Wow! I've just looked at how long its been since my last blog entry and realised that I've left it quite a while. I'm not one to just put entries up for the sake of it but its nearly the end of June already and I haven't typed anything on here since April!
Since that last post you'll be pleased to hear that I've been kept busy. Not only have we uploaded a few more photos but I've also moved a lot of our products over to a new photo lab. With the need for competitive pricing and a quality service ever more apparent in the current climate, I have decided to make use of the brilliant company that is 'Photobox'. Being Europe's largest print lab they can help me achieve lower prices than I've previously been able to offer, whilst still maintaining that excellent quality you would expect from us.
Anyway, you don't want to hear about all of the 'boring' stuff. You want photos. Last month saw us visit the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for the first time this year. The event was their 40th Anniversary Gala. Up to this point they had been suffering from a lack of steam. With the highest requirement of engines in the country to go with the busiest timetables, the home fleet had been suffering with diesel replacements.
Whilst the odd day saw a diesel in use the main event saw no less than eleven steam engines in service during the 12 day extravaganza. Everyday had a different lineup and there was no shortage of action.
For those that haven't seen it yet the full gallery is here: North Yorkshire Moors Spring Gala
More recently we spent a quick weekend in Wales. Whilst there we spent a day exploring North West Coast including the magnificent Penrhyn Castle. This amazing structure gives the impression of a Norman stronghold but the surprising fact is that it even built in its current form until the early 1800's. This of course means that it has never seen any battles and is entirely intact. To see that gallery click here: Penrhyn Castle
One more thing of note since my last update. Right at the end of April I spent a weekend with some family members on a green laning adventure through the Yorkshire Dales. Guided by Paul Blackburn of 'OneLife Adventure' we explored tracks and unmade roads unpassable by your average family car using two Land Rovers for exactly what they were designed for.
With the assistance of my sister many photos were taken and a select few have been uploaded to give you something a bit different to look through. We all had a fantastic weekend and hope to repeat the event next year.
For the full gallery click here: UK Explorer - Yorkshire Dales
Well thats it for this update. The next few weeks see one or two events on the calender that I hope to get to. Until then, enjoy!