Thursday, 20 October 2016

Reasons to be Cheerful: Comic Arts Festival #R2BC

Running late but hopefully publishing on a Thursday! Life is just oh so busy.... Here are my reasons to be cheerful this week:

1) Comic Arts Fest

This weekend was our annual Comic Arts Festival. A fabulous celebration of all things Comic related. My son and I enjoyed wandering around and soaking up the atmosphere and encountering strange visitors:

2) Art workshop

One thing that was on offer were drawing workshops. At this one the artist drew something you liked and in return you drew something back. It was called We Draw You Draw and he drew Dan & Phil whilst my daughter drew a llama wearing a sombrero. Made me laugh to see how comical she made her picture...

3) Autumn Teaching

I had a lovely morning with my year one class learning about Autumn and then creating art with leaves that we found on a walk around the playground:

4) Beautiful mornings

The advantage of morning drives to Barrow is that I get some lovely sunrises and gorgeous colours. This was the view from my classroom yesterday morning:

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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Reasons to be Cheerful: Its my birthday! #R2BC

Yep I am one year older today but still smiling! Not an important one this year but still my biggest reason to smile today. Here are my other reasons this week:

1) A free National Health Service

My daughter gave us a scare on Saturday and had a ride in this ambulance to hospital:

Fabulous care from the friendly ambulance crew, an extremely busy A&E and a hard working children's ward. It was a relief to get her home!

2) Pokemon Go fun

My son and I managed a couple of long Pokemon Go walks this weekend. We both enjoy being out and about hunting for the sneaky beasts!

We even made our first YouTube video about it:

3) Beautiful evenings

Being out doing runs and walks at the end of the day means that I get treated to sights like this on the River Kent:

4) Nature

I managed to snap this beauty whilst out at the weekend:

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Thursday, 6 October 2016

Reasons to be Cheerful: Welcome to October #R2BC

Now the baton has been handed back to me from Michelle I need to get more organised! Hopefully folks will be joining in this month to help keep us all cheerful. Here are my reasons this week:

1) A month of teaching

I have completed my first month as a classroom teacher. It isn't always easy but it is so rewarding. I treated myself to some flowers to celebrate:

2) Back running

October means the run every day challenge. Perfect way to kick my up the bottom to get back running! I have even managed to re-visit some old running haunts which look gorgeous during an Autumn twilight:

3) Au revoir to the Helm

It was the last night of fell running on the Helm this week. We will be doing more boring street running until the spring now... The sky gave us a final hurrah with amazing colours:

4) Pokemon Go fun

I have already blogged about the fabulous afternoon my son and I had roaming Kendal hunting Pokemon. Have to say its hard to top Kendal for incredible views in the middle of town:

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Sunday, 2 October 2016

#CountryKids Pokemon Go around Kendal #WhateverTheWeather

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Monkey and Mouse

It was such a glorious day today that my son and I set off on a long Pokemon Go expedition. He had earned enough pocket money to buy some extra bits and pieces so we set off to hatch eggs and collect more Pokemon. We mixed up visiting regular Pokestops with seeking out new ones by using the map as a guide:

This meant that we went through the cemetery and up onto Castle Hill before heading back round to town. It made for some very diverse places:

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Reasons to be Cheerful: Quality Time #R2BC

Thank you to Michelle for hosting this month! Its back to me for October so I had better get organised... Here are my reasons this week:

1) Time with my son

My son and I walked into town on Saturday afternoon to return our library books whilst his sister stayed with a friend. He and I had a big treat of a trip to the Bristly Hog and he had an awesome hot chocolate:

2) A run at Sizergh Castle

To celebrate the end of the summer running season the running club went to Sizergh Castle this week. A beautiful setting with some dramatic clouds in the distance:

3) Busy bees

Our lemon daisy is an autumnal treat for the bees as they prepare for winter. Makes a beautiful sight for me too:

4) Time with my girl

On Sunday we had a swap over and my son went to a friend's house. His sister and I did some shopping and then tried out the Slate coffee bar:

5) An alternate angle

Sometimes just looking at something differently can bring great pleasure. Here is Kendal Town Hall: