A walk on the moor

My sister, dad and I went on a lovely walk the other day, near where my Gran lives. It was so good to get outside and into the countryside.

A small stream on the way up to the moor.
An old croft on the moor.
My dad and my sister.

A Wandering Heart

A wandering heart
isn’t always lost….

but on a journey, searching
of things yet to be seen, heard, experiences
that are yet to happen.
Knowing not to rush past moments
Letting them unfold in their own
time.

After all some things are really worth the wait
Why let yourself be broken hearted?
Everything has a time and a season
Like the beauty of a butterfly

Seasons come and go
some sooner than we would like
others lasting longer than we’d hoped.

Memories somehow frozen in time
parcels, gifts that we hold dear,
Bringing smiles of joy
even things that
are sad make me thankful for the time we had
Back when I was a kid
and you’d say
“Do I know you?”
In all seriousness,
When I knew you were joking
of summer days picking blackcurrants
and you’d tell me stories of long ago.

I loved getting rides in the
wheelbarrow
down the lane.
Then we filled it with leaves
and added them to the fire.

By Carole Farish. March 2012.

Blue skies and happiness

Here are some pictures of the Lake District. It is where my dad is from and I love this part of my country. These pictures are from my visit last summer. (The first one is from Christmas time)

Road to the little hamlet..in the lakes.
blue skies
Railway Tracks..

Looking back..

Its a good day as any to reminisce. I’ve come such a long way. I remember back in the days when I was at school and, I had no self confidence. I was very shy and kept to myself and spent lunch times reading. How things have changed.. :-D. Thinking of how far I’ve come really does make me smile.

Listening to old RPM songs reminds me of how incredible my God is and how he really does come through no matter what. Also about how important it is to be faithful in everything you do. How over the years I’ve had the privilege to be involved in three album recordings…and I know I don’t have the best voice but I just kept showing up and what an hour it was to serve alongside such incredible singers and musicians.

That reminds me of the time when I played RPM’s (now Iam Future) first EP in my registration class at school and my classmates actually liked it. I so thought they’d ask me to turn it off.

I have so much to be thankful for.. I’ve got the most amazing friends and family who are so good at cheering me on and being the best encouragers.

I’ve also got so much better at writing.. I was looking back at some of the poems I wrote in my mid teens and its so good to see how more confident I’ve become at getting things down on paper.

I’ve been on many incredible adventures…to Northern Ireland, The Netherlands, France and Norway…

Its incredible to think that 8 years ago today I made one of the most life changing decisions ever….to follow Jesus..

The journey so far has been full of ups and downs but I wouldn’t change it even if I could because in the hard times I discover more about my character and how persevering really helps to make me stronger. In the times when we most want to give up it’s in these times that I have found courage to keep going.

I’ve grown so much in confidence…I can do public speaking even though I still don’t find it fun..Its still a challenge and I really have to get outside of my comfort zone.

I would have never have thought that eight years later I’d be studying in Devon…….and the journey continues…

It’ amazing how life turns out. 🙂

“Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.” Gila Radner

Tree lined valley

Tree lined valley

This was taken last October when my dad and sister visited me. We went for a walk in the beautiful Heddon valley in Devon.

A Spoonful of Jam

A spoonful of jam

Crunch

memories

Running for the bus

like its the biggest race of

our lives

 

Dancing in the rain

just because we can

Splashing puddles

 

Hanging out

singing songs at the top of our lungs

without a care in the world

 

Like its the best day ever

Re-living moments on a camera reel

Laughter

               really is the best

                                            way to cheer someone up!

 

 

 

With the bestest little sister in the whole world!

A Little Bit of Christmas….

The snow fell as they slept
Sweet dreams of winter adventures
Like ice skating in Hyde Park
The smell of cinnamon in the air

As the bells jingle
Gentle tunes play over the radio
Thinking of family road trips
Along snow covered lanes.

Wiping the frost from the window
Setting of before dawn begins
Feels like the middle of the night
But really the day is just beginning

The smells of Christmas fill the room
Eating delicious treats
Playing childhood games
Building a giant snowball in the woods
Realising it’s too big to push down the hill

Throwing snowballs at each other instead!

//Rievaulx Terrace

My sister and I drove to Rievaulx Terrace a few weeks ago. It is near the village of Helmsley in North Yorkshire. The terrace is an 18th century landscape garden.

I took this picture whilst walking through the woods at Rievaulx Terrace in North Yorkshire. I love how the light shines through the trees.

It was quite cold that day.

A view of Rievaulx Abbey through the trees.

View of the garden
Sisters on the balcony.
A giant chess set in the woods