Obviously one of the big things we like is photography and just from having a look at our travel pages this is probably obvious. Whether we're any good at it is another matter - beauty in the eye of the beholder etc. Plus having recently watched Sky Arts Master of Photography we both ended up looking at each other just wondering what we'd been doing the last few years!
Anyway rather than clutter up the website with galleries we thought we'd do something proper at least once in our life so we now have a Flickr page.
You can find it at here and hopefully you'll follow us on there too.
Neither of us has used Flickr properly before so we may have a few early issues but as with everything I'm sure we can master it.
With hundreds if not thousands of images taken over the years (in fact at the last count over 37,000) we're not going to load everything on either, only the most recent and relevant stuff. Even so there's well over 900 "keepers" from our Scotland trip so the picking process and the upload will take a bit of time to complete but we'll get it done.
We've also got a group set up too so if anyone wants to share images or start a discussion on anything thats a good place to do it. Again not 100% clear how this works but life is for learning.
If theres anything obvious that's missing - yes I know its in my name I couldn't find out how to change it to Married With Grown Ups - please let us know.
Whilst we do like technology we took a bit of a retro step backwards today to the days of instant photos. A few weeks ago we went for afternoon tea with our friends Mark and Ashlee and they had Fuji Instax camera which they were trying out.
For anyone that can remember polaroids this was a real blast from the past but in this day and age of digital images stored on the cloud it was also a nice experience as we left with a photo from the afternoon which we pinned up on the board at home. No having to resize images, muck about with printer settings etc. etc.
Our interest piqued and with a few family "do's" coming up we thought why not? So we are now the proud owners of a Fuji Instax mini 70. Over the coming weeks we'll be giving it a good testing and we'll let you know how we get on but for now heres a few photos taken of it and what it can do.
PS the handsome guy at the front of the photo is our son Adam home from Manchester for the weekend.
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