The End is in Sight but it’s Time for New Beginnings

So it’s the last day of the holidays, just where did that six weeks go? Whoosh and there it was, gone. Still at least the last week saw us finally get to do a few things that hobbling round on crutches stopped us doing in the first couple of weeks.

To start with there was our annual pilgrimage to Wembley to watch the Challenge Cup final -sadly not a classic game this year, the torrential rain put pay to that but I still managed to get some good photos -you can see them when I’ve finished editing them – honest. We stayed in a different hotel this year, slap bang next to Wembley stadium, not quite the view we were promised but at least we got to wine and dine with a few rugby league celebs (ok it was a bag of crisps and half a lager in the hotel bar but you get the idea!!)

We’ve walked, cycled (still no running, but that story is for another day!) and I’ve taken hundreds of photographs – I could do with another week off to edit them all. I finally got to photograph the hidden treasure that is the Newland estate, and I’ve discovered a million and one things my camera does that I didn’t even know about -auto mode is still the easiest but I don’t seem to use that anymore, maybe I might get to be a real photographer after all! (Or a writer, or both! A girl can dream)

Maybe we should all follow our dreams, life really is too short, events last weekend proved that. When someone a year younger passes away it gets you thinking.

R.I.P Julian ‘chalky’ Charles, a true gentle giant and Wakefield Legend.

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Newland Discoveries……..

You can tell it’s the school holidays -it’s raining. I suppose it was too much to ask for, wall to wall sunshine all week. Still it hasn’t stopped us doing what we wanted, we’ve just had to get wet doing it. So with Jack off for a round of golf with his Grandma I took advantage of a bit of time for myself and headed out on Boris (I suppose most girls would head out for a bit of retail therapy -it’s really not my style!) It was probably the shortest ever cycle I’ve ever had, having failed to sort a dodgy tyre I was back home within 5 minutes – but needs must so I headed out on my other bike (which I hate) Morris or is it Mavis, I forgot what I called it now it’s that long since I last used it.

Still, despite it being harder work than usual, I really enjoyed it. I even braved the ‘funny fanny’ path (see Mondays blog) which was much easier as I didn’t have to worry about keeping up with hubby, who flies off at silly speed. Not having hubby also meant I got time to stop and look at some of the things I spot when we’re out and he has no interest in looking at. I just wish I’d taken my camera. First I saw a grouse (well I know it was now I’ve googled it -I’m crap at bird watching!!) then I went to look at what I was sure was the abandoned Newland Village, I’ve been trying to find it for sometime now and finally I have. I can’t believe I’ve been so close so many times. So I can go back with the camera now and have a proper look -watch this space.

Took  a few photos with my phone just to show you

Can’t wait to explore

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