About me



As I said in my first ever post, Wilson, our black cocker spaniel, lives every moment of every day as a brand new start, every morning he wakes up with such enthusiasm about what might be in store for the day.  Every time we go out, he is so excited he can’t wait to get out the door.  Every time we come home, even if it is 5 minutes later, he can hardly contain himself with excitement for the door to open to let him back in.

This is how I try to approach life. Every day is Day One.

I have so many things I want to do ‘in my spare time’ ‘in the holidays’ ‘at the weekend’ ‘when I get time’. So many things I need to do to get my myriad of new ideas and ventures off the ground both in theory and in practice. So many other bits and pieces that I keep putting off ‘until the summer’ ‘until it gets warm’ ‘until I have a day at home’ ……

This is it. Today is that day!

My blog has evolved since I started it, I’m not sure what I expected it to be, but it is also about;

  • Sharing my Photographs
  • Learning to use my camera
  • Places we visit here & abroad
Wilson & his Teddy

Wilson & his Teddy

A little about me… I am;

  • A mum
  • I teach Maths and I teach adults to use computers
  • I’m a red-headed Irish girl  woman  lady  person  girl
  • I have an MSc in Physics
  • I teach teenagers and adults with Dyslexia, and Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • I work for Barnardos
  • I am my children’s taxi driver & bank

And of course Wilson's Mum

And of course Wilson’s Mum

Wilson sometimes needs help too!

Wilson sometimes needs help too!

My philosophy;

  • Living one day at a time
All days are good days according to Wilson

All days are good days according to Wilson

My Family;

  • Husband Peter, 2 teenage daughters, Wilson our Cocker Spaniel, Lilly Plankton our cat and Myrtle our tortoise
Myrtle, Wilson, a tennis ball & Peter

Myrtle, Wilson, a tennis ball & Peter

Lilly Plankton (our cat) & Wilson don’t co-exist in the same space-time continuum, but here is proof of her existence all the same;

When I was studying quantum mechanics, Lilly was helping me with Schroedingers 'Cat in a Box' theory

When I was studying quantum mechanics, Lilly was helping me with Schroedinger’s ‘Cat in a Box’ theory

Here are some posts that might help you get to know a little bit more about me;

Wilson, the Dog of my Understanding
The Witch of Portobello
Puncture Repair
Just for Today
About me, for today
Upon Small Shoulders,
Daily Prompt: Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall
The Fun Theory
Leonard Cohen
Happy 40th Birthday Gwen

Thank you for coming to visit! 🙂

31 Responses to About me

  1. Hi Barbara! Thank you for liking my “About Page”, I hope you will also have read my article “Use of Google Earth in Video Presentations of Travel & Tour” linked to my About Page. I am glad to know that you teach Maths and have MSc Physics Degree. I Love Maths and Physics! Once again, thanks for liking my About Page!


  2. bluebrightly says:

    You sound busy, and well rounded! And BTW, thanks so much for the follow!


  3. Barbara says:

    We did a fly by yesterday on our way to Austria but you didn’t see us…..


  4. pix & kardz says:

    every day is day one. i like it! thanks for sharing.


  5. Hello Barbara, I saw hundreds of blogs, but your blog too special and interesting.. 🙂 🙂 Hope you will give more in future … 🙂 🙂 🙂


  6. prayingforoneday says:

    I would be DELIGHTED If you could accept this presitigious Award
    “The Blog of the Year 2013”
    If you do not accept awards can you PLEASE pass it on to a friemd and let me know.
    This is a fairly big award. So I don’t want to waste nominations.
    I would be delighed if you could accept!


  7. Love your introductory paragraph! Think we need to live with that philosophy: Every day is a new day!! 🙂


  8. Cee Neuner says:

    I would like to nominate you for the Inner Peace Award and The Lighthouse award. I hope you can find the time to participate. I sure enjoy your blog!


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  10. Ken says:

    hi. nice site. a photography tip – Colonial buildings at Freemantle – they appear to be leaning forward because the camera was tilted upwards. Something to do with perspective. The professionals used to have a “shift lens” to correct this, we can only stand further away and zoom in. cheers

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  11. Traci says:

    Do Lilly and Myrtle get along 🙂 I have a gopher turtle in my yard, affectionately dubbed Wendell.


  12. Wilson is very cute! I have two slightly crazy Border collie sisters with blue eyes. 🙂


  13. noahsin says:

    Hi! I’m impressed by your blog. It’s very content-ful. Please check out my blog and follow back if you don’t mind. Thanks so much!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. I really like your philosophy, that TODAY IS THE DAY! Totally agree, so many of us put off life and it simply passes by unlived. Looking forward to reading more!


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