A little trip to Little Moreton Hall

While with the in-laws over the summer we took a little trip to Little Moreton Hall. Trying to keep a 1 1/2 year old under-raps in a national trust property is basically impossible. But they have enough to keep them at bay. So here are the very images of the fun.

Amelie is very hard to keep track of hence some of the blur shots, little bundle of energy that one. Bobby has a rain jacket that when the hood is up makes her look like a whole minion…it’s brilliant.

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The Gibson tour part 2 (Congleton)

The second part of our family holiday was in Congleton, Cheshire. We did a few things, but mainly it was Mark and Marianne’s wedding so here lots of lovely wedding photos mixed with a trip to a farm (as you do), and some pictures of the wedding flowers before-hand because I was asked to record them before the big day.

It also includes my favorite ever picture of Bobbie:
Bobbie's wedding wear 2

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The Bearnisesities in Bear Town Congleton

So on the final part of my holiday we went round the fantastic town of Congleton. The following day they were celebrating Bear festival on account of many years ago the town saving up for a bible – then buying a Bear (as you do). So much like Manchester’s Cow’s and various other animals painted in towns and cities this followed suit with wild colours and themes painted on the Bear.

My Favorite was the Congleton Team Parish Bear, which I saw a sneak preview of but didn’t take a snap of. After that a Bear that has tattoos and piercing is just too good to ignore… so yeah enjoy.

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House sitting holiday

My in-laws let us house sit their house for while. Living in Cheshire it meant we could go to North Wales as well as Cheshire so we went and explored.

We found tiny railways, a small suspension bridge, ice cream, a lake, the museum of science and industry (Mosi) and Little Moreton Hall. The tiny railway is Rudyard Lake Steam Railway which is built on some of the run of the actual full-size railway that ran back in the day. It wasn’t running when I was there which is a shame but we had a good walk round the lake anyway.

Mosi is a cracking museum and newly refurbished, it looks at the industrial heritage of Britain but mainly around the North West so I took a snapshot of the exhibits. I used some lighting changes to help the viewer to look at these photos and focus on what I’m focusing on when I take the shot.

And then we have Little Moreton Hall, a cracking little National Trust property situated not too far from Congleton, Cheshire – I took a shot from the attic to the grounds below and then in photoshop gave it the tilt-shift treatment… I think it looks good so let me know what you think.

Just want to say this blog is getting quite popular so thanks very much for reading and if you like it don’t be scared to share it with your mates. As ever all these shots are taken by a Nikon D3000 with a 18-55mm VR lens.

Next time you will have coloured bears! I kid you not…

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