Friday, 31 August 2007

Hello to All my friends

Hi folks....the last few days have been so restful...First we (hubby and I) went to see our son in Raf Lyneham, near Swindon, stayed the night, then on Thursday we travelled down to Verwood in Dorset, to see a Eco Friendly house that belongs to someone my husband works with. It is an absolutely amazing place,

After that we travelled down to Bournemouth and had one night in the Royal Bath Hotel, after breakfast this morning, we had a lovely walk along the beach.

Just before we left, as we were booking out, a man stopped me and said "I recognise your face, you are Anne aren;t you...I was shocked, yes I did know him and so did Arni, he was someone we hadn;t seen since we left Raf Benson, in 1992.. Just goes to prove, I couldn;t of changed that much.!!!!

And then today...I thought I would just have a look at some of the blogs, I normally find out that I have WON a bag...this is on Chest of Drawers blog. I was gop smacked to see my name there. What a lovely surprise.

I am back in work next week, first time for about 3 weeks, so it will be a shock to the system, and then I have to go back to Cambridge, to help my brother, packing things that belonged to our sister. I think things will be back to normal, well as normal as can be, very soon.

Sunday, 26 August 2007

The Sorrow Of Socks

I found this poem in one of my magazines, it made me laugh, as this is what happens to me, when washing socks!!!!!!

Some socks are loners -
They can't live in pairs.
On washdays they've shown us
They want to be loners
They puzzle their owners,
They hide in dark lairs.
Some socks are loners -
They won't live in pairs.

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Saturday, 18 August 2007

Thought For The Day

Are You A Rock?
By Byron Pulsifer

We're not talking about "rock and roll", or rocks on a beach. We're not talking about slang or nicknames. If you have been called a rock, maybe it means something solid, a grounding force, or a person to whom other people can turn to for comfort or advice.

It's a funny thing when someone calls you a rock. The first time I was called a rock, I wasn't sure what the other person meant. When I asked for an explanation, I was told that I was a person that could be relied upon to provide a grounding force to that person, a person that could be counted on to give stability when issues seemed to be bigger than what someone else could handle alone.

I'm sure many of you are a rock to someone else without knowing it. You may not have been called a rock by anyone, but that's how you're thought of.

On the other hand, just because you are a person to whom others turn to for help, advice, a grounding force in life's turbulence, doesn't mean that there aren't times when you also need to turn to someone else to seek help or assistance.

No matter how emotionally solid you are, how capable you are of countering life's issues head on, each of us will at some point in our lives, need to find our own rock to turn to. Every rock, no matter how seemingly solid, has it's own tiny cracks within. Without assistance, these cracks can expand under constant pressure to become larger and larger. While someone else may see you as their rock, as their permanent mainstay of support, you may also be quietly seeking your own rock. If you believe that you never need to turn to someone else for some level of help, guidance, a non-judgemental ear, you may be in denial that every person has to draw upon the emotional resources of someone else at some point in life.

Just like wells need to be fed with a steady flow of new water so it is that your well also needs to be periodically filled with new strength. Being a rock to someone else, to those close to you, to those whom you happen to cross paths with, is to be a person of worth. But, don't deny that you also need to find your own renewable source of inner strength.

Be a rock to others in need, be a rock of support to those who are facing critical issues, be a rock full of caring, but be a rock who recognizes that you also will experience times when you need to seek your own rock.

Found this today - and how very poignant it is....I would just like to say to anyone out there that is troubled....please find someone to talk to...spill it all out, there is someone for us all,who will listen and just let you be you.

Monday, 13 August 2007

Poem for the day...August 13th 2007

Motivational Poem -
Steps to Happiness
by Author Unknown

Everybody Knows,
You can't be all things to all people.
You can't do all things at once.
You can't do all things equally well.
You can't do all things better than everyone else.
Your humanity is showing just like everyone else's.

You have to find out who you are, and be that.
You have to decide what comes first, and do that.
You have to discover your strengths, and use them.
You have to learn not to compete with others, because no one else is in the contest of "being you".

You will have learned to accept your own uniqueness.
You will have learned to set priorities and make decisions.
You will have learned to live with your limitations.
You will have learned to give yourself the respect that is due.
And you'll be a most vital mortal.

That you are a wonderful, unique person.
That you are a once-in all history event.
That it's more than a right, it's your duty, to be who you are.
That life is not a problem to solve, but a gift to cherish.
And you'll be able to stay one up on what used to get you down.

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Amazing Programme...

I have just watched a super programme...Rick Stein in was brilliant,and I couldn;t stop thinking about Welshcake Limoncello..and the amazing foods that she blogs about.

We watched someone make Granita de Limone,
Pasta Alla Norma and lots of other recipes...absolutely amazing...we took a
trip to see pasta being made at the legendary organic pasta-maker called “La Corleonese” in the town of Corleone.

Next week he is going to be at Catania's busy fish market, can't wait to watch it. Oh how it brings back memories of our lovely holiday there.

Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Time for something cheery

This is my latest piece of took me ages to attempt to draw it first...once the drawing was done I was fine....more ceramics to come later.

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

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