When visiting Greece, you almost can't miss the historical sights, as they are everywhere!⠀
Here, on the island of Andros, you'll find this very old tower. It's not safe to go in for reasons that are probably obvious⠀
It's called the St. Peter's tower and even though it's very old, it's function remains unknown. Some people say it was used as a watchtower to protect the village behind it, while others claim it to be a way to communicate to a nearby town in case of a fire⠀
Despite its state, the St. Peter's tower is one of the most famous landmarks on the island of Andros⠀
Fun to fantasize about the function of historical landmarks like this, right?
So on Saturday, on the way home from our Cornish adventure, we stopped off at the beautiful Golitha Falls, which was an absolutely wonderful place for a walk, and a true mushroom-spotters paradise - I really need to get on with learning mushrooms so I can add them to my foraging repertoire!! I'll post some pics of JJ and my mushroom discoveries later on.
We read a lot of reviews before about how it's not worth a visit, but I completely disagree. It's definitely one of those typical British wonders - slightly understated, but if you spend the time to take in the whole setting, it catches you by surprise with its beauty.
And next time we're back nearby we'll definitely make time to visit @inkiesbbqjoint - unfortunately we had to rush off for a lunchtime catchup with some friends, but the smells emanating from this place were awesome!!
Looks like this is the year I’m tackling all the issues that have kept me from accomplishing what I want. All these things that I’ve known were problems for a long time have been pushed to the forefront by my wanting to start a business. Like these issues have been on my list of stuff I want to work on in therapy, but now all of a sudden I’m feeling an urgency about it because I don’t know how I’m going to get through the next year without healing these things. Right now the main fear I want to tackle is how terrified I am of people seeing me. I wrote a post last year about how it’s so much easier for me to share my shadows than my light and that still holds true. I can talk about trauma stuff all day but if someone wants to hear about something I love or am passionate about my face turns red and I have no words. Sharing things that I’m excited about or that make me happy makes me feel extremely vulnerable, and the trauma coping mechanisms I developed as a child take over and shut me down. When I was growing up there were very strict rules about what was okay for me to be interested in and what wasn’t. I was threatened with the withdrawal of love from my mother if I liked the “wrong” things. A child given the choice between the emotional rejection of a parent or shutting down their outward display of curiosity and interest will chose to keep the parent’s affection as an act of self preservation, even at a cost. So that’s what I did. And so now as an adult there are subconscious programs in my brain that kick in when I’m faced with talking about what I love, that tell me it’s not safe. The rational, 33 year old me knows it’s okay but those pathways that developed in my brain in childhood are stronger and they take over. So this is my next goal in therapy, to re-write those trauma responses so that I can talk about my passions and desires and interests without turning into a scared child. I’m motivated mainly by my desire to start a business, but I know this will help me in all aspects of my life. •
One thing I love about summer (there are many more things as well) is the warm evenings and photography!
I’m very much into landscape photography, surf photography and photography in general, but due to some health issues and having another bub, it’s been a bit hard to get out and work on my photography a bit more.
I’m looking forward to getting right back into it and sharing the pics I create.
I started this blog initially as a place I could share our adventures and inspire other families to get outdoors on weekends and see places without having to be on holidays, but enjoying where you live like a tourist!
I use my photography to capture landscapes and moments to share from the places we visit.
This summer I’ve got plans to get better and better at my photography and capture heaps of awesome places in QLD and wherever else we decide to explore.
I hope you all enjoy our blog as much as we like doing it.
Cheers to warm weather, longer days in the water, beautiful skies and capturing the beauty!
If at first you don’t succeed, fix your pony tail and try again.
#mondayvibes “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.” So true.
For me, that small step was the decision to change my daily habits. Instead of staying up until midnight watching stupid mindless shows, I decided to start going to bed early, waking up earlier, getting exercise in every morning and allowing myself enough time to make a healthy breakfast and pack a lunch instead of eating fast food and surviving off of 3 double doubles…
From there, things only got better. I began to realize that I could do anything if I put my mind to it.
When I woke up that day and decided I was sick of being stuck, sick of being overweight, sick of having no energy, no drive…I never would have guessed it would lead me to where I am today. This journey began with one small step, but I’ve made leaps and bounds since then! 30 pounds lost, became a coach, have helped many other women get started on their health and fitness journey. My life literally has taken a 180 degree turn!
I think it’s scary to look back and think what if I didn’t.
What if I never made that decision to take care of myself?
What if I never realized how important my health was?
What if I never pushed myself to be better?
What if I hadn’t.
I’d still be doing that same mundane 💩I used to do.
When I look back, my only regret is not starting on this journey sooner. It’s a life changer, it really is. :) Believe in yourself. Believe in your abilities. .
Happy Monday! Go be awesome.
Dearg scanning the hillside on the slopes of Groban near Loch a' Bhraoin
Boys having fun on the beach... I promise Cooper is in there... 😳 😉 😂
PS looking at this pic, I have a quick question.
Is it just us that completely uses the buggy as the equivalent of the Yaks in Tibet?!?
Sttt🤫 Juul and his Trono are trying to blend in with the lush green environment on the Lofoten⠀
Even on weight limited trips like this one, we still carry at least one of our Trono’s with us🤙🏻⠀
They’re lightweight, easy to inflate (definitely in those Lofoten storms😅) and very comfortable! ⠀
Which item do you always bring when you go camping?
39 46911:05 AM Aug 17, 2018
When you struggling all day and your friend gets it the first time😂