My November Favourites
The month of November really seems to have flown by – it’s all been a bit of a blur to be honest! But it’s been a largely enjoyable month for me so I can’t complain… So here are some of my November highlights:
Visiting the Garden of Ghouls, Birmingham
We decided to visit a Halloween event this year (we’ve never been to one before and it was a few days after Halloween but never mind!), and chose to head up to Birmingham to see the Garden of Ghouls in Birmingham Botanic Gardens. We knew very little about the event before we arrived but it looked interesting…
You are lead into the Botanic Gardens in small groups where, amongst the trees and plants, you are greeted by various ghouls, all with a spooky story to tell. The actors were brilliant and it wasn’t long before some of the younger members of the group were hiding or in tears… Personally I didn’t understand why you would want to bring such small children to a scary event like this but that’s just me I guess!
It was fun to wander through the Gardens in the darkness, with just patches of coloured light and creepy tableaux every so often. But all too soon we had exited into the warmth of the cafe… where we sat and had hot chocolate and cake – a great way to end a fun evening out!
I love this time of year when the leaves all change to beautiful shades of brown, orange, red and gold and start to fall off the trees. Firstly, I love the colours of Autumn (and they make for great photos!) and, secondly, I love walking through all the leaves on the ground… crunch, crunch, crunch!
Poetry Review: 27, With a White Lighter
I really enjoyed reading (and reviewing) this contemporary poetry anthology by Jennifer Juan (you can read my review at Review: 27, With A White Lighter by Jennifer Juan). I used to love reading poetry but it’s one of those things that I have neglected recently so it was great to dip my toe back into it. Hopefully this has inspired me and I will pick up my poetry books again… and maybe even find some more inspiring poets to check out!
My Trip to New York
I absolutely love NYC – its such an exciting, vibrant city… with lots and lots of photo opportunities! There were so many incredible sights to shoot and here are a couple of my favourite photographs from my six day trip…
The Oculus (below) is a futuristic shopping mall situated next to the One World Trade building in Manhattan.
The New York subway is a clean, safe, fast and efficient way to travel around NYC… and it’s fun too!
If you want to see more photos of my visit to NYC, you can check them out here: NYC in Photos.
So, those were my highlights from this month. What about you – what have you been up to this month? Let me know in the comments…