My French Holiday 2016 – Chateau Pompadour

dsc_0316Last year in June 2016 I holidayed in the “Farming province of Limousin,” the greenest province of France.   I had all the marvelous time a holiday could be.   I did not get the chance to visit Chateau Pompadour as it wasn’t listed at all on the list of venues I wanted to see while there.
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North of The Netherlands

028Last August 2015 my daughter and I took a vacation trip to the North of the Netherland to a place called Heerenveen.031Heerenveen is a town located in the province of Friesland.  It is known for its name as “Frisia” and lies in the northwest of the Netherlands.  It is situated west of Groningen, and south of the North Sea.  The capital of Friesland is “Leeuwarden.
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Exploring the Town and Villages of “Uzerche”

018Before I visited “Uzerche” I learned that it was called the “Pearl of the Limousin,” by famous English Writer, “Arthur Young.”   I thought a lot about it and why was it the Pearl of this Greenest Farming Province.  Until I visited the town and its villages, I understood why.
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Treignac the Ancient Village

DSC_0212One day in the week, we decided to go out for some visits.  Got into the car, simply dressed and off we went down the road to the charming village of Treignac.
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What a “Pokemon Go” World

The world of Pokemon – (Pictures taken from my trip to the ancient village of “Collonge-La-Rouge” in the province of Limousin. There are some beautiful gardens surrounding the thousand years old village).  Would fashion Pokemon live in an ancient world?                                                                                                                        DONE IMG_0252I don’t really know what to write here.  I just don’t understand what is going on about this “Pokemon Go” thing that’s going around.
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I Spent Time by the Lake of “Saint Germain Les Belles”

DSC_0139This year 2016, I chose the month of June for my summer holiday away from home. When my daughter was still at primary and secondary school age, I waited for summer school breaks to go away with her.  Since she has now grown up into a young adult, I prefer to take my summer break before the beginning of school days.  I like to spend time when there is peace and tranquility.  I think I have done my days like all mums, being away with kids are great years to cherish, remembering the noises of our kids and their friends.  But then one day comes the time that we can do it alone in the tranquil and peaceful pace of time.
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Why I Implied With Social Media

Social media has become the affluence of the newsy world.

This is an unreal and phenomenal entity, an existent that rules to influence me, my friends and the a la mode world.  The reality about the internet is that it is a well-fed network of different platforms consisting of intelligent streams of humanity sending and sharing knowledge, all at unrestricted paces.

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Every Holiday Has a Story to Tell!

In The Province Of Limousin In France

  THE VILLAGE OF “COLLONGE-LA-ROUGE” – (Part One)
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At the beginning of June I took a 20 days holiday to the Province of Limousin in France.

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It’s been my dream to one day tour the province and visit all the beautiful spots that Limousin offers.  I suggested to my friend that one day I would like to visit the Village of “Collonge-la Rouge.”  Then he replied to me, “Why Collonge-la Rouge?”  The reason he asked me that question was because when he was very young, he’d visited the Collonge-La-Rouge only once, and at that time, it was only a normal historic village and nothing more of what I wanted to see today.

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“Our Forefather’s Heritage” and the “Latter-Day Mode de Vie”

Men have traveled a long journey to arrive where they are today.  Let us go way back to the centuries of our forefathers.  Most of them lived on farming and on the farms several generations lived together, and they did not have much to live on like we have today.  In modern living, most of us live in our own home and we can afford many things that can satisfy our family life.  We still have farmings as a way of life or we can call it a profession in today’s society that we embrace.  And actually many of us in one family alone can grow with good education and place ourselves in professional activities within the modern society which our ancestors and their children may not have had that great chance to abide. 

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Colours of Autumn!

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Summer has flown by and my favorite season is upon us!  Fall is my special time of year
Against the deep blue sky, I noticed leaves glowing vibrant yellow. When Autumn displays its colors in full splendor, how would I tell of it?   I get the illustrating and sketching ideas rotating my mind.
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The Season when the walls are overtaken with the climbing yellow, orange and red leaves.  The trees showing all the colorful leaves, and dark brown, and red leaves are scattered everywhere.
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It is the time of year when the cool breeze takes over the Summer’s heat. And the colorful falling leaves, corn mazes, acorns, pumpkings, and scarecrows are seen in all harvest fields of fruition.  There comes Halloween and Thanksgiving taking us to the seasonal change of Winter! 
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My pictures depicts the beginning of fall in London.  But lots of our trees are still green with only a little change of colors.  I managed to take a few pictures of some trees and leaves that have already changed to beautiful colors.
008Thank you for visiting my page.  Wishing you all a happy Fall Season!
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The Call

dscn0344I have been thinking about “change,” and who I was this time 21 years ago.  I know I was a lot more, soft, timid, and I allowed lots into my life.  Actually I feel that I am no longer that type of person .

This time 21 years ago, I was waiting on a call that I thought was never going to come.  And now, I am making the call.

I do not know exactly when I changed, or how, but I know at some point, between cutting my strings, escaping my cage, and building my wings, I set myself free.                                       471756_306322786126473_587840278_o“I have made mistakes I can never rewind and I have excuses that you will never believe” and when I think back on this phrase, it is the one meaning that gives me confidence and alerts me that “I AM NOT PERFECT” and to me perfectly “IMPERFECT ” makes me GREAT deep within.

I have driven many roads, some of them with dangerous sharp bends,   but one thing I experienced along the way is that “the BOULEVARD to TRIUMPH was DUSTY with many enticing stopping bays.”                                                                                            dscn1993-copy-copy-copyAt certain crossroads, I felt there was something I needed to do which I should have done many years ago.  I got rid of a streams of connections and they fell out because I shook the branches of my life, and am glad I did.

My hardest regrets are  the days spent with the wrong flow of peeps.  I learned my lessons, I changed their roles in my life, and I am glad I did.  When I look back on the years, they all make sense to me, and since then I have move one to the next chapter of being the “me” who have changed.

And here I am, standing my grounds, strong, intelligent, mature and experienced and with a lot of change in my life. I progressed from them.  It was not easy, but I did it, and I can tell you, I have become a well tough person and still good at heart, but my good personality still remains!                                                                             dscn1992I have made the best decisions, and at some points I have reached a certain parts of my goals in life, though there “maybe” still more to achieve, I am happy what I have gathered.  Am loving “what I have” and I don’t worry about “what I don’t have.”  I AM WHO I AM!

But I know something for sure, “Someday, someone’s going to look at me like I am the best thing in the world.”  It is like I want to say that “I cannot be good enough for everybody, but I will always be the BEST for the ones who deserves me!”

The best gift I gave to the people who came and left was my HEART because I gave them a place where there was LOVE, and it made me realised that my dream will defeat reality if I give it a chance.                                                                                                                                                  470547_306322479459837_1862265792_oWithin the boundaries of my experiences, I learned never to tell my ups and downs to anyone, because the reflection I see from my mirror is the only person who can put me back on track.

Whenever I am in conflict with the ocean I set up my sail stronger, and I know that it is ME vs THE WINDS and no one else.

And where the “WINDS” will take me, I shall GO!                                                                                 dscn0345

In The Province of Burgundy

In The Summer of 2014dscn1425As My Friend And I Was Looking For a Country Church He Attended Every Sunday With His Mother As a Young Boy.dscn1606La Bourgogne in the Summer of 2014.   This country lane took me back many years of the life I lived in the village.   Many a years ago, children would fill the country villages, playing and running up and down the country lanes, until the sun left the sky.  Today country lanes are lonely and empty and the children have vanished.  Which of the two questions would you ask?dscn1604Is the world no long a safer place for our children of  the new generations?  or
Is Technology playing its role in this development?dscn1603Though I did not grow up in France, this country lane brings memories to the life I had in villages in the 70’s when I was growing up in the village.  Oh well, bring back my 70’s days, I would roll up and down this country lane with my friends.  Gone the days, only memories remain as I would keep it safe – Down Memory Lane!dscn1602In the end we found the Country Church!   Christian-wise my family believed in their faith and we were regular attendees of our Anglican church.  I grew up loving churches as buildings and trust me wherever in the world I travel, I never miss an opportunity to photograph churches.  In fact they are all historical monuments.  Most churches in the world have faced the first and the second world wars, and to date they are still standing.dscn1607As beautiful as it is, made of stone, old, shabby, and most of all Chic!
(Old, Shabby, Chic and SACRED!) my camera did it right!DSCN1608.JPG And as we left the church behind us, there was already a beautiful sunset in the distance that rolled up the end of the day.

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