Up close and personal – My Sunday Photo 080117

On Monday we went to one of our favourite places, Waddesdon Manor.  It’s somewhere Monkey and I visit a lot, but normally when Daddy P is working.  He hadn’t seen the Christmas Lights or the Gingerbread House so we thought we’d spend a couple of hours there as he had most of the day off.  I’d treated myself to a 70-300mm lens for Christmas and hadn’t had an opportunity to try it out.  I’ve always had a thing about stonework and just knew I could get up close and personal and see details that would normally pass me by.


This handsome chap stands way up high at the very top of the manor house. You can just see the purple tinge of the lights to come once the sun had set.  I’ll be back to take a whole series of chimney shots I think.  They have fabulous chimneys and guttering there.  It’s the little things in life you know!



About Over 40 and a Mum to One

A Mum with a 9 year old son, enjoying life and having fun as my son travels through school life. We love to get outdoors whenever possible and make the most of the world around us. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

25 thoughts on “Up close and personal – My Sunday Photo 080117

  1. this is great Mary. i love architecture and old buildings can be such a joy to see. love the detail of this fella. have fun with your new lens. it seems that a lot of bloggers got one this Xmas:)

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