Think I’ve come to that place in life where I think I’ve said everything I was ever going to say. The rest is just repetition.
So in honour of meaningless repetition henceforth, let me quote one of my fav childhood cartoons…
Went over the the Black Country Boating Festival at the weekend. As always i had my trusty handheld device and did some filming. Met some lovely people there. Decent weather and lovely day out with the family. Shoutout to Tidy Andy & his lovely wife who put me onto the event! Check out his blog here
Find out more about the bcbf here
Popped down to the Martineau Gardens over the weekend to see the Beekeepers of Birmingham’s Honey Show.
I met John Gale, the Honey Show Manager who was kind enough to explain to me the goings on. Thanks for the shot of mead ;0)
Find out more about beekeeping in Birmingham
It’s very interesting to me, how much energy we expend pursuing various activities. One really costly pursuit is hate. It consumes time and energy. Hating produces hormones that affect our physiology in negative ways. Better to just get on with fixing the problem, whether it is ourselves or otherwise, failing that just walking away methinks. just some idle musings.
Gotta love ol’ Billy Shakes! Not the anthem for fobbing everybody off, but to me more the idea that you should try not lie to yourself about who /what you are. Just being honest enough to own up to yourself about your strengths and weaknesses. Recently I have been thinking a lot about two words.
a) accepting b) embracing.
There are things in my life I have to just accept. I have to accept that since an accident in the Philipines I hate flying, but then I have to move on from that and embrace the challenge of making sure it doesn’t imprison me.
I have to accept having made some dumb choices as a yung un but embrace the opportunity to do better etc. Just some idle musings.
Went to a local brum treat of a festival. The Kings Norton Festival. There was music and there were vendors but I was particularly drawn to the canal where a different easy Sunday morning vibe was in full swing. Got to chatting to the traders on the canal. Quite the alternative lifestyle requiring the paradox that is being very organised and industrious as well as being easy going. A life of travel and constant change!
The lovely Helen of Wildside Preserves gave us a jar of her award winning Strawberry & Raspberry jam with Raspbery Gin, yum! It was cool having a bit of banter with these awesome tradespeople who float about from town to town selling their wares. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO!!
The Northfield Arts Carnival was yesterday. Lots of fun to be had! here are some highlights from my trusty iphone.
I was fortunate enough to have some of my artwork used by the Northfield Arts Forum for their Arts Village. Check out their website here https://artsforumnorthfield.wordpress.com/events/
Today was a lot of fun, we went to Walsall’s Annual Music Festival, Bands on the Beacon.
Tired from camping Shennanigans, and with a poor weather outlook it looked like we might just stay indoors. Somehow we managed to get our togs on and venture forth! We were pleasantly surprised by the Sun popping out and arriving a festival in full swing! Oh and did I mention Nashe got to hang out with the Sherlocks who gave him his first set of Drumsticks!! Legends. check out their music here http://thesherlocksmusic.co.uk/
Two little Toddlers had their first ever camping experience in the back garden this weekend. One loved it, the other didn’t much rate the darkness… but suffice to say fun ensued. Great to have the grandparents pitching in too ( pun intended)
Today we made a mini- camp fire in the garden. It was Nash & Zori’s first time trying toasted marshmallows and chocolate bananas. I think fun was had :o)
Phew! went to bed at 1am woke up at 3: 30am to catch the sunrise at Beacon Hill in the Lickey Hills Country Park!! Well worth it! Its a shame my iPhone couldn’t quite capture it, you had to be there, check out the 2 min vid anyway!! see if you can spot the moon.
Today Zori made some ice-cream!
Nashe has a very vivid imagination. Stories are his favourite thing ever! Today he and his Mom collaborated on a wild tale. It got a bit morbid at the end…
Today we went for a little excursion to Deers Leap Wood. One word to describe it would be jungle -istic. We made a mobile, climbed on logs and squeezed through the undergrowth. This site is one that is still very much a work in progress but well worth visiting for the mellifluous birdsong alone!!
Decided to try a new challenge for the 30 day challenge. A bit of art. I thought to try to spell the word wild out of sundry creatures on the iPad. Thanks to my little family for their help with colouring.