I thought it may be quite complicated to get the prescriptions right.


The glasses took a little while to arrive as they were shipped over seas, however, they were worth the wait. They came in a clear case with the lens cloth and were securely packaged so that glasses could not be damaged. The glasses looked exactly how they did on the website and the frames felt like great quality. 

Like all glasses I've have had, it does take me a while to get used to a different frame. I don't know if I am alone in this, but with all new glasses, everything appears distorted for a little while until I get used to them. These were no different but once I was used to them, they quickly became my go-to glasses.

Although I still regularly wear my contacts, I love the option of more glasses and have already been scouring their website for more pairs to buy. The frames I selected were $34.95 (£27.31) and for a great quality product that certainly works, I don't think you can argue.

GlassesShop.com also kindly gave me a discount code 'GSHOT50' which allows you to get 50%, meaning for a pair of glasses like mine, it would only cost a mere £13.66. I genuinely mean it when I say that these glasses are brilliant quality and have completely changed my mind about purchasing glasses online. Now just to find my next pair!




Sunday, 1 January 2017

Resolutions



Another year, another resolutions list...

The resolution list doesn't reflect it, but these past 366 days have definitely been a year of growing and developing. I have pushed myself so much, met some many wonderful people and realised there is nothing wrong with me... I'm just work in progress!

Firstly however, I want to reflect on my goals from last year. I think the colour system is pretty straight forward, however, green means I achieved my goal, orange means it work in progress, and red means I haven't done it (yet!)

Hobbies
Read 15 books (smashed it with 43)
Take time to be more creative
Spend more time outside exploring
Go on adventures
Write in my journal more

Health
Get to a weight where I am happy with my body
Incorporate Yoga/Pilates into part of my routine
Reduce my meat and dairy intake
Meditate More Often
Exercise regularly

Life
Get a job
Buy a car and pass my driving test
Volunteer at a charity event or fundraiser
Make new friends

Blogging
Attend more events
Meet bloggers and make friends
Create a blogging schedule and stick to it!

What a bloody mess!
In the 5 years I have been doing this post, this has by far been the worst for achieving my resolutions. I was almost embarrassed to post this, but I wanted to be honest. Some of these goals I have just not reached (because I'm being lazy), but some of them stopped being as important to me. For example, buying a car and passing my test became less important when I decided that I would rather save my money to travel. 

Let's move past that embarrassment and focus on my resolutions for 2017. (No seriously, please scroll down)

Hobbies
More Photography
Go on day trips/Visit more places
Read 35 books from a range of genres
Try my hand (literally) at calligraphy

Health
Spend time exercising outdoors
Take control of my ever expanding waistband and shed some weight
Spend less time on social media
Build up muscle strength

Life
Make a decision about my next career step
Make more new friends and build on existing friendships
Do more social 'things'

Blogging
Continue to blog and connect with people about topics I feel passionately about


All that is left, is for me to say a big thank you for all your support in 2016 and I wish you all the best for 2017... let's smash it!
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