Ch ch ch changes………

We all go through numerous changes in our lives and as a woman I have gone through many from childhood through to adulthood and out the other side, some have been harder than others, while a few have been so easy I’ve not noticed. Going from daughter to carer to facing the grief of loosing my parents has been one of the most difficult but it has also a significance, I am now free to live my life how and where I want. For the first time I can say to my husband, ‘ ok we’re off ‘ and go and have the adventure. I’m not quite out of the country yet but there are lots of ways to add adventure to your life, cut your long hair short, ditch those all encompassing jumpers, shop in a different location, go for a drive down the motorway with no plan for where your going, swap something that you are very comfortable with and learn to successfully use a new one, make a list of place’s you want to visit and start ticking them off, learn something new and basically just live your life like It’s one big adventure, after all we only get one life to live.

I’ve been speaking to women in my age group, women who have had children who have looked after their families, their loved ones and we all seem to agree, we ‘need’ adventure in our lives now that we are no longer needed by just about everyone. Some women ditch the husband for a new model but I personally think that’s an adventure too far but I could settle on ditching the house and running away to foreign climes. I’d start in Europe and visit all those little countries that appeal, Bulgaria for one, Italy, Sicily, Holland, etc……. There’s a guy on Instagram @1bike1world Dean and Nala the cat he rescued from the side of the road and they have the right idea, Dean rides his bike through country after country experiencing everything life has to offer. Now I’m not saying that I would go that far but having the guts to up and travel like that is amazing!

So far this year I have made my wish list, even ticked off one adventure, visited a place I’ve always wanted to go to, cut my hair short and reveled in just being able to do it all. I’ve bought a new camera, totally different from what I’m used to and am slowly learning how to use it and I am training myself to put myself first for the first time in 26 years. One thing that I am amazed at is how painful it is to do but I promised myself the adventure and that’s what I’m going to give myself, If you had the choice of adventures what and where would it be?

Wanderings with Chris………….Wilson Trophy 2013

Having been really busy all week Chris and I escaped the family and wandered down to a local park in West Kirby, Ashton Park,    as i wanted to try out  my new camera.

I have exchanged my Nikon D3100 for a Nikon D7000 and i am really excited about using it, there are lots of new buttons to learn 🙂 and remember. This camera does trip me up though as i keep forgeting to put back the memory card as it doesnt tell you that there is no card in the slot 😦 and i took some lovely photos the other night of the sunset without a memory card, luckily the following evening was a similar sunset, this time with a memory card!

racing the sunset 70dpi

Anyway getting back to our wanderings, we wandered down to the park on a lovely sunny day. I took some photos of the trees, then we wandered down to the lake and i took some photos of the birds and while we were chatting to a waitress at the coffee bar she let slip that it was the Wilson Trophy on Marine Lake.  Last year we had stumbled upon the race and i had taken some great photos with a Nikon D60 that i had borrowed, this year i had my own camera and a 55-200mm lens which did the job nicely.  We have had ideal conditions for the racing this weekend and there were plenty of nail biting moments. Wessex Exempt won the trophy, well done Ben Ainslie and his team.