Yearly Archives: 2008

He's behind you! Maxim Panto

I didn’t make it to the pantomime this year, but did get the chance to join in with the meal later on. What a hoot! Kids really are fantastic and the excitement of the presents delivered by Santa Claus himself, no less 😉 Balloons, bubbles and facepaint were the entertainment highlights of the day!

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Panda!

I’m sure this will remain the highlight of my time in China. On the one day we had off, we decided to take a visit to the local Panda reserve park. Of course when you see pandas on TV, you think they’re little bears with two black eyes and black round ears. But when I […]

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First familiar sign and first experience of Chengu’s “hot pot” restaurants

After a day at work still recovering from jetlag, we headed out for our first meal. Still getting used to the place and feeling slightly disorientated, I came across the first sign that I recognised; a Carrefour supermarket! Sad, I know. We then carried on and reached the restaurant where we were to eat. I […]

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Arrival in Chengdu, People’s Republic of China

It’s always eye-opening to visit countries for the first time with your own eyes. No matter how much you know about it in the media, whether fact or fiction, reality somehow always seems to surpass any preconceived perception of what places would be like. And Chengu was no exception. I arrived late one evening and […]

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Bec and Paul’s wedding

My first real stressful moment photographing. I had just bought the D700 and was getting to grips with it. Also, it was the first time I was using it with a dedicated flash (SB-900). And, as is always the case with weddings, you only get one chance to get it right! So I cannot thank […]

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