Power of Encouragement

I stumbled upon this quote earlier today (and I turned it into a bit of photo art). It a about how standing alongside someone can really encourage and spur them on. It also helps them to know that they are not alone.

We all need those kinds of friends in our lives who encourage us in this way. It is such a precious way of adding value to people. They may appreciate it way more than you’ll ever realise.

That one small act of kindness which was sown may be a catalyst to someone else’s life. That small spark of hope that they needed.

I’m so thankful for the friends in my life who have been that to me.

These kinds of people are the torchbearers who run alongside us on the journey… Where hope whispers.. “You are valuable and have so much to give..Keep going”.

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Newcastle wanderings

Yesterday I visited the lovely city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Its situated in the North East of England.
I travelled up to visit a friend. 🙂

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Newcastle-upon-Tyne Bridge.

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Gateshead Millennium Bridge

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Laura and I looking up!

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The Baltic

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Gateshead Millennium Bridge and The Baltic Art Gallery

Crow Point


Geordie my friends, family Border Collie.

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IMG_0351This evening I went on a lovely walk around Crow Point with friends.

Weardale Valley


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It was lovely to go on a little walk the other day with my good friend Rebecca.

– “Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there!” (Old saying)


“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
– Maya Angelou

I found this quote today via my friend’s blog http://reigninlove.tumblr.com/

It really made me think about life and how we treat others can have lasting effects that we don’t even realise at the time. Cherish and treasure people in your world today.

Going back in time…on a steam train

Spent the afternoon the other day exploring some places near home. I travelled on a steam train with a friend and my sister. Its a long time since I’d last been on one and it was so much fun!