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026-2020 – Learning to drive


Day 26/366, part of a photo a day challenge 2020 is about my daughter Diana learning to drive. In image below she explains to her mom how the indicators work. 0 likes Related posts: 001-2020 – Midnight Fireworks 002-2020 – Waiting for the train 003-2020 – Echo, echo 004-2020 – Mic check 011-2020 – Light trails 012-2020 – Sunday Steak 013-2020 – London City Police in action 014-2020 – The Walkie Talkie Building under the moonlight 015-2020 – Coloured Circles 022-2020 – 5 a side football 023-2020 – Purple Sky 024-2020 – Fish and Chips with a view

025-2020 – Mr. Rabbit


Day 25/366, part of a photo a day challenge 2020, is dedicated to Mr. Rabbit and his hilarious behaviour that made my daughter laugh with tears.Everything started when Diana, my daughter asked me: – Daddy, what‘s this? – I said, it’s a display cabinet to store plates. Would you like me to make you some plates? – Yes please, said Diana. I started cutting pieces of cardboard, into round objects, pretending to be plates. Then, I found an empty cardboard box and made a table out of it. Next, we sat the dollies and Mr. Rabbit at the table and […]

024-2020 – Fish and Chips with a view


Friday, 24 January 2020 is the day when I normally eat Fish and Chips for lunch. It may look good and the view might have been spectacular, but I didn’t enjoy it. The chips were overcooked and dry. However, I picked the next image to represent the photo of the day. Like, comment & share! 0 likes Related posts: 012-2020 – Sunday Steak 023-2020 – Purple Sky 022-2020 – 5 a side football 021-2020 – Two trees 020-2020 – Potato Gratin with Ham 019-2020 – Stars Photography with a twist 018-2020 – Basildon town centre is changing 017-2020 – Sleeping […]

Vând casa boiereasca in Brănești, Galati


Cauți sa cumperi o casa boiereasca in Brănești, Galati? Vine cu anexa din cărămida, beci, garaj, vie, livada, parțial mobilată și multe altele. Merita văzută! Utilitati – Construita in 1922, renovata in întregime 2006-2007; – 5 camere cu living, holuri, baie cu cada si cabina dus, încălzire centrala, apa curenta din 2 surse eco, 350mp; – Anexă p+1=45mp si beci în boltă din cărămidă L=12ml, h=3m, l=5,5ml; – Garaj – Vie lîngă casa=850 butuci, livada pomii diferiți =160buc; – Teren pentru alte culturi legumicole=1000mp; – Teren extra vilan arabil 2ha – Amplasat in Branesti, nr. 222 la DN26, 40km de […]

023-2020 – Purple Sky


Today’s image part of a photo a day challenge 2020 goes towards the sky and not any kind of sky, but a purple one. I was on the bike when I first saw the purple sky and initially I thought is from a billboard or something. But then I got to Bank and here it was again. Like, comment & share! 0 likes Related posts: 002-2020 – Waiting for the train 003-2020 – Echo, echo 004-2020 – Mic check 005-2020 – English Holly Hedge 006-2020 – 110 Fenchurch Street 007-2020 – The Big Bang 013-2020 – London City Police in […]

022-2020 – 5 a side football


Day 22/366 was foggy from start to finish. This is how Westgate Shopping Park car park looked in the morning. I would like the picture of the day to mean something to me or to bring back memories in the future. For that reason the picture of the day goes to the following image. This image will always remind me about the 5 a side football game I played on court 4, Basildon Sporting Village on a misty evening. I have to admit that I run out of breath after 5 minutes of playing. Somehow I managed to score twice. […]

021-2020 – Two trees


Today was a frosty morning. The moon was a day after Waning Crescent phase and looked amazing against the blue sky. I tried to capture it with my phone, but it doesn’t do it justice. It looks like a blob in between the Two Trees. I have to admit that I’m impressed by the iPhone 11 Pro photo capability. This photo was taken handheld at 3s. A few years ago this was unheard of. For that reason, I made it photo of day 21, part of a photo a day challenge 2020. 0 likes Related posts: 004-2020 – Mic check […]

020-2020 – Potato Gratin with Ham


Today’s photo is dedicated to my wife. She kindly prepared a delicious meal, Potato Gratin with Ham, inspired from a book called “Recipes from around the world – Favourite potato Dishes”. To top it all up, she added 2 Chicken Kiev to the plate. Like, comment & share! 0 likes Related posts: 001-2020 – Midnight Fireworks 005-2020 – English Holly Hedge 006-2020 – 110 Fenchurch Street 007-2020 – The Big Bang 008-2020 – Free Bike 009-2020 – Last drop 010-2020 – Two red foxes met to mate 011-2020 – Light trails 016-2020 – Leading Lines to St Paul’s Cathedral 017-2020 […]

019-2020 – Stars Photography with a twist


Today, I’ll teach you how to take stars photography without even stepping outside. Sometimes, I like to capture star trails like these. If you wish to be able to take similar images, you will need a table or a clothes dryer, a fluffy blanket, a small tripod, a phone holder, a smartphone and the £1.99 Slow shutter cam app. Works best if the room is bright. Next, hide underneath the blanket and start shooting. The idea came to me when my daughter asked me to build her a house so she can play with her toys. The clothes dryer was […]

018-2020 – Basildon town centre is changing


Basildon town centre is changing every day. Today was a cold sunny day in Basildon. Despite the freezing conditions, we’ve decided to go out and explore the new redeveloped Basildon Town Centre. In the East Square, demolition work is well underway, making room for the new Basildon town centre’s new 10-screen cinema and six new restaurants. Photo of the day 18 goes to the demolition of Basildon East Square. Like, comment & share! 0 likes Related posts: 001-2020 – Midnight Fireworks 002-2020 – Waiting for the train 003-2020 – Echo, echo 004-2020 – Mic check 007-2020 – The Big Bang […]

017-2020 – Sleeping Beauty


On day 17 of 2020 (a photo a day challenge) my daughter slept in her own bed the entire night for the first time. For that reason alone this picture will be crowned “the photo of the day”. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Peter Rabbit (the book) and my wife who read the story until our daughter fall asleep. Like, comment & share! 0 likes Related posts: 001-2020 – Midnight Fireworks 002-2020 – Waiting for the train 005-2020 – English Holly Hedge 006-2020 – 110 Fenchurch Street 007-2020 – The Big Bang 008-2020 – Free Bike […]

016-2020 – Leading Lines to St Paul’s Cathedral


Day 16 image goes to St Paul’s Cathedral. For more than 10 years, I photographed this building from different angles, but so far this is my favourite spot. If you wish to take the same shot, visit One New Change shopping centre and go towards the west exit. You will stumble upon this view of St Paul’s Cathedral. Just beautiful! 0 likes Related posts: 002-2020 – Waiting for the train 003-2020 – Echo, echo 004-2020 – Mic check 005-2020 – English Holly Hedge 006-2020 – 110 Fenchurch Street 007-2020 – The Big Bang 008-2020 – Free Bike 009-2020 – Last […]

015-2020 – Coloured Circles


I’m torn between these two images and I don’t know which one to choose as the photo of the day (part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”). I have decided that Day 15 photo of the day goes to the second image, the one with blue, green and red circles. This is mainly because in the first image (orange, yellow and red), the circles in the middle are a bit overexposed. On the flip side, I like the way the yellow and orange is reflected in the pavement. If you wish to find out more about the art sculptures, […]

014-2020 – The Walkie Talkie Building under the moonlight


Day 14 photo of the day (part of the “a photo a day challenge 2020”) goes to The Walkie Talkie Building. Some people may know this building as 20 Fenchurch Street or the Sky Garden, due to its top floor restaurant. This image was captured around 7:30 am in the morning, as I was coming out of Fenchurch Street Station. Like, comment & share! 0 likes Related posts: 001-2020 – Midnight Fireworks 002-2020 – Waiting for the train 003-2020 – Echo, echo 004-2020 – Mic check 005-2020 – English Holly Hedge 006-2020 – 110 Fenchurch Street 007-2020 – The Big […]

013-2020 – London City Police in action


Today’s photo of the day (part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”) is about a street scene in which London City Police stopped a BMW not far from St Paul’s Cathedral. I am afraid I don’t have any details about what really happened. I hope is just a routine check, even though I was surprised about the number of police officers and cars involved. What do you think? Like, comment & share! 0 likes Related posts: 001-2020 – Midnight Fireworks 002-2020 – Waiting for the train 003-2020 – Echo, echo 004-2020 – Mic check 005-2020 – English Holly Hedge […]

012-2020 – Sunday Steak


Our family likes steak. We have tried a few different places (which I’m not going to name here), but we have decided to always come back to Firejacks, Festival Leisure Park, Basildon to enjoy our Sunday Steak. Every time we order the same thing: T-bone steak with sweet potatoes and a side of garlic bread. The steak is ‘out of this world’ and for that reason I am going to choose it to be the picture of day 12, “a photo a day challenge 2020”. Like, comment & share! 1 likes Related posts: 001-2020 – Midnight Fireworks 002-2020 – Waiting for […]

011-2020 – Light trails


I used Slow Shutter Cam app (£1.99) on iPhone 11 Pro to capture day 11’s photo of the day. Then I imported the photo in Lightroom mobile and adjusted the contrast, highlight and exposure to make it pop a little bit. If you are interested to see the original image, see below. If you are curious to see the other images I took, see below. In first image I didn’t like that only half of the bus was captured. In the second image, I did have captured the entire bus, but I had nothing interesting in the foreground. I decided […]

010-2020 – Two red foxes met to mate


I can’t be 100% sure but after seeing these two red foxes this morning in front of my kitchen window, I’ll guess that in two months will see between 2-12 cubs running around. Like, share and comment! 0 likes Related posts: 001-2020 – Midnight Fireworks 002-2020 – Waiting for the train 003-2020 – Echo, echo 004-2020 – Mic check 005-2020 – English Holly Hedge 006-2020 – 110 Fenchurch Street 007-2020 – The Big Bang 008-2020 – Free Bike 009-2020 – Last drop Backpacking Cuba | Step by step instructions and tips for an unforgettable holiday Thassos Holiday: Amazing 7 days […]

009-2020 – Last drop


I like to squeeze the last drop of coffee from the coffee machine. I usually drink 2 cappuccino per day (no sugar). I have tried espresso or black coffee, but I always return to cappuccino. Like, share and comment! 0 likes Related posts: 001-2020 – Midnight Fireworks 002-2020 – Waiting for the train 003-2020 – Echo, echo 004-2020 – Mic check 005-2020 – English Holly Hedge 006-2020 – 110 Fenchurch Street 007-2020 – The Big Bang 008-2020 – Free Bike Backpacking Cuba | Step by step instructions and tips for an unforgettable holiday Thassos Holiday: Amazing 7 days holiday in […]

008-2020 – Free Bike


Free Bike saves me time and time is… I’m my case is … more time with my family. By using a Free Bike, I shave off 30 minutes each day from my commute time. Considering that I travel about 3 hours per day, 30 minutes is about 20%. Another thing about the Free Bike is that is free for 20 minutes a day. I don’t know for how long this offer will be available for, so take advantage while it lasts. When using the pedals, is good way to exercise and some would argue that I might need it! These […]