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Exploring Our Local Beaches

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My husband loves to make lists and challenge himself to tick every item off. This summer he has come up with a list of all the beaches worth visiting in our county and has declared that we will visit every single one of them. We love going to the beach and so naturally we were all up for this challenge. Sadly the weather has posed a challenge of its own and there have not been many beach worthy days so far. We did however manage a couple of nice visits to the coast before things got too soggy. 
Our first beach trip of the challenge was to Littlestone. This was a sweet little beach and we had a lovely day there. It was nice and quiet on the day we went. I loved the big dramatic skies. At least I didn't have to worry about harsh lighting on faces. 







I also had a lot of fun with the reflections on the sand. 




The following day we hopped into the car again to visit Hastings. We have been here before but somehow it left a bad impression that time. I think we visited on a cold rainy day …

The Big Summer Holiday 2015

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Wow, it has been forever since I last posted and the main reason is that I have been drowning in photos to edit. Most of the photos were from our annual family summer holiday. We went to the same Centre Parcs as last year because it is just the most relaxing holiday ever! I honestly think that this year was even better than last year. We seriously love that place. We dream of big international adventures with the kids one day, but right now we are loving the ease of a holiday close to home. 
Of course, I was interested to see how I would get on with my camera on the same holiday one year later. I was hoping to see some improvement in my photos and a greater sense of knowing what I was doing. It served as a useful comparison point. Overall I think that I definitely felt as though I have grown in skills and confidence. I am happy with a lot of the photos I got this year. Of course I did take A LOT of photos. I am left with 375 edited photos in my album and I deleted at least that many …