Wednesday, 1 April 2020

#WordlessWednesday ~ Just One

Hello out there all you lovely people. Remember you rock!!!!!




culpture in yard of British Library in London
Sculpture in yard of British Library in London
 
 
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Wednesday, 25 March 2020

#WordlessWednesday ~ Yellow

Happy Wednesday everybody, I hope you are well and if not: I am sending healing energy and a cookie!

I scheduled this message about two weeks ago when I prepared myself for my cancer operation. Little did I suspect how much life would change in those two weeks. My operation went well for all those of you who wonder. I am not in much pain and can stay home which we are meant to do anyway. 

But these are times that threaten the very existence of many of us and that is why I decided to add some words:

May you and yours stay safe.
May you be kind to yourself and to others no matter how obnoxious some of them are ( that is my biggest challenge ;-) )
May you discover that you are much stronger, more creative and more resilient than you ever knew.

I believe we in the blogosphere are in a good place to get through this challenge because we can share ideas, support and life from afar. And so we do already.

Thank you to all who have made my day that little more bright with their blogposts. Thank you to all those who are keyworkers both the obvious and less obvious ones for your hard work to get us through this. And thank you to everyone who does their bit to keep all of us safe. And now back to my original post with some bright photos to cheer us up!


Image of river in winter forest and quote by Lao Tzu
photo credit: BrainyQuote

Shall we just get wordless?




Image of huge sunflower
Sunflower in the early 2000’s in Germany
 
image of yellow rose
Yellow Rose in Banningham UK
 
Image of yellow daffodils
A bunch of yellow daffodils
 
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yellow flowers shine
new growth gives hope for us all
lets stay safe and sound


Happy Wednesday to you all. Please stay safe and know you are in my thoughts and prayers!


Just one more thing before you go: The hospital that is treating me for cancer is fundraising for a dedicated breast cancer unit which would allow same-day diagnosis and better premises for patients and staff.
Please, if you can spare a little money hop over to their Just Giving Page and give as little or much as you can. Or share the page on your social media. Your support means a lot to me! Thank you very much.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

#WordlessWednesday ~ Three Flowers

Hello out there, how are you doing? I hope you are well and have a wonderful day. It is March and Wednesday so let’s get wordless and enjoy some photography and a little more :-) .


Image of lake in mountainous area and quote by Mary Shelley
photo source: Brainyquote


Today I chose some flowers because sometimes you just need to take some time out and enjoy nature. Especially in times like this. But please bear with me because I have no idea what they are. They are just so pretty:








image of red flowers
Red flowers from our previous garden. No idea what they are. Sorry
 








image of Orange flowers
 
I found these in one of the greenhouses in Kew Gardens many years ago. 
 
image of yellow flowers
 
And some yellow flowers from Kew Garden
 
 

 beautiful flowers
remind us of hope and life
let the worries go


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And just so we can find hope that lasts in these dire times here some touching music:


video credit: Wiyaala via YouTube


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Happy Wednesday to you all despite everything!


Just one more thing before you go: The hospital that is treating me for cancer is fundraising for a dedicated breast cancer unit which would allow same-day diagnosis and better premises for patients and staff.

Please, if you can spare a little money hop over to their Just Giving Page and give as little or much as you can. Or share the page on your social media. Your support means a lot to me! Thank you very much.



Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Spring?

Hello dear readers, how are you? I hope you and yours are fine and if you have a challenge to manage, feel my positive vibes coming your way!


 I know, of course, that spring officially doesn't start until next week Saturday. However, we already are in meteorological spring and I hoped the wind would stop at last.  No such luck though. It was windy as ever this afternoon when I walked the dog. But at least it wasn't cold.

So for today's not so wordless Wednesday I leave you with a little video of our front garden. It's a work in progress. This bit was all overgrown with brambles and other plants when we moved in. I ripped most of it out last year to create a more flowery and wildflowery bed.

Unfortunately, this bed is on a rather steep slope so seeds easily wash away when watered. So they didn't make it. Later in the year, I re-planted some of the bulbs we have all over our back garden. Most of them came out and give us a spot of colour in these cold days. You can see them here:



The other day I put out some lavender and primroses and achillea. These are probably all the additions for the front garden for this year as I have been diagnosed with breast cancer and will start treatment for it next week. First an operation and then more is to come of which I do not know yet what exactly it will be. Which means I do not know how much I will be able to do in the garden this year.

Do you have a garden and if so, what have you planned for it in 2020?

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 Spring evolution

a cascade of blue, red, green

my hope is healing

 

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Charity Boudicca Appeal

I would also like to encourage you to support the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Charity’s Boudicca Appeal. They are fundraising 800 000£ to create a dedicated breast cancer unit. The hospital today sees almost double as many breast cancer patients than they did five years ago. That is an enormous rise and puts a lot of pressure on the current facilities and staff.

For me, that meant so far five journeys to Norwich within a month. That is between 35 and 45 minutes travel each way and the worry, not knowing what comes. On Thursday the 5th of March, we went again. We found out that my cancer needs an operation and probably radiotherapy. But I won’t know for sure until two weeks after the operation. While I am holding up well, it still puts a lot of pressure on my family and me.

They say on their page they want to build:” An enhanced environment. Purport-built, spacious waiting, diagnostic and treatment rooms. Counselling rooms for women with a breast cancer diagnosis. Better experience for patients with fewer days of anxiety while patients wait for results.”
That would help a lot. According to the NHS, 1 in 8 women is diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. So it is essential to create better facilities for breast cancer care. The staff I have met so far are doing an excellent job. They are so caring, being extremely effective and supportive. They do deserve a better work environment.

So please, if you can spare a little money hop over to their Just Giving Page and give as little or much as you can. Or share the page on your social media. Your support means a lot to me! Thank you very much.

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

#Wordless Wednesday ~ Cliff Fall

Hello out there, dear photography lovers. How are you today? I hope life and your camera is treating you well ;-) .

Today will be my last Wordless Wednesday post for a whole month. February is dedicated to a blog event over at my Wordpress blog "The Bee Writes..." which is called "Love Is In Da Blog". For a whole month, I offer a prompt a day that loosely has to do with love. The participants can find a love song to that prompt and write a post about it. Then we link back or share the link in the comments on my prompt post, and we can discover wonderful new blogs and music. It would be lovely to meet you there. Feel free to find out more from old "Love Is In Da Blog" posts here.

I live in North Norfolk, UK with my husband, his children and a rescue greyhound. We are so lucky to live close to a beautiful beach where we often walk the dog. I have often blogged about it before.

A couple of weeks ago we had a big surprise though. A considerable part of the cliff came down, and the beach was closed down for a couple of weeks. On top of the cliff is a caravan park and one family had to be relocated as their caravan teetered right on the cliff edge. It is terrifying to see coastal erosion happening so close.

Last week was the first time we went back and had a close look at what came down, and I thought I'd share my photos with you.

image of cliff fall at trimmingham beach on January 6th, 2020
This is how it looked like on January 6th, 2020, the day the cliff came down

image of warning sign about unsafe cliffs at trimmingham beach
These signs appeared everywhere after the beach opened up again on January 19th, 2020


image of cliff fall at trimmingham beach on January 16th, 2020
This is how it looked like on January 16th, 2020. A lot more had come down by then.

image of caravan teetering on the cliff edge on January 6th, 2020
This is the caravan that had to be evacuated. Picture was taken on January 6th, 2020
Cliff fall trimmingham beach on January 26th, 2020, image 1
Close up image of cliff fall Trimmingham beach on January 26th, 2020

Cliff fall trimmingham beach on January 26th, 2020, image 2
The caravan on top has been removed

Cliff fall trimmingham beach on January 26th, 2020, image 3
You can see how the sea defences were just flattened

Image of a pole from sea defences poking out of cliff fall
This is a pole that usually stands upright to hold sea defences in place

Cliff fall trimmingham beach on January 26th, 2020, image 4
This pole poking out of the sand would stand upright like those in the right of the image

Cliff fall trimmingham beach on January 26th, 2020, image 5
so scary

Cliff fall trimmingham beach on January 26th, 2020, image 6
tremendous

image of gloved hand in front of sea defence
I took this picture to give you an idea of how thick and strong the wood of the sea defences is

Please stay safe if you walk along any beach that is affected by coastal erosion. All this happens in an instant and you have no time to get away when it comes down.Thanks.

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Wednesday, 22 January 2020

#Wordless Wednesday ~ Food glorious Food

Hello dear people of the blogosphere, how are you? I hope life is treating you well and if not that there is always a tub of ice cream and a bar of chocolate close by ;-)

Let's stay with the foodie topic and see some food photo's from the past.

Let's start with one of my favourite foods: bread. These are some breads and rolls my husband made who used to work as a baker



This is more my forte:Baking cookies




And last but not least: My favourite breakfast ~ Coffee & Croissants



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Wednesday, 15 January 2020

#WordlessWednesday ~ Sunrise

Hello dear people of the blogosphere, how's it going? I hope your life rocks and if not that there is a human being to embrace you, a big bar of chocolate and a tune that cheers you up. You can do it no matter what challenge you are facing!!!!

 Today I just want to share one photo with you. This was the sunrise on December 11th, 2019 over Trimmingham beach facing towards Mundesley in the UK. I hope this makes you feel as hopeful as it does me.

description for visually impaired readers: image of a dark beach and cliffs. To the left is the shadow of wooden sea defenses and the sea. Over the cliffs, the sun is rising with beautiful yellow shades and above all a beautiful blue sky

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