To celebrate the birthday of Sarah-Jean the Second we ventured to Woodhall Spa (my childhood home) in search of woods, halls & spas. What we found was somewhat different… there was a lot of ice cream at the parlour, plenty of trees in the woods, Italian food at the tea house & Will Smith at the Kinema in the Woods! Worked out pretty good!
26th May 2012
I think it’s safe to say that summer has properly hit in England now, on Saturday the girl & I went for wander with our cameras, got ice cream & layed in the sun. Not bad, not bad at all.
Sparrow & I went into the woods because we like the woods and it wasn’t raining today. It was good. Still feels really autumnal and cold for this time of year — I’m okay with that.
Ozone Coffee Roasters
Just before I went to London last week my friend, Richard, mentioned that if I had time I should check out a recently opened New Zeland coffee roastery & cafe — Ozone. I’m glad I did, the space is amazing & the baristas were great. I started with a Flat White, then their version of Eggs Benedict & I fished with a filter coffee made on the V60. I can’t say a bad word about any of it.
Kenwick Woods Cabin Weekend — Film Edition
As well as my Canon 5D mkII, I also took my trusty Pentacon Six. The Six is an East German made medium format camera from the 60s(ish). I think I said it all on my last post with all my digital shots, so just enjoy the photos.
Kenwick Woods Cabin Weekend
This weekend Spadge & I headed over to Kwenwick woods for a weekend in a log cabin set in a 320 acre estate in the Lincolnshire Wolds. It was so good. Perfect weather, amazing food & amazing company. We did a few walks & a lot of relaxing. On Saturday night the snow started coming down, by the morning the woods felt more like the Scandinavian country side than the east cost of England. I took so many photos it was hard to decide which to upload, so you’ve got a boat load. If you manage to get all the way to the bottom of the post you’ve done well, but it should be worth it.
Sarah & I took the short trip over to Sherwood Forest last Sunday to play in the trees & have a picnic. It was awesome. The light couldn’t have been any more perfect. Check out the mass of photos in this post.
Flying Visit To Glasgow
This weekend I did a 600(ish) mile round trip up to Glasgow to see Ashley, I’d owed her a visit for a little while & finally managed to make time for the 5 hour drive north. The weather wasn’t kind to us, I’m not scared of a little rain but I think I spent more time soaked to the bone than dry… it messed up our plans a little but we still had a lot of fun (as per usual).