A busy week before the busy weeks

Finally, I got around to start writing about my Padua trip which we undertook just before Christmas. I have two more posts on go, but at least I have made a start. You can head over to Memoirs of my travels to have a look at the posts.

During this week, I have been busy doing my online course on Teaching Computing from Future Learn and completing it, earning a certificate and gaining more confidence in my teaching methods. It was a tough nut to crack. It has been ages since I sat down and completed a course. I register online and forget about it after a week because it is difficult to fit in with the schedule. Apart from that I also finished my lesson planning for the next week for all the classes. It wasn’t easy but I got there in the end. That is why I could get my travel blog going today ( I am skipping my GCSE lesson preparation as I don’t have any classes next week)

My school starts Monday and I am sure it is going to be full hands-on. I do hope that this sinus and cold which has flared up again after a short respite will reduce over the weekend (have found out a herbal medicine which promises to fix it quickly, let us see) It is not a good news with the flu season at its peak now. I do hope that it gets better soon.

After a very long time, I have sat down for close to 3 hours and typed non-stop (also found some time in between to binge watch a few episodes of Mrs Browns Boys). I need a break. People who are enduring the snow and extreme cold weather, remember hot chocolate is the best remedy (like the one we had in Italy); dark chocolate (70%) with very less milk and corn flour mixed in it. You have to eat it with the spoon but keeps your body warm for a long time. Try it 🙂

Until my next post, ciao!

Postcards from our travel

The world before us is a postcard, and I imagine the story we are writing on it.

Mary E. Pearson

World Photo Day!

August 19th is considered World Photo Day! (And we are already on 19th in this part of the world) According to the site, here is what World Photo Day might mean to individuals.

World Photo Day for Individuals

Celebrating World Photo Day doesn’t have to be a big affair. Each year, many photographers choose to take time out to reflect on what they love about photography. Some choose to stay in and learn new post techniques whist others adventure out to capture that elusive photograph. You can even celebrate photography on your morning walk as you ponder what the world would look like without photography.

So instead of trying to come up with my own explanation, which I am not very good at, I thought I would rather use an existing quote. Happy World Photo Day to all 🙂 and Happy Clicking!

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“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
― Elliott Erwitt

Waiting for the next journey

Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown. Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine, to them, alas! we return. – E. M. Forster

Finally completed my journal on the Pune Trip that I took almost in Sept-Oct. It was too late, but then better late than never. Before the journey into the next year begins. Before I did that next journey to another place. Before losing those precious moments of adventure and fun of the previous journey and let them fade away from my memory, even if those 1000’s of photographs would still remind me of them. It is always special for me to relive those moments and cherish the small things that we enjoyed and that gets left out in those pictures. I am glad I finished them yesterday along with some more decluttering on my home front for that get together that is planned this time in a very very very long time at my place for the New Years. 

All I wish is that the upcoming journeys in and of life are fun and exciting and wonderful as always. I don’t mind some surprises in between too 😉