October’s been a pretty miserable month and I’ve sometimes found it hard to still share such happy posts. At times it would have been easier to just not post at all but I’m determined to reach my blogiversary having completed a full year of weekly posts. I want my blog to remain positive as it makes me happy and has given me some great opportunites; therefore, I thought it was important to still share some of the more positive things that happened in October.
A trip to the capital
One Tuesday I headed to London for a meeting with work. The office was amazing with ultra modern decor and fantastic views, there was even an outdoor seating area. It was hard to believe this was a place of work, I didn’t want to leave.
A spot of Afternoon Tea
This year I’ve really gotten into Afternoon tea. In June I’d bought my Mum vouchers for Afternoon Tea at Bonbar and one Saturday we finally got around to using them. Everything on our three tier stand was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, it may have been the best we’ve had so far!
Photographing birds of prey
One Saturday morning, I went to the Rising Sun County Park for one of Neil Atkinson’s photography courses. This was my third course with Neil and the one I was most looking forward to, photographing birds of prey. We were introduced to the birds at DLS Falconry before learning to use different camera modes to capture the birds static and in flight. I’m so glad I bought a zoom lens recently as it was perfect for the course, the birds were stunning and I was really pleased with the photographs I took. I’ll be writing a full post soon.
A night with Tyneside A capella
October’s a big month for Guide Dogs with Guide Dog week running from the 1st to 9th. To fundraise, the North Tyneside branch orgnanised some great events, one being a night with Tyneside A capella in Tynemouth. The choir, made up of 50 members from all walks of life, performed swing and modern songs and helped to raise a fantastic amount. On the night, Compass Acapella also performed alongside the female choir. It was nice to see men, young and old really passionate about singing and we were really touched by a rather large and anonymous donation on the night.
A trip down memory lane
We took a detour to Tanfield Railway after getting lost trying to find Derwent Waters. The last time I was there I met Santa on the train so it must have been about 18 years ago! I can remember receiving a present on the train but couldn’t remember much else. It was a cold day so we sat in the old station cafe watching the steam train before having a look at the steam trains in the sheds.
I saw on Facebook that Pizza Storm was giving away 1000 free pizzas to celebrate the opening of their new store in Eldon Square. I signed up and on Thursday night we went along to try it out. I was really pleased to find out that something like this was coming to Newcastle as we’d tried something like it whilst in Toronto and loved it. With 50 unlimited pizza toppings it was a chance to make a very unique pizza.