November seemed to be the month where I stopped ignoring things and finally got around to doing something about it. I eventually transferred most of my files from my Mac to a hard drive freeing up 600KB of space in the hope it would be back to running like new. I’m aware I didn’t really get rid of the problem, more just moved it elsewhere but out of sight, out of mind! I stopped ignoring the notification telling me there was an update available for my iPhone, deleted 2,000+ photos in order for me to update it and embraced the complete change, pressing all the wrong buttons for the first week or so. Oh and I finally sent holiday photos from May to print, better late than never!
Pancakes at Flat White Kitchen
For Paul’s birthday we headed to Durham for a walk and fluffy pancakes at Flat White Kitchen. They’d changed their menu since we were last there so I tried the Bakewell tart pancake stack which was amazing, they’re better than any pancakes I’ve had in America!
A night trail through Newcastle
One Wednesday night I met up with a group of keen photographers for another of Neil Atkinson’s photography courses, this time photographing Newcastle at night. We headed into the city center and began capturing light trails at Central Motorway, Northern Goldsmiths, Theatre Royal, Newcastle Quayside and the Tyne Bridge. It was amazing how many people were interested in what were photographing and amusing to see their confused faces as we stood waiting excitedly for buses, if only they could have saw the light trails…
A walk at Plessey Woods
One Sunday we wrapped up warm and headed to Plessey woods. We walked alongside the river, crunching through leaves and spotting lots of miniature doorways in the tree trunks along the way. Whilst walking along a Robin swooped across our path and landed in a tree nearby, I even managed to get close enough for a photo without it flying away!
Hadrian’s tipi launch night
I was invited to the launch of Hadrian’s Tipi, a festive roman inspired tipi tent pitched in Newcastle throughout the festive period. The atmosphere inside was great, with live music, wooden benches, fur throws, fairy lights and a log fire it proved to be the perfect place to escape the cold on a bitter night.
Urban Decay night
After work one night I headed to the Urban Decay event where we were shown how to adapt a daytime look into a night time look. The event was for bloggers only so going solo put me out of my comfort zone a bit but it was lovely to finally meet Jennifer from Hello Jennifer Helen in person. At the end we received a goodie bag which included some great samples, I definitely feel the All Nighter setting spray has helped to keep my make up on for longer.
I always take time to appreciate sunrises, sunsets, stars and rainbows so I was quite looking forward to seeing the Supermoon, so much so that I took my camera to work to photograph it on the way home. It was my first time photographing the moon and I was pretty chuffed with my new zoom lens, probably the best purchase I’ve made all year!
A night with Jess Glynne
After buying tickets in June, the night had finally come for us to see Jess Glynne. My Mum and I enjoyed a meal at Harry’s Bar before making our way to the Metro Radio Arena. Jess was great live and although we were a lot further away than we wanted it was still a good night, next time I’ll have to look at the line up in advance online rather than waiting for a TV advert!