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A picture is worth a thousand words

That's good because I'm short of words this week! What if your picture already had thousands of words in it?

The name's Classics. Penguin Classics. Photo by Martyn Foster.

Anyone who knows me will know that I enjoy "big books from the past with even bigger words" and the above diminutive selection of Penguin Classics is infinitesimal compared to the entire, voluminous collection. What if the view speaks for itself?

Wills Domain Winery, Margaret River. Photo by Martyn Foster.

Last week we were down Margaret River wine sampling, as you do, on a rather gorgeous spring day and our final stop was at the majestic Wills Domain Winery. Must return to this award winning establishment for a spot of lunch one day, enjoying their own 2017 Shiraz to wash it down.

What if you're reminded of just how small you are in this world?

Boranup National Park, Western Australia. Photo by Martyn Foster.

It's nice being amongst nature, and the tall timber especially of Boranup National Park following a lovely drive down Caves Road. Some of the Karri trees grow to over 60 metres in height and will dwarf any and all things around them. A friendly reminder that you are not the biggest thing in town!

What if it's the little stories that make up an overarching myth?

Follow your bliss. Photo by Martyn Foster.

Morning coffees are great for little moments of bliss that truly enrich my life. They give me time to think, time to ponder, time to read as well as converse with others about the states of their own bliss and life myth. I treasure these moments every week I get the chance, each instance being another chapter in the story.

What if you're a MotoGP Legend who is riding his last race at Valencia this weekend?

Valentino Rossi flies past the pit straight, Phillip Island, 2015. Photo by Martyn Foster.

Yes, sadly, the Michael Jordan of motorcycle racing, Valentino Rossi, is hanging up the leathers for the final time. I couldn't not say something about the man I've hero-worshipped for over 25 years. COVID-19 has certainly put a dampener on things and not being able to travel and see him live one last time is unfortunate, but it just makes me treasure the moments I did have previously even more. Grazie Vale!

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If a picture if worth a thousand words...........then we are lucky to have millions of words throughout our home with all the pictures of you and James :-). I love all your photos but I shall shed a tear this weekend for Valentino Rossi with his retirement. What great joy and excitement he has brought to the sport of motorcycle racing over the years. We will always love you Valentino 💙💛

Martyn Foster
Martyn Foster
Nov 12, 2021
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That's a really lovely comment, mum, thank you. Yes, I'm sure I'll be joining you in the tears - there will not be a dry eye in the house come Sunday night! ❤️ xo

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