Category Archives: Snap

Looking Back: 2015

Happy new year to all! As we head into 2016 we thought we would have a little look back at all the Make, Do and spend activities over the last year…..

sharpen pencils


Getting Organised

blood orange and pistachio cakes


Blood orange, almond and Pistachio Cakes and Rhubarb Rum

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The Big Clothes swap  & an exclusive interview with Richard III on the day of his burial



A guest Post from our Friend Holly Loves Cake & Those Doughnuts 



Bluebell Woods

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Elderflower Sugar & Mango Frozen Yoghurt 



B & E do Italy, plus Jam Tarts  & Macarons

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Watermelon Cake



B Visited Copenhagen, E made Elderberry Vodka



Pumpkin & Spice Sugar Buns


What November?!

grown up hot chocolate


Amaretto Hot Chocolate

All best wishes for 2016!

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Click: A reminder

Hello! Just a quick reminder that throughout this month B has been part in Sarah McGarva’s lovely photography blog Two Days The Same

As always with ‘photo a day’ challenges, it’s been fun to have a reason to pick up the camera and not be lazy about looking for interesting shots – and then get to see how someone else’s day differed

(B does however need to get better at sorting the snaps once she’s taken them – she’s been late a couple of times – sorry again Sarah!)

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Photo an Hour: Frankfurt

Just a little over a month ago now C and I went on a whistle stop tour of Germany for a wedding, travelling on Friday June 13th threw up many interesting challenges, not least getting lost in a Bavarian forest! We arrived unscathed and had a wonderful weekend helping our friends celebrate tying the knot. We had allowed for an extra day in Germany so we could make the most of having a long weekend break and so we could have a cheeky explore, We headed to frankfurt for a night and a day, here’s how we spent our day in Frankfurt…

view from our hotel room

7.45: The view from our hotel room

holiday essentials

8.20: My holiday essentials include: factor 30 suncream, (I don’t tan, I burn) sunglasses, a good book and a guidebook, though i’m yet to find one that’s to be trusted!Frankfurt underground

9.05: We brave the Frankfurt underground, which had let us down just a few days previously!

Zeit Für Brot- Oeder Weg- Frankfurt

10.14 Breakfast at the delightful Zeit Für Brot. I opted for an apple and cinnamon roll. Simply amazinga stroll down the river Main

11.37: We take a stroll down the River Main in the sunshine

montag geschlossen

12.05: We go in search of some culture and decide to hit some museums and in the process learn a new german phrase ‘Montags geschlossen’ = closed on Mondays, fairly obvious in hindsight!

church window

1pm: Luckily, churches are always open so we have a good nose around the Epiphany church. I really love the painted stained glass windows  homemade rosemary lemonade

2.10: Refreshments in the form of home-made lemonade. I opt for lemon and rosemary which is absolutely delicious

zebra- frankfurt Zoo

3.20 We head to frankfurt zoo, a great place to while away an hour…..little birds, frankfurt Zoo

4.25: or two!

Strawberries - Berger Strasse, frankfurt

5.30: we take a stroll down Berger Strass a popular foodie hotspot in frankfurt, theres an array of fresh produce, flowers but we have quite specific dinner plan in mind….sausage and sauerkraut

6.45: We finally track down a restaurant that sells frankfurters (Harder than you would expect in Frankfurt!) So dinner is traditional German sausages and sauerkraut! I only manage abut half of this dish, it was incredibly tasty if more than a little touristy!

the train ride home

7.25: Sadly the time has come to start on the journey home, now experts at German train routes we head back to the airport and manage not to get lost this time!departure lounge

8.15: Just time for a glass of wine and a catch up with Gatsby whilst we wait for our flight to be called


9.05: Hometime

On a sad note, this was the last outing for the sony a37 and 50mm lens, they have left me, goodbye old friends


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What E saw, What B saw: Art House

E + B

Last weekend saw the return of Leicester’s Art House exhibition. This is an annual event where a few select homes in the Stoneygate area open their doors and garden gates to art loving locals

It’s a lovely way to explore the area whilst meeting local artists so armed with our cameras we set about doing just that. The houses are all within a two mile radius and can be explored by bike, bus or, as we opted for, a leisurely afternoon stroll in the sunshine.

Here’s a few snaps of what we saw along the way…


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SNAP: Reflections


In the last few months I seem to have become fascinated with capturing reflections

Whether it’s water, windows or mirrors, I can’t help myself!

It doesn’t always result in a great shot – but it’s been a fun way to get used to the new camera I bought at the beginning of the year

I think I especially like the shots that appear to be double or triple exposures – they have a kind of dreamy quality to them

So I thought I’d share a few of the shots…

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Photos: my reflection in a train window; stairs in the Musical Instruments Museum, Brussels; railway tracks through a window, a gas tower reflected in a puddle, east London; the same gas tower reflected in the window of The Oval venue; a duck reflecting in Bruges (see what I did there?); a tower in the water in Bruges

What’s inspiring you to get snapping recently?

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