This is how I get woken up at 5 in the morning. Couldn’t resist reaching out for the camera, which I just happened to have nearby as I had been downloading images onto the computer the previous night. Continue reading
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Decided now that Noah is getting older he needs more adventures in his life, and certainly me too. I’m going to try at least one a month to go to new places to explore, I get rather bored going on the same walks around where I stay. I’m sure Noah does too. Beginning of October Noah went on his First Train Ride. I never knew that dogs could travel on trains as I had never saw any, whenever I had to travel. I love the countryside and since having Noah even more so. The things that’s happened while on our travels speaks volume’s to me that I really must learn to drive. Noah got rather impatient while waiting for the bus into town, that it got later to go for the train ride than intended. He was rather fidgety on the bus, not settling very well and barking, he would only stop if people were talking to him or petting him. He is getting rather spoilt whenever we travel, as people can’t resist his good looks. After burning off some of his energy we headed for the train station.
Noah and Adam
A view of firth of fourth
After 40 mins we arrived to our destination. we all had a great day out. We headed back to the train station a little tired, a little wet and rather hungry. We stopped off in town to get some fish and chips, couldn’t believe it when I got two fish and a fairly decent size too with my supper, now if I had been in Edinburgh, I probably would only have received a measly one.
We had a little time before the train was due, so we sat down to enjoy our food. Noah enjoyed having a little of the fish, didn’t want to give him too much; as I didn’t want him to be sick on the train or bus going home. I had a chance to take more photographs too.
Although I do have to say we got home rather late that intended, all to do with me having a little mishap.
The train back home
I forgot my rucksack, I had left it on the platform bench. I hadn’t even noticed until I sat down, and the train was moving off. Panic set in. I asked my daughter if she had picked it up, as I had taken it off to retrieve a drink, then went off for a cigarette and left it sitting next to the carrier back with both our books in, that we had bought earlier. Nope she had the carrier bag, but not my rucksack. I went one stop and headed back to see if it would still be there. My daughter stayed on the train with Adam, while I got off with Noah. Everything happened so quickly and when you panic you don’t think properly, my daughter later informs me I should have left Noah with them. Noah and I had a half hour wait until the train would come, to head back to see if my rucksack would be there.
So we sat waiting on a dark and lonely platform and I couldn’t believe how stupid I was to forget my bag. I had no money and battery was just about to go dead. My daughter called to say she would leave money at the train service to ensure I would get home okay, and that she ad reported it to train services and also called the police in Burntisland. There wasn’t another train due at that platform until the next one to Edinburgh which I would be catching back. After half an hour we reached the other platform – no Rucksack. we had another half hour wait to catch the train back home.
The positive side in all this, we met a some lovely people who were quite taken with Noah – he always gets attention wherever we go. One chap who came over to pat Noah, was so taken with him. He told me that Noah reminded him off his own dog, a border collie; who had died a couple of years previously after a long and happy life. Who he really still missed a lot. After chatting and patting Noah, he turned round to his wife and said “We really must get another dog”. He had been in two minds whether to get another dog, and after spending time with Noah, his mind was made up. He tells me maybe he could get a rescue border collie. I wish him well. Another chap with his wife and toddler tells me he grew up with border collies on a farm in Belfast. He too was quite taken with Noah. Noah was so gentle with the baby, he is so good with small children and has been ever since he was a pup. The tail would wag and he always wants to go up to buggies whenever he sees one. He too turns round to his wife and tries to get her to come over to see Noah and says “Look how good the baby and dog are together, maybe we should get a dog” He tells me how good it was to have dogs in his life growing up and how he misses it now he is an adult with a young family.
So if I hadn’t left my rucksack we wouldn’t have been on that train, or if I had left Noah with my daughter, then Noah wouldn’t have had the opportunity of touching these people’s lives. So I came away happy and left these people reminiscing in their fondest memories. I also got a pleasant surprise to find my daughter waiting as we stepped off the train.
In the rucksack had been my purse with some money and all my cards, keys, daughter’s cardigan, a book which didn’t belong to me. I was gutted as I had been enjoying the book and had reached an exciting part, a half bar of chocolate that I had been saving to enjoy a cup of coffee with when I reached home, and Noah’s thrower, So that night was spent cancelling all my cards, the good news they hadn’t been used. The down side is that week I had to borrow money until the new cards came, getting new keys cut and I will have to replace the book and buy my daughter another cardigan. So whoever came across my rucksack and wasn’t honest enough to hand it it, I really hope the same doesn’t happen to you one day.
Woke up this morning very early I may add – curtsy of my 2 nieces, with their little noses almost touching mine, with little whispers off “We’re hungry”. How sweet, makes a change from Noah’s wet runny nose. What a beautiful sunny morning, the sun is shinning so brightly. It makes a lovely change, as for the past few days we have had rather a lot of wind and rain. The 1st thing I did, well after I fed the little hungry mites, was going on the computer checking emails and then logging onto Facebook. I came across this little post, well I just had to click and carry on reading. I thought I would share this with you all.
Story time again [Must READ] from powerful affirmations. Continue reading
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?
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.
Although I don’t like to teach Noah bad habits, I think teaching him to do this would be well cool; especially to the bus driver who was so rude to us on the way to work Friday morning.
I was running a little late, not feeling so good and the thought of having to be on the bus for an hour to get to work wasn’t my idea of fun. Don’t get me wrong, I love having Noah with me and he loves going to visit my brother; but some bus drivers are a pain in the ****.
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. :).
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!