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Happy Birthday Sarah! ~ A Suite For My Sweet

For Sarah’s birthday (Friday 11th) i booked a surprise Spa Suite at Thistle hotel in Brighton that had views overlooking the pier. We had a lovely few days.

Thistle Brighton

Brighton Spa Suite

Sarah relaxing in her Suite 1.jpg

Sarah relaxing looking over brighton pier from her suite window seat 2.jpg

Sarah on the beac

⇧ Sarah enjoying the beach ⇧ 

Brighton Pier

 ⇧ Brighton Pier ⇧  

Brighton Beach  Pier

Brighton Beach and sea front

⇧ View of Brighton while standing on the pier ⇧ 

“Only One Life” by Charles Studd

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Two little lines I heard one day, Traveling along life’s busy way;
Bringing conviction to my heart, And from my mind would not depart;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, yes only one, Soon will its fleeting hours be done;
Then, in ‘that day’ my Lord to meet, And stand before His Judgment seat;
Only one life,’ twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, the still small voice, Gently pleads for a better choice
Bidding me selfish aims to leave, And to God’s holy will to cleave;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, a few brief years, Each with its burdens, hopes, and fears;
Each with its days I must fulfill, living for self or in His will;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.

When this bright world would tempt me sore, When Satan would a victory score;
When self would seek to have its way, Then help me Lord with joy to say;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Give me Father, a purpose deep, In joy or sorrow Thy word to keep;
Faithful and true what e’er the strife, Pleasing Thee in my daily life;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Oh let my love with fervor burn, And from the world now let me turn;
Living for Thee, and Thee alone, Bringing Thee pleasure on Thy throne;
Only one life, “twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, yes only one, Now let me say, “Thy will be done”;
And when at last I’ll hear the call, I know I’ll say ’twas worth it all”;
Only one life,’ twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Daily Prompt: The Outsiders

Abbies Photo

Today’s daily prompt “Tel us about the experience of being outside, looking in — however you’d like to interpret that. Photographers, artists, poets: show us OUTSIDE

 Thought i’d use my photo of Abbie taking a photo of big Ben. I’m on the outside looking in, and we’re both outside too! 🙂

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite

“IN A NEW POST CREATED for THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO THAT SHOWS US A GLIMPSE OF THE INFINITE

Me  Sarah looking out over the sea 2

⇧ Sarah & I looking out over the seemingly infinite sea ⇧

My Thoughts 💭 

This challenge was hard for me, but as both me and Sarah are both registered blind, it doesn’t take much distance for things to seem infinite!!!

The Most Beautiful Part

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A traveler, as he passed through a forest, saw a part of a huge oak, which appeared misshapen, and almost seemed to spoil the scenery. “If,” sad he, “I was the owner of this forest, I would cut down that tree.” But when he had ascended the hill, and taken a full view of the forest, this same tree appeared the most beautiful part of the landscape. “How erroneously,” said he, “I judged when I saw only a part!” The full view, the harmony and proportion of things, are all necessary to clear up our judgment.

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Spirit Levelling

Spirit Level

My Thoughts 💭 

Travelling back home on the train this morning, I was showing Sarah the new (but hidden) spirit level on iOS 7 on my iPhone (to get to it, just open the compass app and then swipe from right to left with one finger to reveal). As I was tilting my phone up and down and showing that when the surface is level the whole screen goes green, suddenly I had the thought….

This is the same with our spiritual lives. How balanced/instep am I with the Spirit that dwells within?!

Are you instep with the Spirit?

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Galatians 5:25 (NIV)

Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

More Thoughts 💭  

At or around harvest time I like to think about my life and how much its changed from the fruitless dead tree and how God is healing me by his Love and Grace by trying to grow the fruits for his glory. I need to keep my roots deep in him and be in step with the Spirit so I don’t just wither and die.

The Special Ox

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There was a man who heard about a very special ox and determined to have it for his own. He traveled all over the world. He spent his entire fortune. He gave his whole life to the search for this ox. At last, just moments before he died, he realized he had been riding it all the time.

Thomas Aquinas

My 1st Passport!! :D

Passport

My Thoughts 💭 

Yipppeee my 1st passport arrived in the post today!!! 😀

It may be a shock to some of you that i’m 38 and never had a passport, but after my interview on Saturday morning at the passport office in Victoria, London to prove face to face that I am me, it finally arrived today.

So, I was wondering if all of you lovely friends could suggest some great places to see and experience?! I’ll finally be able to post some photos from places other than Norfolk! lol.

Me, Sarah, Ben (The Dynamic Force) and Rosie always talk (jokingly but seriously) about a “WordPress World Tour” where we would travel around and maybe meet some of the amazing people who we share our everyday journeys with on here! Is this a crazy dream?! 😀

Rainy Ilfracombe

 

Ilfracombe 2

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This is another photo from our new years holiday to Ilfracombe. I took this while in the most powerful winds I have ever expierienced and it was raining really hard too, which is why I used my iPhone! 😀

Camera used ~ iPhone 4s

See also ~ Ilfracombe


Happy Birthday Sarah – Part 2

 

For part of Sarah’s birthday present I booked a 1 night stay in the Thistle Hotel in Brighton. The hotel was lovely and the view from the room had a full panoramic view of the beach and pier.

Sarah sat in the window relaxing with the view of the pier

We had a meal in the restaurant inside the hotel on the first evening which was lovely as the table had a similar panoramic view, and I had the best scotch egg (cooked in a posh way! lol) I have ever tasted! 

Posh Scotch Egg! :D

On the second day my friend Ben (excellent poem creator), Rosie & Vini came down to meet us for the day. We enjoyed a walk along the pier and Vini had a ride on the Horror Hotel!

Brighton 1

Horror Hotel 2

Brighton Roller Coaster

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Rosie & Vini

hen…..

The Chocolate!

Choccey Wocky

 

Camera usediPhone 4s

 

 

St Martin of Tours Parish Church Building, Epsom

 

St Martin of tours parish church building

St Martins Time Piece

 

Description

These were the first photos I took with my first DSLR, the SONY Alpha a100

A Christian church in the Church of England Diocese of Guildford. Part of Epsom Group Ministry and Churches Together in Epsom

 

London Eye & Big Ben

London eye 7

The London Eye 2

London Eye 6

The London Eye

Beg Ben

Description

I have been on the London Eye a couple of times and it has rained both times! lol 😀 

The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel situated on the banks of the River Thames in LondonEngland. The entire structure is 135 metres (443 ft) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 120 metres (394 ft).

It is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe, and the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom, visited by over 3.5 million people annually.[5] When erected in 1999 it was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world…..read moe

 

Camera usedSONY Alpha a100

 

Castle Rising Castle

Castle Rising Castle

Castle Rising main stairs

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Castle Rising 4

Castle Rising 5

Castle Rising 6

Castle Rising 7

Castle Rising 8

Castle Rising 9

Description

While on holiday at the lighthouse Me, Sarah & Ben took a day trip to Castle Rising castle. I gave Ben my big Nikon as Sarah & I were doing an audio described tour provided by the ticket office for £1. It was a fun tour as the audio description was dramatised! I still got to get my compact camera out and shoot the shots above! 😀

Castle Rising Castle is a ruined castle situated in the village of Castle Rising in the English county of Norfolk. It was built in about 1138 by William d’Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel, who also owned Arundel Castle. Much of its square keep, surrounded by a defensive mount, is intact. It is currently owned by Lord Howard of Rising, a descendant of William d’Aubigny.

Castle Rising is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is best known as the location of Castle Rising Castle, which dominates the village. The village is situated some 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north-east of the town of King’s Lynn and 60 kilometres (37 mi) west of the city of Norwich.The River Babingley skirts the north of the village separating Castle Rising from the site of the lost village of Babingley.[1]

 

Camera usedSamsung WB550

Leith Hill Tower

A landscape shot of the Leith hill tower in the centre

A framatic black and white photo looking upwards of the tower from the outside

A black and white photo of a Squirrel eating from the right side profile

Description

On the summit of Leith Hill is an 18th century Gothic tower, with panoramic views northwards to London and the English Channel to the south. Richard Hull of nearby Leith Hill Place built “Prospect House” in the years 1765 to 1766, later to become known as Leith Hill Tower, with the intention of raising the hill above 1,000 ft (305 m) above sea level. The tower is 19.5 metres (64 ft) high and consisted of two rooms “neatly furnished”, with a Latininscription above the door announcing that it had been built for not only his own pleasure, but also for the enjoyment of others. Hull provided visitors with prospect glasses, similar to a small telescope, through which to survey the extensive views towards London and theEnglish Channel, each some 25 miles (40 km) away, and thirteen counties on a very clear day….read more….

 Camera usedSONY Alpha a100

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