Joe Blogs Currys Canon Photography Workshop
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Mastering My DSLR with Joe Blogs, Canon and Currys

They say a picture paints a thousand words, and this one speaks volumes: Joe Blogs Currys Canon Photography Workshop

First photo on manual – not a promising start…

This was the first picture I took with my camera in manual mode at the Currys / Canon photography workshop hosted by Joe Blogs last week! I’ve had my DSLR over a year, but have been using it in guide mode ever since. I read the instructions, but I needed showing how to use it properly. Joe Blogs had brought in professional photographer Paul Hames to show a small gaggle of eager bloggers how to get the best out of our cameras.  Read More

Parkers Arms, Lancashire
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Parkers Arms, Lancashire

I’m always a little late to the proverbial party when it comes to food trends: street food, kale, cocktails in jars… And so it is that I am the last food blogger in the north of England to visit The Parkers Arms in Lancashire. I’ve spent the last two years, seeing pics and reading reviews but never making it out there. But now I have and it was well worth the wait.

We went up late on a Saturday afternoon. About an hour from our house, it’s a great drive up to Newton in Bowland past Clitheroe, through Waddington and then past the sheep in the hills. The Parkers Arms isn’t a trendy gastropub with a soulless interior and identikit menu. This is a proper pub with proper ale, proper fire and properly lovely people working there. We were tucked in next to the fire which was lit even though it was a lovely warm day outside, but we didn’t mind as it just added to the general ambience of the place.

I can’t begin to tell you how good the food is. So I am pretty much going to let the pics do the talking.


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Baked With Love, Manchester
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Review: Baked With Love Macaroons

There’s only one thing better than receiving a lovely sweet treat, and that’s discovering it on a dull bank holiday weekend after you stashed it in the freezer a couple of weeks.

Baked With Love, ManchesterLook at these macaroons from Baked with Love in Manchester; just perfect. They arrived packaged with a ribbon round them just crying out to be handed to someone as a thank you / hostess / baby shower gift. But noooo, I had to go and eat them all myself didn’t I!

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