My Weekly Round Up, And Lots of Sunshine

My Weekly Round Up, And Lots of Sunshine, wouldn’t it be amazing if all weeks could be like this week? Filled with sunshine, colour and chilling out together as a family. I apologise for the holiday spam but we really have had the best week, it has been incredible.

It all started last weekend with a tour around Manchester United. I am not the biggest football fan but the boys were just so excited. We were lucky it was a beautiful sunny day with gorgeous blue skies and the tour was fantastic, so much so, when we watched the film at the end I felt a bit emotional.

My Weekly Round Up, And Lots of Sunshine

It’s amazing how you think you know nothing and have no interest in football but actually it has become ingrained into your heart a little. I have to say I really enjoyed the tour and have loads of photos to share.

My Weekly Round Up, And Lots of Sunshine

Following the tour we headed to the Corn Exchange in Manchester and the amazing Cabana Brasil for lunch. The theming of the restaurant is so hip and cool, and the food was fantastic. This was the start of the week of the boys trying a new food every day. (A tradition we follow when we travel) And they loved the food, we all did! The decor was just stunning, I didn’t know where to look first, and it was just like Brasil in a perfect world.

My Weekly Round Up, And Lots of Sunshine

Sunday we were up at 2am ready to fly to Greece. We had booked our flights with Easy Jet, and were not to excited about the prospect. We haven’t flown with them for years, and wow they have really upped their game. It was the easiest check in to a flight we have had in ages.

The plane was spotlessly clean and the service was great. I was so impressed, in fact we are planning trip to Copenhagen in November and will most probably fly with Easy Jet as we can get flights from Manchester rather that trek down to London to fly with BA.

I have been sharing our travels all week, so it will be no surprise to say we LOVED Ikos Resorts. I have always been a bit sceptical about all-inclusive resorts in Europe, and how it can not always the best quality. But Ikos Oceania was a true 5 star hotel; the quality was exceptional, most certainly refined and very beautiful.

My Weekly Round Up, And Lots of Sunshine

The gastronomy was possibly the best we have ever experienced abroad, the hotel was not only spotless, but the attention to detail was incredible. This all contributed towards Ikos Resorts being the perfect environment. A truly wonderful team in an idyllic location. We met some wonderful people and spent many a night chatting away over delicious cocktails.

I have had some minor photography issues this week, I really had no idea that it was possible to get dust on your camera sensors, and when spots started to appear on my photos on Tuesday I was devastated, I thought my beautiful camera was broken. Fortunately thanks to good old Google I was able to solve the problem, and now know I need to be must more careful and avoid changing my lenses on the beach!

My photography challenge has progressed well, of course I was in the best location to capture colour, I love how this challenge has made me look for the colour around me. The aim of the task is to gradually train my brain to be much more photographic aware, and to see what I would not usually notice.

My Weekly Round Up, And Lots of Sunshine

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My Weekly Round Up, And Lots of Sunshine

My Weekly Round Up, And Lots of Sunshine

My challenge for this week is to capture my daily routines. I aim to capture 4 shots that showcase part of my regular daily routines. I have a few ideas for this but aim to have fun playing about and try to think outside the box a little.

This next week I have lots of catching up to do. The boys are still off for another week, so I am sure it will fly by. Have a fab week whatever you are up to and see you next week.

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12 Comments

  1. 16th April 2016 / 1:14 pm

    What a truly fabulous week! And I’m not jealous at all…! I’m so pleased you all had a wonderful time, your photographs are stunning and it looks beautiful x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      16th April 2016 / 7:23 pm

      Thank you so much Jocelyn it was possibly one of the easiest subjects ever, all that gorgeous light and blue skies x

  2. 16th April 2016 / 6:59 pm

    Don’t apologise for the holiday spam – I’ve loved seeing all your photos on Instagram and on this post too! Looks like an absolutely stunning place to stay – more than a teeny bit jealous! #HappyDays

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      16th April 2016 / 7:24 pm

      Ah thanks Katy, it was just a photography and holiday dream. Joe says it was his favourite holiday ever x

  3. 17th April 2016 / 8:03 am

    You have no idea how much I wish my weekly round ups looked like this! All that sunshine. So jealous xXx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      17th April 2016 / 9:06 am

      Ah mine nearly never, thank goodness for looking last minute trips, and to perfect locations x

  4. 19th April 2016 / 9:22 pm

    I love your holiday pics, I am so jealous but also so happy for you! And I really love reading about your photography developing as it inspires me to learn more. Oh I think I read somewhere about holding your camera downwards when you change lenses to stop dust. Thank for linking up to #HappyDaysLinky btw! X

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      21st April 2016 / 9:10 pm

      Ah thanks Sian, it was incredible I have loved it. Yes I with I had known that about the camera i was so stressed xx

  5. 22nd April 2016 / 8:21 pm

    I know exactly what you mean about lenses- they are super sensitive aren’t they? My 35mm is acting up and I know it is something to do with neglect 🙁 Going to go read your holiday post now and swoon over your photos! Thank you for sharing in #HappyDaysLinky x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      23rd April 2016 / 9:36 pm

      I know, thankfully the cleaning set sorted it out so give that a try Kate x

  6. 24th April 2016 / 8:34 pm

    How did I miss this post. I love your photos and they capture perfectly what Ikos has to offer. It was our first time EVER flying Easyjet and I must admit I was really impressed with them. Though I was sad to be flying back on your plane and not continuing our holiday when you arrived. I would certainly look at booking Easyjet in the future, and there is no doubt that we will return to Ikos next year x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      24th April 2016 / 9:01 pm

      Us too Tracey, I just loved Ikos in fact so much one of my best friends is booking for May, I cant wait for them to enjoy it as much as we did, I just wish we were going to be there to share it with them x

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