It’s been an age and a half since I have done a spotlight post! April was the last time I put one of these together. May just kind of ran away with itself and now it’s the end of June so it’s high time I got cracking on another one and, hopefully get myself back into the rhythm of putting these together regularly again.
Today, I’ve got a corker of a lady to share with you today! So, with no more babbling from me…
Let me introduce you to…
Today’s spotlight goes to Danielle!
I don’t even know where to start. I like to think that Danielle and I would make great friends in real life, not only because I think I make a great friend, but because she’s one of the kindest, most generous and caring people who I’ve met in a while. Maybe kindness and caring are one and the same, but Danielle has enough to justify using both words. She’s also a dab hand at capturing animals in their element, has this unwavering love of Disney– granted, I don’t quite understand that, but there’s something about people being passionate about things that just makes me like that thing a little more – and she, well, she’s just quite alright.
Danielle’s blog is one of those smaller ones, the kind of blog that’s makes a reader feel at home. Blogging from the North of England, Danielle shares her life with her partner in crime, Baker, as they go on adventures together around the local area or heading up to Scotland for more exotic adventures. Or maybe she’s sharing her in-depth knowledge about Disneyland Paris, or maybe it’s DIYs, or maybe it’s just a simple tag post. Whatever it is, you can guarantee there will be some pretty awesome photography along side it!
If you’re looking for another lifestyle blog to read, I’d give this one a chance. Maybe you don’t like Disney, don’t worry there’s plenty else to enjoy. Maybe you don’t like DIYs, don’t worry there’s plenty else to enjoy. Maybe you don’t like great photos of animals, alright maybe this blog isn’t for you then. You win some, you lose some. But what have you got to lose, get over there, have a poke around – mention that I sent you – and make yourself a new friend.
Something to see
Something to read
- Edinburgh Zoo and all it’s furry creatures
- May play day: A day in the life
- Exploring the National Museum of Scotland – with dinosaurs. Definite win.
- Springtime: Up Close
- Comparing the Nikon D5000 with the Nikon D7100
Just one more thing
Not only does Danielle have a blog, but she’s also recently opened up an Etsy shop selling some of her photos as cards, for snail mail and greetings cards! The cards are sold in sets of four but there’s also the opportunity to mix and match from any number of Danielle’s gorgeous photographs. In addition, although not listed on Etsy, you can also request photographic and poster prints up to A3 in size.
Speaking off all this greatness, Danielle sent me a few of her cards in the post a couple of weeks back. Not in exchange for this spotlight I might add, I’m doing this as a surprise for her but I wanted to share the cards that I got and what I thought about them.
I got a selection of four cards. Easily my favourites were the sheep one and the riverside walk one. I totally admit, my least favourite was the Disneyland themed one, but that’s because I’m not a big Disneyland fan not because it’s a rubbish print. I secretly like the print.
On the shop, a collection of four cards would cost €7.25 (or about £5) that’s €1.80 a card which is a pretty good value to me. They are not thick like a card you get from a stationary store, it’s more heavy-duty photo paper, but they stand up, they shine and the quality of the print is great, in terms of the detail in the image and the colours. I definitely prefer the three without the white border, but that’s just my personal preference. They are a great weight for people who like to hang their cards up on the wall using string – you know, those people who get loads of cards and like to show you they do.
And I’ll definitely be posting these back to the UK around Christmas time to use as Christmas cards so that’s saved me the effort of going to town to buy cards, which I inevitably forget to do. Maybe I can pass one off as Kris’s birthday card too, since I don’t think he’s looked too closely at them to remember which ones I was sent!
If you are genuinely interested in these, please do let Danielle know! Although there’s not too much on her Etsy Store at the moment, she’s just starting out and I think a spark of interest is just what someone needs when they are just starting with a new venture like this! Maybe some British Wildlife tickles your fancy?
The all important links
// The BLOG
// The BLOGLOVIN
// The TWITTER
// The FACEBOOK