I am Here

I am a friend you will never see.

Trust in me when I say life is not hard right now.

Get a pen when you wake up. Write down what you have

Start with your alive.


Have sight, hearing speech.

Water, food a bed to keep you warm and sleep.

If you have all these then life is not hard

Stay positive

Make a Plan the night before even if its to Smile when you wake up.

Don’t wait till you look out the window and see it raining.


We all have 2 brains one is called the Chimp Model it is your Emotional team that thinks and acts without our permission.


The Logical team is the real person it is you, compassionate and humane.

I know it sounds easy but try and get to know your Chimp.

I don’t watch the news, I don’t read the papers, yes it flashes up on my laptop when I go to search, but I don’t go there. I have trained myself to react to the media. When my eyes see bad news of any kind, negative people, anything to make you feel worse than you already are.

Stop just don’t look, listen and look for something good and nice to do. If your feeling down and watch the news you will feel worse.

You know whats happening in the world, and as soon as things get better you will be the first to be informed by your family or friends.

You can’t change what is happening now in the world but you can change yourself to make you feel better

I never stop from when I wake up, my next carving, photography ideas, walking with my Ruth, teaching Bella new words or making her news toys. I watch Cross Country Ski-ing as I used to do it.

I make bird feeders, nest boxes, cook the tea, make my Ruth breakfast in bed. Feed the Starlings and Blue tits. Edit my photos, do my WordPress blog.

But I still get down everyday for a while but I don’t make a thing of it, I want to go to the shop which is 50 metres away and buy crisps and Chocolate, but I don’t.

The challenges we face have always been there in some form or another. Try and think when you had no worries and were totally happy bet you can’t.

I speak from the heart, I battle with negative thoughts everyday. But I don’t give in I never have.

Message me if you need some guidance or support.

Your Not On Your Own.

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I am 63 years old and and since a boy have had an interest in wildlife and in particular birds. I help my Dad with the rearing of young finches and other birds. I had many small birds as pets and as i got older and joined the Military i purchsed my first Camera, and fold out Kodak. Over a 22 year period i enjoyed many countries outside the uk and observed many species of birds. When i left the military in 2000, i bought my first digital camera a Canon 450D with a Tamron 70-300 and started my journey on capturing images of birds and animals. I quickly learned that there was a lot more to getting a good image of a bird, so i started to research the best settings for my camera in order to capture a better image. Over a 12 month period i realised that needed to invest in a better camera and lens and after research bought a Canon 50D and a 100-400 Lens. It was 2013 when i really got to grips with the setup and came across a lovely Short Eared Owl. From that meeting i started to concentrate on Owls as they fasinated me. From Canon to Olympus i recently jumped ship again to Sony. The variety of birds i have captured over a 10 year period is vast and at present i have a wildlife hide in lancashire where most of my images are captured.

1 comment

  1. True words. I am working to pull myself away from watching so much news. I want to be aware, but I need to life my life, and not in fear. Prayer helps give me peace, but there is still some fear to face…

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