James and I decided it would be a nice tradition to go to a park every Sunday morning before we go to either the in-laws or my mum's (we alternate Sundays). There are so many parks and the weather is getting nicer now, it would be nice to go first thing every Sunday (on the days it is raining though, we will be going swimming!).
This weekend we went to Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park, which is just 5 minutes from my house. They have a rose garden there but the roses aren't in bloom until June I think, they have a cafe, a massive play-park with a huge sandpit and lots of garden walks.
As far as photography goes, I STILL have not ventured off auto on my new Canon D3100 but even without changing settings etc aren't the pictures TONS better than on my old point and shoot? Setting myself a study regime so I can learn how to use my gorgeous camera PROPERLY :) Wish me luck!