Outdoors

Southport Beach

Today, let me share with you some photos from my trip to Southport. Southport is a seaside town in Merseyside, North West England, over an hour by train from Manchester.

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The bottom two are smartphone shots.

This trip meant a lot to me because this was the first time in ten years that I felt seawater. The tide was low as you can see, so I just took off my shoes and socks and went right in. I walked way, way past the pier. Of course, not being used to such hot weather (yeah, what’s up with that?) since moving to UK and not having been on the beach for a decade, I forgot I should have applied the sun cream regularly. Shrug, a bit of a sunburn won’t kill me.

Anyone here knows Souhtport?

Miscellaneous

Don’t Feed The Horses

The sign is in Heaton Park.

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Do not feed the horses. They are on a special diet.

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Please note, I’m not making fun of this sign–I completely understand the horses should not be fed by the park’s visitors. In fact, it annoys me when I see people feeding animals in places where there are big bold signs instructing NOT to feed the animals. Like, you think that doesn’t apply to you? Ugh…

So, the sign. It just made me smile, that’s all. I’ve noticed I’ve gathered a few pictures of different signs, it seems they are one of the things I like to photograph, both with my camera and the smartphone. The blog is helping me discover myself and I love it! Here’s the tag.

How about you? Is there an object you like to take pictures of that is not the obvious landscape/nature/portrait thing? Tell me in the comments and share your work!

Random and Weird Phone Shots

Random and Weird Phone Shots – Tomatoes at the Bus Stop

So, I’ve had a cauliflower on the fence and a bunch of berries on a Pepsi can in previous RAWPS post, now prepare for tomatoes at a bus stop.

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They’ve been waiting for a bus for a while, but at least there’s two of them.

Have you ever spotted fruit or vegetables in an odd place?

Also, is this where I make that to-mah-to/to-may-to joke?

Miscellaneous

The Brexit Anniversary

Reblogging my own post because it’s the 2nd Brexit referendum anniversary and I don’t know what else to post. Last year, I made this big song and dance about forgiveness, but to be truthful, I don’t think I have done it. I thought I could try, at least, a bit, but it’s still too raw. I need more time to heal and if it has to take five years, then so be it.

I’m exhausted.

A march is taking place in London today, which I will not be attending–at least not physically but will be there in spirit. I’ve been to two marches (which I posted about on blog) and it was absolutely fantastic, I hope I’ll get a chance to attend more marches, or similar events.

All the people will be brothers, are Ode To Joy lyrics.

We can hope.

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Some Photoblog

Today is the anniversary of the Brexit referendum.

The past 12 months have been a rollercoaster of negative emotions, from anger to disappointment, to sadness and helplessness and rage so intense, it made me want to break things. That sick feeling when I woke up on the morning of 24th June 2016 to the referendum results? I never, ever want to experience that again, ever.

It’s exhausting and I’m tired of it.

So–what now? This now.

It was the song.

You know when you listen to a certain song and it, like, does something to you? I’m sure most of you have experienced it. So, I was listening to The Beatles–which is unusual for me as I normally favour 90s to present music, but I bought a ticket to see their museum in Liverpool, so I thought I should play me some of their tunes. Now, I’d known this…

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Miscellaneous

Manchester: One Year On…

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It has been a year since the Manchester Arena attack and Manchester remembers the victims.

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All bees must buzz… As I mentioned previously, bee is a symbol of Manchester.

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Trees have been placed in the city centre between Victoria Station and St Ann’s Square, on which people can hang hexagon-shaped cards with written wishes.

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Messages in chalk in St Ann’s Square.

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Miscellaneous, Random and Weird Phone Shots

Random and Weird Phone Shots – What’s the Deal with Avocado Toast?

I don’t know what the deal is with avocado toast. I just eat it for breakfast.

 

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avocado toast, guilty as charged

It had, in fact, already been my breakfast choice before that dude Someone Or Other blamed the Millennials’ inability to buy a house on their penchant for avocado toast. I thought it was so absurd, because, well… I’m not a Millennial (Gen X maybe, if I even fit into any of those boxes at all) and I’m not a hipster. I like what I like and hate what I hate, regardless of whether it’s cool to like or hate it. I rent but I don’t care about buying a house. I switched to avotoast from my previous bacon sandwich because I needed a healthier choice after it turned out I had high cholesterol. So, that’s that.

I also never bought an avocado toast in my life, because I make my own. And this is coming from a person that spends minimum time in the kitchen, no “I cook everything from scratch” from me. It’s dead easy, you just get an avocado, peel it, mash it in a bowl and add salt and pepper. One avocado can last a whole week. As can be seen from the pic, I like it with a slice or two of tomato. Yummmm.

So, make of it what you will.

PS: Also, since I’m on the topic of breakfast, I never eat cereals. I hate those things. There, I said it.

Miscellaneous

Super Special Random Phone Shot Because I Have Just Seen Avengers Infinity War…

And I know this is not what I normally do on my blog but this time, I have to share. Spoiler free!

This is my Instagram story, which I have saved.

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You can’t be serious! A superhero movie starring more than 20 characters! It’s gonna be too packed! No way you can pull it off!!!

But they did!

Directors Anthony and Joe Russo are the true cinema heroes we need!

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