Sunday, August 25, 2013

Fathers Day

Fathers day poem

You never said I'm leaving
You never said goodbye
You were gone before I knew it
And only God knew why
A million times I needed you
A million times I cried
If Love alone could have saved you
You never would have died
In life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart you hold a place
That no one could ever fill
It broke my heart to lose you
But you didn't go alone
For part of me went with you
The day God took you home...

I say Fathers day poem, but this goes for all of those I have loved and lost along life's highway...


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Bee Whisperer

The other week at work I was telling the girls how when my boys were small they called me outside to the archway in the garden covered in beautiful honeysuckle plant, they wanted to show me how they were stroking the bumble bees, and so as not to frighten them I joined in, and stroked the bumble bees, soft as velvet they were too! Beautiful to touch...

So, at work I became the bee whisperer...

And so a couple of days ago, following Pippa up to the top part of the garden and a bumble bee was stuck on the step, looking very sorry for itself, couldn't really move and was hobbling about like a bee who had had too much honey!  Anyway, I stroked the back of it, and it managed to move on about 2 or 3 inches when I took my hand away, then stuck again.  So I stroked its soft velvety back once more, and when I took my finger away this time some sticky spiders web came away with it!  And the bee flew away, up up up it went, freedom once more!

Bee whisperer extraordinaire!!


Sunday, August 18, 2013

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity.”
― Paulo Coelho, Alchemist

Saturday, August 17, 2013

San Lorenzo

Why do I do this, watching one of moms movies, she had told me about it, and we filled hers... and I bought it, three months before... before, we watched it together... then she said she didn't want to watch it again. Period.

So The Bucket List is tearing me apart, was, well am doing something creative, now stopped to watch the end of the end of it... I want to get moms final destination accomplished now, as soon as I can, don't want to wait much longer, will be four years by next March, and that will be nearly four years late for taking her there... the final on her bucket list...

So, again... was the week of San Lorenzo, and the Meteor shower, Perseid, which follows from the tail of an old comet and from the direction of constellation of Perseus...!!! Was lucky and saw three amazing shooting stars... and took the photo above of the half moon, looking very mystical and surreal...


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Lots to catch up, Franco did his cycle run last Saturday August 3rd.... already seems like weeks ago, strangely, in fact I had to check to make sure I had the date correct, but I do!

And so, the charity run was organised a few months back originally, Franco got his bike and began training, a lot to start, then of course the race was put back awaiting permissions etc with the council... then eventually.....

Race was granted!  Firstly after getting his cockroach outfit on, I painted his face accordingly, well as much as one can considering I haven't spent that much time actually looking at a roaches face before dodging it in the street, Spain, I mean by the way, haven't seen any here in Wales, YET!!!

Then, to make sure his wings wouldn't get caught in his gears I drove Franco down near Amazon for a short test run!  Had to trim his wings, just a little, some truck drivers who were having their over night sleeps must have woken up to a strange sight indeed!  Franco cycled off to work and I left him there, couldn't see any other cyclists at that time, and turned out there were none, not the one or more, just none!!! Hopeless, poor Franco was the only one who turned up to do the charity cycle run!  He wasn't phased by it, he wouldn't let the charity down or the people who had graciously already given their sponsorship money... and so off he went, alone, no outriders, no waves goodbye... well maybe just a few, his crew were on their break!

He left Amazon and cycled to The Mumbles, had a coffee, a sit down, some photos taken and returned back to Amazon, and I picked him and his bike back up from there!
His bosses weren't too happy at nobody else turning up, too late now.... but there we are!!

Yesterday was San Lorenzo... a Saints day I always remember, well, sometimes the day after but I always do, due to the Perseid meteor shower that comes around the same time each year, I remember last year, here for the first time standing out the back, sad and unhappy and no shooting stars, like the previous years on our terrace in Alhaurín... Tomorrow night is supposed to be the best here, but I am sure I will visit the garden tonight before sleep!

Feels like I must have so much more news to tell!!  There is, but will wait until next Blog! There's a carrot for ya!!

One thing, a lady I know through networking, had done some ink printing and was offering them to anyone who would like one and to just ask, so I did just that! I asked, and yesterday an envelope arrived through the door, with two beautiful little prints, which will be framed this week, a lovely card designed by herself, and an assortment of 'things' within it!! A post card from July 1976, written to someone in England from someone abroad! Some random stamps from all over Europe and Australia, years and  years old! And two Brooke Bond Tea collectors cards!!  The whole package was very spooky! As in, post cards, I have a collection of post cards, have collected them since I was a kid, they are random, from anyone, and anywhere, people I don't know and some well over a hundred years old!  I also have a stamp collection, don't like to shout about this fact by the by!  Nothing fancy, just one little book with openings for stamps! The ones I have are from all over the world and any years!  Don't have any collectors cards now, did, but not now!  But they both have butterflies on which I am very in-to at the moment! And to top it off the card was of Central Park, which of course I have big links to!  So a very nice package of unexpected and intriguing contents!

And on this note, having worked early and am now feeling tired I will rest and leave yourselves to  yourselves, also, must have eaten something that's not agreed with me and I can feel my face flaring up, itchy and stingy eyes... what a state! lol

And below words from a friend of mine in Italy, I have purloined them, hope that was okay Pia! 
If you make a wish it's because you see a star fall...
If you see a star fall, it's because you're looking at the sky
If you look at the sky it's because you still believe in something...


Saturday, August 10, 2013

We are all Nomads eh... forever searching for what is missing inside of us... We must be happy where we are to truly move on with happiness!