Handcrafted

Handcrafted by Siobhan @ http://www.siobhanmairephotography.com

There is always a story attached to everything ย I always try remember that. This is a little hand craft shop in Vietnam, canโ€™t remember the exact name, of the area but it’s where a lot of bags come from.

On a stop off from a tour, I got myself a few of them which I loved more than what I would buy in a shop. For the simple reason I seen the process which made me appreciate them so much more.

Even if the majority of what you own is store-bought there is still a person behind the making somehow, its worth a thought ๐Ÿ™‚

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Double Vision

Double Vision by Siobhan @ http://www.siobhanmariephography.com

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Ha Long Bay by Siobhan Cleary @ http://www.siobhanmariephotography.com

This was one of my favourite trips to date. I remember the drive to the boats was exhausting the heat was unbelievable.

On the way, I got to really see how Vietnamese people lived, all the young kids going to school on dirt roads, but, they seemed happy with what they had.

We drove past paddie fields & pearl farms which really got me thinking, because, I seen the older women out in the fields, gathering the rice. Now, when I’m having rice dinner, I’m very grateful, because I know someone has to work very hard to put it on my plate.

When we arrived, my initial thought was “OMG” we have to sleep on this Junker for two days. There was me, my sis & a friend, when we boarded, we were shown our rooms & given a brief explanation of what we would be doing.

That night we had a lovely dinner with great people & a stop off at a beach & plenty of fun on the boat. It really is amazing what can happen when you put a group of people together who don’t know each other. Although, I’ve never seen them again the memories will last forever.

The next day we went & done some kayaking around the area, visited the caves, the scenery was beautiful & here we got to see how the people live. They are water people spend all their time on the water & get sick on land ๐Ÿ™‚

I will always remember before we headed back to the mainland, I sat out on a balcony writing my postcards, it was the first time I really experience unaware mindfulness. I just sat staring out, the peace I felt was unbelievable, I had never experienced it before & now I would be lost without it. If you don’t know how to be mindful or meditate, learn, its amazing.

It’s one of my top places from my travels & would highly recommend not missing it on a trip to Vietnam.

Out of the whole experience I learned how to relax, understand & just enjoy every moment. Oh by the, the junker, was perfect for the trip, it was just a matter of appreciating & enjoying everything about it ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

What a beautiful smile

Version 2

I love this photo so much and remember it so well it was my first trip on a Thai train. OMG jammers would be an understatement.

Me & the other girls, I was travelling with were a little bit scared of the long journey ahead it was about an 8 hour ride the heat was unbelievable & our first time doing it.

I remember sleeping with my bag at my side with a lock on it because everyone told us, don’t fall asleep, you’ll be robbed. This didn’t work for me Iย love sleep too much so the lock worked for me ๐Ÿ™‚

All in all the journey was fine, we didn’t get robbed & it was great experience. ย We ย were like celebrities on the train people kept coming up & looking at us they were fascinated by us. It was so funny. When travelling, dont let what people tell you put you off, instead embrace every moment with curiousty. If I hadn’t got on the train I would have got this picture.

Experience is the teacher of all things.

Julius Caesar

Swirl Of light

That happy face

TaffyIt’s the things in life, that we call the little things, that are actually, the biggest things that make the most impact on a person life. Like

  • Pets
  • A walk in nature
  • Reading a book
  • Taking a bath
  • Relaxing
  • Enjoying a new food

Just a few to mention.

I believe it is so Important to really enjoy everything that happens in life especially the “LITTLE THINGS” Learn how to be mindful in every situation & you will have a very happy fulfilled life. We always want more enjoy what you have & more will seem amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

 

The Wicklow Way, Wicklow, Ireland.

Siobhan Marie Photography

 

Skies the limit

Keeping things in perspective ๐Ÿ™‚

Not a care in the world

Koala

This was such a lucky shot he was Just hanging out enjoying the sunshine & i was lucky enough to find him while passing ๐Ÿ™‚

A beautiful View

Through the window

What caught my eye about this shot was the lighting & how the cat was just fixated with what was going on outside especially the beautiful tree. The colours in the tree were beautiful.