My Mum had a milestone birthday at the the very end of last year so for the first time in Rowe history all 3 of the adult Rowe women went away on holiday together!!!! Our choice was Disneyland Paris since none of us really has a mental age above 12 years old and we had a ball.
Day 1: We arrived on Sunday 30th as the park was closing so just had a walk around and of course I couldn’t keep the phone in my pocket for more than 10 seconds without wanting to take pictures!! (click on thumbnails to enlarge, then click on the back arrow to return here).
Day 2: Inside the park and here is me getting in the mood for the Disney parade or is that rather just looking like a complete t*t!!!! I would like to say that I was forced to do it but frankly I wasn’t – I did it of my own free will!! 🙂
Day 3: And here are Me & Stacey with the real McCoy!
Me & Dom first thing this morning after a bit of a game in the park.
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Let’s see if you can eat your way out of this one Doctor!!!!!
Finally got around to hauling my butt to see Wales play at home on Saturday (Wales v. Italy: 47-8). I’ve been saying I’ll go for years but have only now managed it accompanied by the girls from the office – Thanks for joining me girls, you were great company. It was one of the best experiences I’ve had in a long time. I got very emotional during the singing of the Anthem but managed to stop short of actually blubbing. Here are a few shots from the day although they weren’t taken with the Nokia but the Ricoh R6 – quality is crap but the light was abysmal so the ISO was pushed way high.
I haven’t posted for a while so I’ve a bit to catch up on.
A weekend away at Hampton Court Palace in December is the reason for the subject title. A group of 8 of us spent a few days at ‘The Georgian House’ Landmark Trust property on the grounds. It’s absolutely fantastic. If you ever get the chance to stay there………do. Having access to the grounds and Palace courtyards after hours is a bonus and if you can cope with the difficulties of focusing the camera in the dark some good photographic opportunities. I didn’t manage to cope with the focusing in the dark BTW so there are only a couple of shots I approve of that might make it to my website proper. Mostly I took pictures with the phone, the shame of it, it was easier than karting the kit around and when we bobbed into London I only took the camera phone!! One place I absolutely wanted to visit was the new St Pancras Station and I was not disappointed. It’s Fantastic even if my images don’t do it justice!
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Caught this on the way back from walking the dog over the deer park one Sunday afternoon. Yes, it was this beautiful and then some.
Apologies for the quality of the photos thus far. They look fine when I resize them and upload them but when they go into the posts they appear all jagged and a bit rough. I’m going to experiment a bit with the next few images/posts and then I’ll go back and re-load everything already here.
Holidaying with the dog is sometimes a bit of a bind. The weather looked good in the middle of our week in Wales so we headed for the coast. It chucked it down just as we got there but undeterred we trouped out of the car to be met with the no dogs on this section of beach until the end of September sign. We were sooooo glad we’d made the effort! There were only 2 days to go until the deadline and to be fair it was raining so hard there were no other tourists around so we could have risked it but in the event we decided to get back in the car. We drove a bit further and we got the the Dovey estuary nature reserve just as the sun was starting to shine. Dogs were allowed to run free and the tide was out so we parked up and had a game of rugby.
I suppose since I have mentioned the dog a few times I had better post a couple of pictures of him. We call him Domino, you’ll be able to see why 🙂 and here he is taking a short breather from running to admire the view.
Grabbed this one from the bedroom window the other morning as I was getting ready for work.
I have, at least that’s what I am told, some Welsh ancestry that I like to think fully qualifies me to wear the ol’ red shirt and support the Welsh Rugby team on appropriate occasions.
Just before Wales were robbed by Fiji in the world cup I spent a lovely week in the land of my Fathers. I did have my proper camera kit with me but occasionally I was just caught off guard and the phone was the only thing to hand. On the first day driving & walking around the Elan valley reservoirs I saw this. The light looked to be changing for the better, the clouds moving in the right direction and worth a proper picture. By the time I’d bobbed back to the car, a couple of minutes away, to grab camera bag, tripod etc. the below had happened!!!
The weather perked up as we carried on round the reservoirs though, a pleasant time was had by all and the occasional photographic opportunity presented itself. The dog does get a bit bored waiting around for me to set up the camera but at least he didn’t pee up my tripod 🙂