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