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World Heart Day, Twins and Kindness

Forty two years ago yesterday, September 29th 1977, the older of our baby twins was operated on to save his life. He was 13 days old and the surgeon described his aorta as being as narrow as the inner tube of a biro. That wonderful surgeon, Mr Devereux, saved D’s life. I am reminded of this as a friend mentioned that yesterday was World Heart Day.

That lovely boy, who had to undergo two more heart operations, the second at 6 months and the final one at two and a half, is now the father of twins himself, LiveWires 5 and 6.

Shape sorting

The most important thing for us all to learn, in my mind, is to be kind.The following is what I wish for all our LiveWires.

 

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2019 in family, Grandchildren, Kindness, Postaday 2019

 

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Altruism, Beans and A Butterfly

Action for Happiness are focussing on kindness this month.

We have our first harvest of beans – beautifully purple until they are cooked and then they are, disappointingly, just green.

We’ve been at the Ecp Park this evening for an Extinction Rebellion meeting. Beforehand we walked around and spotted a Painted Lady butterfly on the rough wall surrounding the fire pit.

 

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A Bargain, A Project and A Poem

We met a friend at the Car-boot sale on Sunday. She is just the best bargain hunter and had discovered this delightful panel for £2. It is destined to become cupboard doors.  Isn’t it delightful?

Day Lilies in the foreground with Agapanthus and our new sculpture behind, along with the old pot sink that is to become a miniature pond and the wheelbarrow with some of the soil from the newly dug hole.

Kindness is what we all need and what we should all share as in this poem by Danusha Lameris.

Small Kindnesses

 

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Hop, Jewels and Loving Kindness

We met a friend for lunch today and I was amused by the loss of the ‘E’ in the sign above the bar.

On our way home from school we stopped at a secondhand shop and LiveWire No 3 chose some pretty jewels for my glass work.

This came my way today – kindness being the most important attribute we can help our LiveWires learn.

 

Lambs, Quiche and Bouquet

We have lambs in the back field! It is so lovely to see them, just one pair of twins at the moment but we hope for more. Last year the pregnant ewes were taken away before the lambs were born and only brought back when the little ones had grown quite a lot.

Twin lambs

There was a knock at the door this afternoon and there was a Very Dear Friend with her arms full – of flowers and a Leek and Stilton Quiche, both of which smelt divine!

Fabulous flowers

We have had the most delicious Quiche for supper with salad and send our heartfelt thanks to our very lovely friend for her love, concern and cooking!

Leek and Stilton Quiche

 

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Friendship, Daffodils and A Laugh

A dear friend turned up this lunchtime with a beautiful bunch of daffodils for me – much appreciated kindness.

Bouquet in a red jug

The daffodils in the front garden seem to be surviving the winds.

Front garden daffodil

The following came my way recently and, as a retired English teacher, it appealed to me.

Love this!  Thanks to Blazek.

 

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Snoods, Designs and A Crocus

I’ve been knitting snoods for a collection of warm stuff for refugees.

The first Wednesday of each month is Sing For Your Heart at the Eco Park. Today was as uplifting as always. There was a goodly collection of donations for the next load going to Calais to help the refugees.  Love the designs in the atrium.

At the Eco Park

Our first purple Crocus has appeared.

Purple Crocus

 
 

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