Memory

BASIC, Concentration, Memory, Poetry

Salford, Tuesday 15th May

Since my last episode with my IV shunt, I’ve become more appreciative of what makes a memory

the smell of cooking of an apple pie in the oven

the sound of my favourite music 🎶 on the wireless

the feel of my iwm fleece, that I wear when volunteering

All these things meet up in the information store in my brain where those clever little neutrons in my head store them for future reference in this vast library 📚 of learning.   There’s two other sections of this library, one holds a giant encyclopaedia of facts……the semantic section, whilst the other contains a multimedia extravaganza, full of music, pictures, film, tv and photographs

now since my shunt was revised, there’s been a bit of a mess in the semantic section, and it’s sister branch the episodic section….which holds memories of events and such.  It’s not that I’ve completely forgotten about certain things, I just have to go back a few pages to remind myself of things

photographs help.  Show me a photo of a place I’d been at and I’d be able to tell you the who the where and when the photo was taken.  It’s probably the reason I’ve taken an interest in using a digital camera, for a visual cue usually triggers a memory of an event

and of course there’s the memory aids – Those colourful notebooks full of my random thoughts and scribbles.  Now i’ve set myself up on wordpress i’ll occasionally share the ramblings of what i’ve picked up in the day, but it always pays to go back to the source – even if it is to source out that chocolate cake recipe i picked up in cooking demos.

Random Access Memories

Acrostic, BASIC, Memory

Memorize

Memories are a funny thing

even if your memory is reletively sound

making the memory into something permanent requires an

open mind and something to refer to

remembering mum and dads birthday might be an easy one,  but

if your mind slips, whilst you are

Zedding away in the land of nod – its

easy to let time pass you by – best use a diary!

Roots

Garden, Growing up, Home, Life, Memories, People, Poetry

A response to the prompt Roots

by Brian F Kirkham for the Inkwell

Salford 8th May 2017

Like any other little seed,

you need time to grow

grasp the air

spread some branches

And when the time is right

charged with energy and excitement

you’ll take your own flight

before landing on the soil of your choice

But remember your past

for the time will have passed

and contemplate the time

passed through movement and rhyme

for its time to develop

and grow new shoots

but dont forget family

the place of your roots

Pink Carnation

Colours, Flowers, Garden, Growing up, Poetry, Romance, Romantic, Schooldays

#Coloryourworld #cyw #pinkcarnation #acrostic #pinks #flower

11th April 2017

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Could it be

A reason why I never can forget you

Real beauty – enveloped in a dress the colour of that flower

Never forgotten that spring night after

An attempt to grab your attention

Tomorrow, they say – is another day, but

I can’t get the vision of your smile from my head

One day – the fairytale might come true, but its

Noted you’re wearing that flower tonight

 

Anchored Down

BASIC, Learning, Life, Memory

Salford, 13th January 2017

I’m sat in my bedroom – cum – office, pondering another set of scribbles from one of my memory notebooks.

Ever lost something…and spent the next few hours getting into a fluster over it ?

The key thing I’ve learned is to keep everything in a particular spot

Notes go into a notebook – and referred to, its ok writing stuff down – but if you don’t refer to what you wrote down – the moment passes and the memory fades.

So its important to keep the scribbles and refer to them

Develop a habit of scribbling things down – keep a routine of your everyday activity

and when you can – reward the stuff that’s gone well in the day

Most important thing – try learning something new.  On this Blog, for instance – as I learn something new with my camera the experience will be recorded on here in a post.  The process makes new connections in the brain…what they tell me is if I spend an hour a day learning something – the seed of what i’ll be learning will take hold

Dedicate yourself to a regular hour in the day.

 

 

Echoes of the past

Acrostic, Learning, Memorial, Memories

Echo

Maybe it was the fact – I knew the way,

Edging to go down this way and not the other way I knew

Moments recalled – at the sight of an

Old rusting metal fence, encircling bright shiny new towers

Recollections of a time – a place of learning was here

In which i’d learn my craft, hone my skill

And gain a respect and love for the thing I appreciate

Long since replaced – the place of learning…but its fondly remembered

Back filling the well

BASIC, Inspiration, Life, Memory

Hi Folks – Anybody expecting a post yesterday, I do apologise – I slightly overdid it and ended up taking to my bed earlier than I first thought I would!

Note to self – don’t go Marching off to the computer store for an Ipad Cover after an Afternoon Shift at the war Museum….

Anyway, here’s my report on Tuesdays Memory Workshop….

What’s your idea of Utopia?

As part of an Activity to engage an open mind we had Carte Blanche to create our own perfect world

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Think of Sid Meiers Civilization Game but on Paper…

we had to answer questions on

What the climate and landscape would be,

What kind of Animals and Plants were on this world

What people were like on this island

What they did for fun …. (Careful..!!!! Inky)

Where they worked

What kind of Place was it like

 

By the end of the session – i’d created my own little island community, with sandy beaches, Tropical flowers and fruits , full of colourful flowers and surrounded by cocoa trees clear blue seas with lots of fish and plots for vegetables – so we could have fish and chips –

I resisted the temptation to go all wonka and have Lemonade lakes and edible grass – maybe that’s an idea for another island! :))

BASIC Photography Class – addendum

BASIC, Learning, Photography
SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

My Function Cards for my Sony Bridge Camera

The other week, as part of my photography sessions I spent time away from the Bridge camera to produce some reminder cards to use in my photography should I forget how to perform an operation on it and I haven’t got access to the manual.

I’ve had my DSC-H300 for a bit now, but as its my main camera decided to put the instructions for that camera on each of these tags.  I wrote down the procedure / location of every function listed on the cards on the back of each one.They’re a handy little reminder should I need to refer to them.

 

Memory Workshop

BASIC, Brain, Memory

Today at BASICs Memory workshop, we learned about the three different kinds of memory stored in the brain.

The first, Episodic – deals with Events in a persons life – it allows you to remember peoples birthdays, sporting events and all those things to do with Dates – such as appointments to the doctor and all that other stuff

The Second, Semantic – deals in cold hard facts.  Information, Locations and so on

Finally, the third part of the brain – The procedural memory deals with all the doing parts of the brain allowing us to walk talk and breathe, as we grow it allows us to learn new skills