Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

The Weekly Photo Challenge for this week is grand.

It seems an age since my dream trip to Helsinki, Finland, but in fact, it was only 4 months ago! I am now already planning to conquer the next Nordic country on my list – Norway – in summer 2014. Exciting! Anyway, my entry for this week is Uspenski Cathedral, a gorgeous and gigantic orthodox cathedral, set on a hill with an amazing view of Helsinki …

Approaching the cathedral ...

Approaching the cathedral …

Climbing the steps to the entrance ...

Climbing the steps to the entrance …

The view of Kauppatori Market ...

The view of Kauppatori Market …

The view of Helsinki Cathedral ...

The view of Helsinki Cathedral …

Until next time …

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected

The Weekly Photo Challenge for this week is unexpected.

Cards on mushrooms in the middle of nowhere? Oookay then ...

Cards on mushrooms in the middle of nowhere? Oookay then …

Well, this certainly was unexpected! After almost 3 months away from Little British Pea, I decided I would get back to it. The past few months have been a whirlwind for me, with wedding plans (only 49 days to go!), passing my driving test and beginning to drive full-time, plus a million other things. But, I think it’s a good time to come back to the world of blogging. The most difficult part of the wedding planning is over, and now I can just about begin to get excited!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy these very unexpected Jack and Queen cards on wild mushrooms in the middle of a wooded area in Windsor Great Park!!

Until next time …

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

The Weekly Photo Challenge for this week is sea.

NO!! Daily Post this is just not fair! This challenge is just rubbing it in … we were due to have our final family outing to the seaside today – enjoying what are, essentially, the last days of summer – but due to car problems … well, we haven’t gone! Instead, we will be going for a long walk to the Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park, followed by a picnic, then the walk home. I can’t complain about that at all, but I guess I’ll just have to raid the archives once again. And besides, what would a post about sea be without the beautiful Caribbean island of Puerto Rico …

Until next time …

Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

The Weekly Photo Challenge for this week is focus.

Aha – The Great British Bank Holiday Weather strikes again! I had planned to go off to Windsor Great Park as I had the perfect place in mind to get some “focus” pictures. Instead, I can’t leave my house as it’s raining and there are thunderstorms in the forecast. So, a little improvisation, I decided to try and find some focus examples from my bedroom window.

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Unfortunately, I don’t have a “good” camera, and the focus is all done automatically. I’ve learned to get along with it, but I long for the day I can turn a dial and focus my … focus exactly where I want! I’m not sure how long exactly I was sat at my window, focusing on leaves with raindrops and so on, but it seems a friendly spider found I was the perfect cornerstone for his web. I did feel quite guilty moving …

Until next time …