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Capturing The Night

My son had a bad week in school. He fell and went home with so many bruise all over his body. Our nightly ritual now involves changing of plasters on the right side of his body and on some nights a dose of calpol to keep the pain at bay. Then the next day he had a nosebleed and I just want to make things wee bit better so I asked him what he wants to do. He wants to see Bristol at night. If you are a regular reader you would know that my son loves Bristol and is daydreaming of living there. I dont have much money but have enough for the fare so off we went.

There are so much happening on Bristol always but we just come back to the classics like this bridge and those lovelocks. And the Millenium Square fountain of course. He is also amaze on how much poke stops there is as compared to where we live. You can walk in a block and get tons of pokeballs he said.

And some night photos. Blurry as I accidentally put the focus on manual and I am not adjusting thinking its in auto haha.

I werent able to get so much photos as I am lugging a massive bag which carries food (I brought whatever we have in the house) and change of clothes for the fountain play. But we did see Bristol at night and I think its safe to say that it made everything okay for my little man.

And hope this week will be better for him!

Country Kids

Monkey and Mouse


While doing our weekend walk (catching pokemons). He asked me if I checked his school website for updates. I asked back 'Updates?'. If they chose the class representative already he said.

Backtracking few days ago, he was so happy to tell me that the new Headteacher talked to his class about choosing a class representative. The representative will help in making the school better and the Headteacher talked about the qualities of a good representative. He said he has a lot of those qualities. He went home that day dreaming that he will get this post and I am just so happy to dream with him.

It dawned to me now that my son really wants that post. Much as I dont want to tell him but I did tell him to not count on him being picked. I told him that the Headteacher would probably want someone older. He said that he is older! I told him that a lot of his classmates are way older and more mature than him. He said that he is mature.

I can see that he is getting more mature. Him bringing up this conversation and all. It pains me to see him get hurt if he will not be chosen. I am trying my best to tell him not to expect too much and yet I am scared that I am stopping him to be hopeful. Its so hard to find the balance isnt it?

'They dont have the names yet but I think that if you will get chosen they will tell you in class or if they chose someone they will announce it in front of you guys.' I just answered smiling and so proud. Its so nice of him to have a dream like this and I am thinking that if he will get the post he would be pleased and if not I will just be there to hug him and tell him that though he is not a class representative he can still represent his class by being a good student.

He then jumped into a bed of stones. Throwing the big ones as far as he can. My son is growing up so fast! Its so scary and so exciting and I hope that I will be given a lot of moments like this before he really starts living those dreams.


Because I Will. Because its fun.

The rain wont stop and I dont really know why we are outside but we are outside with our wellies. And then rain stopped a bit and the sun shine though the sky is still gloomy. My son insisted on playing on the water and I dont even know how he did it as the water is cold! Then I saw this magical moment only to realized that I didnt bring my camera. But I have a cellphone!

My phone camera sucks but at least I have captured the moment that I want hehe. And this is also my sunday photo!
We have stayed in there for awhile then the cloud gave in to the sun and everything turned golden and for awhile the weather is suddenly more bearable for finding shells on the shore.

And yes its only for awhile as in a few seconds the cloud went back and its suddenly gloomy again
and it rained so hard we run for cover and then before we reach cover were already wet so its no use =P

And I hope that when my son is older he will remember this one October rainy day when we braved the rain and we had the most fun collecting shells by the marine lake beacuse I will. Because its fun.


Country Kids

Monkey and Mouse

Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs

Surviving September

I am celebrating because its the last day of September and I am still here.
Same time last year I took my hibernation early because of depression but this time time around I tried my best not to hide in one corner and suffer alone.
I have new friends to thank for that and my sister who never fails to be at the other side of the line filling me with bits and pieces of whats going on at home.

I also need to acknowledge Pokemon Go haha. Something that my son and I bond to and something that makes me want to go out and walk.
I stopped walking when my fitbit got broken but went back when I downloaded the app. We started way later than the others but I think we levelled up fast enough to keep up with the rest of the world.

I am still of course heavily taking photos and instagramming them, much to my followers  dismay haha.
Kidding aside even though my good camera is broken I think I am still taking decent photos!

Drawing too helps of course. And I have so many more images in my head that I need to draw and I just ruyn out of paper.
I am just saving enough to buy a decent paper and would definitely go back to doodling again!

But mostly its him, the reason why I am staying sane.
We have so many challenges since school started but we are on top of it now.

He has been in the middle of all the fightings and warring parents but he kept his cool.
I know that I need to sort my life before these things affect him and I am doing things.
I am slowly sorting some stuff out so that I will eventually have peace. And he will have peace.

Thank you for sticking it out with me. I owe a lot of people comment on their blogs and I promise I will once I have sorted things out.
Thanks for the patience and September is out of the way now bring on October!


Survive is my word of the week!

The Reading Residence



HHWW means holding hands while walking!
I just need some sweetness in my life and this 2 by the beach is just the sweetest sight ever!


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Its been a stressful few weeks in our household.
The first week of school was okay but the second was a wee bit hard on my son as they have a temp teacher.
I guess the change is a bit hard on him. I literally have to drag him out of the house and we are always late.
A first time since he started school for us. This week his teacher is back and things are getting better for him.

Marriage wise I am in a situation where I need to decide on something big and its taking a toll on my body. I am not feeling well.
And I am nowhere near in reaching a final decision.

Needless to say that my son and I need some fresh sea air. Its been awhile and we both deserve some late night walk.
We are so lucky that we stayed long enough to be able to see the sunset. Seeing the sky turns orange from gray is just amazing!

And there are lots of people like us who needs to be outside.
Lots of people are there too enjoying the golden colours that the sun gives.
I am feeling the change in air but the colour just warms us up.

The last photo was taken by my son. We obsessively wait for that couple to be at the right place before he took this photo.
We want to show the scale of the bridge and of course the sweet silouette adds romance!

And that is what it is, a romantic night indeed!

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Monkey and Mouse



Birds are always so elusive these bunch though are so comfy with me being there. I still kept a wee bit distance and they are the cutest ever!


Pierced Wonderings

How I Celebrated My Birthday With Just £5

I am so sorry to have been bugging you with my birthday and promise that this is the last post about it haha.

My son and I celebrated my birthday last Saturday at The Grand Pier here in Weston-Super-Mare.
I dont have any money to spend whatsoever or well maybe I do. £5!
Entrance to the pier is £1 each and thats £2 for the both of us.

We of course took a photo of my son in their massive deck chair which my son and I wants to have at home.
You never know when BFG is coming over and you dont want to be rude asking him to sit on the floor are you?
And thats why we want that deck chair!

We had a wander around. Looking at toys and games and people first. Feeding on the happy vibe of the place.
My son went into one of the attraction called The Crystal Maze. He is so brave as he went there all by himself and just for a £1!
While he is there I took time to capture the colours on the game area.

After some more roaming around and drooling over the games that we cant play we exchange our last £2 for a lot of 2p!
I know its blurry but look at that face!

I werent able to take a photo of us playing the 2p machines as that needs proper concentration haha!
But we stayed there for awhile and our money gave us some tickets too.
We walked some more! And just soak up the nice view of the seafront in one of the balconies.

After which we head out in one of the outside benches to eat our packed lunch.
Eating with the view is just so perfect!

We finished off with fighting some pokemon battles! My son beat all of the monster and was able to hold the fort/gym for awhile.
He loved it!

We went home skipping and happy and this is one of the nicest birthday I had.
Of course when I went home my husband is just so happy to ruin it by initiating a fight.
But thats for another blog post.
£5 has never been so grand! (grand pier get it =P)


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Living Arrows


Birthday Week

Last year September is the darkest for me as I started spiraling down with depression. Today this year I am feeling a wee bit better. There are still dark clouds follwoing me around but I am trying my best to be a step ahead so that it will stay on the background. I have some responsibilities that I am trying hard to fulfill but I am not successful in a lot of them. If only they knew how hard it is for me. But I am trying. Trying .. keeping on swimming.

It was my birthday last Wednesday. I werent able to say thank you last year for those who greeted but this year I heard all of you and thank you for reaching out to greet me. THANK YOU!

Thanks to my sister who tried her best to make it nicer this year. These cards from home is so ... that card with the lady, thats my mother. We have a small store and our dog Juanito is always with her. Thats so her and that made myheart swell with happiness. She did not send me a photo and yet in my head it is a photo of a scene from out small store.

Thanks to a Mum from my son's school for giving me a new watercolor! I have something like this but there are 4 colours that already missing because it is what I mostly use. Having a new one is the best ever as I am itching to do some more watercolor works =)

I would like to apologize for not commenting a lot on the linky that I am joining. I am trying my best to catch up but its just really hard.
Sorry as well for the usual linky that I am joining, if I am not joining now. Just bear with me.
Just give me a chance to recover from this month and I will be back with a bang this October.

I am still hanging around the couch but not as much.
Thats big for me. Beating my demons ... is hard... because sometimes I just want to give in and at times I am giving in but mostly I am fighting it.
Fighting yourself is hard. Eitherways, win or lose... I am still the one who suffers. Because its me against me.

But I am still here, visible and telling my story to the world. That matters, I think.


Birthday is my word of the week.


The Reading Residence


~glimmer of hope~

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