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Sweet thoughts

After a very long day at work, I arrived home to find a lovely card from a little old lady that I work for.  Well in saying I work for her is an understatement of our relationship. I go to her house once a fortnight to help her to do the things she finds difficult to do – but that doesn’t mean she is frail, far from it. It doesn’t feel like work. She is like the grandmother I never had growing up and I love her to bits. I have known this lady for nearly 12 years. I share my thoughts and feelings with her and she is always interested in what is happening in my life. She has been there through the up & downs, and throughout always encouraging and giving me friendly advice. She has really built up my self- esteem. She never thinks of herself, only of others.  A kindred spirit, and the reason for the card; to wish me good luck for tomorrow as I have a hospital appointment – a procedure that I’m not looking forward to and if I have to be honest -I have been feeling sick with dread. Isn’t it wonderful for others to have you in their thoughts?

To My Kindred Spirit
by Todd-Michael St. Pierre

We share secrets, we laugh and even cry,

We have so much in common,

Concerns, likes and dislikes.

Ours is a relationship joined by

Tender velvet chains that link our

similar dreams of life and love.

A gentle intuition guides us in our

individual struggles to succeed

at the things we pursue, to stand

out from the crowd.

In you I have found so much of myself,

Including many of the same

Insecurities and philosophies.

Complete inner-peace and happiness,

These are the things I wish for you,

in the present and in the future

because you are my kindred spirit.

So I am going to take her good wishes, try to relax and get a goodnight rest.

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Hello everyone

Well what a busy week its been, I feel like If been chasing my tail, roll on in 3 weeks time when I will have 12 days off work. I find myself jumping on the computer most days to check my blog, just to see if any new people are following, and then I think, I haven’t anything interesting to actually put on this site, because all I’ve done is work, clean the house, food shopping, short walk or play with Noah or go to my dance class- which to be honest feeling rather guilty as I haven’t spent much time with Noah, well not enough quantity of time as I would like.

When I don’t have to work that is.

I’ve actually had a great weekend, very productive. Dinner party Friday night, the food was amazing, and a great way of  catching  up with friends. Saturday; despite working part of the day managed to spend some time playing at the park with Noah and rounding the day of with a salsa event in the evening. Packing away the summer clothes to make room for the winter wardrobe. Love Autumn time its my favourite season. Then Sunday was spent at Dalkeith Country Park. I had a great time with Noah and getting to grips working the new camera.

Here’s a little selection of pictures I took with my new camera of our time spent there:











Wish there was more days in a weekend. Why did God have to finish everything in 6 days and only allowing 1 day of rest. I feel another busy week is just about to begin. Roll on next weekend – thinking a train ride for Noah’s next adventure.

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Quote of the day

Quote of the day

So true

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New purchase

Have decided the way forward to starting photography is to start of with a second hand camera and some handy tips to get me on my way to capturing decent photographs, and creating the time to do it. My inspiration was from a work colleague of mine, who gave up her job as a learning assistant to pursue her dream of becoming a professional photographer – a very talented one at that.

Have already booked this deal to get me started.Four-Hour Photography Walking Tour with Print

More importantly I needed a new camera. Late last night, I just happened to be on Ebay looking at cameras. Wish I had the money just to go out and buy a new camera, but for a decent one it is pretty expensive and I’ve already bought quite a few things on the mastercard. 0000ps. However I have purchased a

Panasonic G1 DMC-G1K Lumix

The deal I got on Ebay

I also bidded on a Canon EOS 450D Digital SLR but prices were going to high. I don’t know too much about Panasonic’s just hope I’ve made a good choice. The camera is only 14months old, been assured its in very good condition and comes with lots of extra’s.

Fingers crossed I get to grips using it – Excited, should be here by next week; in time for going on holiday with Noah to Angecroft Park in Ettrick in the October break.

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A piece of Paradise

 

Someone had the same thought as me!

A couple of weeks ago, after a long day at work, I collected Noah from my brother’s who looks after Noah sometimes when my daughter can’t. It’s quite handy as my brother stays close to my work.  After a well deserved cup of coffee, decided it was time to set off for home, but as it was such a lovely summer’s evening, instead of going for the bus we walked to Inverleith Park.  It’s a nice well maintained park with lots to entertain Including a children’s play area, duck pond with reed bed complete with boardwalks, small garden area, allotments, bowling greens, rugby pitches and good paths. There are some lovely views from above the duck pond.

Noah swimming in Inverleith Pond

After spending some time at the park and Noah swimming in the pond, I was getting rather hungry, and as it takes over an hour to get home decided it was best to start heading home. We walked up to Stockbridge.  Stockbridge is a beautiful little village in the heart of  Edinburgh City. Shrouded in ancient history.

However as we got to the crossroads, Noah was pulling on the lead to go the opposite way, of where our bus stop was. Noah had only been in that area once before and had done the exactly the same thing. Well curiosity got the better of me and decided to go where he was pulling me.

First we came across this Arch, and as we went through, on the other side; there was a lady taking a boot style exercise class. It was rather funny as Noah was trying to go up to people and give him his stick that he had found, so between this woman barking orders, most had stopped to admire Noah.

Stockbridge

I soon saw this walk was a continuation of the water of Leith walkway. I had only ever been on the opposite side of this walk (from Stockbridge to Leith), or on sections at Dean Village.

It was a good opportunity to take some pictures, between Noah playing and disturbing a few school girls sitting on some rocks down by the water.

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It was a beautiful stretch of the walkway, and one day I think we will do the whole lot.

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Hello’s & Goodbye’s

Saw this and just had to share it. It makes me think of Noah. From a very early age (Well as soon as he was old enough to jump on the bed) – he likes to sit on my bed and watch me go out the gate. It has become a habit for me to turn round – blow a kiss and wave. I thought I’m sure all my friends think I’m mad. Until one day when 2 of my friends came to visit and when we all left the house together. They too turned round, looked up at the window and waved. One of the friends said “did we really just wave to Noah. Yip even they can’t resist waving too. My daughter has admitted that all her friends do the same.

He will often be at the window when I return, this makes me smile and I wave. He will come down to the garden as I put my bike away in the shed. After a hard day at work, it’s nice to sit down with a cup of coffee and Noah will come and snuggle into me for a cuddle. So no matter how hard the day has been, or how tired I feel – It cheers me up. Who would have thought just how therapeutic having a dog would be.

Let me know your thoughts,send me your comments on how you say hello and goodbye to your pets. :).

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Inspire

Thought I would share this quote that I came across.

So all you animal lovers out there, when your having a bad day – remember when you open your hearts to animals – YOUR A SPECIAL PERSON!

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