Monthly Archives: May 2014

Let’s Party!

Fellow bloggers check out this blog idea – a great way to share your favourite blog piece again with others. Here’s my submission
https://tanzalongs.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/bootlife/

Devon Day

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Today we have made our way back up the coast stopping off in the Tamar Valley and then driving across to Teignmouth to meet up with Anita’s cousin and her family.

Tamar Valley

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Teignmouth

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Split Second Olympics Story

imageA submission to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Split Second Story

We were lucky enough to visit the Olympic Park at London 2012. We went on the first Thursday which was the day it all kicked off for Britain in terms of Gold! On our way in we passed many commentators from TV stations across the world doing “pieces to camera”. I captured one of these as We walked by. In error I had my camera switched to Black and White mode when I took this but I think it’s effective.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Split Second Story

A submission to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Split Second Story
Each week of the year my church ( St Mary’s Bletchley) donates, packs and delivers a Food Parcel to many needy families from across the city.
At Christmas we add a gift parcel donated by church members and local community.
This photo is from Christmas 2011 (over 50 families supported), each year there are more and more families referred to us by Social Services across Milton Keynes.

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Cornwall Mini-Break: Day 2

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Our second day in Cornwall involved a visit inland briefly visiting the Tamar Valley and Launceston and then Lanhydrock a National Trust Property (since our membership runs out tomorrow we wanted to get our money’s worth).

Tamar Valley

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Launceston

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Lanhydrock
These gardens were stunning and contained my favourite Rhododendrons and Azaleas along with many others.

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Home Comforts

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Moving to Africa with everything stuffed into 8 cases is a challenge but we do want to take some things from home.
We like watching Movies and have box sets of particularly favourite TV series (Star Trek, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Friends). There is no way we could take then as is and so earlier this week I purchased two DVD carriers from ASDA and we decanted our favourite DVD’s into them. The proper cases will go into storage and the new cases will go into our luggage.

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20140530-082006-30006887.jpgThankfully music is digitally stored onto my iPod ( what did we do before MP3 players?). It’s just a pity that there is no video equivalent of iTunes.
Beyond this we are taking a keyboard for my daughter and, my son wants his Play Station.
Why are we squeezing in these peripheries and (in the case of the keyboard) looking to pay for additional luggage?
A good friend who has lived abroad advised us “that we should ensure we bring things that make us feel at home eg: pictures that hang on the wall”. So along with the essentials these home comforts will be squeezed into our cases.
We will be living in a culturally different place and over time we will make the adjustment but these things are part of touching base with our past as we move into the future.

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Cornwall Mini-Break: Day 1

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We visited the North Coast of Cornwall visiting three separate locations to enjoy the coastline and take in the sea air.

Chapelporth

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Trevaunance Cove

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Perranporth

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