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

A touch of snow and a dash of history!

Posted on July 18, 2018 by Sioux under General

  Back in familiar territory for work, I didn’t get much opportunity to go walkabout as the weather turned nasty the day after I arrived. It suited me, I’d done a load of exploring during the previous weeks, so was happy to hole up in the warmth of the house. There was however one specific trip […]

Playtime for a day – footloose and fancy free…….

Posted on July 13, 2018 by Sioux under General

  Once I had done the necessary updating of certification required in my line of work, I took myself off to Reading, which was half way to my next assignment and meant I didn’t have to get up too early to get the train to my destination. A large, historically important town located in the Thames Valley at […]

New horizons, new adventures!

Posted on July 3, 2018 by Sioux under General

  After my 3 week assignment in Liverpool, I was looking forward to a 10 day break, spending time with friends in London that I’ve not seen for years, and renewing some training certification. Alas the time with friends was not to be. My anticipated 3-hour train trip from Liverpool became a 13 hour nightmare […]

Back to familiar surroundings, and yet more of the white stuff!

Posted on June 23, 2018 by Sioux under General

  Back at a regular client in Liverpool, and it seemed as if the snow was following me! I had only been there a few days when we awoke to a white world again. I hadn’t been out much as it was bitterly cold again and blowing a gale. Indoors was best. Client had been […]

I owe, I owe, its off to a new area I go – the final – and the white stuff arrived!

Posted on June 18, 2018 by Sioux under General

  The weather started closing in 2 days before the end of my assignment and on the morning I was due to leave, I awoke to a silent world of white! I got quite emotional standing out in the gently falling snow, which was so thick on the ground that my client said it must […]

I owe, I owe, its off to a new area I go #4 – I love to go a’wandering…

Posted on June 13, 2018 by Sioux under General

  Playtime indoors one a rainy day – a fancy glass window inside the house made for an interesting ‘fire & ice’ type image’ with the afternoon light shining through the curtains on the other side of the room!   A few days before my assignment ended, I was given an extended break again and being […]

I owe, I owe, its off to a new area I go #3 – funny forest dwellers!

Posted on June 8, 2018 by Sioux under General

  After a few days of rain, I awoke to sunny skies, which meant only one thing – walkabout time! My client had visitors coming for tea and said I could extend my break to 3 hours. I wasn’t about to argue and headed off as soon as lunch was done. Walking in the opposite […]

I owe, I owe, its off to a new area I go #2 – playtime in The Lakes!

Posted on June 3, 2018 by Sioux under General

  The area of the Lakes I was in was a small hamlet nestled at the foot of the south facing slope of Skiddaw, which, at over 915m, is one of the highest mountains in the Lake District; and from up high, looks towards the only one of the lakes in the district that has the […]

I owe, I owe, its off to a new area I go #1 – enroute to The Lakes!

Posted on May 24, 2018 by Sioux under General

  Heading to pastures new for my next assignment in an area I had long wanted to visit – The Lakes District, England’s largest National Park & also a World Heritage site, known for its mountainous beauty. I couldn’t wait! I had a few changes at some lovely stations along the way; and was treated […]

Play date in the city!

Posted on May 14, 2018 by Sioux under General

  My niece and I only had 2 days free in Liverpool after the shoot and as she hadn’t been there before, we took the opportunity of the clear weather to explore as much as we could. I had done some pre-niece-arrival exploring on my own; and once we had done the photo shot of […]