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Nah nah nah nah nah batssssss! – Tim Flach

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Unfortunately this post has been posted on my blog a few days before I published it?!? So I’m reposting it for you guys in to see!  =

 

Okay, so bats are rather creepy in my opinion. I know some of them eat fruit and insects and maybe a few rodents but that does not change the fact that in my mind they are still some kind of vampiric animal! However, Tim Flach made me look again:

Tim Flach - Bat

Tim Flach - Bat

Tim Flach - Bat

Tim Flach - Bat

Tim Flach - Bats

Tim Flach - Bats

Tim Flach - Bats

Tim Flach - Bats

Okay, so these photos didn’t totally relieve me of my feelings toward the vampiric qualities of bats – HOWEVER I just love photo number five, is it the bat version of Zorro or some secret agent?!?! It’s just hilarious and yet I can still appreciate the animal itself – Well done Tim Flach – What’s your thoughts? Favourites? Or are you too a little scared?

Charity Run Maybe?

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So, this is just a thought at the moment, but I have been wondering about doing a run for charity.

I am debating as to whether I would rather just do my local 10km run and raise a bit of sponsorship to do it. Or, one of my friends has been pestering me about the London marathon and how it’s well worth doing, so maybe I could enter for that (not this time obviously!). The thing is, I have already done a marathon on my roller skates (yes, roller skates), so it’s not like doing a marathon would be something new and exciting (though running it will be a lot harder).

London Marathon - Charity Run

London Marathon

And, I sort of like the idea of not having to train quite as hard for the 10km run and not wanting to die of exhaustion afterwards! Maybe one of these charity runs?

But what does excite me is the idea of team t-shirts, well…I’ll have to get a team in order to get team t-shirts… But I found this site that does printed t-shirts really reasonably called myworkwear –  And I can already think of some funny ones!

Charity Run - Lizzy Bradbury

The thing is I really need to get my fitness level up first. I have started running a bit more regularly and can do a 5.4km run quite comfortably but doing 10km is a bit of a jump up and I’ll have to be committed. The worst is the nights drawing in, I don’t like running on my own in the dark – Big shocker – So I think it’s going to be harder and harder to get my runs in….perhaps I should leave a charity run til next year – What do you think?

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A relaxing weekend…from someone else’s perspective….

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I think there is something about this time of year which can make everything feel crazy and way too busy. For me it just means that when I get a break, even if it’s for a few minutes I’ve got to grab hold with both hands and no one’s gonna take it from me!

This weekend I was fortunate, I had a relaxing weekend with not a lot on (partly because I had an awful headache on Saturday so couldn’t actually do anything!). But it was well appreciated! I spent time doing this and that, researching publishers, which always takes me way longer than I expect, and just having a random web surf. I don’t know if you know what I mean by that last one, but sometimes, do you just search for something, then click on another link, then another and not actually know how you got there?

I do that. A lot. It actually helps me learn lots.

On my weekend surf I found a really interesting couple of sites, firstly I need to explain why I found these interesting. I have been very challenged recently by other people’s blogs and by life’s events in general on my view of certain health issues that everyday people have to deal with. I sometimes watch that supernanny show on tv and think – OH! those kids need some discipline. Sometimes that’s true I guess, but what I find really challenging is understanding some of the problems some of the kids have. For instance ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).

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It’s a pretty ominous abbreviation that one, and I think carries with it a lot of misunderstanding, as far as I can admit from myself and tell of others. I know that before I have fallen into that trap of believing that ADHD isn’t a real health issue. I know that probably sounds awful to those of you who have had personal experience of it. All I can plead is ignorance….That is, until a little while ago while web surfing. I found this site about ADHD which I found INCREDIBLY helpful and really understandable. I think it’s one of the first times I ever heard an explanation of ADHD which literally told me everything I needed to know.

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I felt so challenged by it, to understand exactly what’s going on with a child suffering from it, how a parent is coping with it and actually the success stories of those with ADHD.

Don’t get me wrong, one of my really good friends has ADHD, I love him! Whenever he comes over he sits with this cushion we have, one filled with little beads, and plays with it while he’s talking to you, it keeps him amused so he can sit and talk rather than want to be up and doing things (he told me this himself). But reading this website really did help my understanding of the behavioural disorder.

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It’s amazing when you get a chance to see things from another’s perspective and over the weekend I think I got a glimpse of that…

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