Last week I read an article on the internet about a local barber called Nick Davey who tragically lost his life in a car accident and I felt quite sad about it. I didn't know Nick personally but my nephew had had his hair cut by him at the barber's where he worked. He was very talented and a very nice person. What makes it even more heart breaking is that he had a young family. My heart and prayers go out to his family.
Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day... unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.
My handbag has nine times out of ten got that one item I need and every girl will tell you that they can’t leave home without it. Sure, I’ve overloaded my bag a lot and I probably still do but I can almost guarantee that if I take it out I will need it. Here I have narrowed my never ending bag content into my top ten!!
Last Sunday, my family and I took a trip to RHS Wisley to see the butterflies in the glasshouse. I’ve seen the butterflies before, but it was so long ago that it was nice to see them again and to show our new family members: my sister Sammi’s boyfriend Mark and his son Caleb. They have never seen them before.
Wisley holds a lot of memories for me as when I was younger I use to go there with my family a lot and I always loved going there and seeing all the pretty flowers and running around. When I was walking around Wisley I thought of all the previous and happy times going there. I remember going with my Grandad Alan who passed away, he loved flowers and he taught me a lot about them and I miss him so much.
The weather was nice, a bit overcast but it was an enjoyable Sunday walk with a few rain showers but overall it was a good day out.
I got to do one thing I love so much, take photos. I have always loved taking photos and it was nice to pick up the camera again as I don’t have much time to do that these days. It awoke my love of photography again and it felt like I never was away. Whilst taking some of the photos I remember thinking this would be good to use to paint or draw with pastels.
Here’s some of the few hundred pictures I took. Enjoy!!!
I wanted to share with you lovely lot a milestone of mine. Well some may say it’s not really a milestone but to me it’s a major thing. Anyway here we go.
A year ago on the 26th of February I passed my driving test and I can’t actually believe how a year has gone so quickly. I still remember the day so clearly. On the day I felt so calm and ready but when I had been thinking about it days before I felt like a bag of nerves but when it came to it I was like a totally different person. I was surprised.
A year on and a few things have changed. I am more relaxed at having passengers and fellow drivers in my car because at first I found it pretty nerve racking. I am not as nervous driving in the dark as I used to be, at first I found it quite daunting with the lights and making sure I wasn’t drawn to the curb. I still find driving in the dark hard as it’s not easy to see in your mirrors. Over the year I have felt myself getting more confident with each drive.
In my first year of driving I didn’t drive that much as I didn’t have a job or anywhere to go. My parents were really great and got me to do little drives at least once a week, like taking my twin sister Kloe to her driving lessons. In the last month I have been driving everyday as I now have a job (yayyy!!). I feel much more independent and my driving is definitely one of the reasons why.
I love driving my Ford Ecosport (AKA my baby) she is so easy to drive and the best car I could ever have wished for and I can’t thank my parents enough. I will never forget my beauty of a first car.
I look forward to another good year of driving and I can’t wait to grow and get better as a driver.
All my love