WPC – Earth, Brief Encounter

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Doing the job I am doing at the moment definitely puts everything into prospective.

We are here on this earth for a brief moment, one minute we are here the next we are gone, how ever you think of it, what your beliefs are, take this small window of life, grab it, squeeze the hell out of it, sometimes the journey is a struggle, thats ok because it doesn’t last forever.

You don’t take your ‘things’  with you,  you don’t take your money, that is all insignificant in the end.

You do leave behind the way you have made people feel, the way you have treated people, the kindness you shown, the care you have taken, the words that you have said, the laughter you have started, the tears you have shed, the memories you have created.

What are YOU leaving behind on this Earth? x

Wordless Wednesday – Daisy

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This is ‘Daisy the cow’ we brought her at the weekend with some magic beans! x

WPC – One Love

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One Love, friendship

Looking back at my past blog posts I have used this picture three times. I love this picture because to me this represents the bond two friends have.

I took this picture a few years ago on a school trip to the local park. These boys where the classes little loveable rebels. I knew them from the day they started in nursery to the day they left in year six. They had been friends from that time in nursery and it had lasted all the way. They had their ups and downs, fall outs, but they always had that bond.

I’m so glad I caught this moment they had together that day, it just looked so peaceful, an unspoken conversation, closeness,  understanding. x

WPC – Harmony

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Harmony…Tricky, can mean a million things to millions of people. To me it is how things complement each other, how things belong together to make one whole, the whole picture of how sky, sea and earth together together make our world, and each picture we take of the sky, sea and earth will look completely different but are only made up of those three elements.

This picture was taken one summers evening, whilst I was sitting on a wall eating fish and chips, at Teignmouth, Devon, England. x

Vibrant Nature

 

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My Second entry to this weeks challenge, the beauty of nature. I am sure I have many more pictures if I delve deep enough into the photo archives, but here are a tiny few that I could grab quickly. Again I don’t think I can take credit for taking these pictures, my OH is the clever one with the lens, I just benefit from them as material for this blog. x

Optimistic Smile

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Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push, a smile, a world of optimism and hope, a ‘you can do it’ when things are tough.

My smiling bear picture was taken on one of my visits to Dartmoor zoo in Devon, England.

WPC Take 2 – Weight(less)

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After looking through other blogs on their response to ‘weight(less)’ I had a look through some of my old pictures and found these. I thought they fitted well. The dragonfly one above I would love to take credit for but my better half took that one, it is such a beautiful picture. I love the detail on the wings.

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This spider web was outside my classroom one morning, to be fair the web looks a bit laden down by the dew. I can never get the sparkle in the pictures that I see in real life, which is always disappointing.

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Again my better half took this one. Wouldn’t you just love to be flying high as free as a bird.

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WPC – Weight(less)

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Weightless

In mind,

Free from worry,

Solitude,

Peace,

Wash away,

Time.

(this picture was taken of me at sunset in the Maldives)

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WPC – Forces of Nature 

  

We are very lucky in the corner of our world, we have four main beautiful parts of nature, woodland, moorland, sea and countryside, all on my doorstep! 

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WPC – Signs

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I have been very lucky and had travelled to many lovely places in the world. These pictures are a small selection of signs from my several trips to the states. We have taken our boys to all the big theme parks, well you only live once, your children are only young once, and you create lasting memories! x

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WPC – Nighttime

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Here is my OHs star trail they took ages ago! This is definitely a nighttime picture!

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Between

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I know I have posted this picture before, but I think it represents the word ‘between’ well.

This picture was taken on a school trip I took the year 6s on. And this is two boys having a moment together. I find this a poignant picture, because these are boys were best friends all the way through primary school, I had seen their relationship have it’s ups and downs. The sad thing is that these boys went to separate secondary school, so I’m not sure if they still have contact. X

Weekly Photo Challenge – Extra, Extra

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Well this is unlike me, submitting a late entry to a challenge! The OCD in me pains me that I’m not posting this on the day it came out, but life just got in the way, how very dare it! With the weather here in good old England is actually being sunny and warm for a change, I have been doing outdoor activities, like climbing trees, balancing from tree top to tree top, zip wiring… And think I’m joking but no I was doing all of that on Sunday! I’m just sorry I have no photo evidence of it, but it wasn’t a pretty sight!

I think that this photo is ok for this weeks theme. This was taken one morning on one of my many dog walks, going into the field we go into every morning. This spiders web was telling us… Keep out, you can’t come in here! Unfortunately the sparkle is not as good in the photograph as it could be, but you get the idea! X

Weekly Photo Challenge – Room To Breath

In this week’s photo challenge, share your take on the idea of room — it could be an actual room in your house, a favorite gallery in your local museum, a cubicle at work. You could also take this challenge in a more abstract direction, and show us where you feel like you have room — or lack it.Weekly Photo Challenge

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This is more on the abstract side. This is a place where I feel I have ‘room’ to breath, even though looking at it from the outside in, it looks enclosed, over powering.

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But inside as you can see I am happy! X

Weekly Photo Challenge – Split Second Story

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As I don’t live in the hustle and bustle of a busy town or city, this picture is as hectic as it gets around here.

The split second story we have here is, if you look closely in the sky is a double rainbow. This picture was taken under the pressure of trying to keep a big dog under control from lunging at the cows, he doesn’t like cows, which is a bit of a shame considering we see them every day, I noticed there was a double rainbow so I quickly got my camera out to catch it, but it never comes out as good as it looks like in real life. But never mind! I always find them one of natures little miracles! X

Weekly Photo Challenge – Twist

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This picture was taken by OH when we were just playing around with their new camera at the time.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Work of Art

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These pictures are drawings that I have done recently!

Weekly Photo Challenge – On The Move

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Sorry it seems to be dog photos again, but hey, what a handsome chap, on the move, on our speed boat, with the wind through his hair!

Doesn’t get better than that! X

Weekly Photo Challenge – Spring

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What spring means to me…

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Playing with my dog in the field…

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Beautiful views of skies from my house….

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And bluebells in the woods….

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Letters

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Well if I get my arse into gear I could have an early entry! How exciting!

This was taken on a school trip to the Ted Hughes trail, he is a poet.

Over the horizon!

I have got out of the habit of blogging or taking pictures, you can mainly blame the dog for that, cos the time I was sitting and faffing on the computer is now taken up with walking or training the pooch! I also haven’t been tweeting or blipping, (sounds like some sort of disease) and I do miss it, so I’m going to try and get back on track with it all, even if it is a short post, I feel it is still important to have a record of things to look back on, cos I do enjoy looking back over photos and events that have happened. Maybe at the moment my life is not that advent full, which is not a bad thing, so maybe I haven’t got that much to share.

I am doing something exciting at the moment at school, I applied for an awards for all grant and got money to set up a community radio based at my school. It has taken a year to sort out but we are finally getting closer to our first broadcast on the big wide web. So soon I will be able to share a link with you all to have a listen to my Devonian tones! Now that’s scary! It is a get opportunity for the children and I hope in time will add to and benefit their learning. It is quite rare for primary children to experience this down this end of the world, normally secondary schools, and the possibilities for its use are endless. Also I am in the process of turning our school hall into a theatre space, adding curtains, lights, microphones, and being able to broadcast on the radio from the hall too. So that will benefit us especially with only six working weeks to our Christmas performance (sorry to mention the c word but we have started that in our school already).

So that’s work, well plus the normal day to day life of being a teacher, which a lot of you out there I know know what I mean by that. At theatre school I run on a Saturday we are thinking of doing the production Charlie and the chocolate factory which I love. I have also started up a twinkle toes dancing group for littles which seems to be going alright, lots of skipping, jumping, wafting and pretending.

My knees are really playing up, not surprised with all the dancing, PE and walking the pony, not getting any younger, I’m afraid to go the doctors because I know they will say I will have to have another operation and I really haven’t got time for that. So I think I will shut up and put up with that for a minute.

Ok that’s a general update now back to the photo challenge!

All the below pictures are the horizons that I see around me.

The first photo is of Dartmoor where I often go for long walks.
The second is the view of the horizon from my caravan in Looe, Cornwall.
The third of the horizon from my boat.
And the last, this is the horizon I see very day out of my front door!

When I’m on my walks every day I see the sun set and in the morning i watch it rise, that always blows my mind that when the sun sets we shall never see that day again, it’s gone, it’s history already, but the sun will always rise again on a new day, a new beginning and a new hope!

I am a very lucky girl to live in such a beautiful place, aren’t I x

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through Your Eyes

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Well I have finally squeezed a little time to post a challenge!

If you work in a school you will understand that this is a busy time of year, what with SATS, trips, sports day, reports, assessments, fetes, observations, leaving performances etc

Here is my spin on seeing the world through my eyes! This is me, taking a picture, for a picture, on my walk! I’m liking the fact that the angle is making me look as if I have elephant legs!

Anyway, thanks for the visit, don’t forget to say hi! X

A lucky boy am I ….

I was saying to my little (well not so little) pup tonight on our walk in our woods, how lucky we were to be able to walk in this lovely place everyday!

So I thought I would just share with you some pictures of our walk today! And so you can also see how my baby boy is doing, he is 8 mouths old now and will be taking his bronze kennel club award in July, hopefully with a bit of practise!

Thanks for dropping by x

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Walk in the rain!

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I was scheduled to do a long walk on Dartmoor today, but alas the rain stopped play again. So I went for a mini walk around Haldon forest, near Exeter in the rain. It is a really pretty trail with lots of different nooks and crannies, and secret pathways to explore!

As you can see below there was a throne for ‘Queenie’ for me to sit in and sing a little song. The request was ‘wheels on the bus’ and ‘wind the bobbin up’! All that was missing was my crown!

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Thanks for dropping by! X

Little Robin

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I just thought I would share with you the pictures my OH took the other day of our little friend who lives in the garden. We were out in the garden sorting, and this little robin had no fear, he was just bobbing up and down from the tree to the bench watching what we were up to, and he just sat there and posed for his photo call.

Hope you are having a good day so far and thanks for dropping by! X

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On My Seat…

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Sit here and think
By myself
Once was busy
Now is bare

Sit here and think
Time for me
Just one minute
Then I’ll be ready

Sit here and think
You can come too
There’s room
On my seat

I wrote this poem a while ago, I’m not any kind of poet or anything but this picture which I took at ‘Dartington Hall’ in Devon, just must have inspired me to brake out into verse!

Thanks for dropping by! X

Today’s walk…

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Went for a walk up on Dartmoor today, as you can probably guess from the title! It was good to get out and blow away a few cobwebs (where ever that saying comes from). Walked only about 4 miles, so a short one today. I am very lucky that I have this out my back door.

I wish I had something deep and meaningful for you to read but I haven’t, sometimes your brain just won’t think that deeply. Some people are so creative in what they write, I wonder how long it takes them to think of stuff, does it just pop into their head. Some people just rant about anything, I’m not very good at ranting, wish I was better at really. I suppose because not a lot gets on my nerves. I like being asked questions because that stimulates my thinking.

So I won’t bore you anymore, you now can get back to what ever you were doing, thanks for dropping in!

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