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A sad start to 2017

It’s been a very sad start to 2017. Hubs dad unexpectedly passed on January 4th, which was a huge shock to the family. On a positive note, he didn’t suffer and lived a grand life, enjoying good health until recent weeks. He was almost 87. Hellebore shooting star….most apt! We will all miss him, but intend to remember, and act…

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And so, another year draws to an end

Christmas day was most relaxing this year, hubs and I even managed to fit a dog walk in, that’s a first! Hubs had me laughing, he came in carrying this wrought iron bird, with it’s head wrapped saying, “You’ll never guess what this is!” You should have seen the technology flying around, wireless sleep headphones, pebble phone chargers, credit card…

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Buda and Pest

I must say, Budapest is such a charming place, I absolutely loved it. The people were so helpful and friendly and the city is beautiful, clean and safe. I was struck by the differences between Buda and Pest. Buda is the historical side of the river, and is hilly, whereas Pest is flat and the life and soul. Both are…

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The leaving of Liverpool

Christmas lights in Liverpool. I’m off to Budapest on Friday guys, it will be good to escape our awful weather. I’m looking forward to sightseeing and a little shopping at the Christmas markets there, it has to be more interesting than dragging my carcass around the city center in this dismal weather. Having said that, apparently it will be snowing…

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Surviving the dark months

The weather has been utterly hideous around here, endless, vicious hail, rain and freezing winds. Truly gruesome. Sadly, despite Billy-bob and Bella’s best attempts, their second chick died. It was simply born too late. Such a shame though. How fragile is life? Quick  update, I’m so glad to see the back of the builder, he did a good job, for a…

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A season for everything

I’d like to thank you all for your caring comments on my last post. I do appreciate you. Thank you, Kitty, for your endless support, kindness and understanding, and for this beautiful book. It is such a peaceful read; a real gem, the kind of book you constantly go back to. How well you know me. Special thanks too, go…

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Rest in peace, gentle sister of mine.

An inspired musician, composer and artist. So loving, loyal, compassionate, sensitive, strong, brave and wise. A person in possession of such extraordinary dignity and grace. Now  you are free from suffering and pain. In a world that can often seem dull and bland, you brought colour, vibrancy and a touch of magic. Despite everything you always lived, rather than existed,…

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