I am not very good on taking photos of animals. This is one of my least favourite of all the subject to be taken photos to but I like animals and I am very fond of dogs. They always make me smile and they do made me laugh. We have this Beagle dog back at home in the Philippines named Snoop. He was named after my daughter’s game on the iPad which is Snoopy’s Street Fair. Since Snoopy the cartoon character himself is a beagle and we are having a beagle, we decided to name it Snoop.
These photos below are the photos of animals that I came across for the past few years. This is a late post as we were away the weekend so I apologise for it being late. I hope you enjoy it!
Horse from Bransby Home For Horses
Took this photo when we had a day trip in one of the homes for horses near the village where we live. These horses were abandoned in fields, being in foster and some were abused. I am now collecting used stamps to help the charity open for these vulnerable animals.
Sheep in Avebury
This was taken a year ago when we were on a holiday in the west country to see the world heritage sites; Stonehenge and Avebury Stone Circle. We were at Avebury that time when I took this one of a sheep having his snacks. They do look lovely and I cant wait to see a Spring Lamb.
This is one of my Dad’s pets at home. She is quite nosey as I poked the camera lens on her. My Dad is very fond of cock fighting and he looks after chickens of his own as well as his friends. One of his past time.
This one do stinks a lot! Me and my husband who owns that shirt in that photo was having a chat on one sunny afternoon last year and I was frightened of this little bug that just climb up to his shirt and was wandering around. Husband quickly said took a photo so I did.
Snoop: The Beagle
..and this is Snoop. He is now an 8 month old beagle looked after by my sister and her boyfriend back at home in Davao. He is a disaster but everybody loves and fond of him . My daughter likes him very much but the dog thinks my daughter is a monster. LOL. (photo taken by my sister using her phone)
Me and my husband always love eating outside, eating different cuisine and of course exploring my food which is Filipino dishes and his food which si English foods. We have been to couple of trips around our countries and enjoyed each and every meal we had. I am going to share you today my few captures of delicious foods weve had on our past journeys. Hope you’ll enjoy!
Grilled Squid and Pork Belly in Tagaytay, Philippines
We got engaged in Tagaytay the night we had this for lunch. didnt know he was planning already how to approach me. Maybe the grilled taste of the food push him to kneel down and ask me to marry him. Sweet! LOL
Lechon Baboy (Roast Pig)
We always have this whole roast pig on my daughter’s birthday. I guess its a tradition already to have this kind of dish on birthday parties. With it crispy skin and tasty meat, you’ll surely forget your name!
BBQ Glazed Chicken Wings and Chips at a Beefeater in Lincoln, England
We have been in Nosey Parker in Triton Road in Lincoln many times specially when we are celebrating birthdays. Its just they serve good, hot food for a reasonable price. Since Im a chicken lover I always ended up with this platter of chips and chicken.
Ensaymada (spelt wrong by the bakery staffs I suppose)
I was waiting for a jeepney in front of the bakery in Buhangin Davao City Philippines when I noticed the signage of the pastry. It made me smile more when I saw the signage for the PIG PIE, FIG PIE. Anyway, they always serve good bread and pastry which Ensaymada is one of my favourite.
There is always Something New in our life whether a person, a thing or even a place. I always try to remmember the first things that I have done and the new experiences that I have experienced since I have got my own mind. Not all of them are happy but I always look on the positive sides of it. How about you? Have you got something new lately? Here are mine.
Gadgets: Nikon camera and iPhone 5
My husband’s present for my birthday last year. I already have a dslr camera but he bought me a little one for convenience.
My first proper smart phone. Hubby’s Christmas present.
Places: Angel of the North
Angel of the North in Newcastle. I have been to Newcastle quite few times but it was my first time to see this metal structure.
People: Client from a Learning Disability Centre
I wont mention his name or the name of the disability centre but this MAN amazed me to bits. He melted my heart with his talent of playing the piano. He played Christmas songs and anything you tell him to play he plays it straight away. The talent was just absolutely good and amazing specially him.
I am living now in the UK which has good history and loads of old places to visit and I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit these places. Here are the collection of the photos I took about my theme for this week: Something Old. I hope you all like it. Enjoy!
86 ft well situated in a pub in Avebury
This 86ft deep well which dates back to the 1600′s made Red Lion in Wiltshire in Avebury famous. The Well Room is named after Alexander Keiller who excavated the ancient stone circle surrounding the pub. It is believed to be the last resting place of at least one unfortunate villager.
The Shambles is an old street in York, England with overhanging timber-framed buildings, some dating back as far as the fourteenth century. It was once known as The Great Flesh Shambles, probably from the Anglo-Saxon Fleshammels (literally ‘flesh-shelves’), the word for the shelves that butchers used to display their meat. Source: Wikipedia
Old Rocking Horse
This old rocking horse was a typical home made toy for toddlers in World War 2. We found these old stuffs in Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire where they showcase things that has been left or linked to the old living of people in the UK during the war.
Minbar for Sultan Qa’itbay in V&A Museum in London
A minbar, or pulpit, stands to the right of the mihrab niche in major mosques. It is used for the sermons delivered during the midday prayer on Friday, the main service of the week. The decoration often included carved inscriptions. Here they include the name of Sultan Qa’itbay, who ruled Egypt and Syria from 1468 to 1496. During this time, he earned a reputation for piety. He founded and restored many religious buildings and supplied them with minbars (mosque pulpits). Source: V&A Website
You may have seen this photos from my last posts but I just cant stop sharing this lovely captures (well for me, LOL) to all of you. This is the Lincoln Cathedral situated at the heart of Lincolnshire in England also called as The Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln, or sometimes St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Hoping you will all like it! Here they are:
One of the cathedral’s ceilings outside.
side part of the cathedral
love the gothic details of it! enchanting!
For more info’s about Lincoln Cathedral please click these link. http://lincolncathedral.com/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Cathedral