My Favourite Hobby: Snow Boarding

Since moving into the suburbs, I have developed a new hobby: snow boarding. Snow boarding is great fun, and the reason I got started is because I used to go surfing when I lived by the beach, and when I moved away from the coast I had to find something new to satisfy my fix for extreme, white-knuckle sport. When I moved to my new college, everyone was talking about snow boarding, and a lot of my peers considered snow boarding an excellent hobby. When they asked if I wanted to attend, I was more than happy to come along and take part. The next thing I knew I was at the slopes, and I had to let everyone know …

Online Shopping Delights: Decorate Your Kitchen or Restaurant with Yummy Food Replicas

Want a quick “cookie-cutter” solution for all your kitchen or restaurant decor woes? Here are some tasty tips to get your wheels turning. All it takes is one cyber trip to an affordable online shopping mall and a little creativity on your part. And wow – you have an amazing kitchen decor that your friends and family will adore. If you own a restaurant, your patrons will experience a warm welcome with this unique decor method. What Better Items? Many kitchens are missing the one decor element that best describes the room – food! Sure, you’ll see the occasional apple or strawberry theme in a kitchen, or maybe some decorative fruit in a basket. But what if you could decorate …

Majorca Number 1 For 2007 British Holidays

An annual battle between holiday resorts to attract visiting tourists and their wallets each summer is over, and it appears that the Spanish island of Majorca has won over the British market at least. Since the advent of package holidays some fifty years ago initiated by holiday companies such as Thomas Cook and Thomson Holidays, whole areas of Spain and other European countries have built their economies around tourism, and each year they hope that the holidaymakers will come to their area. Some islands like Menorca and Majorca are almost entirely dependent upon having a modern economy and infrastructure through incoming tourism. In June this year predictions were for a dire 2007 for the holidays and flights market, with Spain …

Setting up Portraiture

Introduction Portraiture is the ‘bread and butter’ of any professional photographer. Getting it ‘right’ is essential. I once heard a professional artist – an oil painter – describe a successful portrait as one which told you something about the subject which you did not already know! I do believe there is something in this. Capturing people in an unguarded and relaxed moment is possibly the trick. Outdoor Portraits Perhaps due to the warm summers that we have had over the past few years, I am finding that outdoor portraiture is becoming more popular. For families, groups and for individuals this can be a great approach – using locations such as the back garden, a park or green fields – if …