It's been a long time since I've shared any of my photography. Today, I updated my Photos Section with a a new album (called 'Our Town') of photos I took around our town while Wayne's parents were visiting earlier this month.
I take for granted how beautiful it is where we live. I've included photos of the town centre (which is on the sea front) and also the cliffs we have here (also known as 'the downs'). You will notice in some of the photos that were taken at the downs flowers and crosses on the side of the cliffs. Those were left by the loved ones of people who jumped from the cliffs. Some might find this morbid or disturbing to see, but I've included them because it's a part of the experience of the downs. I've been told that more suicides take place there than anywhere in all of Europe (about 25 a year according to an article I read on the BBC News website). It's a sad fact and as beautiful as the place is - it can't be ignored. I love going to the downs. I think it's the most beautiful place I've seen in England (and it's right here in our town), but that being said - it's also a solemn place to visit and I can't help to think about those poor souls who ended their lives there. It's out of respect for them I've included the photos.
My in-laws just left after a five day visit. I don't mind it being a five day visit, but then again, five days of your house not being your own is always a bit unsettling and although I don't look forward to their departure when they are here, I can't say I'm sad to have things go back to normal. As a treat for my son's birthday, we took him to the Museum of Natural History in London on Thursday. He chose to go because we took him last year (he's been crazy about dinosaurs since he was three years old). They give out adventure packs at the museum which consist of a back pack, safari hat, and binoculars with an adventure to follow during their visit. The back pack has clues in it to solve a mystery. Last year it had a dinosaur claw, a tooth and a sample of dinosaur skin he had to match up to one on display. He had a great time solving the mystery and even remembered which dinosaur it ended up being. Last year's trip was wonderful. We walked right in,