Hanging out with Parrots and in Ruins

On Sunday me and Chloe went to Tropical Birdland in Desford, Leicestershire after pretty much just stumbling across whilst driving to Leicester. We thought it would be a pretty cool thing to see but had no idea what to expect!

It didn't disappoint! It started out as one man opening up an exhibition to display his Macaw collection but it's since grown into a mini aviary complete with restaurant and walkthrough aviary where the birds are free to fly around, be hand fed and will land on you if you let them!

They even have a pen with two Emu's running around!

After we left, with every intention of driving to Fosse Park, we saw a sign post for a castle which naturally, I couldn't really not go and have a look at, and it beat trundling round a generic shopping centre, so we took a quick detour through Kirby Muxloe to go check out some old ruins!

Why hasn't there been any new posts?!

I've been a bit busy lately,
and when I haven't been busy I've been ill with some stupid cold. That and the weather has been pretty shocking pretty much all of August, so I haven't really had chance to go out and take any photos when I haven't been busy.

At the moment, I'm working on a website. It's pretty basic, but I just wanted somewhere I could send people that links to all my stuff and also has a handful of photographs on itself. At the moment it looks like this:

But eventually there will be actual content on there and stuff. I'm building it through WIX which is actually pretty simple to use. I'll share some more info on that when it's actually finished and ready to go!

I'm off to Leicester next weekend so I'll probably have some new photos to share from there!

Bristol Bridge & Waterfront

On the Sunday just gone me and Chloe spent a few days together in Bristol and I finally managed to give her the Olympus OM10 I bought for her which had been sitting in my bedroom for nearly 2 weeks!

I think she really liked it! Chloe went to the University in Bristol and had to meet a couple for a pre-wedding shoot so we decided to make a bit of a long weekend out of it and spend a few days together. I was pretty excited about getting to see Brunel's Clifton Suspension Bridge in the flesh and it did not disappoint!

It's a pretty awesome sight, and if you're into architecture, or like me just want to see all the different landmarks of England, it's definitely worth checking out.

There's an Observatory on Clifton Downs next to the bridge which you can apparently go inside and to the top to get a full view of the bridge but it was closed (and on the market For Sale as an Investment!) when we we're there.

The view from the bridge of the River Avon and of Bristol unfurled out before you it's amazing and you can get a great panorama of the city and of Avon gorge.

After we did the bridge, we also hung out around Bristol and met a few of Chloe's old friends which was cool, and did a few of the "sights of Bristol." before we had to get the train back.

We also got to hang around the waterfront and see some of the boats which was cool, I somehow managed to miss taking a photo of the SS Great Britain though!

We didn't get to spend as long there as we both liked though, and I think we will definitely be going back some time soon!