We’ll be (Inshallah) Going to Wales!

This has been in planning for months now and hopefully will finally come to fruition – but as it is with anything and us, I’m holding off on being too happy about it until I have my butt seated in, mhm, probably the taxi from Manchester to our destination. As it is a trip with four kids, one being a baby still, this will be something to behold; I bet my new Sketchers (bought for the trip) on it.

But, the flight is booked, the taxi and hotel are as well, all that’s left is for us to get on the plane and endure a 12 hour journey towards the little coastal town.

じゃあ、頑張りましょう!

(And yes, I have picked up Japanese as a new shiny hobby, as well. It’s been 5th month now and it’s a slow progress self-study, but I tend to be super stubborn about my personally set goals so hopefully, one day…I’ll be able to read that novel I have bought. Prematurely. As a motivation.)

Mossy

Few pretend-macros on my 50mm from today’s beach outing.

~Yes, that’s a torn page of Qur’an. People who believe in performing magic with it and things of that kind – you can find the whole book scattered in pieces across the shore, the cover included. Sometimes even several.

Sing me a song of a lass that is gone
Say, could that lass be I?
Merry of soul she sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye

Billow and breeze, islands and seas
Mountains of rain and sun
All that was good, all that was fair
All that was me is gone

Sing me a song of a lass that is gone
Say, could that lass be I?
Merry of soul she sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye

— Skye Boat Song rendition by Bear McCreary, of ‘Sing me a song of a lad that is gone’ (1892, Robert Louis Stevenson)

A glimpse back to Inktober

I have finally managed to get a little more not-screamingly-amateur pictures of my stuff from this October. Sadly I have never got around to inking the last two, but I started to build upon that ‘character’ idea (she even has a working name!). For the first time, I have actually finished the whole month off — well, counting in the pencil stuff by the end, of course. I will ink those. Soon. One day.