Who doesn’t love a good road trip?
Theres nothing better than just getting in your car and driving off somewhere for the day. Or in my case; getting in your boyfriends car and having him drive you everywhere because you can’t legally drive yet…
As you may have seen if you follow me on Instagram I recently bought myself my first ever camera! I’d been wanting to do this for some time now: I study Digital Media Production at uni and for my elective next year I chose photography, so having my own camera rather than having to rent one out from uni is going to be so helpful!
Not only that but it’s going to help take my blog photos to the next level, as currently I’m just using my iPhone 6s. I’d been toying between the Canon EOS M3 and the M10 for months but in the end I decided to pick up the M10 and I’m so glad I did- the quality is amazing!
I’ll be posting a full review on this next week (edit: you can read it here) so if you’re considering picking one up then keep an eye out for that!
Chris suggested we go for a road trip so I could try it out properly and I suggested going into Sheffield for the afternoon. Yes I know, not exactly an exotic location but I had my reasons: last week Chris was lucky enough to go and watch the morning session of the World Championship Snooker Tournament at The Crucible Theatre with his family!
No you were super jealous and morngy all morning.
Anyway I really wanted to go up to the Crucible Theatre and Winter Gardens to see if we could spot any of the players walking around. Plus that area is really good for getting photographs so it would kill two birds with one stone.
Chris has a little Ford Ka that we both lovingly refer to as Pearl, (it’s black and we’re both Pirates of the Caribbean fans…) and I swear he loves that car more than me some times! He must be the only person I know who actually does all those checks you’re meant to do before going on road trips.
They’re probably the last thing on most peoples minds, but keeping your tyres in good condition is super important. You need to check your tyre pressure at least once a month and its a good idea to check them every morning to make sure they haven’t been vandalised during the night- especially if you park your car on the road! If you’re looking for high quality car tyres, they can be booked at Point S via their online booking system.
It’s always to be better to be safe than sorry, I don’t know about you but I don’t fancy breaking down on the side of the motorway.
So after 10 minutes of checks, then another 10 spent trying to find something good to listen to on the radio, we were finally off!
Chris hates driving in Sheffield and now I see why, the roads are so confusing and half the signs don’t seem to make sense- even the Sat Nav got lost!
I was planning on learning to drive before going back to university next year but now I think I’ll stick to the train, it might be inconvenient but its better than having a panic attack twice day!
Once we finally got there we spent most of the afternoon wandering around taking pictures, trying to spot snooker players (without success unfortunately) and ducking into places when the great British weather decided to forget that its meant to be sunny now.
I must admit I have no idea how people can walk around just taking pictures (let alone vlog!) when out in public, I get so embarrassed and worry people are looking at me.
Got to love anxiety.
It’s one of the things I’ve been determined to work on this year so I pushed past it and managed to get some really nice photos actually.
Might not have been one of the most “interesting” road trips ever but we had a laugh and a good time and, when you think about it, thats what really matters.
This post is sponsored by Point S but all opinions are of course my own.
Thanks for stopping by! I’m a twenty-five-year-old digital media graduate with a passion for writing and a desire to change the way we view mental health and autism. I’ve owned jademarie.co.uk for nearly two years now, and its slowly changed from a place where I would brain dump whatever was going through my head that day, into a place where people can come for help, advice and hopefully a bit of a laugh. I do occasionally come out with a witty sentence or two. Mostly by accident.