Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Friday, 20 March 2015

Six Word Friday- Break

Solar eclipse March 20th 2015

A lucky break in the clouds
The sun particially covered by moon,
Watching the eclipse, the temperature drops
Birds begin a second dawn chorus.
The earth almost holding its breath
Until the sun begins to emerge
Slowly across from the other side
Until the next strange solar phenonemum.

Perhaps you may have had a better. View than we did here in Cumbria, but this strange event, was a definitely moving experience. It certainly makes you feel that you are just a tiny being in a whole  galaxy and universe of the unknown. 

Amanda x

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Wordless Wednesday

A very majestic looking tree, standing tall, centre of its Kingdom.

Amanda x

Saturday, 7 March 2015

One photo: Twenty Words

He and I had a past, 
did our own thing in the middle years, 
enjoying the present,
next? Who knows?

Joining in with Abi to tell the story of one photograph, within twenty words.

Love Amanda x

Six Words Saturday- Double Trouble

Six words on a Saturday instead of a Friday, in conjunction with Adrienne. This week's theme was "Double" and for me, that meant one thing...double trouble!
Like two peas in a pod
 We're a pair of terrible twins
Some would say we're 'Double trouble'

We're a wee bit different now,
well, actually quite a lot different.

But there's no escaping the fact

that she and I are 'one'

whether we like it or not-
wouldn't have it any other way!

Love Amanda x

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Ends and Beginnings

Well hello, how's everyone doing today? For those eagle eyed among you, you may well have spotted a change in the titles and blog header! I thought the colours and tag line needed a little bit of an overhaul since I no longer live in the tropics and live in a much cooler climate. I still dream of life over there and all my amazing travels, but I'm determined to embrace living back here in Cumbria as well.

Hence the post title, end of a new blog image and the beginning of a new one. For me, It's also the end of the working week and the beginning of a long weekend! A couple of weeks ago I started a new job, in a small local village primary school. I work part time and my hours don't include working on Fridays! Long weekends are a total novelty to me, but I'm sure I'll get used to it!

So far I'm loving my new teaching post. It feels very strange working at a new school again, albeit just until the summer, but it's great getting my teeth into teaching a new group of kids. The school in its entirety only has 57 children, so it has a very small family type feel to it all. My previous English school was 5 times as big and all in all I had taught there, on and off, for 11 years. So this feels very strange and exciting all at the same time.

One of the things I love about the job is the daily commute, 11 miles towards the coast, through farmland and Marshland. Every morning is a birdwatcher's delight where Kestrels, Sparrow Hawks, Buzzards and pheasants seem to be everywhere. It's not just the birds that make an appearance. Over the last two mornings I've seen a fox, some deer and a couple of cavorting hares. It all certainly makes the drive interesting although I really must remember to take my camera along!

So there you go, whatever you are up to over the next few days, I hope you have a relaxing time.
Love Amanda x