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I always wanted to buy these images off the photographer, but never got around to it, finally did and soo glad as these are the last photos that were taken of dad & I together. That was one of the happiest days for him, he’ll never be at mine…





Lunch at Kensington Gardens

I love summer time, it’s 30 degrees and I’m just a 5 min walk from Kensington Gardens, so have left the cold air-con on full blast office (why do boys always get hot?) to having my lunch in the park. I’m looking very 70’s in my Miss Selfridge floral wide leg pants and have a bench all to myself – perfect 🙂



You gotta go there to come back – time to de-stress at the Gower Peninsula

Langland Bay

Road down to the North Gower marshes, early summer's day

Whenever I get stressed, I remember what my specialist told me – get out of London and go somewhere tranquil. Two of my favourite past-times are walking and photography, I was perusing Flickr and came across the above stunning photos. I’m in need of some Gower (Welsh: Gwyr or Penrhyn Gŵyr) time, booked my hotel and am in the process of planning my wardrobe, have to ditch the heels unfortunately but just ordered these cute rose stripe shoes by Taylor Swift from Keds, and my favourite high-rise style Maria by J Brand in Impression; these fit like a glove. I can speak a bit of Welsh, so I love how I can make a room go silent when I give it a go, I look exotic but I’m not at all! Now all that’s needed is to dig out the Canon, please let the weather be good…

Keds Taylor Swift Rose Stripe Shoes

Keds Taylor Swift Rose Stripe Shoes

J Brand Maris in Impression

J Brand Maris in Impression

Lavender Fields Hampshire

Lavender Fields Hampshire, originally uploaded by kensingtonabida.

Vintage Gunne Sax dress that I bought off ebay. Such a beautiful field matched my dress perfectly. Shame my hair got in a mess 🙂

My parents when they were younger

My parents when they were younger

Who would of thought my dad’s geek chic glasses would be back in fashion 🙂

Canon Powershot A3300 IS

Canon A3300 IS Pink


Canon A3300 IS (Back) Pink

I can’t wait to get my hands on this latest Powershot camera from Canon. Offered in a range of colours including pink :-), this looks like the perfect camera to carry around and take shots whilst walking around London, or travelling.

The A3300 IS boasts a sleek body, 16MP resolution, 5x zoom lens, ability to create HD movies and a 3in LCD screen. The best bit is that it retails at around £149. I was hoping that there would be some reviews, but I think I’ll just take my chances and pre-order via Jessops:


Gower Peninsula

Like you were a bird - Explored

After studying hard these last couple of months, I’m planning to devote more time to activities that I enjoy in 2011, starting with photography. Firstly I’ll be investing in a better SLR camera + lenses (hopefully the January sales will prove fruitful), and then will book a short break to a place where I’ve always wanted to visit – The Gower. A few people have mentioned The Gower is absolutely beautiful and perfect for a short break; combining two things I love – walking & nature photography.

The lull before the storm 2

After browsing Gower photos on Flickr (these two stunning photos were taken by Geoff Mock, click on photos for a larger view), I can see why it appeals to a photographer. The Gower (Penrhyn Gwyr) is a peninsula on the south west coast of Wales, and in 1956 was designated an area of outstanding natural beauty – it’s not hard to see why!