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A cheeky visit to Moose Coffee

Moose Coffee in Manchester is probably the best places for brunch!

Meanwhile, in Instagram…

 

Moose Coffee’s Menu, a.k.a. My Pandora’s Box

 

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A Close Encounter With Lions, Meerkats And Many More!

There is one reason why I have not updated my blog recently: I have been travelling around the UK, trying to make the most out this gorgeous weather. (check out my trip to the Lake District HERE)

A few days ago, I visited the Knowsley Safari Park in Prescot, Merseyside. Check out some of the highlights of the place:

Lions:

Warning!
Lion and lionesses chillin’
Just watching me drive by
Another one watching
A lioness giving my car a slight brush on its side

Baboons:

More Warnings

What would you do if you see a group of baboons running towards you?

 

Parent and child

They’re harmless, though. Look at my hitch-hiking friend:

Hitch-hiker

Meerkats:

Compare!!!
Sun-bathing meerkats

Sealion:

Reptiles:

Last but not least, SELFIES!!!!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’ at the Lake District

I have just spent the past few days at my current favourite place in the UK: The Lake DIstrict in Cumbria. I have fallen madly in love with the place. I still cannot believe a place as gorgeous as this lays in the heart of England.

I got to chill by the lake:

I spent a few hours staring at this:

The next morning, I went on a 3-mile hike to Orrest Head:

It was worth it. Just look at the view:

I had some time to reflect:

Once I got back down, I went back to the lakes and tried rowing:

I got tired very easily, so I had to put my feet up:

And took a selfie:

Before the night ended, I went on a cruise:

Saw some breath-taking views:

and saw the sunset:

 

Oh, I almost forgot… I spent the whole time with the most amazing person in the world…

my fiancee:

(In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin‘)

 

Just Another Day at Pleasure Beach, Blackpool

Whoever thought of today’s prompt probably has not been to the Northwest of England! 😉

Today’s Prompt: You’re at the beach with some friends and/or family, enjoying the sun, nibbling on some watermelon. All of a sudden, within seconds, the weather shifts and hale starts descending form the sky. Write a post about what happens next.

Sunset

Let me tell you a little something about the Northwest of England: it always rains here!! ‘Summer’ usually consists of a week or two (if we’re lucky) of sunshine and a few months of rain. You can wake up to blistering heat, but then as soon as you walk out of your house, it’ll be raining so hard your umbrella will be shredded.

Pleasure Beach

Today’s prompt simply describes a typical summer day out at Pleasure Beach, Blackpool. What do we do when a hailstorm suddenly comes on a sunny day? Well, we pack our bags, go to the nearest fish and chips shop and have some lunch. This will be follwed by an enormous cup of tea with friends who would collectively sigh and exclaim, ‘typical!’

In the meantime, let me remind you of why we bother to go to Blackpool on a great day:

Sun!

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

I took this photo a few months ago somewhere in Manchester’s city centre. I love the way it highlights the contrast between technological progress and people’s actual needs. It is great to be able to have a hand-held device that allows us to communicate to people anywhere in the world, browse the internet and store a lot of information. However, we must not forget the simple, most basic things in life, such as face to face conversations. We have all seen a group of people out in public places who are more interested in their phones than the people who are with them.

Dear Progress…

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Barbecues (barbeques) and Flowers

Today’s Daily Prompt: Smores, salty ocean breezes, veggie burgers on the grill, sweaty people on the bus – what’s the smell that you associate the most with summer?

To me, nothing is more symbolizes summer more than the smell of food being cooked on grills outdoors. I know it’s the summer when I can smell barbecued food everywhere I go. The British (especially us in the North West) get very excited when there is a little bit of sunshine. People purchase big and new barbecue grills if there is at least 15% chance that the sun will show up  on a weekend. TV programmes will be interrupted by B&Q advertisements (commercials) that boasts half-priced barbecue grills.

Improvised BBQ grill
Rump-steak burger

Another personal favourite of mine is the smell of flowers. Their smell makes my morning and afternoon walks very very pleasant.

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Weekly Photo CHallenge – Extra, Extra

Heaton Park, Manchester

This photo was taken at Heaton Park, Manchester, UK. One may ask where the ‘Extra, Extra’ part is in the picture. The fact is that you cannot directly see it for it is the sun. Yes, the sun. Manchester rarely sees the sun shining in the sky even if it is officially the summer here. Therefore, it is always a pleasant surprise whenever we have bright, sunny, warm days.

 

Check out more entries at The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge (Extra, Extra) Page