2014 Photo A Day Challenge – April

Here are my photos that I took throughout April as part of my Photo A Day Challenge. I hope you enjoy them!

On my last Photo A Day video, a reader commented that they wanted to know the story behind the photos, so I have decided to post my Instagram captions below for you to read if you feel like it 🙂 Continue reading



Ok so, I know I’m really slow on the uptake on this one! I have seen so many of the #100happydays photos around on various social media platforms, but I have never really looked into it. After spotting a few blog posts about it recently, I decided to look into it some more and what I discovered is really interesting!

The point of #100happydays is to get us to appreciate the little things in life that make us happy. In a world where we spend all of our time rushing around with busy schedules, people seem to forget to be happy. The most shocking fact of all…

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Canvas Design Giveaway Winner!

Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who entered my giveaway! There was such an overwhelming response! I had 49 entries in total! So good luck to everyone who entered.

And a reminder the prize; your photo on a canvas by Canvas Design!

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To enter you had to follow my blog, and leave me a comment saying what you would like on your canvas. Unfortunately the giveaway was only open to UK residents.

To pick my winner, I numbered each of the comments 1 to 49 (excluding my replies and comments from international readers.) This left me with 49 unique entries, which I entered into a random number generator.

List of entrants!

List of entrants!

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Now Closed – Canvas Design Review and Giveaway

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Since James and I are planning on moving in a few months time, I have been collecting house items. Most of them have been essentials, such as kitchen items, which aren’t that thrilling! We haven’t been able to pick too many items for decorating yet, partly because we can’t afford it but also because we haven’t found a house yet so we don’t know what colours etc. we will need. However, when Canvas Design offered me the chance to review one of their canvases, I couldn’t resist!  Continue reading

2014 Photo A Day Challenge – January

As part of my 23 Before 23, I set myself the challenge of taking a photograph every day in 2014. I have been using Instagram to share my photos every day, but I have put together a short video of all of my photos from January for people who don’t use the social media site. I hope you enjoy it! Let me know if you have a favourite photo too…I’d love to know what is popular!

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Rando: My New Favourite App

I’m generally not an app person; I’m an old-fashioned pen and paper person. My diary, to do list and just about everything else I ever need to make a note of is done in one of my trusty notebooks. I only use my phone for texting, calling and occasionally browsing the internet…the only app that I use on a regular basis is the calculator!

However, yesterday James wrote a blog post about the app Rando. The app works in a similar way to Postcrossing, but it is all done via your mobile phone. It works so that you take a photo and it randomly gets sent to another app user anywhere in the world. As soon as you have sent the photo, you then receive one from somewhere else in the world. All of the photos are sent anonymously and you do not know who receives your photo, or sends the one that you receive, making the app all about the photos. You do, however, get a rough glimpse of where your photo has come from as you can flip the photo to see the sender’s location on the map. The photos are taken in a ‘peephole’ style circular image, which looks really effective.

I was hooked on the app instantly and have sent and received loads of photos already! Here are some of my favourites that I have been sent:

Cat from Hangzhou, China

Cat from Hangzhou, China

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