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"Happiness always looks small when you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and at once you learn how big and precious it is."
Maxim Gorky

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Song for Saturday...

 Up and about and getting ready to go work.
I have been walking around with this song in my head for 2 days.
My new favorite band.
The Avett Brothers from North Carolina.
If you like Mumford and Sons you'll probably dig these guys as well.
Have a great weekend all you lovely people!

Friday, September 16, 2011


I have just read a post on 'End of Era'.
Paudie is, I consider, a dear friend, although we have never met in person.
He lives across the sea in Cork, Ireland and I first felt a great connection
when he and his family went to help find some of my ancestors grave sites.
This was an incredible gift to my family and myself and I was touched for their efforts. 
Read all about it here...
The kindness of strangers fills me with faith in the world.
Lessens the gap that mere miles may make.
After his long absence in posting, I happened to check his blog today to find this post.
Once again, it just goes to show you how this little box with a keyboard,
can connect us as humans and bring us all a little closer.

Deepest Sympathy

What do you say to someone when their loved one dies? How do you convey that heartfelt sadness, that sense of loss that accompanies death? These are the thoughts that I have struggled with for such a long time and I find myself  asking these questions once again when I heard of Kerry's sudden loss of her sister.
There was a time not so long ago when I would have been a regular on Kerry’s pages….sometimes everyday…..her life is so full of wonderful moments and eventful to say the least. Her honesty was a breath of fresh air in a world gone stale. She was also a constant presence on my blog and is a willing contributor to whatever I produced. So it saddens me to witness the loss of her sister at such a young age.
I tried to put myself in Kerry’s shoes…to feel how she would feel…thoughts of my own sister and our relationship…that hidden bond that exists only between siblings…they carry with them an unwritten history that can never be erased….the happy and the sad times…They are the missing jigsaw piece that is needed to complete the puzzle….
Even though I never knew her sister and you could say that I barely know Kerry…..I need to send her this message….I needed to let her know that she is in my thoughts….Even though she is in a far off land, I can still send her my deepest sympathy. Let these words be my form of a gentle hug….a squeeze of the hand….a loving word to a gentle soul. I am so sorry for not being there due to my absence but I want to let you know that you are never far from our thoughts…..

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


The other morning when I got home from a night at the beach house, 
this is what I found waiting behind the gate in the front field...
...this is NOT one of our 2 goats.
Tom said he had come home from a meeting at around 8 o'clock and this
little billy goat was just sitting there...
Someone put him in the field and closed both gates.
They must have found him wandering on the road and thought he was one of ours.
He's just a small little guy...a pygmy goat.
Whoever owns him obviously doesn't know that goats seem to
channel Houdini. They can get in and out of ANYTHING!
If they can get their head through it, then rest of body will follow.
One thing about this goat was that he was a bit lame from his
hooves being left untrimmed. Goats need their feet looked after regularly
or else it will affect them gravely. 
he had the cutest little horns and was very tame.
But we have too much going on right now to adopt another goat and maybe his
owners are missing him. So we called the animal control people to come and get him.
Officer 'Rob' said that he did have a report of someone who was missing 2 goats.
They were reported quite a distance from us but who knows...goats can travel through the
bush pretty good. If this was one of those goats, who knows what happened to the other.
So here's hoping this little billy is lost and found.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11...10 years

Today is a difficult day for many...
Wishing all people to find 
and light.