#Photo of the day ~ 3 Generations of Strong Women

Family Portrait

Description for visually impaired readers: family foto from early 70’s. Little Bee in a stroller on the right. Her mum above her sitting on a chair at an outside restaurant table. To the left her granny and parts of her granddad.

This post was first published in October 2017

This is a picture of my grandmother (paternal), my mother and me. There is also my grandfather and my grandmother’s aunt. We are a bunch of strong women who have battled their demons even though I know not much about my grandmother’s and my mother’s demons. However, I know they had trouble with their mental health as well. Seems to be part of a woman’s life experience. My passion and compassion come from both of them and I am proud to follow in their footsteps no matter how crazy they have often reacted and no matter how crazy I sometimes react. I am not apologizing for my rage anymore. It is time to respect that rage and let it teach me and others my boundaries. It is time to listen to my rage and teach me and others about my innate power. It is time to respect all parts of myself!

Wordless Wednesday ~ Lean against…. and listen

March 2019

I posted this first in November 2014

November 2014

Even though this post is rather “wordful” it takes part in “Wordless Wednesday“. So please head over and enjoy more great photography posts.

Lean against … and listen

I quote Kasey Mathews from the WANA group “Write to heal” for this writing prompt:

β€œWith paper and pen, or computer handy, lean back in your chair, or against the wall, or a sofa etc., close your eyes and imagine you are sitting under a large tree with your back resting against the trunk. On the other side of the tree, a Storyteller has come to sit down and also rest against the tree trunk. With eyes still closed, just listen. Wait for the Storyteller to begin his or her story. When you hear it begin, simply write down all that you hear. β€œ

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Here in my deepness, the words spring forth like a thousand wells. Dreamcatcher did not do a good job. Images emerge from nowhere and create confusion: Where have I seen the golden city before? Or is just an ancient cave or a run-down shack?

My soul has lost it’s home. It wanders lost but never lonely as the creatures of the night follow it carefully not to disturb its meditations.

Morgaine awaits. Little Morgaine. But is she little anymore? No. No. Grown-up like a masterful teacher she rides the polar bear after all. She rides towards the night creatures protecting my soul.

She bends in respect before the master of words but Morgaine does not care. Up she lifts my soul with strong hands and the creatures of the night shriek: “She has taken her!”….. “She has taken her!”… ” We have failed the dark master!” and they flee.

So here I am in my deepness where the words spring forth like a thousand wells.

Description for visually impaired readers: no a very clear picture. Muddy bank of a little stream in foreground. The stream is in the middle of the picture but shows shadows of tree trunks and branches and trees and bushes in background






Between Bacton and Walcott ~ a not so wordless wednesday

As you know I live in the beautiful English county of Norfolk and more exactly in North Norfolk. This is one of the most loved holiday destinations in the United Kingdom. It is cheaper than the glorious beaches in Cornwall and Devon and easier to reach than Scotland or Wales.

There are many seaside places around here and I have often written about Cromer which is probably the most famous around here. However, it is worth checking out the smaller places like MundesleyΒ  (this is a German post but you can see from the pictures how Mundesley looks like).

Today I show you a couple of pictures from our walk on Monday between Bacton and Walcott two more seaside places that are much loved. I don’t really understand it because Bacton also houses the Gas Terminal which is huge and can be seen from all around the area. Two major gas lines come in from the North Sea which makes it an important and endangered spot in case of war or a terrorist attack. That is why you always see police around. It is probably one of the safest places in the UK and that might appeal to some holidaymakers ;-).

Walcott beach has the street running along it in direct proximity. On sunny days people park along the seaside and have their picnic or fish ‘n chips from the chippie over the road and enjoy the sea view. It’s rather annoying if you want to drive through Walcott because you always have to wait for to oncoming traffic. That “sitting in or around the car and having a picnic” seems to be a very British thing. You can often see people park their cars in nice locations and then sit there for ages enjoying whatever they might be doing. If you ever come to Sandringham you can see hem even having bbq along the road close to their car. I find that rather strange but each to their own ;-).

The cliffs behind the beaches between Mundesley and Cromer are rather high and prone to erosion. So are the cliffs along Bacton and Walcott, however, they are rather low down and I suspect easier to protect. You have thick concrete blocks between the beach and the cliff and we walked all along it towards Walcott because the tide was in and the sea was rather choppy so I didn’t want to risk anything.

But that’s enough explanation. Here are the photos:

 

Parts of Bacton and Gas Terminal

Description for visually impaired readers: A field in the foreground. A row of houses on the left and a row of houses behind the field. Behind those metal masts and lines from gas terminal and top of image blue sky with light clouding

 

 

Can we go now????

Description for visually impaired readers: In foreground black greyhound with a high vis coat on. It looks towards the back of the image where you can see a path to the right, a wooden fence to the left and sky in background

 

Down by the beach the flood gate is closed

Description for visually impaired readers: Wooden flood Gates in foreground. A concrete wall to the left behind which and further down wooden sea defences lead into choppy sea.

 

Beach at Cable Gap, Bacton

Description for visually impaired readers: To left path back where the flood gates are. To middle concrete blocks leading from bottom right to middle left. You can see the sea in the middle to the right and the beach underneath as well as the ramp leading down to the beach and the beach defence

 

Path towards Walcott

Description for visually impaired readers: Path on top of concrete seadefence in the other direction towards Walcott looks like in Shade because picture is taken towards the sun. You can see beach to the left and a little sea with sky and sun.

 

Typical small street leading from beach towards main street

Description for visually impaired readers: street in middle of picture. To both sides typical North Norfolk walls build from flint and brick

Can we go this way, mum???

 

Description for visually impaired readers: A sandy path leading towards the left through dunes and beach grass. On top of picture a wooden bench and a wooden pole on the left of it. On bottom right black greyhound looking up the path with a high vis coat on

 

Information about Sandscaping Scheme between Bacton and Walcott

Description for visually impaired readers: Blue sign with white writing and images describing the sandscaping scheme to protect the coastline

 

Looking back along the path

Description for visually impaired readers: path on dune and houses to left. To right concrete blocks protecting area, sea defence leading into sea, beach and lots of sky in top of image

 

The Coastal Path leads along here

Description for visually impaired readers: wooden sign in middle leading both to left and right. White waves behind and light blue sky

 

The sea at Walcott

Description for visually impaired readers: Bottom right concrete blocks, some sand towards the left, then a band of white waves and sea and light blue sky above.

Crazy wall at Walcott

Description for visually impaired readers: Brick and flint wall to left of picture crowned with concrete animals (Dophin and dragon, etc)

 

Description for visually impaired readers: flint an brick wall on top of which a stone dragon comes in and out of the top of the wall

 

No car picnickers at 9am in Walcott πŸ˜‰

Description for visually impaired readers: to left beach, sea and wooden sea defences. To middle raised concrete blocks, footpath and street to the right. Top right shows a row of houses

 

Slideshow of walk between Bacton and Walcott, Norfolk, UK

 

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This post takes part in Wordless Wednesday. Please head over to the Wordless Wednesday blog and find more great photo posts.Β 

Fellow Blogger writing about Bacton and Walcott:

Invisible Works: Coasting – Bacton

Further Reading:

Walk and Clamp: Bacton to Walcott Sandscaping Scheme 2019

Bacton on Wikipedia

Bacton on Bacton Touristinformation

Walcott on Wikipedia

Walcott on Explore Norfolk

 

A Belated Answer to “Tell a Story” Challenge

Back in January, I was kindly tagged by Barbara from “Teleporting Weena” to take part in the “Tell a Story” challenge. I promised to do it but forgot. Oops. So here it is with about two months delay πŸ˜‰

I want to thank Barbara for being patient with me. I’m to take the photo she chose to write something about it, then tag 3 others with a new photo. You can find Barbara’s blog here.

description for visually impaired readers: A white house with dark roof behind a workman in blue work trousers jumping up. He holds his right hand up with a roll of paper in it. There is the illustration of planet earth on the top right side of the entrance door.

“He’s done it at last?”

“I guess so, look at how he is jumping around!”

“Like a rabbit on speed!”

“There is this rumour he had trouble with drugs back in the ’80s.”

“Is that when he started building this… this well… I know it’s what they called a house on earth”

“Yes, I remember when he pulled the whole planet out of the other dimension. I think he had planned to build the house on the planet but of course, that’s not possible. You can’t build from one dimension to another. ”

“But it’s in this dimension!!!!”

“No, it’s not. See that’s the problem with quantum physics. Nothing is how it seems.”

“Ah. So he got frustrated and into drugs?”

“Probably.”

“He managed somehow though…”

“As we can see but he has a planet stuck on his entrance door.”

“Stupid!”

“Yes, really stupid”

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I am not going to nominate anyone because many of my fellow bloggers don’t do challenges. But if you feel like you want to write a story to this photo…

Description for visually impaired readers: To left medieval part of a house with huge wooden door and pointed arches over it. There are three coats of arms in a row over it and two underneath left and right and a window to the left. To the front is a building that is connected with the medieval building at ceiling level. It is a new build and a metal pillar is in the middle of the picture holding he building. There is a drive going from bottom left towards the upper right and a red car parked behind the medieval building. There is a white wall at the right and red grafiti on it consisting of triangles and lines

…feel free to join. Am looking forward to your stories!!!!

Wordless Wednesday ~ Coastal Erosion in Happisburgh, Norfolk, UK

Coastal erosion is in our minds on a continuous basis.Β  If you walk along the coast in Norfolk on a regular basis you see it’s clear signs. This picture of the beach at Happisburgh, UK must have been taken in Summer 2013/14 or 15.

Description for visually impaired readers: Beach in foreground. Cliff of Happisburgh beach in middle with broad path down towards beach. Background: roof of houses, trees, church tower and sky

Happisburgh in 2018 after “The Beast from the East”. The angle is slightly different and this picture is taken closer to where to path down used to be.

Description for visually impaired readers: Foreground: a little beach with scattered rocks and pieces of clay. Middle: Cliff of Happisburgh the path down is broken away. Top: Sky and top of cliff

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Wordless Wednesday ~ No #Veganuary

Do I confuse you with my two Wordless Wednesday posts? Sorry, but the one from this morning is a re-post from 2017. I had to change from a self-hosted blog back to a free one and when integrating many pictures and posts got lost. So I put all into draft and am working my way through 3000 blog posts to figure out what can stay, which links are not working and which photos belong to the post.Β Only this post goes into today’s Wordless Wednesday linky πŸ˜‰

So, last week I told you a little about my mission to clean up the beautiful landscape here in North Norfolk. But the best husband (Jeremy Clarkson voice) in the world’s and my mission for doing out bit for a better future doesn’t end there:

We are also discovering if vegan cheese is an option for us. No, we do not want to go vegan because we are not willing to give up eggs. But we get them directly from a farm and know they are treated right. And we cook from scratch so no ready meal or cookie caged hen surprises for us. The husband was vegan for a while way back when it wasn’t a real thing. But he loves cheese so much so he had to give up. On January 1st out of the blue he said: “These vegan cheese recipes sound much better than when I was vegan so maybe we try them out and give up on more dairy?”

“Fine with me,” I said and we shared some recipes. In the last couple of weeks I have tried out two but am not impressed: Both taste like houmus rather than cheese and the consistency is nothing like cheese. I have another that I want to try out but so far it’s not an option methinks.

Let’s recap with a couple of my tweets and pictures:

 

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Does anyone of you have any experience with making your own vegan cheese and care to share?

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Blast from the Past: New Wordless Wednesday #Poetry

January 2019

This was first posted in October 2017

October 2017

Ok, this post is not particularly wordless. But it is about pictures and a picture editing app (and also about writing πŸ˜‰ ) so I figured I can put it under Wordless Wednesday. Cheeky, isn’t it?

Last week I have re-discovered Pablo, the picture editing app from Buffer. Buffer is a social media sharing app that IΒ am very fond of. You can share to three social media accounts with the free account but add more if you pay.

The Awesome Plan as they call it is 10$ per month which is roundabout 8Β£. It is a little cheaper if you pay for the whole year. That plan adds stats and other benefits to using Buffer which are very helpful. Pablo is for free and offers royalty free pictures but you can add your own too.It allows you to add any text you want as well as quotes they chose for you if you like to. I think that is great.

When I was re-thinking my blog I decided I still wanted to take part in Wordless Wednesday but felt it does not particularly fit in my goal of a “#amwriting #mentalhealth lifestyle!”. So I came up with the idea to combine it with poetry and that is how “Wordless Wednesday #poetry” was born.

Yes, I do believe that an #amwriting lifestyle means to write every day. That does not mean you have to write parts of a novel every day but at least produce a piece of writing. May that be a letter or email to a friend, an entry for your diary or in my case a poem.

Ok, that’s not completely true. My goal is to write a poem a day, a journal entry a day and a blog post a day. I try not to be too strict with myself with that because that is a sure way for me to fail!

I allow myself to miss a journal entry and a poem when I work full days and I do write more than one blog post on my days off because often after work I just do not have the energy to get a post out that I feel is acceptable. That’s part of the #amwriting life in my opinion. You have to do it your way to make it work.

I’ve just started all this last week so I can’t say just yet how successful I am but I worked on a couple of poems and this is one of them:

Description for visually impaired readers: Beach, sea and sky as background. White Writing saying: Freya, Frigg and Venus roam our subconscious. Weekends are for lust and recreation. If you have one

So, there you have my Wordless Wednesday #poetry and some update on my developing #amwriting lifestyle.

I am curious: Do you write every day? Please let me know in the comments.

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