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It is September and close to the end of another year for me.  And what an incredible year it has been…

I have traveled to far flung places.
Seen, heard and felt things that will have forever changed me.

I have lived fully.  The meaning, the moments and the memories.

I have felt deeply.  The wonder, the awe, the overwhelming passion for love and for life

I have loved completely.  With my heart and with my soul.

I have enjoyed simply.  With my toes in the water, my sights set on sunrise and sunset.

Another year marker will soon be here.  If change helps us to grow, then I am open to all the growth that my next year on this earth has in store for me.



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As promised, some of the beautiful purpleness we found up on the Peaks surrounding the Edale Vale in the Peak District.

As we were passing this slope full of beautiful heather a passing Scotsman commented that I was dressed to match the heather…  I was actually going for the giant blueberry look, dressed as I was from head to toe in purple, but I still took his comment as a compliment.


These spiky balls of delightful purple caught my eye and I couldn’t resist taking a quick snap with my phone.


And similarly this little beauty.

And that’s one of the things you have to love about life.  Wherever you look you can find beauty.  If you choose to see it.  Weeds to some are beautiful flowers to others.

A soggy climb up Jacobs Ladder to the top of a windswept peak could be considered a form of torture to some – for my very good friend and I this week, it was an adventure.  And we loved it!

Even if he did step thigh deep into a bog.  I assumed he did that to make me laugh and he succeeded.

And getting lost was just an opportunity to walk another ridge – where we discovered the most amazing natural rock sculptures that we would have missed if we hadn’t taken a wrong turn.

Off to the Lake District tomorrow.  I wonder what purple I’ll find there!

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I have been doing an awful lot of walking recently.  And I have plans to do a whole heap more during the month of August.

Over the course of the month I shall be walking in the Peak District, the Lake District, the South East Coastal Path and Offa’s Dyke on the English/Welsh border.

I plan to see waterfalls and gorges…

To climb mountains and cross streams…

To enjoy nature and wildlife…

To marvel at the vastness of the sea and the wonders of the great outdoors…

To explore inland, coastland and headlands…

To let my mind roam free, my eyes to feast and my spirit to soar in freedom…

And all the while I shall be on the lookout for purple.

Seek and nature will provide!

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Purple makes me happy.

It’s that simple.

People who understand these things in more scientific ways would say that purple physically uplifts us, calms our minds and nerves, offers us a sense of spirituality, and encourages our creativity.

And it certainly seems to have those kind of effects on me.  But in general terms, purple makes me happy.

It would seem that my little purple garden is kinda cool too…

According to experts –

Purple is considered a cool color in landscape design. Its appearance has a calming effect in a garden. Purple plants visually recede in a garden, helping to make a small space feel larger.

Gotta love the purple!

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Look at these little beauties!!
Over a week old and still going strong… Every day one more opens and adds to the treat!  Beautiful in bud, gorgeous in bloom and wow, do they smell good!

Purple flowers… One of life’s treasures!  What a lucky lady I am…

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Day 328 - Special Places

Discovering purple in special places.

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Day 306 - Beach Adventure

A day of stolen adventure…

A long beach walk. Climbing sand dunes. Picnic on a pillbox. Geography and geology. Tackling a raging river and not quite winning. Sandstorms in the Kalahari Dessert. Deployment of a human shield. Colour-catching. Duck flowers. Coffee and brambles. White houses and light houses. The Apocalypse and Armageddon. And musical journeys.

It was a good day to have a good day.

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Day 288 - Mummy Wendy Seeds

I’m not a gardener, but I do enjoy the fruits of their labour. It is lovely to walk in the spring time and see the birth of all that fresh, vibrant colour and new life. Often the result of work put in a long time prior.

This picture reminds me of my Mummy Wendy.

She planted seeds of love and kindness a long time ago for many, like me, who she took in under her wing.

Who would I be if she hadn’t shared her love with me..?
I’ll be eternally grateful to her, that I don’t know the answer to that question.
Love you, Mummy Wendy…xxx

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Day 271 - Thoroughly Spoiled

I have been thoroughly spoiled this week…

Beautiful flowers from a friend. Such thoughtfulness has made me smile…

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Day 248 - Cottage Door

Sunshine, flowers and cute cottage doors.

In my head I imagine a street of higgledy piggledy cottages of all shapes and sizes, all with a purple door. And I wander along with a big pleased smile on my face, happily appreciative of the spirit and the humour and the possibilities of the people inside.

For me, this delightful and inviting, imagination-inspiring, perfectly tended, audaciously purple door is a gateway to a story just waiting to be written. I wonder what it would be…

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