Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering

In response to The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering

The Greenwich Mummy | WPC: Gathering

There’s nothing better than a gathering of family and friends to enjoy good food, good music, and watching children dance, especially when they have dance moves like LO does haha 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Careful

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Careful”

 

This was on a sunny Saturday in Covent Garden. We were on our way to the London Transport Museum and made a quick stop at the Covent Garden Piazzo to see what all the commotion was. It was a man on a unicycle and we had come at the moment where he asked the audience for a volunteer. A young girl took up the challenge – she had to throw three juggling batons for the man to catch. If she was able to throw them to him successfully, she would win ÂŁ5… which she did! 🙂

The man was careful enough to not drop any batons and the girl was cheered on greatly by the audience. It was an awesome day and so fun to watch!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Change”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

I love a good sunset and nothing beats the view from my balcony. I thought this photo would make a lovely submission for this week’s WPC, change. I love the colours in the sky as it changes from day to night… it’s beautiful. I took the photos from my iPhone so please excuse the grainy image but I hope you can still appreciate the stunning sunset. You can also see The O2 all lit up ready for the night’s entertainment in the second photo. :).

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was A Good Day

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Today Was a Good Day”

A trip to Legoland for mine & LO’s birthday

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This day was definitely a good day for all of us. Daddy P treated me to a wonderful spa day and LO had loads of fun at Legoland, especially at Miniland. Even though the majority of rides were for bigger kids, we managed to get on to a Fairy Tale boat ride with LO before he crashed out at the park. We only went on this one ride but the whole day’s experience to the place was magical and memorable. 🙂

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Close Up

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Close Up”

This week’s challenge has encouraged us to get close up and personal with our subjects. I’ve got a few images for this – one by me, and two by LO (no, seriously LO actually took the photos – he’s great at it!)

So without further ado, here is my take:

It’s a close up of a wilted rose. It was taken on my Saumsung S5 and I applied a filter to it which has really brought out the purple hue in the rose. You can also see all of that wonderful condensation on the bottle neck. I love condensation on glass. 🙂

And here is LO’s submission for the WPC Close Up challenge:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Close Up
LO’s favourite filter

They’re meant to be “selfie” photos but he hasn’t quite gotten the hang of angling the iPhone front camera to shoot his whole face just yet hehe 🙂 He’s really good at taking these kind of photos and when I leave my phone with him, I’m always greeted with a lot of these ‘selfies’. He even applies the filters himself – the black/white is his fave followed by the more contrasted one. I thought this challenge was the perfect chance to use them (with his permission of course, plus the photos were taken on my phone which makes them mine right?!) as it’s a real close up of his wonderfully curly hair. You can see the variation in each curl, or bunch of curls shall I say.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Door

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Door”

Whitecliffe Bay Holiday Park, Isle of Wight

This is not really a great photograph but the story behind this photo (or this door shall I say) will be forever embedded in my mind. It was summer 2008 and the family decided on a spur-of-the-moment family trip to Isle of Wight. We were a big group of friends and family and booked a 2-night stay at the Whitecliffe Bay holiday park. Our door is the one on the right; number 27.

Being Vietnamese, we are always naturally very superstitious – luckily, most superstitions I do not believe in however I do believe in spirits. I understand that not everyone shares this belief which is totally fine but I, myself have seen and experienced things that cannot be explained before so I believe that there are such things as ghosts and spirits. Apparently from what I remember from the parents saying was that the only reason why this room wasn’t booked up (the rest of the park which was fully booked) was because someone had died in there a long time ago (the holiday park owner told them so). Now, I am not too convinced that is entirely true but hey, who knows… So anyway we were all enjoying our lovely day here and the first night some of us slept well while some didn’t.

Mum’s friend said she saw a “ghost” that night – I didn’t see anything but I don’t believe she was making it up either. That night I did get that weird feeling sometimes you get when you can feel the presence of a stranger in the room. I disregarded the feeling and kept my thoughts to myself but after mum’s friend told us what she’d seen the next morning, my mum told me she also felt a weird presence that night. We were a little spooked to be honest. Thinking about it now and writing this still gives me the chills, I can literally feel the hairs on the back of my neck standing up right now… not great.

However, this stranger’s presence did not feel negative nor hostile but mum and I agreed that we were to not mention it to the children and would all need to go and stay at the other home on the park site which our other family friends had rented out. Mum tried to stay that night at number 27 with her friend but a few hours later they both came round to the other home saying that the “strange presence” felt more dominant and they didn’t want to stay. Luckily we were only staying here for 2 nights so the day after we got ready to leave. The trip was amazing despite getting the willies but I would definitely go back… just not to greet that door again though.

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