I like being by the sea any time of year. I always feel a sense of renewal as the waves creep forward and then retreat. I enjoy getting my feet wet whatever the temperature and sand on my feet exfoliating my dead skin cells. The picture above was taken in Skegness, Lincolnshire in the UK.
On a working student visa in America, I once spent the summer in Ocean City, Maryland. For the 2 and half months I stayed, I loved hearing the sound of the waves, a constant soundtrack to an eventful summer abroad.
Below are two more of my favourite sea views.
Waves wash in
Views of the Irish sea from the coastal town of Balbriggan, Ireland.
Kite surfer in Dunbar, East Lothian in Scotland UK
I came across Dinachi Onuzo a few years ago she was one of the acts providing music for a night billed as bringing together “eight of the most vibrant, versatile and exciting Nigerian poets living and working in England as part of the Roundhouse’s celebration of Black History Month”. The night did not disappoint and it was lovely to discover new music from Dinachi. I really love this cover.
Following a recent trip to Europe (Belgium and France), I spent four days listening to presentations and workshops in English, I felt very fortunate. I am now really motivated to improve my language skills! I studied French for five years at school and have used it occasionally over the years, I took evening classes in Spanish about 10 years ago and enjoy sharing my favourite words in German following a year of lessons also at school. So I am actively looking to start lessons/conversation exchange soon. It seems wise to start with French! If you have any tips? put them in the comments section.
Whilst visiting friends I was introduced to Eros Ramazzotti’s music and some other popular Italian singers. (Another language to get familiar with! I found the translation websitelyricstranslate.com really useful.)
Really love this duet Ramazotti did with Nicole Scherzinger, its a lovely blend of their voices and I love the video; it has also been a long time since I a posted on the theme “Song for a Sunday”!
Earlier in 2018, I took part in the “Artists Way”; I meet up with like-minded creatives once a week to check in on our journey through Julia Cameron’s book “The Artist’s Way: A spiritual path to higher creativity!”. The morning pages are an important part of the process which I now enjoy as part of my morning routine. Reviewing my blog posts recently I’ve had the opportunity to begin looking back at my blogging journey to date. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be revisiting/reblogging a few of my old posts.
Free writing: take 20 minutes to just write.
I’ve been on a journey my favourite type – visiting family. Some things appear to stay the same but step a little closer; things are different. But that’s the nature of progress, of life? Nothing stays the same at the very least things get older, they wear out, fall out of fashion, are no longer suitable for the purpose at hand. So we prepare to think ahead try to outwit life. The unexpected always happens though. Something to throw you off course permanently or just temporarily.
The results positive or negative depending on your point of view at the time. Enjoy the way life introduces a detour and its then up to you to decide how far or how long the detour could take. I like travelling by train, the Glasgow to London journey feels like just the right amount of…