Let’s talk about Instagram || Part Two

Let’s talk about Instagram || Part Two

It’s been seven days since I deactivated my seven year old Instagram account that housed 49,271 followers… 

If you are new to this blog and thinking ‘why the hell would she do such a thing’ –  you can read all about it here inPart One.

Since I poured my little heart out about my love / hate relationship with Instagram I have received some lovely messages of support and encouragement – from those who also struggled with ‘the curse of the suggested user’ to those who have obsessed with their follower count for years.

Every single message has been positive and I know deep down that I have made the right decision.

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Day Tripping || Dust, Dirt & Diggers

Day Tripping || Dust, Dirt & Diggers

Where do you take a toddler who is obsessed with all things Diggers (aka tractors because he can’t say digger)?

To DIGGERLAND of course.

Situated in Castleford, West Yorkshire. DIGGERLAND is the ultimate digger fanatics dream. FYI these are not kids toys these are REAL full sized diggers and dumpers

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Day Tripping || Lavender Summer Daze

Day Tripping || Lavender Summer Daze

Oh Summer, where have you been hiding for the past million days? I’m sure you will agree that it’s nice to feel 25°C on your skin for longer than a week…

Instagram at the moment is full of pretty flower fields and one in particular has caught my eye but it’s just too hot for a six hour round road trip with a toddler in tow.

Instead we opted to travel just under an hour to Inglenook Farm for brunch and a play in their lavender field.

The things you do for good Instagram picture… hey! Continue reading “Day Tripping || Lavender Summer Daze”

Let’s talk about Instagram || Part One

Let’s talk about Instagram || Part One

OH INSTAGRAM…

I have a love / hate relationship with this photo sharing app.  I joined the ‘gram about seven years ago under the name ’27something’. I mainly posted heavily edited photos of cups of coffee and other crap that was cropped into a circle. I even had my own hashtag  #27somethingcircleoflove OH MY!

I had developed a new found love for photography and backed by a strong community, Instagram friendships soon turned into real friendships.

In the early days I’d seen a handful of my followers become suggested users and I desperately wanted to become part of that ‘club’. My invite arrived on the Nineteenth of June Twenty Fourteen. I woke that morning to see that Instagram had followed me!

ME!!!!! Continue reading “Let’s talk about Instagram || Part One”