What do snowdrops, fireworks and Chicken Katsu curry have in common?
They were all enjoyed by people living in Maidenhead and shared with the #lovemaidenhead photography project in February!
In case you’ve not heard of the project, it’s a community based photo challenge to help Maidenhead get the recognition it deserves for being a great place to live. It takes place on Instagram and anyone with an Instgram account can join in by tagging their photo with #lovemaidenhead. You can see the first round up and read more about it here.
Maidonians recommending Maidenhead
Seeing as February saw some pretty grey and dismal weather in Maidenhead, this month’s collection has a mix of indoors and outdoors activities. Although when the sun did come out we were blessed with some pretty awesome winter sunshine. I particularly like the shot of the rower in the mist on the Thames shared by @k_aterina (image 6 on the grid)
Putting Maidenhead on the Map
#LoveMaidenhead isn’t just a project for me; I’d like as many people in Maidenhead to get involved and share their photos. It doesn’t have to be a photographic masterpiece, it can be something you snap on your phone. There’s no need to limit yourself to things in the center of town, it can be anything within a short distance of Maidenhead that you have the privilege to enjoy as a Maidenhead resident. One of the perks of living in Maidenhead is that we have so many great places right on our doorstep. I’ll do a regular roundup of 9 photos with the #lovemaidenhead tag and share on my ‘Maidenhead Mum’ Instagram and ‘Maidenhead Mum’ Facebook profiles.
The second #lovemaidenhead collection
I’m so pleased to be able to say that despite starting this project in the darkest, coldest part of the year, month 2 has seen over double the amount of photos using #lovemaidenhead being posted!
Curry, cocktails and snowdrops. All happening in February in Maidenhead
Details of the 9 that caught my eye, from left to right:
@boulters uk: ‘through the broken fence” New cocktail list at Boulters Riverside Brasserie in Maidenhead
@maidenheadmum Bench in the gardens at The Bridge Clinic in Maidenhead.
@mickvogelphoto67 Boulters Weir
@philbray: Fireworks at Furze Platt school for Chinese new year
@k_aterina Sculling in the mist on the Thames in Maidenhead
@photo_jodie Discovering Cliveden gardens with a 3 year olds
@clarapart2 A ‘proper’ Katsu curry from Miyazaki restaurant
@mrsmintymuzza: Spring at Firs Walk
You might like to follow their instagram accounts to see more images of Maidenhead.
If you’ve been inspired by what you’ve seen then why not join in too?
How to join in if you’re on Instagram
Start using #lovemaidenhead on suitable photos that you take and share on your Instagram profile. You might also like to follow my Maidenhead Mum account (click here to follow me).
How to join in if you’re not on Instagram
If you’re not on Instagram you won’t be able to share photos but you can still see the collated highlights on my Maidenhead Mum Facebook page (click here to visit my page) and I will share here on the blog, so you might like to subscribe to my posts by email.
And if you’d like to join in and get snapping, but are a little bit wary of Instagram and smartphone photography then you might find my ‘6 Easy tips for Instagram’ post a helpful starting place.
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