Weekly Photo Challenge: Details

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These photos were taken from our trip last year to Legoland for LO’s birthday. These were the legos of London – we also saw France, Germany and the United States.

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Legoland London Eye

Just look at the details of the designs – amazing!

We had such a blast over the two days. Unfortunately we didn’t go on many rides as they’re aimed mainly at children over 5 and LO was so tired he slept most of the time after seeing the Mini Land area.

I hope you enjoyed your taste of Legoland. Happy weekend! 🙂

Discover Challenge: Analog (disposable cameras)

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In response to The Daily Post’s Discover Challenge: Analog

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It’s been a while since I’ve been online (busy with new baby and all) that I haven’t had much time to do the things on my blog that I loved: the blog challenges. After stumbling across The Daily Post’s Discover Challenge, I thought this would be a perfect thing to write about.

This week’s theme is Analog. To me, the word reminds me of analog TV and cable, cassette tapes, dial-up internet and the best one of all… Disposable cameras.

I’m not that old (27 years young) but I’ve got a few nostalgic memories of my teenage years with the ol’ disposable camera.

They were all the rage when I was in school. If you were a popular, cool kid you’d have a disposable cam. I remember everyone wanted to get their hands one especially if we were going out that day. It cost around ÂŁ8 per cam and I remember I would save up so hard to get my hands on one. Then it costed (in terms of time and money) a little more just to get it printed.

I used to love the sound of the little wind-up mechanism to load the film and the plastic ‘click’ you’d hear when you’d press the button to shoot. When I first discovered these fun cams were getting discontinued as people became more into digital cameras I was a little upset. 1) because I couldn’t afford a decent digital camera back then and 2) I really enjoyed going down to snappy snaps or boots and receiving a lovely pack of printed photos.

When I was in college, I did some work experience at a photographic store that printed both film and digital – I worked in the film department. I learnt how to develop negatives in the darkroom (I will never forget the smell) and load film printing paper (fun times!). I also used to colour correct prints using a printing machine which was somewhat fun but after printing a couple hundred prints, I got bored. All in all, it was 6 months of fun learning as sad as that sounds. It’s a little hard to believe that the kind of job I did now ceases to exist.

I love the technology of our modern world don’t get me wrong but I would love to see disposable cameras making a comeback – even just as a novelty item. 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio

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In response to this week’s photo challenge, Trio

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Left: L, Middle: D, Right: Me

There are many, many things that comes in threes but I guess the one that applies to me is my sisterly bond. There are three of us; me (the eldest), my sister L, and my younger sister D.

We used to be like the three musketeers, always at each other’s side. We still are in some ways but as we’ve all grown up, we gone our separate ways a little. I am always at home or working, my sister L is with her son Lils or with her new beau, and my younger sister D is busy studying her first year at university.

There is nothing stronger than a sister bond though and despite our age gaps (about 3-4 years between each of us) we hardly ever fight… any more! 🙂 We always compared ourselves to the Kardashian sisters. We always said that I was most like Kourtney, the eldest and most reserved. L was like Kim as she is the middle girl and loves the flashy lifestyle, and D was like KhloĂ©, the youngest and a bit of a wild one. It’s funny how we have similar enough traits to compare ourselves to the Kardashians but maybe that is like all sister trios? I don’t know.

So for this week’s photo challenge, I just wanted to dedicate it to my beloved sisters, L and D – I love you both very much and so happy to have you as my sisters.

Mwah! 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Ornate.”

This week’s photo challenge has to be dedicated to the wonderful Legoland Miniland!

Miniland was created using around 40 MILLION lego pieces – how impressive is that? Well, it may not sound all that impressive but I can tell you that seeing it in person was absolutely gob-smackingly good… and to top it off, the trains, buses, boats and cars were fully mobile which was amazing to see.

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These photos don’t do much justice but just imagine how small a lego piece is and then imagine creating a building out of it – really impressive! We were so into Miniland that we actually didn’t see much else of the park but we didn’t mind to be honest.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Careful

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Careful”

 

This was on a sunny Saturday in Covent Garden. We were on our way to the London Transport Museum and made a quick stop at the Covent Garden Piazzo to see what all the commotion was. It was a man on a unicycle and we had come at the moment where he asked the audience for a volunteer. A young girl took up the challenge – she had to throw three juggling batons for the man to catch. If she was able to throw them to him successfully, she would win ÂŁ5… which she did! 🙂

The man was careful enough to not drop any batons and the girl was cheered on greatly by the audience. It was an awesome day and so fun to watch!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was A Good Day

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Today Was a Good Day”

A trip to Legoland for mine & LO’s birthday

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This day was definitely a good day for all of us. Daddy P treated me to a wonderful spa day and LO had loads of fun at Legoland, especially at Miniland. Even though the majority of rides were for bigger kids, we managed to get on to a Fairy Tale boat ride with LO before he crashed out at the park. We only went on this one ride but the whole day’s experience to the place was magical and memorable. 🙂

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