A Seaman’s Journey

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Hard is the journey of a seaman
Staying on his ship in his cabin
Not seeing land on months on end
Working on holiday or the weekend
Not seeing children as they grow
As long as he keeps sending dough
Not being there on every occasion
His responsibilities, his last bastion
Even though his heart is breaking
Cheers himself up by singing
Life is tough to pursue his dreams
Keeps himself sane by his daydreams
His voyage far and wide around the world
As long as he doesn’t go to the underworld
So many places to an arduous travel end
Leaving behind loved ones and all friends
He yearns for the anchor to bring him home
Enough roaming, just bring him to his home

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: Friday Fictioneers by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

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Details – Photo Challenge

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This is a model boat HMS Bounty that Him Indoors made. It took him a couple of years to build it, but his patience and creativity paid off. He worked on it meticulously, thought about ways to bend the wood, sewed the sails and all the other details. I admired him for it. It kept him busy, especially when the weather wasn’t good so he could work in the cellar. Well done, Him Indoors!

Two years ago, we gave him this kit for HMS Victory and he loved it. He started working on it. It’s a bigger project than the HMS Bounty but I’m sure he loves the challenge. He’s halfway there. Good luck, Him Indoors!

Other photos of details:

Other “details” posts:
https://3psbyseeker.wordpress.com/2016/07/16/minor-details/
https://ladybuggz.wordpress.com/2016/07/16/wordpress-photo-challengesdetails-1-2/
https://southamptonoldlady.wordpress.com/2016/07/16/itchen-ferry-village-details/
https://mywildaustralia.wordpress.com/2016/07/16/wp-weekly-photo-challenge-details/
Weekly Photo Challenge: Details
https://sloncamera.wordpress.com/2016/07/15/details/
https://abriejoubert.wordpress.com/2016/07/15/a-study-in-ice-and-snow/
Détails du Corail
https://thissubrosalife.wordpress.com/2016/07/15/waiting/
https://vidurmithal.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/lush-leaf/

For: Details and Tuesday Photo Challenge – Patterns. Also for: SEASONS – JULY FAVORITES by Jesh Stg

June 26 Challenge

Day 26 Marathon

June 26, 2016. Marathons are being held today in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; Santa Cruz, California; Lubec, Maine; and Arlington, Virginia. The race in Arlington is indoors. 

I’m not doing any of them. I may run or ride a few miles, though. 

A marathon is 26.2 miles. Marathoners don’t start out running 26.2 miles! They start small and train for it. They work hard to reach that distance.

Tell us about something you worked for. Something you thought you might never accomplish, but you did.

If you have actually run a marathon, you can write about that!

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This is a model boat HMS Bounty that Him Indoors made. It took him a couple of years to build it, but his patience and creativity paid off. He worked on it meticulously, thought about ways to bend the wood, sewed the sails and all the other details. I admired him for it. It kept him busy, especially when the weather wasn’t good so he could work in the cellar. Well done, Him Indoors!

Two years ago, we gave him this kit for HMS Victory and he loved it. He started working on it. It’s a bigger project than the HMS Bounty but I’m sure he loves the challenge. He’s halfway there. Good luck, Him Indoors!

 

For: Day 26 Marathon by Kathleen B Duncan and Voyage

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #84 Back In Time “Carpe Diem Full Circle”

One warm summer breeze
A princess sat on her own
Under a willow

Oasis of calm
As leaves of palm trees swaying
Camels stop to drink

Vista of cruise ship
With snow on the horizon
I see a rainbow

The yellow rapeseed
Offers them to the shrine
A whispered prayer

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #84

Him Indoors’ Boat

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For: #MySundayPhoto – Sleeping Beauty /June 12, 2016, Do Not Pick up Chicks in Half Moon Bay (Sundays in My City), Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2016 Week 23, Mundane Monday Challenge #63 : Learn Photography by Trablogger and Hotel Dromana…

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