Toast of the Town | Photography Workshop

A few weeks ago I was invited to Millennium's Glasgow Photography Workshop with Dreghorn Photography as part of the Commonwealth Games #toastofthetown campaign to celebrate Glasgow. I got to catch up with some blogging buddies of mine as well as meet lots of lovely new people including Jules and Breige who was my photo buddy.
The workshop was held at the Millennium hotel on George Square who put on a lovely spread of tablet muffins and drinks for our arrival. We spent the morning learning the basics to take our cameras off the dreaded auto mode including shutter speed, focus and ISO. Stuart and Hamish from Dreghorn Photography Studio were incredibly helpful and made things I'd found impossible to understand from a book ridiculously easy and straightforward.  We then headed to the hotels restaurant for lunch and tucked into an array of Scottish goodies including haggis bon bons and venison hot dogs - yum!
After lunch we headed outside to take some photos around Glasgow including George Square, Buchanan Street and Royal Exchange Square. Unfortunately my camera died during our photo challenges so I only snapped some flowers - silly me forgot to charge the battery - but they came out fab!
I had a great day learning new photography skills and am definitely feeling inspired to say goodbye to the many auto modes my camera offers. Massive thanks to Dreghorn Photography, Millenium Hotels and Joe Blogs Blogger Network for organising the day!
Are you an auto junkie?
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This hole in my heart...

Apologies for being MIA recently guys. Both of my grans took ill in recent weeks and unfortunately passed away. I've been taking a break from my blog and social media but will be back to my usual self in the next week or so.

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Handbag Lovin

Can I just take a minute to marvel at the beauty of this bag? Arrghhh it's so gorgeous, I can't really believe it's mine!!! This was my main present from Eric this year and I love it so much that I'm dedicating an entire post in it's honour.
I've always wanted a designer bag but until recently Michael Kors wasn't really on my radar. His brand is often linked to bloggers which is something that doesn't appeal to me as I like to stand apart from the crowd. Take his watches for example, everybody has one. The latest collection of bags  he released changed everything though; honestly I could have picked 20.
What makes this bag so special is the fact Eric choose it for me himself and absolutely nailed it. The design is perfection to me. I love the deep blue shade against the bright white and brown and the gold detailing gives it a modern twist. The inside has loads of pockets and zipped areas to keep all my bits and bobs separate and there's even a clip for my keys. I can't find a single fault with it.
Love, love, love!

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Birthday Shenanagins

So last Sunday it finally happened, I turned the big 3-0!

It's something I was absolutely dreading but I ended up having the most amazing weekend. My baby sis Michelle turned 21 the day before so she came down to Glasgow with my sis Siobhan and mum and dad to celebrate. Eric had to work and my sis Sarah (yup there's four of us!) couldn't come down but apart from that it was the perfect weekend. We went out for dinner and drinks on Saturday and then partied the night away in town with many a cocktail.

Sunday morning I was unbelievably spoilt with pressies, honestly I'm so lucky. Eric went a bit mental with surprises but as he said you're only 30 once!  I'll do a full post on my gifts later this week but lets just say I finally got my designer handbag...

The rest of the day was spent relaxing at the Blythswood Square Hotel with massages and facials, some good old retail therapy and a rather cracking lunch at Yo Sushi. Bliss.

So bye bye 20's you've been great but I'm looking forward to what 30 has in store!

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