So today was mainly about the walking for exercise! My hubby and I were lucky enough to have a childfree day (courtesy of the kids having a sleep over at Nanny & Grandad’s) so we had a day roaming around London – even though it drizzled with rain all day it was just lovely to be out together!
We covered about 11km – walking from Blackfriars to the Strand, to Covent Garden (perused the market),called into Forbidden Planet (I really want to start collecting Pop Heads) and then on to Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street – a visit to Primark (this included walking down four flights of stairs) – amazing how we came out with more bits for the kids then ourselves… Though I did see these fab t-shirts – I want the Little Miss Social Media one but they didn’t have my size! 😔
Then a stop in a Starbucks for a drink and then started wending our way back to Blackfriars – with a quick pit stop as I could see from my phone that my sister and one of my brothers were near by!
Then walked back to the station – saw our train was departing in 3 minutes – so a quick run up the stairs!!! I think a pretty successful Janathon day 2!
My hubby and I are going to relish a couple more hours of peace and quiet – we may head up to bed early and…sleep!!!! We’re off to an early showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens tomorrow before getting the kids back!
Now to think what to do for Janathon day 3!?! 😊xxx
So Wednesday evening I was lucky enough to find myself on the Roof Terrace of John Lewis on London’s Oxford Street – where it had fortunately stopped raining – taking part in their Photography Event – #FindYourSummer – where there were representatives from Canon, Sony, Olympus and Panasonic (I’m a Nikon girl myself, a little sad that they weren’t there!). I was there along with Helen of Hels Bels, got to meet the delightful Emily Leary from A Mummy Too, and also the very sweet Hannah from Hannah in the House – amongst others!
Being only my second proper blogger event, and being somewhat excited by photography (I love taking photos, I take a lot! As you’ll see from this previous post found Here) I was super stoked to be at this event. There were some workshops to choose from and also lovely nibbles and food provided by Rossopomodoro.
I went for the Motion Picture workshop and had a lot of fun hula hooping, jumping and generally being silly with Helen and Emily to show the capability of Panasonic’s 4K technology (taking 30 frames every second) – then being able to grab an 8MB JPEG still of any section of the video that you like! Christine was an fab representative from Panasonic – very open and easy to chat to. Thoroughly enjoyed this workshop! Also got to go home with an 8GB memory card and holder! Result!
Gain Some Perspective
Workshop led by Barry from Canon – who gave a good talk about the Canon cameras – showing the touch screen feature, even being able to take the photo from touching the screen – and showing how you can get away from using the view finder enabling you to take photos from different angles and perspectives – especially on flat lays. Also discussed being able to link a Canon camera to your iPad or iPhone, which was rather cool. Good fun and informative!
Olympus handed out a goody bag, the best bits were the re-useable bag itself, a mug and a 2GB USB key! Can never have enough storage!!!
Had so much fun – a very well organised event by John Lewis and would love to attend other events they put on!