photos from July

Photos from July 2018

Here is my monthly review of the photos I have taken continues with a selection from July 2018. This month all the photos have been made exclusively on my Galaxy S7 smartphone and processed using Lightroom CC on the same device.

If you want to take better photos with your smartphone then check out my post 10 Tips To Making Better Smartphone Photos.

Gormire Lake

We kicked on July with a visit to the beautiful Gormire lake at the foot of Sutton Bank. Sadly, the day ended with a bit of a medical emergency.

family microadventure at Gormire lake

Helmsley Open Air Pool

The warm weather inspired us to get out to our local outdoor swimming pool for some fun on a Saturday evening. It was glorious!

jumping into Helmsley open air swimming pool

Trinity Leeds

What do you do when you have an Austrian exchange student staying with you? Of course, you go shopping in Leeds!. Here I am baking under the glass roof of the Trinity Centre.

taking a breather at the Trinity centre in Leeds

Our New Car

July saw me finally take the plunge and swap our ageing Zafira for a slightly less ageing Kia Sorento.It’s a lovely car to drive with plenty of space for us all to boot.

kia sorento

New Dances

The end of the term for dance classes wasn’t the end of the classes for our girls. Here’s Verity in the studio learning her new modern dance for festivals. In addition to this Delilah has a new modern, a new character and Lydia is taking on a ballet!

dance lesson

Jumping for Joy

What do you do on your birthday during a heatwave? Yes, go to the park and run around like a loon! Great fun.

jumping around

Still Running

My running comeback goes from strength to strength and I even managed to get Lydia out for a run with me on a rather warm Sunday afternoon.

running with my teenager

Back in the kitchen

My cooking, or lack of, has been apparent. I lost my mojo and life took over. But I’m back with inspiration for finding quick and simple meals to prepare for the family. Here my super simple green pesto pasta – it’s delicious.

super simple pesto pasta

Dog walks with the young teen

While her sisters were dancing, Grace and I took off for a warm evening walk with the dogs. Duke, ever the poser, has a fascination with jumping on straw bales.

Duke and G on a straw bale

Storm Clouds

As the heatwave continues we were treated to some great thunderstorms towards the end of the month.

storm clouds at last

The Mining Museum

On the last weekend of July, we had a day a the National Coal Mining Museum for England, located close to Wakefield. I have a number of favourite photos from the day but this one, in particular, stands out to me.

national coal mining museum for England winch wheel tower


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