48hrs in Copenhagen

In actual fact it was a lot less than 48hrs, but who can say no when your boyfriend offers to fly you out to Copenhagen for the weekend? So off I went, after work on Friday, to meet up with Nic after his work’s summer party in the capitol of Denmark.

We had a whirlwind adventure over the next two days as we tried to visit as much as we could in the glorious Danish sunshine! Copenhagen is a beautiful City, Nic is there a lot for work so he was a great tour guide and it was so lovely to have a little holiday with him.

All these photos were all taken on my new Olympus OM-D Mark 2.

Enjoy!

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Olympus OM-D River Adventure

Nic, and his lovely parents, bought me a beautiful Olympus OM-D Mark 2 for my birthday! I have been in love with it ever since, and it’s hardly left my side.

Last week I had the most incredible day when I was promoted to Senior Digital Designer, and then was lucky enough to go to a meeting which required us to get a private boat over the Thames to get to their offices. After the meeting I got a Thames Clippers boat all the way from North Greenwich to Westminster to make the most of my new beautiful camera and the glorious sunshine! It was honestly just the best day.

Here’s a couple of snaps from my river adventures!

And we’re back!

We’ve been back in the full swing of London life for two whole weeks now! Though it’s only now that I’ve found the time to sit down and write this blog post. Our (Nic and I) mini travel/jaunt around Spain was wonderful.

We visited Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and finally a relaxing stop in Ibiza. The weather was pretty much at least 35 degrees celsius everyday degrees, with a number of days going over 40. Nic and I have since settled on 37 degrees as the temperature we start to shut down from life…

So without further ado, here’s some of my favourite photos from each of our destinations!

Madrid
We stayed Madrid for 4 nights – it was scorching there! The heat was emphasised by us not having a beach or a pool nearby. But the city itself was beautiful, and we had a wonderful time. It was here we walked on average 10 miles a day and began our journey of drinking copious amounts of sangria.

Barcelona
After Madrid we hopped on the train to Barcelona for 3 short nights. We were so happy to finally be in the sea, and we had a cheeky rooftop pool in Barcelona, so all was well. It was another city where we did so much walking everyday. We fell in love with Barcelona, and really hope to go back very soon.

Valencia
Another (slightly longer) train ride, and we were in Valencia for 2 nights. It was here the temperature was over 40 for the two days. I have few photos from here as we spent our time running from shade to shade! But we again had a wonderful time frolicking in the sea and eating some incredible food.

Ibiza
After a very short flight on a very small plane, we arrived in Ibiza, our home for the last 5 days of our holiday. The Island was absolutely gorgeous, but definitely the most touristy of our stays. We woke up at 6am to watch the sunrise over the sea whilst drinking Sangria, that’s my highlight of the holiday. The rest of our time in Ibiza was spent either snorkelling or swimming in the sunshine, it was a blast.

I didn’t want to bog you down with an over abundance of photos from our trip (I took over 800, whoops). But if you do want more, then check out my daily blog, where I posted everyday and have done for over 400 days now!

Please let me know if you like this holiday summary, as I tried to keep it brief, but if people do want more photos or a more indepth post, then I will happily oblige!

Anyway, I hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer, I know I have! I’ll be working on my next animation over the next couple days, so look out for that.

Thanks for reading,
Steph

It’s all Sunshine and Daffodils 

Monkeying around in CardiffFrom a foreign country, hello! This weekend I’ve travelled many miles from London to my homeland of Cardiff to visit my wonderful Mum for Mother’s Day. It’s been quite a stereotypically girly weekend full of shopping, wine, a spot of running (finally!) and mostly frequently and importantly, cake.

Prior to all the cake, this week has been full of less enjoyable illness and boxes. Nic has a bad case of a throat infection, whilst I have been continuing with stage 2 of our house move, packing up our life into easily movable bite size chunks (whilst praying that they don’t end up in even smaller chunks at the other end..).

I’ve made a lot of progress in work this week, after having an Adobe After Effects course rescheduled, I decided to have a crack at it myself. I’m just finishing off a blog post about material design which incorporates this new found skill – it should be up by tomorrow lunchtime.

It’s all feels very ‘calm before the storm’ right now in our flat. We’re still making good progress on preparation before the more, even with Nic’s newfound husky personality, so fingers crossed next weekend will continue just as smoothly. Here’s to us being happy and settled in our new home by this time next week, exciting!

Pictures:
Top picture: Me, monkeying around in Llandaff fields!
1. Nic’s cameras ready for their bubble wrap jackets
2. Reading and working on the train to Cardiff
3. Daffodils outside Cardiff Castles
4. Crocus’ over the path from the daffodils

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IMG_0156  Flowers in Cardiff

Chris Corr

I’ve started research for my FMP (Final Major Project(s)). I’m currently working on two projects, the first combines a number of my different loves; photography, design, writing and travel. I plan to create a travel guide to Amsterdam (where I shall be visiting at the end of this month). I’m currently working on ideas, and plan to make it unique to the photography or design lovers. Picking out keep places to visit, and walking tours etc.

Chris Corr is an artist who combines travelling and illustration. His work is inspired from his travels, and protrays not only scenes but the often colourful atmousphere.

Christopher was born in London and studied at The Royal College of Art.
His round the world travels provide much inspiration for his work. His first trip to India in 1986 resulted in a one person show entitled “Wel-come To India” which was followed by a book and a short BBC TV film of the same name.
Commissions range from book jackets, posters, the World Aids Day 1996 campaign, artist for Qantas, artist for Windstar Cruises.
The Royal Mail sent him to Bosnia to paint SFOR ,the Peace-Keeping troops for a commemorative stamp in the Millennium Stamps Project.

His work gained my intrest as it meant he could travel to these countries and bring back so much insperation for these paintings. He would ispire others to go out and do the same, whilst informing people of these beautiful places. Have a look at some of his images, I just love how colourful they are!