"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

Birthday fun #5 – Road trip! Here we come…. ready or not!

Posted on May 30, 2017 by Sioux under General

  An early rise again as my sister wanted to take me to Hythe, but first was Rye harbour for the sunrise. While trying to take a photo of the seagulls, I asked my sister to turf a pebble over at them so I could catch them flying off, but she slipped off the edge […]

Birthday fun #4 – Walkabout in Rye part 2

Posted on May 27, 2017 by Sioux under General

  Rye castle, a three story 13th Century quatrefoil plan tower (a square tower with rounded corner turrets), is located in the centre of the town overlooking the River Rother. It is also known as Ypres Tower and was built in 1249 when Henry III gave permission for it to be built as part of the defence against […]

Birthday fun #3 – Walkabout in Rye part 1

Posted on May 24, 2017 by Sioux under General

  Our second day in Rye was a walkabout-in-Rye day, and walk we did! We explored every nook and cranny and every street that took our fancy, and waked all over! Our first stop was the ‘white smock’ windmill B&B, one of the town’s most famous landmarks, on the banks of the river Tillingham. From […]

Birthday fun #2 – Knock…..knock….who’s there….

Posted on May 21, 2017 by Sioux under General

  Door knockers are often ornate, but may also be no more than a simple fitting with a metal bob or ring. In any part of England and you could often come across Victorian or Georgian houses still with the original door knocker. A door knocker has a part fixed to the door (usually metal) which is attached to […]

Birthday fun #2 – A travelling we will go

Posted on May 18, 2017 by Sioux under General

  We were up very early on the morning of my birthday & went back to the harbour to watch the sunrise. It was icy cold but crisp and fresh, and oh so blissfully quiet!  After having a breakfast surprise arranged by my sister, with candles on my hash-brown and balloons adorning our table back […]

Birthday fun #1 – Getting there & settling in

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Sioux under General

  My birthday week planning took many twists and turns before I eventually settled on the place I was going to visit. Initially starting as a visit to the Isle of Wight, it changed while I was paging through a magazine and saw a photo of Mermaid Street in Rye. There was no contest. Rye […]

A storm, a rainbow and a full moon.

Posted on May 12, 2017 by Sioux under General

  On the days when I didn’t go out walking while in Formby, I found plenty of subjects to photograph nearby the house, and storms, rainbows and full moons are perfect subjects! Plus I had some fun when the client’s daughter brought her dog for a visit!  

Together time…..

Posted on May 9, 2017 by Sioux under Green Door

  Its time again to chill, so into the bush I went with my eldest and her family, for some quality R&R.   The chalet we were in was very comfy and looked out onto the reserve. Just what was needed!   The kind of views and quiet serenity I could get used to!   

Down by the riverside

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  During an inbetween jobs break, I took a walk along the River Medway which flows through Tonbridge. It was still fairly warm and the ducks and swans were enjoying the last bit of sun and warmth as much as I did!    I walked from where I was staying, along the river past the […]

It’s holiday time again #4 – and into the bush we go!

Posted on May 7, 2017 by Sioux under Upcoming Trips

  Time for family again, and into the bush we go! I’m a wild child at heart and am so looking forward to spending quality time with my family as well as being at one with nature! (Images courtesy of Google)