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Aspire Magazine

Aspire, a free weekly magazine both online and in stores in East Midlands, below link to some back issues.  We have small advert in an April number to do with Weddings. They cover art, lifestyle, culture & entertainment

Aspire Magazine



Richmond Park

Today we drove up to Richmond Park again to see the deers.

We went in the middle of the day to avoid the traffic in suburbs of London and turned off M25 at junction 12 which took us right into Richmond High Street on the A316 – past landmarks like Twickenham Rugby ground and the Kempton Park Engine Trust with the World’s largest working triple expansion steam engine.

This is magnificant, know nothing about things like this but i was impressed. Built in 1928 by Worthington-Simpson of Newark and stands in an Art Deco engine house

As we left M25, we could see outline of Thorpe Park rides in the distance.

In Richmond we went up the hill – with one of the most beautiful views in London over the Thames winding away below the Star and Garter and thru Richmond Gate into the Park.

Richmond Park is like a Lowry painting come to life… full of ancient trees and herds of grazing young deers and some stags and Londoners on bikes, jogging, walking. Somewhere in the park is the Royal Ballet School.

This time we stopped in the park at a place never stopped before, Pembroke Lodge… a Georgian mansion, a little way into the park from Richmond gate, draped with wisteria in the summer and looking down onto the Thames valley a perfect place for tea or for those with means, a beautiful setting for a Wedding.

The sad thing about today, was a sign saying the park is closed for a few nights for a deer cull. Wish i hadn’t seen this sign.

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Summer Sale – 30% Discount for next two weeks

                                  Summer Sale at …. and still 10% of online price will be donated to
different Global Giving projects



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Few more days if you would like to vote

The link to a Wedding Photography Competition on FAA – you need to sign in but it costs nothing to be a member. There are many other competitions, you can take part in with your own images or just to see some beautiful photographs and paintings


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Wedding Photography Competition

We are hosting a Competition on Fine Art America – about Weddings. Please submit upto 3 romantic, beautiful, thoughtful, glamerous, cute, funny, crazy or just awesome moments in the run up or during a Summer Wedding.

Please submit your photographs to Fine Art America

To take part you just need to be a member of FAA, this is free.

The photographs can be about the preparation to your own or someone in your family’s Wedding – or on the day, outside the church or venue or at the reception – throwing the bridal flowers or maybe the bride and groom driving away in the wedding car, your mum and dad, grandparents, friends or children – doing their own thing. Anything lovely, funny or special for you.

My parents told me when i was a toddler at someones wedding i crawled underneath the tables, just surfacing to help myself to glasses of babycham on the tables..

We will feature the three winning entrys on our website – and our blog 



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