Photography has long been a passion of mine so I have started this blog to share with you some of the magnificent sights and places I’ve seen so far, also it is my intention to travel around Britain taking photos as I go and recording it on this blog.
I would like to invite everyone in to join me on my travels, and hope that you all enjoy this photographic journey. Please leave your comments below and if there is a particular place you would like me to visit please let me know.
Well not exactly how I was thinking of starting the year but I guess the only good thing it it can only get better form here.
I’m getting stronger every day now slowly but surely I’m going to get back what I lost, this has been a valuable experience for me it has shown me that you can’t take things for granted, if you want to maintain a good level of fitness as you get older you have to make some sacrifices, also I have to remember I’m at a disadvantage to begin with, my COPD & asthma give me a handicap so I have to take extra care of myself during the winter months, making sure I feed my body good nutrition get adequate exercise along with a good amount of sleep to replenish my energy.
The other factors are of course trying to avoid going to places where there’s likely to be a higher risk of contracting any type of virus or infections as this will result in my contracting Pneumonia again and each time this happens I put myself at greater risk of damaging my lungs more, and this could prove to be fatal, and I really don’t want this to happen as I have lots of adventures I need to fulfill yet.
As you can see from my photo I’m off the CPAP & 02 so thing’s are definitely going the right way, I’m feeling whole lot better today than I have for a long time.
I’d like to see a big thank you to all my family and friends for all the help and support you have given me, all the online get well wishes from friends around the world I really appreciate you all and thank you from the bottom of my heart.
The only way is up from here on so keep watching this space for my next update, hopefully new road trips in the not to distance future starting with a few in the UK, so looking forward to getting back in my van again…🙏
Despite 2019 being one of the best year’s ever with lots of goals being reached, and an absolutely Brilliant Summer I finished 2019 & started 2020 with Pneumonia with complications and ended up New Year Eve in Southend Hospital.
So yes not much celebration going on, but it did give me time to reflect back on 2019s travelling, weekend’s away, all the exciting, amazing thing’s and places I got to see, it made me feel incredibly grateful for being healthy enough to do these thing’s plus all the fabulously interesting, happy people I got to meet along the way. I also got to meet up with my lovely friend Michelle in Marbella Southern Spain at a yoga retreat she had organised with another friend Rachel, you can read about it title (September Road Trip) Now I’m looking forward to my 2020 adventures, taking every opportunity that comes along the get out and travel in my lovely campervan (Skylar) you can read about my adventures on here, and go over to my YouTube channel where you can travel along with me, just subscribe and hit the notification bell that way you won’t miss any new videos.
May I take this time to wish you all a happy prosperous new year, and don’t forget to Always Follow Your Dreams.
I’m off I’ve started my September road trip and a great first day the ferry crossing went well,
Skylar on Ferry
it was a little bit up and down, but all in all was quite smooth I guess I’m not the best of sailors
(hahaha) like it to be a mill pond really.
So got to Calais at 06.40 local time and headed off on the A16 south I pull into a service area to set up my new Sat-Nav only to find that it would not stay connected for some unknown reason…so set up Google Maps on my good old mobile, headed for Caugé when I spent the first night parked on a farm.
Free parking for the night .
Tunnel de Saint-Rimay
Set off for a place I had visited in June when I went on my Portugal Road Trip. The tunnel at Saint-Rimay, an old abandoned train tunnel used as a stronghold in WW2 by the German troops. A remarkable place passing under farm land what seemed like just an old tunnel at first.
Very eerie standing in and around this tunnel it was kind of spooky, I had a cold feeling come over me from the souls and spirits of the many lives that had been lost there during WW2. Needless to say I felt quite saddened by the thought.
Moving on I decided to revisit another place I’d been to before for an overnight stay after cooking myself some food another van pulled in, with a lovely young couple.
Keupon & Nico
Keupon Sauvage from Briey France & her partner Nico Tekass from Thionville France, they had been travelling for 5 months, they are French and had their two beautiful dog’s with them.
Area de descanso La Guardia. My stopover for the night you can find it on Google Maps.
Stopover for the night
Thursday San Roque
Thursday 12th September, its 71° beautiful Sunshine I can see the Rock of Gibraltar bbehind me.
The Rock of Gibraltar
Well I’d never had thought 5 years ago that I would be sitting at the back if my van looking at this, how amazing a really breathtaking view. I’m probably going to stay the night here as it’s nice and peaceful, there is another English van parked in front of me with a young couple enjoying touring around.
Another English Van
My trip to Gibraltar went ssmoothly after parking up Skylar I grabbed my cameras and headed off for the border passport in hand I walked across and onto Gibraltar first thing I saw a red phone box, then I had to walk across the runway of Gibraltar airport (see photo) and head for the town.
The runway at Gibraltar
I reached the town after a short walk it was just like I’d stepped back into the UK lol.
Shops and cafes all very nice I found it very expensive there apart from fuel 97p a litre booze cigarettes.
Yoga Retreat Spain
A 5 Day Yoga Retreat with Michelle & Rachel
Michelle & Rachel
How magnificent was this 15 females 2 males including me…we all stayed in a fabulous villa
Yoga Retreat Villa
near Marbella southern Spain, a pool, sauna, gym, and yoga all the food was freshly prepared cooked and served by the wonderful Rachel with some help from Paige, one of the lovely yogis, we had early mmorning yoga followed by breakfast then all day to do whatever we wanted beach, shopping, walking or just lounging around the pool. Late afternoon another yoga class followed with meditation ( one class taught by mmyself) an amazing evening meal cooled again by Rachel.
Well my September Road Trip plan is well underway way now and I’m getting super excited about it Skylar is almost ready with only a few more things to do before she is ready for the commence of the trip, it’s going to be a 4 week trip this time and will include a 5 day yoga retreat with my lovely friend Michelle leading the retreat, I’m very excited about this as well.
Stay tuned for the next update as the countdown continues to get closer to start of The September Road Trip 2019.
its been 120 days i haven’t had one drop of alcohol, not one cigarette,nor any other drugs .
4 months 😏 I actually cant believe it myslef still the title of my status instead of one number shows 3 now .My days goes quicker now and i count in weeks now and wonder if i will ever stop counting .I am still in treatment ,i am still attending meetings. I am doing good. This months I had to press the “red button “(call someone out of hours for help not to relapse only once ,in my first 30 days i called 8 ,so I’m coping much better and its visible. Amazing things are still happening all the time .I’m still gaining a healthy eight, I’m in the gym 4 to 5 x a week ,i look and feel great. My immune system has not failed once,i haven’t been poorly during all 4 months once .don’t get me wrong I still struggle there and then .I am still paying the debts I made living “that ” life and will pay till Xmas but with no missed payments, and so pis**d off with myslef for it but I’m also saving and financially doing better and better and will eventually get there .
I have a great plan about studying now,i have decided to become a police officer. I have a great plans for life,for the rest of the sober days of my life .
I have realised that i actually have a life beyond my addiction and its not boring being sober .
Many many people have left my life now, but also few just AWESOME has come in .
I dont remeber how it feels to be hungover,i don’t remember the withdrawals and calm downs anymore ,I’m the heltiest I have ever been now .i am completely in love with myslef ,my children,oh and someone else 😉
Thank you to all my true friends Who is trully happy for me ,for all the amazing support I have and for the fate you all have in me .roll on next sober days :)))
Much love ❤
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Unfortunately, my friend who is a successful model got drawn into the seedy world of drink and drugs, the outcome of this story isn’t a sade one though. Please read her story below, with part two to follow shortly.
From Down To Up
It started off at first by going out for a drink then two it was easy I had a bit of money and people would buy me drinks and before I knew it, I was hooked drink after drink but that was just the start of it then I got sucked into drugs. First, it was only occasionally, then every weekend then weekdays too, I would skip the work, look shit, feel utterly shit, I wouldn’t sleep for days. I stopped eating for days at a time, got myself into debt, I fell way behind with all my bills. I had lost control the small bit of gear turned into a lot of gear I was on a downward spiral of abusing my body with the drink and drugs. One day as I was looking in the mirror what had happened? where was the strong bubbly, beautiful girl that used to be me? It was then I realised she had gone. I felt so so sad, I wanted to see her again. I had tried to quit myself before, I would go as far as 4 days and start again, it was so clear to me that If I was really going to do this, I was going to need professional help. I managed to find the strength to get myself into rehab, I entered a programme called 12 steps. I was aiming for a year to be sober, I had to stop the drinking as that was the trigger to get me onto the drugs, I was really caning the coke by then. Now it is safe to say that I’m smashing!!! I’m attending meetings I’ve been clean for 60 days with no relapses. I feel good although it’s not easy, I’m here, still sober, and right now that’s all that matters.