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Oxford

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Around Christmas time last year, Amy and I went up to Oxford to meet her Dad to exchange gifts. I have only been to Oxford once before and I could barely remember the city as I was walking around. However it was like rediscovering it all over again. I’ll be up front about this, Oxford is beautiful!

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Walking around I kept finding myself mouthing “this is so nice”. I am not sure why I was surprised, people rave about the place so much. I even have a few friends that live there and they are full of nothing but praise. I wonder if the reason for not visiting when I was growing up is due to where I am from. Originally from South East Kent, a town called Broadstairs, we had Canterbury nearby which was like our own old pretty city. I wonder if this made me feel like I didn’t need to see another one.

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Whatever the reason, I feel like I have to go back. I think I only scratched the surface of what Oxford had to offer. I think I spotted at least a hundred pubs which I need to discover. I need to take my single speed up for a spin there too as everyone was happily cycling about.

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I am not sure if the crisp air was getting a little too much for me but I was even thinking that I would like to live in a city like this!

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Anyway, enough of my ramblings, let me know if you have anywhere in Oxford I should check out, as I am definitely going back!

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Postcards from Barcelona

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Mid-September I visited Barcelona with some friends. It was a little sceptical about travelling without my camera. I was only armed with my iphone and olloclip. Sometimes travelling with limited kit can be rather refreshing. However I definitely want to return with some heavier artillery. Here are some of my favourites from the trip…Processed with VSCOcam with b5 preset

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Somerset House

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So what do you when you go to Somerset House? Well this weekend Amy and I headed down to the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition thanks to Park Cameras. The exhibition had some stunning pieces and some great photo-journalistic pieces. I didn’t photograph all of my favourites as I think it kind of spoils the point. I’ll be honest if I hadn’t had to do some weekend overtime at the studio and there wasn’t as many people there, I would have spent wayyyy more time looking around there. SO what else happened? Well someone got engaged (aww/puke – delete as appropriate) and I photographed some water. We also went for some coffee in the lovely (if rather expensive) Fernandez & Wells (it wasn’t that pricey). We rounded off the trip by taking some outfit photos for Amy’s blog vintage-reflection.com

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Birmingham

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On bank holiday weekend I went up to Birmingham to go hang out with some friends, have a BBQ and drink some beers. This was not going to be a photographic trip but I took some little snaps along the way. When I got there we checked out this new place in Birmingham called Pure Bar and Kitchen all I can see is, go there. Seriously.

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