Thursday, 8 September 2016

That Haunting Place Known As Stonehenge

One of the places I just knew I had to see when I visited the UK was Stonehenge! 

For those of us who love history & learning about the very beginnings of civilization, sites like this truly intrigue us & the air of mystery about them, call our names. 

I have always been interested in the stories behind these giant rocks & the idea of how they even constructed this circle is impressive.

Now I understand a lot of people are hesitant to visit a place like this, due to the fact they are often steeped in various forms of pagan worship & don't support the Creationist view (aka, "....these objects are millions of years old...")
However, there is a good amount of truth to the actual historical facts & someone had to assemble these rocks in such distinct patterns, not to mention the real human bones they have dug up in this area & other material items found alongside the bones are pretty awesome to see. 
I personally just ignore the information I don't agree with & store away the details I want to use for future creativeness. 

These photos were all taken & edited by me, with the intention of setting the mood of the location for those of you who have yet to visit Stonehenge. 

I hope you will enjoy my little mini tour of this stunning sight & if you want more information, please do go visit the official website at:
~Stonehenge: English Heritage~

The little huts with some information about the era when you first step outside to head towards the actual rocks. 


That classic view. 






Stepping back in time....



The crows that are swooping about sure do make it moody...



The natural lawnmowers that help keep grass down in the area.



One final glimpse of Stonehenge, before we headed back to the bus that took us to the main centre.




What an experience to remember! 

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Potash Corp Fireworks Festival

This Labor Day Weekend, there were several events in the city, among them was the Fireworks Festivals, put on by the Potash Corp~ they do quite fancy shows! 

So Dad & I went to the Friday evening display & it was very pretty!

It is hard to get good photos, but between my phone & Camille (my Canon camera), I got a couple lovely photos & lots of videos for you to view!

Enjoy & don't forget TURN YOUR VOLUME DOWN! *heehee* 

3 of the videos I posted onto Instagram~ just click on them to go view them:
~Video 1~

Our view, as captured on my phone.


The fireworks begin, also captured on my phone.


And a few snaps from my camera...










Saturday, 3 September 2016

A Feathered Visitor

I looked other the living room window the other day & saw a rather chunky looking bird on the back fence. 

So I ran to get my camera & scurried out to get a closer peek!

As I got a bit closer, I realized it was a Northern Flicker, perched just above the "Welcome" sign I painted, happily preening away. 

He didn't seem to disturbed by me being close to him & in fact, turned around so I could see his front side too! 
Almost like he decided to pose for me. *heehee*

I am sure happy he did because I got these beautiful snaps! ♥ 





Saturday, 20 August 2016

Thoughts Of Royal Mail...

Yesterday a little card from Kensington Palace arrived for me & it has me reminiscing about my travels in the UK, particularly the snail-mail related bits...

Here is my darling card from KP, with thanks for the birthday card I sent Prince George:


Isn't he just the cutest?! And growing up so fast..... 

This was my favorite photo that was released by KP for his birthday, so I was thrilled to see that was the one they chose for the thank you notes~ yes that swing does say "William & Catherine" on it, and if memory serves me right, was a gift from Charles! What a sweet gift idea. 


And then my thoughts wandered towards the mail I sent while in the UK~ 2 big parcels & dozens of postcards.... 

Every few days I was looking for those bright red mailboxes & happily tucking a few postcards in that were bound for home & the folks. 

I photographed so many of those classic, British red mail boxes & thought I would share a little edit I did of one of them with you all today. 


This particular charming old box was in the darling town of Lyme Regis~ that was one of the best days on my trip, I think. We had such perfect weather & everything was so "Jane Austen", which we Austenites truly appreciate. 

It was quite neat to arrive home & have a whole little pile of postcards with various Royal Mail stamps & postmarks on them~ like a unique souvenir in & of itself!

So if you ever travel to England, don't forget to buy a few postcards & stamps, & send yourself a couple postcards, because you will treasure the memories one day. ♥

Thursday, 11 August 2016

La Kitchenette Souris : The Bakery Is Open Again

Hello everyone! 

For those of you who are local readers, after a long absence,  I just wanted to let you know The Bakery is open for business again. 

{Image Painted By: ~Sarah LoCascio~ <--- Her Link}


I am looking for work at the moment, but only want part-time work, so I will still be able to accept orders on the side. 

I figured a few of you previous customers might be wanting to order again & I would be happy for your business! 

I am still offering the same products as last year, on The Bakery page, so you will find it all in the same order as you are used to. 
As always if there is a product you don't see but are wondering if I would make, just ask~ maybe I can do a special order. 

My email is: bekahdwall@gmail.com
Or you can leave a comment on a post & just check back for a response. I always answer questions!

Hope to hear from you! 

♥ As Always, Bekah ♥


Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Daily Inspiration

The minute I saw this beautiful, serene scene at Wray Castle (Ambleside, Cumbria, along Lake Windermere), a very well known Bible passage came to mind. ♥

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever."
~Psalms 23~
I took & edited this photo of Wray Castle, but if you would like to learn more about this charming place, please visit this link:
~Wray Castle: National Trust~