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Noah with swans

I have been promising you to show the latest of Noah’s shots while out on a day trip to Arthur seat  taken a couple of weeks back when it was a nice sunny day. I have been trying out different settings on the camera, and on an earlier post you would have seen Noah modelling amongst the buttercups. I hasten to add I really was just going to take some shots of flowers for a project I was working on, when he just went into the shot and remained there so who couldn’t resist taking a few of him. He is a natural infront of  the lens, maybe I should enter him into a contest.

well here they are I hope you enjoy them:

You can also view them in higher resolution on my main photography page along with many more of Noah & the beautiful swans. Here 

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A dog’s best friend

Good afternoon everyone

Thought you might like to see Noah featured in a short slideshow modelling with his uncle kev last week. It was a lovely sunny day in Edinburgh, went on a lovely walk to Arthur seat, took quite a lot of pictures and in the process of going through them all. Will post a few more photo’s of Noah swimming and being close to quite a few swans. Noah wasn’t bothered in the slightest by them, however the swans were keeping a close watch on him. lol

To view the video click on here A dog’s best friend Enjoy hope you like the video.

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Aka Noah get’s a halter

well folks it’s been some time since I posted anything. It’s been a pretty stressful few months, on the plus side things can only get better. After suffering from lingering pain in my shoulders, I just had to do something about walking with Noah. After months of being haled all the way to the park, walks were beginning to become a bit of a pain.  As you may know Border Collies just don’t take to being on leads. Overall Noah is a pretty good dog, but not when he’s in such a rush to get to the park and play his favorite games of chasing balls, frisbee’s and whatever else he can find. So after some advice Noah and I took a trip to Pets at home and purchased a halter. Considering Noah is now over the age of 2 and never had anything put over muzzle, he did so good (I’m actually quite proud of him). The shop assistant actually said he should be a model (got quite a few shots of him doing this, one for another blog). So we have been doing a bit of training. Take a look at how cute he looks.

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Noah 1st Holiday – part 2

Here’s more pics of our time at Angecroft Caravan Park. Apart from a little rain on the Saturday, it stayed fairly dry for the next couple of days. It rained heavily late on the Monday night, we didn’t care though as we were nice and cosy in the the caravan. We woke early in the morning to find it was still raining . After breakfast I decided to brave the rain, I wanted to enjoy our last day at the caravan, and my brother was arriving late afternoon with his 2 kids to stay overnight and drive us back home in the morning.

 

 

 

 

 
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Noah’s 1st Holiday – Part 1

Well fellow  bloggers I have been promising you this post for a while now, I’ve finally got round to organizing  some of the many photos of our time at a caravan in Ettrick Valley.

We left on the saturday 13th October. The travel plans didn’t quite go to plan. I had originally planned to leave the day before, but as I was working I didn’t relish the thought of travelling late in the day (which was just as well I didn’t).  a good friend was planning a visit back to Edinburgh for that very weekend. So I went out dancing and enjoyed a catch up off her news of her settling into a new area and job. When I rechecked travelling plans that very night I found to my dismay there wouldn’t be a bus that would take us from Selkirk Town to Angecroft caravan park ; as I had originally thought. Apparently it’s only the local school bus they use, and as it was a Saturday there was no other means of transport to getting there. Lets just say I panicked, Continue reading

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I’m back

Not staying long. it’s a busy busy busy time

Hello fellow bloggers’s it’s been a while. I have missed keeping you all up to date with how Noah I have been doing and  been getting up to.

Boy has October been a busy month and it looks like November is going to be just as busy. Work has been extremely busy since the new term.  I am starting something new at school, I’m planning and leading the VI (Visual impairment)group on Tuesday’s, so my nights have been typing out lesson plans to incorporate 3 activities into the weekly session.  At last I feel I’m contributing to the team. I have been getting hooked on pinterest, and getting my creative juices going.  There is so many good ideas I want to make a few things in school and at home for Christmas. I feel I’ve put everything else on the back burner. This weekend I really must start my own work in time for Christmas and get that photography tour book, got to use the voucher by the end of December and Saturday’s are now all booked.

This is a little section of photo’s I took when we all spent the day in Burntisland. It seems so long ago now, but remember with fondest memories. Noah had a great time splashing in the sea.

I feel really guilty that I haven’t been able to spend as much time with him as I would like. 4 more lesson plans, a trip to Malta next week for a salsa congress, might just have time to breathe properly, and plan another little adventure time with Noah………………………………………….. will keep you all posted, in the meantime.

A Happy spooky Halloween!!!

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Noah’s 1st train ride

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

Some refreshments before boarding

Told you no one can resist him

On our way to board the train

Found a spacious area to sit

An East coast train

“Yikes I wonder where I’m going”

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.

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A spring day in October

What a busy October it is turning out to be, so much to do and so little time. I can’t believe its the middle of October already. Have been rather busy with work, planning holidays, getting to grips working the new camera and editing masses of photos. Here’s a little collection of a trip to Princes street gardens before Noah going on his 1st ever train Journey.

 

This is the Scott  monument, which stands at the entrance to the 1st section of the gardens. It has a whopping 287 steps. I have yet to climb all the way to the top. I don’t care much for heights. I’m pretty sure around 10 years ago I almost got to the top but bottled out as the steps are rather old and spirals which is even worse – as a child I fractured my elbow fallen down spiral steps when I was delivering leaflets. As an adult I really should overcome this fear.

 

 

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A walk in the park

Dalkeith Country Park is only a short distance to where we live in Edinburgh and is close to the city bypass. Only a short ride on the bus which suits Noah as he hates being on the bus for long periods of time. The park is open 7 days a week from Easter to the end of October 2012, 10am–5.00pm.

There is also a fantastic adventure playground with over 150 metres of high walkways, flying foxes and lots more to keep children of all ages occupied for hours, but of course that doesn’t appeal to Noah. He would much rather find a stick  and play fetch.

Even though the Estate is so close to Dalkeith town centre, it is an oasis of calm woodland. In the Estate, Otters, Badgers and Roe deer, can all be found roaming our woodlands or waterways, along with a host of different species of birds. A flash of red in the undergrowth tells us that a fox is on the prowl, a shriek in the evening lets us know that a barn owl is looking for a mate. I have yet to capture these species on camera. Continue reading

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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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