Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The Photo Gallery 110 ~ Emotion

The theme for The Gallery this week is Emotion.

These pictures contain a mixture of Pride, Happiness and Nostalgia.

As to whether Pride and Nostalgia are technically emotions I'm not really sure, but I feel them so they are emotions to me and Happiness is definitely one.


I was away at Summer Camp with Surrey Army Cadet Force and a
visiting Officer presented me with my Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.




 I'm  proud of the 16 years I volunteered, first as an Adult Instructor at detachments then as a Chef catering at many different functions.

It was a happy time, I did some amazing things and I had some fantastic friends.

The nostalgia of times past, of the things I could do before Arthritis became my constant companion forcing me to change direction.

You can check out other peoples emotions here.





14 comments:

  1. Nice one, Dawn. Yes, I think pride and nostalgia are very important human emotions x.

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    1. Me too, sometimes looking back is the only thing that keeps me sane :o)

      xxx

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  2. Hi Dawn, it's Aimee. Congrats on your achievement. You've worked hard you should be proud :D nostalgia can be a good thing, for me though it ties with sadness and regret. Interesting how one emotion can translate differently to individuals. Hope you are having a good day. Hugs

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    1. Thanks Aimee, all good here.

      Still on my holiday but at home now, these pictures must have been taken about 6 or 7 years ago now, I used to love working with Cadets.

      I must have been doing something right,I now have 3 Godchildren from the kids I worked with once they grew up and started their own families.

      I think everyone of us has something sad and regretful in our past, but it's what makes us who we are today and I believe we are stronger for it.

      xxx

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  3. Fantastic pictures and congratulations on your medal. I'm sorry that your health as forced you to go a different way.

    Herding Cats

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    1. Thanks Nicola, good things are still happening which is the main thing. x

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  4. Wow, congratulations Dawn, that's a tremendous achievement. It must be so hard being forced to change direction with your health - but I suspect your spirit is strong and the memories must make you so proud. All the very best x

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Sarah, the change in my situation has been a slow process, but over the last year I've really had to come to terms with my limitations.

      xxx

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  5. Wow - what an achievement. You should be very proud.

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    1. Thank you, it was a proud day x

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  6. Dawn, Congratulations on your achievement! I am very impressed!!! Betsy

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    1. Thank you Betsy, it is an award that everyone gets after 12 years of service. The secret is lasting the 12 years lol xxx

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  7. Absolutely lovely pic Dawn and a big well done to you. You look so happy and proud in your photograph. Really lovely.

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    1. Thanks Jill, it was a good day xxx

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