First Self Portrait for February and I really wanted to play with black and white images again. I have a soft spot for that type of photography because I love playing with light and shadows. Which influenced the name for this portrait.
I took this self portrait on the roof of the Rondo Theatre in between scenes where I was not on stage during one of our matinee performances. I cannot express in words how much fun I had playing an 18th century princess in the Cinderella Panto and getting to dance around stage in pink and my hair piled high in curls. I honestly try to wear denim trousers as little as possible because of the fact that I love dressing up so much. Perhaps I was born in the wrong era.
Self Portrait: ‘Antoinette’ by Bonnie Rose Photography © 2007 – 2014 All Rights Reserved | http://www.bonnie-rose.co.uk
We have nine more weeks of Winter and that has not stopped us from going on country walks around our area of Bath, England. However the shorts, sleeveless shirts, and trainers of our summer attire have had to be replaced by our winter wardrobe. When you are in England I always recommend double checking the weather right before you head out. Check the temperature, the wind, and if rain or snow might be a factor. Next, it is always good to plan your route before hand to give yourself a good time reference for how long you will be out. With your information gathered you can than gauge how to dress appropriately for your country walk. Remember just because you are going for a country walk, does not mean you have to dress frumpy. There are so many fashionable looks from Peter Hahn you can put together for your country walks from practical footwear to appropriate coats.
1. Relax with drinks at an ocean side cafe where you can enjoy the stunning views from Sorrento.
2. Catch some sun by lying out at the beach and cooling off in the teal blue waters.
3. Get married! Or watch one. Visit on a weekend and you are bound to run into quite a few on the same day.
4. Grocery Shopping. Why come to sorrento for just a few hours? Make it a proper holiday, find yourself the perfect place to stay in Sorrento, and indulge yourself on shopping for delicious produce and giant sized lemons.
5. Buy Presents for your loved ones back home. From beautiful inlaid wood music boxes to limoncello, you are sure to find the perfect gift for you special someone.
6. Indulge your Senses. Why let your eyes have all the fun when there are so many amazing things to taste and smell. Visit a local shop where you can try out different coffee varieties and candies inspired by the infamous limoncello.
7. Rent a scooter. Pretend to be Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday for your Sorrento Holiday and take a personal tour around Sorrento by moped.
8. Have gelato more than once. There are so many flavors and different gelaterias will have different variations so make up any excuse to pop in for a scoop (or two!) of this amazing sweet italian delicacy.
9. Meet up for a meal with friends and try out one of the places where the locals go to eat. Some of the best food and wine I have had has been at the hole in the wall places that were suggested to me by my friends in the area. Just take it from these cats who have found their favourite place
10. Go exploring and do not be afraid to get lost.
11. Have dinner by the ocean so you can watch and enjoy the sunset.
12. Experience the sights and sounds of a Sorrento night life.
Which one would you most look forward to
doing while on your next trip to Sorrento?
Want to read up more on Sorrento? Or dive into my Italian posts archive?
* Photography belongs to Bonnie Rose Photography © 2007 – 2014 All Rights Reserved | www.bonnie-rose.co.uk
On a country walk recently it began to rain for a bit on our way back home. With our rain jackets and wellies we did not let a little rain spoil what had already been a wonderful afternoon in the English countryside. Upon entering our town we were greeted with an amazing site of a double rainbow. I have not seen rainbows like this, so vibrant and beautiful, since we were living on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. I loved photographing rainbows when we were living the island life. Since my father’s death in 2008, seeing a rainbow has always reminded me of him and his Aloha spirit. He had been on my mind so much during our walk and in my family’s conversation that day. As a Third Culture Kid (TCK) in our expat life, feeling so connected to my dad in the country where my life all began feels like the closest thing to ‘home’ that I can describe. The previous rainbows that we have seen in England in the past year have been on our 10th Anniversary Vow Renewal in Wales and when we returned to Bath with my mum after our summer travels in August. In a way I feel like he is watching over us.
From my Ohana to yours,
may this week be filled with wonderful reminders
of just how wonderful and beautiful life is around you.
Q: Have you ever seen a double rainbow? Do you connect on a personal level with them too?
* Photography by Bonnie Rose Photography © 2007 – 2014 All Rights Reserved | http://www.bonnie-rose.co.luk
It is Saturday and that means another Self Portrait
for #SelfPortraitSaturday and you can link up with us!
Take a self portrait of yourself every week
and share it with us here on Saturdays!
Self Portrait: ‘Head Shot’ by Bonnie Rose Photography © 2007 – 2014 All Rights Reserved | http://www.bonnie-rose.co.uk
*Self Portrait: ‘Head Shot’ by Bonnie Rose Photography © 2007 – 2014 All Rights Reserved | http://www.bonnie-rose.co.uk
Welcome to the first #TravelTuesday of 2014 and I am so glad to have you on board! Today I wanted to share with you another one of my favourite places in the nearby town of Bradford on Avon. The Bridge Tea Rooms and Restaurant is a must stop place on your next trip to the Bath area. From the quintessential setting, to the lovely service and dining experience you will find you’ll leave wanting to come back again soon. Nestled near the river you can walk over after feeding the swans and be greeted inside by the waitstaff in traditional attire. We have chosen to sit upstairs every time we have visited the Bridge Tea Rooms and on a cold day it is lovely sitting by the fire. They have a wide selection of teas to choose from though I have to admit I love the Jane Austen blend the best! Are you coming with children? They are family friendly and have some great selections to keep the young ladies and masters content. My sons had their tea of sandwiches and fruit brought on on a three tiered plate stand and enjoyed milkshakes with their food. Make sure to leave room for dessert or perhaps come for tea and cake. For me it is reason enough to make the trip to Bradford on Avon. It is a perfect place to go before or after a stroll through town and the picturesque countryside.
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