Sunday, 10 May 2015

10 on 10 Photography Circle - May



April saw somebody here having a birthday....eeek it was me!!

Usually I prefer a no fuss birthday at home but my mother in law had sent me a little bit of spending money which I decided to put towards a lovely meal out....something that NEVER happens around here with 5 children because of the cost....and well because taking children out can sometimes be less than pleasant !!

Hugely excited we headed off to what has to be one of my favourite restaurants of all time....because a)  it used to be a church from about the 1860's....just take a look at it, it's gorgeous!!






and b)  because it is so quirky....everything that you see here on the walls or hanging from the ceiling is for sale...YES!! FOR SALE!!  You can sit down and eat and look at all the things that you want to buy at the same time.....win/win!!














Okay I'll admit that I want to buy almost everything .....but this is one piece that I would have loved to have taken this one home with me...  I love it!  p.s. the photo does not do it justice because I get a tad shy taking photos in crowded public places so I just zoomed in from where I was sitting!!







The meal was totally amazing....and I am not just saying that because I didn't have to make it myself, though that was a plus!






And this had me wishing that I had ordered from the kids menu....I can't resist ice cream with chocolate topping!




But miss 6 didn't need any help polishing that off...




Seeing it was my birthday I will grace you with one photo of me...clearly not taken by me....but hey!




Well and truly full we headed home to don pj's and slippers and to watch the all new series of Midsomer Murders.....boy I'm getting old!!






Once again all of my photos were taken on my iphone and using the Sony Smart Lens....I love this lens so much, especially when I want to take sneaky photos in a restaurant!!




Please check out the other blogs in this photography circle....
there's a lot to love in our wonderful group....  

I am linking to Shannon  over at  Forty Up  
Be sure to check out her great photos for this month by clicking HERE

and wishing all the mums out there a very happy Mother's Day xx

26 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, and happy Mother's day for today! Your girls are gorgeous!!

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  2. Happy Birthday. What a lovely night out with everyone. So pleased you had a good time. I love celebrating birthdays by going out for dinner.

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    1. Thank you Jess.....nothing beats dinner out!

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  3. Happy belated birthday! How cool being able to shop while you eat! Xx

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    1. Thanks Shannon! Shopping while you eat...awesome!

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  4. Happy birthday! Looks like a wonderful night and a really cool restaurant!

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    1. Thank you Lauren! It is the best restaurant!

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  5. Lovely, I'm glad you had a special birthday! Looks like a great spot! I get shy taking photos in places like restaurants too, I don't know why, everyone does it x

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    1. Haha I know Lisa, everyone else takes pics but I feel so embarrassed!!!

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  6. Great night! I would love to go to that restaurant! Take me pleaaaase! Having fun with your lense i see! xx cathy

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    1. I'd love to take you Cathy!! Yes still obsessed with my lens!

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  7. Happy Birthday! I think I need to invest in a lens for my phone! The photos look great!

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  8. Hahaha I love ice cream with chocolate topping too! Happy Birthday!

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    1. You just can't beat ice cream and chocolate topping!!

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  9. Happy Birthday Veronica! Love a good nosh up with the family :) did you buy anything on display?

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    1. Thanks Jo! Sadly no, I didn't buy anything....but I want one of each!!!

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  10. Happy Birthday! That is sooo nice you used your birthday money on dinner out! I bet everyone was stoked it was your birthday! I hear you re:kids menu.... I could generally eat off the kids menus throughout life :) Jen x

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  11. A place you can eat & shop at the same time - that's some genius at work right there!! I would be in heaven - looks like you had a lovely birthday x

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  12. Such a lovely spot and a clever idea to sell the decor! Happy belated birthday to you. x

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  13. Happy birthday! I love that restaurant - how cool to have all that stuff for sale? We have a place near here that has an eclectic mix of stuff on the walls but none of it is for sale :(

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    1. Thank you ! Oh no how tempting having awesome stuff to look at but not for sale!!

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