Every year, my brothers’ join the Movember movement to raise awareness and support. This year, there’s an event that Sana Govender is hosting this friday, 25th November, where he will screen his short film, 5 Stages of Grief (a long awaited screening I might add )
All proceeds will go towards Movember Ireland. If you can’t make the event, donate online. Because as we all know, every little helps.
‘Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends face a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. Men are dying too young. We can’t afford to stay silent. We’re transforming the way research into men’s health is done, and the way health services reach and support men.’
We are just human. We all have doubts, fears, good days and bad. You may look at a person and think, ‘Wow, aren’t they always happy’ but really, you’ll never know just how a person feels deep down until you ask. After all, life affects us all differently. We all deal with events and situations in our own way but sometimes life can bring you down. Everyone can do with a kind word or a smile or even just a chat, once in a while.
It’s suicide awareness week, but let’s always remember to be a little kinder to each other, everyday, not just today. We’re stronger if we stand together.
We really do live in a treasure trove of brilliance, that overflows with calm, serene energy. A place so coloured in a million different shades of green that I need to blink a few times to make sure my eyes see clearly. Paradise is right here.
We have been here 12 years now (Elvis – 15 years) and with each year I find something new to love about the countryside. We try to photograph as much of this glorious place as possible and no matter where we go, home is always West Cork.
Here’s a little peak into our collection of landscapes…
Wherever you are, make the best of what’s around you.
Being out in nature is the best cure for the busy lives we lead. Everyone needs a reminder of how beautiful life really is. I hope you make the best of the things we all take for granted sometimes, like fresh air or grazing cows.
Today the sun shone so strongly I felt as if it would burn away all the cobwebs of winter.
Ok, so maybe not the literal ones, they’re still there unfortunately but that’s a story for another day. What it did do is send us adventuring.
My younger brother rang me, much to early in the morning, and decided that we’d be going for a walk up Lough Hyne. He’s annoyingly persistent and I am notoriously lazy. So in the end he persuaded me, and Casper – the poor dog who got dragged up a hill, to soak in the Glorious morning heat. And this is our little morning adventure….
Lough Hyne is one of the most important marine habitats in Europe and was made Ireland’s first Marine Nature Conservation Reserve. http://www.discoveringireland.com/vacations/lough-hyne/. Such a lot of history and interesting facts about a place that you’d visit so often.
We were just saying how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place and sometimes, in the depths of winter, we forget just that. But today definitely reminded me to eat well, smile a lot and photograph everyday because life is too short.