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Fields of Heather and musings of a busy mind

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I learned something during my summer break: make time to do fun stuff! Stepping away from the computer during the summer has been so good for me. I definitely was heading toward a little burnout. Burnout from work, from blogging and mostly burnout from myself. Much has changed in my office life this year and it has made it a lot busier in my life and most of all in my head. And my head has  never been a very quiet place to start with. I am always in awe of the people that can meditate. That can just sit still and be still. I can sit still very good, but I need a book or a tv to grab my attention. I can loose myself in a book quite easily, following along in the chase of a murderer. But be still just with me, myself and I? Not so much. But more and more I have come to realize that I need still in my life, I need quiet, I need nothing.

So I am working hard on adding more of nothing (isn’t that a nice contradiction…)

Stepping away, taking it easy and make sure that life doesn’t pass me by has been a firm resolution for this new year (working in education gives me a ‘new year’s start’ twice a year).

And my Love is so on board…..

 

To see more of this beautiful Sunday morning and some close encounters of the lovely kind CLICK HERE

 

Medieval Kettwig in Germany – Mr. Songbird speaking

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Kettwig Germany black slate houses

 

Dear ladies, friends of Songbird and readers of this blog.

This is mr. Songbird speaking. I took over the blog for a day, it was necessary….

You may or may not know that I have invoked a veto for appearing on this blog. That lady of mine is never without a camera and therefore she ‘catches’ me doing this or that frequently, (often she catches me in the act of taking a power nap…..) and I do not want to be exposed to this world wide audience of her.

Consequence of her always logging that camera around is that I have never had any reason to take any pictures myself. Which of course resulted in her complaining that I never took a photograph of her.

Well I got her now. I recently bought myself a nifty little ‘guy-camera’ and I am in the process of learning how to handle it.

So when I recently took my gal to a day out on the town in honor of her birthday I was the man in charge of taking the pictures.

I thought it was only fair that I showed off those pictures myself here.

So please come along as I show you the medieval town of Kettwig in Germany.

I’ll be brief in my commentary, since typing up this little essay in English already took me an hour.

 

Kettwig Germany duck pond

“We arrived in this little town and were greeted by this duck pond. Very nice. I took my time in photographing it.”

 

Marianne Songbird hiding behind the camera

“As I turned around I caught Marianne taking my picture with her phone. I took that as a challenge, the game was on…”

“First things first, she dragged me into this romantic girly shop. Of course she had read about it online somewhere. Probably on a blog…”

To see more of the home decor store she dragged me too, this lovely medieval town, and the photography challenge between me and Songbird….

CLICK HERE

10 Reasons to Love New York City

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Hi there, before I managed to lose the whole month of May, April went out with a bang. We made a great trip to our most favorite city in the whole world, New York City.  So it is only over a month late, (but who is counting) but let me show you why I love […]

A Day in the Sun

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Hello everyone! I am back! Thank you for all your well wishes, it definitely helped.     It took some time to feel like things were going in the right direction, but I think I have finally turned a corner and I am close to being my old self again. And the turn in the […]

Elvis Presley Graceland {a special home tour}

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Good day my sweets. Things are a buzzing and busy at the nest. Nothing show worthy yet. So instead I thought let’s do that special home tour that I promised you.  I am sure it is no surprise that while we were in Memphis during our Summer holiday tour we visited the home of Elvis […]

Travelling the Southern US {final part 4}

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How are you doing y’all? I just realized that we have been travelling the Southern States of the US together and I left you behind on Beale Street in Memphis. Now granted that is not a bad place to stay for a while. But after listening to so much blues, I thought you might be […]

Traveling the Southern US {part 3}

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Howdie folks, ready for another trip down memory lane? My memory lane that is. I know that I am taking a really long time showing you my vacation pics, but I do want to mix it up a bit with more recent stuff too. But I promise that this reminiscing of mine will be over […]

Travelling the Southern US {part 2}

Travelling the Southern Us. Charleston, Smoky Mountains and the Atlanta Aquarium. http://www.songbirdblog.com (1)

Hello my friends, want to go travelling the Southern US again? I left you all staring at the sunrise on Tybee island. Well I guess the sun is up and it is time to go do some sightseeing again.  Our next stop was Charleston, South Carolina. What a lovely town that is! The historical homes […]