Thursday, 31 March 2016

Sunset at the Marine Lake at West Kirby

I couldn't resist going down to the Marine Lake to catch the sunset tonight.

I used my phone (sony Xperia2) with an add on lens (Aukey) to get a cropped shot for a change rather than a wide angle one. I think the result isn't too bad.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

A Weekend away in the Camper Van

After succsessfuly passing the dreaded MOT we took the Camper out for it's first proper run this weekend. We had been invited to Claire's Aunts house for a weekend catchup with the family, so we decided to take the van and give it a shakedown test.

The journey to Market Drayton only took 20 minutes more than usual, and the van behaved well. I am a little concerned with the thermostat, but that shouldn't be too hard to sort out.

The only issue we had was the Hammock collapsing with the boys in it at 2.30 this morning! I think it was only designed for one child. A quick scan of the internet and a camping bed has been ordered, which will fit down the middle of the van nicely.

We had a great time catching up with Claire's Aunts cousins and their kids. Highlight of the weekend for me was having some lumberjack fun with the chainsaw!!

The trip home was also uneventful, and we are now looking further afield for our next trip.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Bikes, Boards, BMX and Boats

It was the first warmish day of the year, and all my chores were done, so we decided to go for a skate at New Brighton. My planning wasn't that good though, as it was the Wirral Egg Run, and there were Thousands of motorbikes and people watching. Luckily it didn't hold us up too much.

We enjoyed a stop off at Starbucks (the kids new favourite cafe) and then we went to do a timelapse at Seacombe ferry. Timings were on my side as a massive ship sailed past us while the camera was rolling.

A quick stop off at Tesco on the way home, with a bit of fun on the travelators thrown in, and then into the garden for some Nerf action!

We are off on our first adventure in the van next week, so hopefully the weather will be just as nice!!

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

New York Holiday 2016

Finally the holiday Video is done!!!

It has taken many attempts to get the GoPro studio to work properly, but eventually it has. I hope you think the effort was worth it.

Big thanks to Sue for making our dream come true, and to Jill Ju and the Kids for letting us stay with them, and for showing us round their fantastic city.


Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Waiting outside Casey Neistat's office

One of the things the Kids, and I , wanted to do was try to see one of the new generation of film makers, the master YouTuber Casey Neistat. In his vlogs you see people hanging out infront of his office building, and when he shows up he always has time for the fans. Unfortunately for us, he was out of town.

However, our time was not misspent! While we were there, Marlon the UPS guy arrived. This may not sound that exciting, but Marlon has become a bit of an Icon because of Casey's vlogs. He was a great guy, he spent time talking to the kids and me, and even went into Caseys Beme headquarters (his social media app) and asked one of the guys to come out and see us. The boys were made up with the T'shirts and stickers they were given from the Beme Team.

To top it off, we treated ourselves to some Dollar Pizza!!!

To see what all the fuss is about, head over to YouTube to see Casey's work.