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A Day Out at NT Erddig House

We spent the Saturday sandwiched between Good Friday and Easter Sunday at a local National Trust house. Ergddig House is just outside of Wrexham and provides glimpses into what life would have been like during the first and second world wars. If you are in the region then it is definitely worth a visit.  http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/erddig/

Stable buildings

Stable buildings

Erddig House

Erddig House

Clock wall

Clock wall

Old car coffee house

Old car coffee house

Monkey!

Monkey!

Cheeky

Cheeky

Sitting on top of the cannon!

Sitting on top of the cannon!

Butter wouldn't melt!

Butter wouldn’t melt!

Secret garden

Secret garden

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Snowman Tri – North Wales

At the weekend I had the pleasure of joining Mr & Mrs Cakes (she of Shoreditch Bakes fame!) for a weekend trip to North Wales. Apart from being a nice break from the norm, the main reason for the visit was for Mr & Mrs Cakes to tackle the Snowman Triathlon. Now I’m not an expert at triathlons so all I’m going to say is that the water looked mighty cold and the hill/mountain looked ominously steep. However, I am sure Mrs Cakes will do a full review of the event in time – so keep checking her site. *edit* here is the link to Mrs Cakes blog of the Snowman Tri

I was asked to take some piccies of the day – a kinda journal of the how the day panned out. Below are some collages of various images but if you want to see the full size images then head over to my flickr site.

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A day at the seaside…Welsh Style!

Today the Johnson family went on a little road trip to the West Wales coast and visited a small village called Barmouth. There are a number of reasons why we decided to go, but one of them is that I am now the proud owner of a Canon 7D and felt it necessary to get out and put it through its paces, secondly, we’ve never been to Barmouth and finally, Ben has been obsessed with going to Wales for the last few weeks. The last point is quite interesting because we only live about 20 minutes from the Welsh border and although I’ve been cycling in Wales many times I don’t think Ben has ever been – from what he can recall! The reason for Ben being so obsessed with Wales recently is down to his teacher. She hails from the Land of the Dragon and has been telling the class all about Wales and even brought in Welsh cakes to celebrate St. Davids day (the Patron Saint of Wales for those of you who didn’t know!). Oh, and the other reason Ben wanted to go was because he thought that Wales was the only place you could get Welsh cakes and since he liked them so much, he just had to go and get some.

Barmouth is a small fishing village on the West Coast of Wales situated in the county of Gwynedd. Whilst watching the BBC program Coast one evening they ventured north up this stretch of coastline and I was taken by the beauty of it and thought, I want to go there and take pictures. I was particularly impressed with the bridge that stretched across the estuary providing what would be a vitally important transport link back in the day. I wanted to go here because the thoughts in my head were telling me I would come home with some stunning sunset images of the bridge and village. Needless to say the day we went it was cloudy and dull, although the conditions did not totally ruin everything. We had a great day out and will definitely be going back once the weather picks up…

There is a second part to this post which I will upload very soon…The Young Photographer!

Barmouth rail bridge

Curving away

Barmouth Rail Bridge

Marooned 2

Room with a view

Royal National Lifeboat Institution