A nice day today. I grabbed the opportunity to take a few snaps while I was out working.
……….Photographer January 23, 2012
I was saying yesterday that I would be a photography tutor for the day today. I’m not really a photographer per se, just a keen amateur, but I thought I would share a few of my pictures. The kids I had in class really had a great time working on their olympic themed pictures and their regular teacher was inspired to carry on with this project too, so a good day was had by all.
Anyway, enough preamble. Here’s a few snaps……..
I dream of retirement…. September 21, 2010
I have reached the age where retirement is almost a close as leaving school. I am half way through my working years and having recently reached a hiatus (also known as redundancy) I am giving much thought to my senior years.
A particluar preoccupation at the moment is my final home. The house we live in at the moment was bought with working and having a family in mind. I love my house. I love its location. It doesn’t however match up to my dream house in any way, shape or form.
My dream house looks like a child’s drawing. It varies day by day in actual design but has a door in the middle and has symmetrical windows. The walls are rendered and painted white or pale pink and of course there are flowers around the door. The house is surrounded by fields.
You approach the house via a gravel drive. The gardens surround the house which sits squarely in the middle of a grassy carpet. To the front of the house, on the left, is a small duck pond and a beehive. The ducks quack gently, the geese honk to great you and the bees float around on the warm summer breeze.
To the rear of the house is a kitchen garden where I grow fruit and vegetables. There’s also a little area put aside especially for me to grow flowers for cutting.
Inside the living room has a real fire, as do some of the other rooms. The window is set low in the wall so that the wiew can be enjoyed whilst nestled on the sofa. The kitchen has a stone floor. It’s big enough to house a table and chairs. The kitchen door looks straight out onto my vegetable garden and has a stable door to keep the dog out with his muddy feet. Just outside the door is a small table and two chairs for our morning coffee.
It could be that I am looking for some idyllic dream, that I am chasing the rainbow, but I’ve learnt that you need to have something in life to aspire to and for me this is it. When my children are old enough to leave home I will start searching for the pot of gold. I will find my dream home and be happy there.