Tuesday, 6 May 2014

The Go To The Walk

Life if you don't stop once in a while and look you'll miss it .

To love life you have to live it.

Watching canal boats go by I see one that is called "Memory Maker" what a beauty in the pure simplicity of a name.

Everyone sees the world from their own prospective but sometimes your senses are blinkered.

You can be in life  automatic in like  pretty much like your camera , it really doesn't take much to overrun this reaction.

Just open the gate of your mind , you just have to find your way of doing this.

A walk by the canal leads to the awakening of all the senses , childhood days and summer sun. Reading books such as "Toad of Toad Hall" leads to waiting for Ratty and badger to coming rowing by.

The lambs of spring just frolicking in the ruins of a long last hall , lost days of grandeur returning to nature.

You know that saying about just so long as you can out run the slowest person then the bear will eat them imagine that saying but will cows . We walled across one field with cows not ordinary cows but ones that looked at me like Mad Moody from Harry Potter. I shouted Mr T 

"I think the cows are going to attack me , that one is particular is leering at me "

"Don't be silly , when was the last time you heard if anyone being killed by a cow " replied Mr T in a far off voice carried only by the gentle May breeze as he strided a good 50 ft of me , squinting my eyes I swore blind he was running.

Perhaps it was the pre summer  haze ..

Mostly likely ....


Lazy Days.

Long Walks.

Grand Living.

The Summer House Swarkstone



Finding Yourselves as adults.



  1. I love these pictures, I can imagine walking this route and just, relaxing.

  2. Fab shots with beautiful narrative.
    I feel like I've been on the walk with you. x

  3. Great post, especially the Ferris Bueller quote ;)

  4. Actually my mum was chased by a herd of cows! Lovely shots

  5. Thanks for linking up to Project 365, new linky live from 9pm tonight.

  6. What lovely photos and inspirational words! I live by the sea and always enjoy waling on the beach or up the river. My dad always had a boat so I grew up sailing on the water and we also had many canal boat holidays too! We sailed up the Norfolk and Suffolk broads, the Caledonian Canal and around the Western Scottish Isles on canal boats - the views were always spectacular!

  7. I have only walked along a canal once in my life, this brought the memories back.

  8. Lovely pictures, we love walking along our local canal paths so peaceful

  9. Beautiful scenery, looks like a lovely place for a walk, we don't live near a canal but we often walk along out local river which is eually as beautiful :)

  10. I love Canal walks - we have a lovely one which stretches about 4 miles into the centre of Oxford.

  11. I too love walking by canals(or any body of water!) during a lovely summery day, im definitely a fair weather walker and it means I can stop and read a good book along the way-wind in the willows would be a good choice!

  12. I too love walking by canals(or any body of water!) during a lovely summery day, im definitely a fair weather walker and it means I can stop and read a good book along the way-wind in the willows would be a good choice!

  13. I would love to walk this route, or maybe go for a run here! I live in a city at the moment, but there are canals. I love walking by them, there's so much history in them.

  14. From Julie McLaren.
    I too am an outdoor girl. Loved it when my children were very young and we would be out all day ...me and my running buggy! So much to see and adventures to have.

  15. you live surrounded by beautiful scenery, thanks for sharing this with us. The summer house ooks like something you would find in India

  16. Your photo's are so pretty. I wish my views were as gorgeous as these xx

  17. Lovely pictures. Walking in the nature can really calm me down.

  18. Lovely pictures, and reading this made me think that I don't take the time to enjoy our beautiful countryside !

  19. Such lovely photos - how beautiful and relaxing - I love walking in the Dales, such a great way to spend the day, far better than being couped up inside

  20. Wow what beautiful photos! I love walking a living in a village surrounded by fields and rivers I do it as often as I can.

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  21. Beautiful photos. We love on the edge of the South Downs National Park so are lucky enough to have some pretty amazing scenery on our doorstep too :-)

  22. Lovely photos, makes me wish I didn't live so close to the city!

  23. Beautiful photos, it's ages since I've been for a proper walk, must get out again soon!

  24. Lovely. I love walking, it's the only exercise I enjoy, I love spotting new things and beautiful landscapes.

  25. Love the photo of the boat on the canal. It looks so relaxing. I would love to live in the countryside. It's so relaxing, and walking makes you forget about all your worries for a while


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