Theres so much more to fire than heat; the glow of the burning embers, the smell of the smoke, the sound of crackling as the fire burns. It's mesmerising and I could spend hours seated by the fireside warming myself or simply soaking in the atmosphere as the flames cast shadow and light around the room. If there's one thing that really, truly relaxes my mind, it's simply to sit myself by a fire and to gaze into it making patterns, shapes and forms from the flames. View Post

I’ve never really been a morning person that said I bloody love watching the sunrise although barely ever see it as I’m too busy observing the back of my eyelids. For that reason I prefer to watch the sunset; the colours, the shades, the cloud formations and the overall atmosphere as the sun gently dips beyond the horizon.

I’m incredibly lucky to live somewhere which I am surrounded by stunning scenery, no matter how bad things may seem, how low I may feel, scenes such as this send my spirits soaring. That and my thoughts reeling as my mind works on overdrive as I look into the distance taking time to process the day gone by.…

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Life is a funny old thing ain’t it? We are all equal yet view things entirely differently. Whilst some people would suggest a glass to be half full others may claim it to be half empty… It depends on your outlook as to how you view the World.

Over the years I’ve learnt to see things a little differently, I no longer look straight before me as I realise now that I failed to notice the smaller things; the details in the distance, the shiny stuff in the background and the surprises in my periphery. These days I try to look at things from a new perspective, absorbing all angles whilst appreciating the bigger picture.…

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Twas the Night Before Christmas when all through the house were restless children and a shit load of presents to put out…

The kids have had their bath, their books and are both settled in bed

Yet they are so excited they are still wide awake leaving us parents with our glasses of wine and soon a sore head.

Santa is waiting to visit and I guess he’s going to be late

Sod it I’ll pour another vino and chat on WhatsApp with my mate.

 

The sacks are empty much like my glass (again) and I can’t wait to get cracking with the Christmas stuff

If only our little ones were sleepy enough.…

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This time next week it’ll be Christmas Eve, the kids will be hanging their sacks for Santa and leaving the obligatory carrots, mince pies and alcoholic beverage for the big mans visit. The kids are hyper and who blames them, they know full well that they are about to get spoilt with surprises all of which somehow happens by magic…

If only magic was real, if only Santa did exist! Not only would I be far better off but it’d be nice to be able to put my trust and belief into something so wonderful as a man who could deliver to all the children in the world within twenty-four hours by travelling around the earth on a sleigh whilst being pulled by flying reindeer.…

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