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

Victory in Europe!

Posted on May 25, 2020 by Sioux under General

My assignment was done, and I had arranged a few days off, so headed up to Liverpool to be in the city for the Champions League final, between the Redmen and Spurs. A friend had kindly given me tickets to watch the game in an indoor seated arena on the V&A Waterfront. Of course the […]

Same face, new place #2 – playtime in the small world

Posted on May 22, 2020 by Sioux under General

Summer time in England is magnificent and working in a home where the garden has been well thought out and constantly tended, results in a lot of satisfaction for me on my break. Armed with my camera and macro lens, I spent my break outdoors almost every day, with a few long walks inbetween!  “You […]

Same face, new place #1 – enchanted forests with blue carpets.

Posted on May 19, 2020 by Sioux under General

Back at work in Wiltshire, client had agreed to let me use the car one afternoon and a fellow carer, who is also very handy with a camera, had previously been to the local bluebell forests, so after lunch that’s where we headed. “Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.” […]

New areas, new adventures #7 – up high, try to touch the sky!

Posted on May 13, 2020 by Sioux under General

We packed up early and left for Llandudno. It was our last day of holiday and we were taking full advantage of the long days. It wasn’t a long drive, and once there, we managed to find parking very near to the historic Great Orme Tramway station.  The town of Llandudno is the largest seaside […]

New areas, new adventures #7 – living on the edge…..

Posted on May 10, 2020 by Sioux under General

Driving to Anglesey from Conwy, the weather turned very wet, so no stops were made along the way, and by the time we got there, we were looking for jackets, gloves and beanies! Definitely not the right weather to be wandering around in the heather, but wander we did!   Anglesey an island off the north-west […]

New areas, new adventures #7 – heading North

Posted on May 7, 2020 by Sioux under General

We were only in Conwy for a day, so headed straight to the castle. Conwy is a walled market town on the north coast built between 1283 and 1289, lived in by the English invaders, while the Welsh locals stayed outside the confines of the walls. People born within the town walls of Conwy are nicknamed “Jackdaws”, after the […]

New areas, new adventures #7 – on the road again….

Posted on April 29, 2020 by Sioux under General

The trip to Conwy was a mixture of wet & dry, with a few pit stops in between. The scenery however stayed either gorgeous or stunning.  Leaving Blaenavon, we stopped off at what I would have called a small dam or lake, but here it’s known as a pond. Built around 1824 to supply additional […]

New areas, new adventures #6 – making new memories in old places!

Posted on April 26, 2020 by Sioux under General

Blaenavon, in southeast Wales, is built primarily on a hillside with parts of the town and surrounding country forming the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape, recorded as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. The town, literally meaning “front of the river” or loosely “river’s source” in the Welsh language, grew around an ironworks opened in 1788; and was of crucial importance in the development […]

New areas, new adventures #5 – take me home, country roads

Posted on April 21, 2020 by Sioux under General

We left Paul’s Stroud lodgings early, and hit the road. Other than knowing the name of the town, neither of us knew where we were headed, although Paul had been in Blaenavon a few times for work, but not near to where we were heading. The journey took us through some stunning areas and beautiful […]

New areas, new adventures #4 – old friends in new places…..

Posted on April 17, 2020 by Sioux under General

A friend from the ad industry had come over to settle in the UK and we made a plan to have a catch up while I was on leave. We met up about half way between our respective homes, and as the weather didn’t look great  didn’t do much walking around. What little we did […]