Tip toe through the tulips - a trip to Keukenhof

Back in February I was flicking through a gardening magazine and spotted a small article about the tulip fields in Holland and the Keukenhof. The Keukenhof is a celebration  of tulips and spring flowers in a parkland which I hadn't realised was so close to where OH's dad lives. And so an idea grew in my mind to persuade OH to come with me to see the tulips. I didn't think he would agree as flowers aren't his idea of fun but combining the trip with seeing his dad meant it was a win win. So we popped over to Holland for a short 2 day break.

Keukenhof, in a nutshell, was mind blowing. The colours made my heart sing. Every corner we turned I was blown away by another amazing sight. I have taken so many photos and it was impossible to delete as many as I should have. But here is a selection of my favourites to give you a flavour of what an incredible spectacle the Keukenhof is. If you don't like tulips turn away now :)

And now for something completely different

If you're a regular reader you'll know that my posts normally involve flowers, craft, street art or travel but at the last Bank Holiday OH and I joined one of my old school friends and her family to watch Oldham Athletic vs Wimbledon AFC. Now don't get me wrong I have been to see football before but always at Premier Level which involves a lot of security and absolutely no chance of taking your camera. But this was one of the lower divisions in a small ground who had absolutely no problem with me taking photos. And we had a great spot on the sidelines amongst the Oldham supporters. Here is what I saw starting with the pre-match warm up through to the match.

As it was the last game of the season quite a few fans turned up in fancy dress if you were wondering why Frankstein and Mrs Brown were there.... The score was a nil nil draw so not the most exciting match but I did have the chance to experiment with my sport photography. I was pretty chuffed with the results even if I do say so myself!