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Tuscany Tour: Day 1

Wow, wow, wow!! What a fantastic and surreal experience!! 

Apologies for anyone who has already read this post on Rebus Photography, my plan was to Reblog it from there but the reblog button has disappeared, so until i can get it sorted i’ll have to post it on here too. 

After spending 1 week in Italy pretending to be a photographer, and being blown away by the beauty and simply magnificent sculptures, architecture & History of this amazing part of the world. I’ll try and bore you to death with my day to day experiences. 🙂

I’m trying to create a post for each day we were there (maybe extra ones too!) as we did a few tours which included Pisa, Vinci, Chianti, Siena, San Gimignano & of course Firenze. 

First i’d like to give a big thanks to our brother Ben who kindly managed to wake up at 4:15am and drive us to the airport, guide us into the airport, check in our case and take us to the assistance desk, thanks Ben, we’d still be wondering round the airport now! if it wasn’t for you! 🙂

A screenshot of my iphone showing the Voiceover cursor surrounding the enabled airplane mode button on the control centre.

⇧ Airplane Mode ⇧
 
The airport assistance was fantastic and couldn’t of made it any easier for us. We even got to ride on the buggy that takes us all the way to the gate! I was the first to board the plane, and i couldn’t wait to finally enable “Airplane Mode” on my iPhone whilst sat on the plane! This may seem like a small thing, but remember this is my first time out of the country! 🙂
 
A photo looking out of the window onf the plane overlooking the wing and engine, with a beautiful coloured sunrise panarama!
 
I think my wide eyes and silly grin throughout the whole plane journey was getting tiresome for Sarah (she has been on planes lots of times). But it was fantastic! The best part is when the pilot “Gives it the beans” and accelerates down the runway when taking off, i’ve felt acceleration simular to this in different cars, but when you think just how big and heavy this plane is, it’s just amazing! 🙂
 
Once we landed at Pisa airport, the assistance were already there and waiting to escort us from the plane. They also sorted out our passports and picked up our suitcase. Now it was time to get our first Italian coffee while we wait for the bus to Florence. 
 
A photo of the beautiful hills taken from our seat on the bus from pisa to florence. Also Siena is written on the road.
 
Sarah described the beautiful panoramic landscapes from the bus (i couldn’t see them until i got back home to zoom in on my large screen) as it took about an hour to get to Firenze. We then got a taxi to our hotel, as i read on trip advisor that although it’s only about half a mile, it’s tucked away in a small courtyard.
 
A sepia effect of hotel Brunelleschi at night with the old tower glowing out in the dark
 
Wow, the hotel was fantastic, and the staff were unbelievably helpful.  Once we were settled in to our amazing room, and logged onto their WiFi. We decided to venture out a little and try and figure out where we were in relation to the duomo and the palace where my photos were being exhibited. We knew we were close but as Sarah & i can’t see enough to read a map, we could easily get lost and never find anything! 🙂
 
A black and white photo of the top of cathedral of Florence
 
Shortly after leaving the hotel and finding the main street, we heard the thunderous sound of the bells from the north (i think) coming from the Cathedral of Florence (Il Duomo di Firenze), The bells would make our navigation much easier for the rest of our holiday as the Cathedral was only about 300 yards away from our hotel, thank you bells! 🙂 We then headed back to our starting point and headed west, where we found an ever better point of reference!! (see below)
 
A whole building completley covered in sparkling blue lights
 
The twinkling lights on this department store were simply amazing to just stand and look at, but it was dark now and we didn’t want to get lost on our first day! All of the streets were decorated beautifully with illuminated stars, borbals & bells so after one more photo (see below), we headed back to the hotel. What an amazing, exciting and tiring first day. 🙂
 
A twinckling star street decoration in Florence
 
I hope you’ve enjoyed being with Sarah & i on my first trip abroad? Hope to see you on Day 2 as we explore a little more…!!!

You’ll Never Believe This…. (Part 4)

Wow, the time has come…I’m off to Florence, Italy to visit the exhibition where some of my photos will be exhibited! The exhibition is being held at The Prestigious PALAZZO MEDICI RICCARDI, Florence, Italy. I still can’t believe this! It is my first time abroad and i’m really excited!! 🙂

I’ll be away from my blogs for a week or so, but i’ll be taking hundreds of photos to share with you all on my return!! 🙂

See also: You’ll Never Believe This…. (Part 1), (Part 2) & (Part 3)

Some Exciting News…

I’ve been a little quiet here on iChristian for a couple of days, as i’ve been trying to construct a stand alone photographic blog. The iChristian theme isn’t the best for viewing (and finding) all of my photos etc. Also some of you have showed interest in me creating a blog just for my photos, weekly photo challenges and seeing the world through my cameras etc.

So here’s my exciting blogging news…

Please click on the new blog button to view my new blog Rebus Photography

I would love for you to visit Rebus Photography (click button above), and although it’s still under construction, i’d be so blessed to get your opinions, comments, suggestions. I’ve added a few pages e.g “My Photo Galleries”My Exhibitions” ” and more… also borrow your eyes to spot any mistakes as it’s been really difficult for me to create. 

I don’t want to lose any of you amazing friends who encourage, inspire and bless me each day. So i thought i’d leave this as my homepage on iChristian throughout October, and as i’llbe posting photos onto my new blog i will reblog them here on iChristian during October too. So hopefully everyone will have chance to view (and enjoy) my photos as we move.

Of course iChristian will remain mostly the same, but it’s always growing as new ideas come to me. My hope is that you’ll enjoy and be blessed by these two blogs! 🙂

My new blog Rebus Photography

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue

Sarah Tells Bruce a Joke

After receiving “Dialogue” as this week’s photo challenge, i immediately thought of this photo (even before reading the challenge). I also said dialogue to Sarah, and she instantly described this photo too! I know it’s not acurate , but thought i’d post something fun!   

So as a fun post, i’d love if you could comment below with a dialogue between Sarah & Bruce!! 😀

More of my Weekly Photo Challenges

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray

The Daily Posts WPC: “Don’t stand on the sidelines: join in and show us a photo that says “fray” to you.” 

Animal Slippers

I just had to post a photo of my favourite slippers! As you can see the underneath is “Fraying“, and they’re almost getting unwearable.

Also i love how Animals expression shows the “Frayed ends of sanity” 

Help me see…. through your eyes, and take part in myi C Photo Challenge

i C Photo Challenge: Cars & Trucks (my Brother in law Ben’s cars)

A huge thanks to my Brother In Law Ben for contributing in my i C Photo Challenge this week. He isn’t part of WordPress so i’m posting his images for him. He loves cars, so he sent me lots of photos of some of the cars he’s owned in the past.

 These are fantastic for me as i don’t get to see cars in the real world, only when i’m zoomed in on my 27” iMac. I still love cars and miss seeing them, even all of the geeky bits too!! 🙂

Fire Up The Quattro!! 

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⇧ Ben racing his Audi A6 1.9TDi – 265bhp!⇧ 

Audi 90 quattro sport 20v

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Audi 90 quattro sport 20v  ⇧ 

Audi 90 quattro sport 20v

⇧ Ben racing his Audi 90 quattro sport 20v ⇧ 

Rev Counter

⇧ Through the red line! ⇧ 

Audi A6 2 8 quattro

⇧ Audi A6 2 8 quattro ⇧ 

SEAT Ibiza 1 4TSi twin charged 275bhp

⇧ SEAT Ibiza 1 4TSi twin charged 275bhp ⇧ 

Golf V6 4motion

⇧ Golf V6 4motion ⇧ 

MG ZR 1 8 160

⇧ MG ZR 1 8 160 ⇧ 

 Do you have old (or current) images of the cars you’ve owned or currently drive, i’d love to see them!! Just link your post to i C Photo Challenge: Cars & Trucks Thanks! 😀

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

 This weeks challengeSilhouette

This week, experiment with light and capture a silhouette.

The Sun on the Cross  PNG

⇧ Taken on cliff top between Hunstanton & Old Hunstanton, Norfolk ⇧  

Sarah Star Silouette

⇧ Sarah jumping on Exmouth beach, Devon ⇧ 

Sarah Doughnut Silouette

⇧ Sarah holding her fave doughnut at Hunstanton, Norfolk sea front ⇧ 

042 PNG

⇧ Taken at Ewell Court Park Lake, Surrey ⇧

View more of my Weekly Photo Challenges 

You’ll Never Believe This…. (Part 3)

Wow, Part 3 already! If you’re wondering what i’m talking about pleas see my older posts (Part 1 & Part 2). 
I’ve just sent my exhibition entry form with descriptions of the photos etc and i’m doing my video interview this Sunday in London. Also Sarah & i have booked our Hotel for 7 nights with flights in Florence, Italy for the opening meet and greet. I’m a little excited! 🙂
I thought i would share with you which photos were chosen and my descriptions & aims of the images for this Florence exhibition in December.
Please comment and let me know what you think, as i’d love to hear your feedback on my descriptions, aims & photos! 🙂
 
My Exhibition Photos
 
Image 1: ‘Stormy Bay’ – Ilfracombe, Devon, England

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Brief description: Photograph taken in a huge storm with my iPhone 4s camera. (I wouldn’t get my Nikon camera out of it’s bag as the weather was too bad). I’ve applied a grayscale effect to bring out how I felt on the day (very wet, cold and shivery). A great memory of the English southern coast on New Years Day.

Aim of the work: I felt the strength of the storm (with howling winds and lashing rain) and wanted an image that captured the moment. Using dramatic black and white I wanted to draw people into the strength and power of the elements so they could feel the strength of the storm for themselves. 

Image 2: ‘The London Eye’

London eye 7

Brief description: Stood close the Eye looks big but through the wide angle lens of my Sony Alpha a100 camera it felt like a huge bike wheel in the sky ….very sureal.

Aim of the work. Looking at life from a different angle.

Image 3: ‘Arches’ – Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Brief description: One of my very first photos taken as blind photographer. Taken with a Fugi F10 camera. I was visiting Hampton Court Palace and was struck by the contrast between the heat in the sunny parts and the cool in the the shadows when walking down this corridor. I wanted to reflect this in the patterns made by sunlight playing though the arches. I used black and white in this image to capture this feeling.

Aim of the work. To demonstrate the amazing effects sunlight can have on it’s surroundings.

Image 4: ‘Life on the water’ (canal boat – Heartfordshire, England)

Canal Boat

Brief description: Walking along a peaceful, tranquil path by the canal I was taking shots of different things around me with my Sony Alpha a100 camera. I heard the rumble of this boats engine and took photos as it passed. On returning home and zooming into the images with my computer this one stood out, as when seen in detail there was much more in it than I had first thought. It captures a story of the man with his dog living a laid back lifestyle on the boat … all the materials of his life surrounding him. The photo I felt encompassed this mans life and told his story whilst also conveying the peace of the day and tranquility of my surroundings.

Aim of the work. A single photo that tells the story of this mans life – the more you zoom in the more you see.

Image 5: ‘Portsmouth Cathedral’

Portsmouth Cathedral

Brief description A dramatic image of Portsmouth Cathedral on a hot but cloudy day.Taken with my iPhone 4 camera at a friends ordination ceremony.

Aim of the work. The ceremony was very grand and I wanted to capture the feeling of the spendour and grandeur of the ceremony and Cathedral in a photo. From experience I know that using black and white on architecture creates a dramatic feel, especially on a cloudy day.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

 This weeks challenge reminds me of the 6 years (starting with our honeymoon) that we stayed in the lovely Old Hunstanton Lighthouse. It was a fantastic chapter in our sumer holidays that we’ll never forget! 🙂 

If you’d like to join the challenge, click here.

Sarah Sunflower

 ⇧ My Sunflower Sarah ⇧ 

Sarah eating a sugar doughnut

⇧ Sarah enjoying her yearly doughnut! ⇧  

The old lighthouse2

⇧ The Old Hunstanton Lighthouse ⇧  

The Sun on the Cross  PNG

 ⇧ Sunset taken 100m away from the lighthouse, on top of the cliffs ⇧

You’ll Never Believe This…. (Part 2)

Me taking a photo with sony

After all of your lovely comments and encouragements (more than i could reply too) i thought i would keep you up to date with a second post. 

My photography received a warm response and they have asked if i would like to be apart of another exhibition in Estonia 2015 (Yay!!) Also they would like me to do a video interview (maybe next month) trying to explain how i go about taking my photos etc.. This will be really interesting for me too as i really don’t speak much, i much prefer to listen, and i also don’t really know how i manage to get most of my shots! Lol! 🙂

More Exhibition Dates:

The exhibition ART SENSES 2013, dedicated to blind and visually impaired people, starts in Ancona 4th April 2014, and then Tuscany, region in Italy, on October 26th in Massa Marittima, and it ended in Grosseto on December 3rd, with a conference on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

For the final exhibition in Florence, Italy in December, i’ll be sending them 6 mounted & framed images and we’ll be actually going to visit the exhibition and meet the people etc at the museum. As you can imagine i’m really excited! 🙂

Anyway i’ll keep you up to date with anything else that may be of interest to you regarding my photography. Thanks again for all of your encouragements. I’m so blessed to have such fantastic group of friends on here! 🙂

See also: You’ll Never Believe This…..

You’ll Never Believe This…….

You’ll never believe this……Some of my photos have been chosen for Several exhibitions around Italy, starting 4th April in Ancona.

Info taken from website:

5 – 27 April 2014
Openig 5th April 5.30 pm
Museo Tattile Statale Omero, Ancona

The exhibition presents sculptures, paintings in various techniques, bas-reliefs, pictures, installations and video clips realized by 30 blind artists from 6 different countries, as well as full-sensorial fruition works crafted by sighted artists.

I’m so honoured to be chosen and i still can’t believe it! This first Ancona exhibition, my photos are presented on a forex panel with 3 photos they chose from the iChristian ‘Blind Photographer” page….see image below.

Photos on forex panel for Ancona Exhibition

Photos on forex panel for Ancona Exhibition  

 For the final exhibition in Florence, Italy in December, i’ll be sending them 6 mounted & framed images and we’ll be actually going to visit the exhibition and meet the people etc at the museum. As you can imagine i’m really excited! 🙂 

More Info…

I SENSI DELL’ARTE| ART SENSES 2014

AN INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO THOSE WHO CANNOT SEE

 

The exhibition ART SENSES 2013, dedicated to blind and visually impaired people, starts in Ancona 4th April 2014, and then Tuscany, region in Italy, on October 26th in Massa Marittima, and it ended in Grosseto on December 3rd, with a conference on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

More than sixty works by 28 blind or visually impaired artists – out of them 15 are from other countries – became part of the art exhibition reserved to them, that includes a wide variety of languages and media.

The thirteen Italian artists mixed with the fifteen from England, Estonia, Finland, Israel, Slovenija, thereby showing a community geographically distant, yet close due to the desire to participate and get involved. 

Among all the works selected for the exhibition, six artists was chosen by a technical jury, as

Award winners

The aim of this artistic path falls within the overall significance of the event, that of appreciating, producing, living art with our other senses, participating together and closely to the experience of those who just cannot see, especially now that the world is increasingly dominated by visual messages. 

ArtSenses starts just from there, and invites everyone to explore “other” ways to experience the creative reality.

 

THE TRAVELING EXHIBIT in 2014

The exhibition will then travel to other exhibition halls, as the OMERO Tactile State Museum in Ancona, Italy, from the 4th until the 27th of April 2014 placed into the important Mole Vanvitelliana; in December 2014 the prestigious PALAZZO MEDICI RICCARDI in Florence. 

This event thus creates the chance to take the concept also beyond national boundaries and it becomes a source of cultural growth and of social and ethical participation, demonstrating the interest in a project that can be regarded beyond the standard canons of art.

 

INVITATION

The UK blind or partially sighted artists are invited to participate to the exhibition from the 3nd until the 15th of December,in FLORENCE, Italy, within the Galleria delle Carrozze of the PALAZZO MEDICI RICCARDI, one of the most famous historical buildings of the city. 

The works selected will be exhibited from 3th to 15th December 2014 in the historical centre of Florence, Italy, within the Galleria delle Carrozze of the Palazzo Medici Riccardi.

 

Concept and organization

Associazione culturale Art@ltro

in collaboration with

UIC- Italian Blind Union

 

Info:  

www.artaltro.it  – facebook: Artaltro Associazione culturale

info@artaltro.it  – artaltro@gmail.com 

Daily Prompt: The Outsiders

Abbies Photo

Today’s daily prompt “Tel us about the experience of being outside, looking in — however you’d like to interpret that. Photographers, artists, poets: show us OUTSIDE

 Thought i’d use my photo of Abbie taking a photo of big Ben. I’m on the outside looking in, and we’re both outside too! 🙂

 See more of my Daily Prompts

Daily Prompt: Simply Irresistible

The Daily Post Logo DP

“Tell us about the favorite dish or food that you simply cannot turn down.”

My Thoughts 💭

My number one “simply can’t turn down” is a Lamb Doner Kebab on a naan bread. I don’t have a photo of one so i posted my 2nd fave, Chips!!! 

Chips

Daily Prompt: Party Animals (?)

Photographers, artists, poets: show us PERSONALITY!

Personality from Family & Friends!!

Sarah Sunflower

 Sarahs personality shining through! 

Bruce sprinting face

 Bruce’s running face! 

Martin 1

 Martin 
Suzanne Fisheye

 Suzanne 

Martin  Suzanne PNG

 Martin & Suzanne 

Martin 3

 Martin 2 

Alfie 3

 Alfie 

Vini Portrait 6

 Vini 

Ella sticking out her tongue

 Ella

Daily Prompt: Fly on the Wall

Photographers, artists, poets: show us SNEAKY

📖 Verse 4 2day 

Proverbs 5:21 (NIVUK)
For your ways are in full view of the Lord,
and he examines all your paths.

This daily prompt instantly reminded me of how alert Bruce used to be. If you tried to sneak anywhere, as soon as you look up, he is stood watching you! 😀

Sarah also sneaks photos of me and my camera too!

Bruce Sneaky

⇧ Bruce catching me sneaking up the stairs! 

Me taking a photo with my Nikon

⇧ And I thought I was the one taking the photos! ⇧

Daily Prompt: You’ve Got The Power

Today’s Daily Prompt ~ “Photographers, artists, poets: show us RULES”

 My Thoughts 💭 

I was struggling with today’s prompt, so I asked my wife Sarah and she reminded me of this…

My lovely wife Sarah happily showing she has the power as a type 1 diabetic to eat anything she likes and whenever she likes, especially when it is a doughnut dunked in lots and lots of sugar! 😀

Sarah eating a sugar doughnut

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Word A Week Challenge ~ Metal

Wedding Rings

⇧ Precious Metal ~ Our Matching Wedding Rings 

Fence 2

 Metal Fence 

Me playing my Dean Razorback Rust USA

 Me Playing Metal 

Fence

 Metal Fence 2 ⇧

 Description

I was inspired to take part in this weeks ‘Word A Week Challenge‘ by Vastlycurious, so here are my images on ‘Metal’.

I took the fence shots while waiting for a sunset in the lighthouse garden where we stay on holiday.

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Tranquility Lane

Flowers from our garden

Blue flower from our garden

Description

Havein a relaxing day off today from church building duties. So thought I would share a couple of the flowers we are blessed to have in our garden. 

Camera Used ~ Nikon D2Xs 

Lens used ~ AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED

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Weekly Photo Challenge: “Look Down”

Looking directly down out of the hot air balloon basket onto what looks just like broccoli but they are actually trees!

I have been inspired to try the “Weekly Photo Challenge” by Ishaiyafreshlysqueezed.

As this weeks theme is “Look Down” I thought I could use the photo I took when Sarah & I went up in a hot air balloon and the trees look just like broccoli! 🙂

Related posts:

Our Balloon Flight

Broccoli

 

FX Photo Studio Pro

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 App 4 2day!  –  “FX Photo Studio Pro” for Mac, iPad & iPhone by Macphun 

Description from the Mac app store:

Description

  • New version. 50% for a limited time! Back to $40 shortly ✮
  • Your pictures will never look ordinary
  • FX Photo Studio is a digital powerhouse for your artistic photography. Easily give images stunning new look with hundreds of photo effects, filters, frames and pro editing tools.

Intuitive, inspiring and feature-rich! Here’s what you get:

★ Mind-blowing variety of over 170 photo effects & filters
★ Dozens of photo frames and borders from classic to lomo style
★ PRO image editing tools and color controls
★ Masking with effects and Color splash tool
★ Integration with Aperture, Lightroom, iPhoto, Photoshop
★ Intuitive user interface
★ Sharing via most popular social networks and more

Read full Description

My Thoughts 💭 

After more amazing comments on my photos I thought I’d share another fantastic app with you. I use this to edit my photos to get some great effects and frames.

This is another great powerful app that is really easy to use and the interface is so clean.

Please have fun , go check it out!

Also please could you let me know what apps or programs you use and/or like, I am just interested and curious to know how you all get your amazing images! 😀

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The “CololorStrokes” App

The Screwtape Letters App

Bible.iS App

Blind Photographer

Radley Dog

A photo of the radley dog tleather tay lay on top of a bright red handbag

Description

A photo of one of my wife’s favourite dogs. I think its because you get a handbag with it! lol 😀

This was the first ever macro shot I took with my Big Nikon.

Camera used ~ Nikon D2Xs

See also:

Marco & Lissie

Bruce THE Boxer

 Animals

 Check out the ~ Radley Handbag Website

Macassar Ebony

Macasser Ebony Taylor Guitar 1

Macasser Ebony Taylor Guitar 2

Macasser Ebony Taylor Guitar 3

Description

On my recent Sunshine Award post, I answered the following question:

Q. What is your favourite pattern’

A.’Macassar Ebony’

I thought afterwards that maybe some people would knot know about this stunning exotic wood that is sometimes used to make acoustic guitars. So I thought I would take some photos of my Taylor custom acoustic guitar.

I feel so blessed to own this guitar and be ably to play my chords for the Lord on such a beautiful instrument

Read more about Macassar Ebony

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Me playing my Dean USA Razorback Rust

Songs/Poems

V8 Pickup

Pickup Truck

Description

While on holiday last year in Hunstanton, Norfolk I kept hearing a fat american V8 driving around the town, and one day it was parked up so I could snap it with my camera!

My friends dad always had american cars  and vans and I’ve enjoyed them for most of my life, so I was excited when I could finally put a picture to that beautiful sound.

Camera Used ~ iPhone 4s

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Brooklands Museum

 

Our Balloon Flight

Balloon Flight From The Inside

Balloon flight filling up the balloon

Balloon flight thruster

Balloon in flight with sunsetting

https://steverebus.com/2013/04/25/our-a-balloon-flight/

Balloon Flight 2

Broccoli

Balloon flight landed

Description

A few years ago for Sarah’s birthday present I booked a balloon flight as she has always wanted to go up in one. There were a lot of cancellations last minute due to poor weather but finally one weekend we got to go. The weather as you can see was not very clear, but it was amazing!

Unfortunately I only had my compact camera with me 😦Camera used ~ Samsung WB550


The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award Logo

 A huge thanks to Amanda for not only nominating me for this award, but for being such an inspiration to me with her photos and friendship. Amanda has such a gifting and I love her photography, so please check out her blog at WannabePhotography87.

I was also nominated a second time by Joy Of Nine9. Please check out her blog for great inspiration, uplifting and great spiritual teaching. 

Now for the rules of being nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:

  • Display the award logo on your blog.
  • Link back to the person who nominated you.
  • State 7 things about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
  • Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

Seven Things About Me:

  1. I prefer to play acoustic guitar, I think it suits my laid back personality.
  2. My favourite acoustic guitars are made by Taylor of which I have 5.
  3. I played the drums on my wedding day during the service with two bands, the worship band and also a blues band I used to play in. 😀
  4. I passed my driving test first time when I was 17, obviously I don’t drive now I am blind. Although that may change soon with the Google car! lol
  5. I think i’m an Appoholic! I have quite a few iPhone, iPad & iMac apps (research purposes :D) see accessapple
  6. I have 1 brother & 2 sisters
  7. I was born and raised in Derby, the Midlands, UK

Now some blogs that really inspire me and leave me checking my inbox to seed if they have a new post each day! I am sure some of these blogs would have already received this award, if so then they deserve another one!

  1. Deeply Rooted In Him
  2. Dancing In The Storm
  3. 40 Year Wanderer
  4. Peace Of My Heart
  5. Catholic Alcoholic
  6. My Wall
  7. thinkinaboutjesus
  8. Fragrant Grace
  9. Robyn Graham Photography
  10. Pure Glory
  11. Where Did You Find God Today?
  12. Echoes Of The Heart
  13. Heavenlyraindrops
  14. Just A Thought…
  15. I-Challenge You
 There are so many more blogs that inspire me that I would like to add to this list! 😀

Smile! 😃

 

📖 Verse 4 2day! 

Psalm 118:24 (NLT)
This is the day the Lord has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it.

A photo of a smiling insect from underneath through a glass tank.

Description

Photo taken on our day trip to London Zoo.

 Camera usedFuji F10

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The Storm Clouds

Hunstanton 1

Description

I took this photo on our annual holiday on a not so sunny day in Hunstanton, Norfolk. Hunstanton is nicknamed “Sunny Hunny” and is usually really sunny and warm (for England anyway!) 😀

 

Christ Church Epsom Common

 

Christchurch Building

Black and white photo of the tower.jpg

 


Description

Photos taken during a walk around the beautiful epsom common. 

Quote from websiteWe are a Church of England (Anglican) parish church in a beautiful area of Epsom, Surrey. We are part of the Guildford Diocese, which covers much of Surrey and part of North-east Hampshire. We also have responsibility for Christ Church on the Wells, our church plant, which meets on a Sunday at the community centre on the Wells estate (the part of Epsom where Epsom Salts once came from!)

We are also part of the Epsom Group Ministry, a confederation of Anglican churches in Epsom, which includes the churches of St Martin with St Stephenon the Downs, and St Barnabas. Along with the Group Ministry, we also have a very good relationship with Epsom Methodist Church, in the centre of Epsom.

Our beautiful Victorian church (do have a look at the slide show or the photo gallery!) has been home for many years to a lively Christian community. We hope that, if you are able to visit us, you will find space here to discover more about God and the Christian faith, time to pray and reflect, and also the opportunity to make new friends.

Click here for website

 

Ashridge Forest

Ashridge Forest Tower

Canal Boat

Ashridge Lake Sunset

Description

Photos taken during a day trip to Ashridge Forest, we also visited neighbouring towns and villages. 

Ashridge is a country estate and stately home in HertfordshireEngland in the United Kingdom; part of the land stretches intoBuckinghamshire and it is close to the Bedfordshire border. It is situated in the Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, about two miles (3 km) north of Berkhamsted and twenty miles (32 km) north west of London. Surrounding villages include AldburyPitstoneIvinghoeLittle GaddesdenNettledenFrithsden and Potten End.

The estate comprises 20 square kilometres (5,000 acres) of woodlands (known as Ashridge Forest), commons and chalk downland which supports a rich variety of wildlife. It also offers a good choice of waymarked walks through outstanding country. The estate is currently owned by the National Trust.

 

Camera usedSONY Alpha a100

 

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Thoughts of a Theist

A blog about Apologetics, Philosophy, Theology, and anything else rattling in my mind.

Living like a green olive tree

This blog is about my walk with God and my love for photography. And just random things too.😜

Love Joy Balance

Life is a balance of holding on and letting go. -Rumi

A New Life

Thoughts On Lessons Learned

Perfect Chaos

The Blog of Philosopher Steven Colborne

TESSEROLOGY

A MOSAIC OF BITS AND PIECES ON TRAVEL, LIFE AND TIMES

Tri Fatherhood

The gentle art of balancing marriage, parenting, and triathlon

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