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I'm raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support by traveling the UK, living by simple rules; *No Money handled or used at any time *No Trading for sponsorship. I have a tent that will mostly be living out of, as well as some other more basic equipment that will help me along the way. I will mostly be walking from place to place seeing the landscapes of Britain and with a bit of luck meet lots more wonderful people like the peeps of Norwich and King's Lynn where I have been so far. I am making good progress up the East side of the UK, and hope to reach Edinburgh in time for the festival in August. I am always interested in suggestions and challenges you may have for places for me to see do or find across the country. People interested in keeping updated with my progress or just having a chat can do so through Twitter @mheefree Please donate through http://www.justgiving.com/me-free any donations are always greatly appreciated, as little as a penny will all help people affected by cancer all over.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Party with Krishna

Last monday I was invited to join a group to a religious festival honouring Krishna. To avoid confusion I have some info here;

Nrisimha-chaturdasi is the divine appearance day of Nrisimhadeva, Lord Krishna’s man-lion ncarnation, who removes all obstacles on the path of devotional service out of His great incarnation, who removes all obstacles on the path of devotional service out of His great compassion. Srila Prabhupada writes (Bhagavatam 7.8.51, purport) The Supreme Personality of Godhead in His transcendental form of Lord Nrisimhadeva is devotees. To spread the Krishna consciousness movement, devotees have to face many devotion to the Lord must know that Lord Nrisimhadeva is always his protector At Mayapur, Nrisimha-chaturdasi is very special as devotees assemble in great numbers Srimad-Bhagavatam class focuses on various aspects of Lord Nrisimhadeva’s pastimes, usually given by two or three devotees. At dusk a maha-abhisheka is performed to our Deity, technically called Sthanu-Nrisimha because of His standing pose, with sandalwood oil and other precious oils. Since the Deity has performed unbelievable miracles in the lives of several devotees, there is naturally great enthusiasm amongst the devotees. Nrisimhadeva is offered a new dress too. After the arati, anukalpa-prasada [i.e. prasada as on ekadasi] is honored by the devotees. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, in his Navadvipa-bhava-taranga, writes of the significance that worship of Lord Nrisimhadeva has for a Gaudiya Vaishnava Therefore, I pray to the feet of Lord Nrisimhadeva to purify my heart and give me the Sri Radha and Krishna at Navadvipa-dhama, free from all obstacles. The devotees aspire for such perfection under the shelter of Sri Nrisimhadeva.

The day started at 3am when I set off to meet Chandra and co. It was a long drive down to a Farm/Temple on the outskirts of London, stopping to thank the sun for rising in our own ways. As soon as we arived and parked up, we headed into the temple, taking off shoes at the door. Everything was bright colours and so much gold.
I don't think that I have ever seen so many happy people in one place at one time in my hole life (with the exception of glastonbury festival)sorry about the poor quality pics(to come) I did borrow a digital camera but couldn't get hold of any battery's for it in time.
We sang and danced the morning away, it was soo much fun... I do have a vedio of some of this but again the quality is low, (if you think you can bare it I'll attach it as soon as I can)
After, we had a dramatisation. I wish I had recorded this too I was enthralled it was amazing, and not without its share of humor. I was given a blessed apple, which was delicious. After all this we moved into the capital for the parade.
It was at this point that my phone finally gave up and died, without my charger like a fool this ended my rain of pictures. When we returned we explored the farm a bit more. They have lots of cows and grow a lot of there own veg.
Now it was time for the feast, and the long drive home.

I would like to thank all that were involved in making this day so special for me.
Hare Krishna
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Lynn... Again..... Wooo!

Back in Lynn, so far there has been one clear day, the day that I arrived, I think the heat is over for now. So I might need to put up with a bit of rain on this journey, I was ready for this.
Tonight I will be camping just outside of west Lynn, hope to get an early start tomorrow morning. Having some minor phone problems and access to this blog. So I have two posts waiting to go up but can't quite upload the pictures, as soon as I can remedy this they will be posted. There is so much going on, its all covered in the other posts, keep checking for updates and talk to me through twitter @mheefree next stop Boston then the wash is behind me and onward to the north TTFN

The Heat

Back in May we were getting such wonderful weather that even I managed to start getting a tan. A lot of this hot spell I spent sunning myself in mousehold, watching the many dog walkers that had much the same idea. Unfortunatly the camera on my phone is not up to taking pictures of fast moving critters so I only have 1 useable one

also made a friend in the form of a caterpillar, I call him Out of focus Harry for obvious reasons

other than tanning I was mostly trying to rip down my kit to the essentials not with complete success. I also found that my tent is too warm in good weather and so am now just using the tarpaulin

I love the openness especially in the mornings when I rise with the sun at around 5am.
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Fun in Mousehold

Mousehold is a reasonable size woodland in the heart of Norwich. There are many bike tracks, walks, open green fields and even a mini golf cause. This is where I like to spend a quiet morning before peeps start emerging from there brick caves. A time back now I took Amber to explore this bit of the wild on her doorstep. She loved it!

we found things like random holes, fallen trees, rope swings and debris from people camping

But my favorite thing about mousehold, the thing I think I will miss most of all are waking up to views like these;

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