Our supper tonight was baked potatoes! They were delicious. 🙂
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I spent much of the morning at St Michael’s Hospital in Hayle where I have had steroid injections in both ankles to combat the arthritic pain. The injections are uncomfortable to have done but give me relief for about 6 months so are very well worth it. The staff are wonderful – kind and understanding, friendly, efficient and can’t do enough to make the patients feel good about their treatment. In this photo, with prepared ankles, I am about to go down to the operating theatre where the injections are done with x-ray guidance, Thank you to everyone especially Simon who allowed me to squeeze his hand very tightly. He said he was a rugby player and could stand any pain I inflicted! Tea and Toast afterwards were greatly appreciated too!
Two days resting and being sensible and then back to life as I love it – and pain free!
For all my Dear Readers, words from Maya Angelou, My Wish for You
CONTINUE – By Maya Angelou
My wish for you
Is that you continue
To be who and how you are
To astonish a mean world
With your acts of kindness
To allow humor to lighten the burden
Of your tender heart
In a society dark with cruelty
To let the people hear the grandeur
Of God in the peals of your laughter
To let your eloquence
Elevate the people to heights
They had only imagined
To remind the people that
Each is as good as the other
And that no one is beneath
Nor above you
To remember your own young years
And look with favor upon the lost
And the least and the lonely
To put the mantel of your protection
Around the bodies of
The young and defenseless
To take the hand of the despised
And diseased and walk proudly with them
In the high street
Some might see you and
Be encouraged to do likewise
To plant a public kiss of concern
On the cheek of the sick
And the aged and infirm
And count that as a
Natural action to be expected
To let gratitude be the pillow
Upon which you kneel to
Say your nightly prayer
And let faith be the bridge
You build to overcome evil
And welcome good
To ignore no vision
Which comes to enlarge your range
And increase your spirit
To dare to love deeply
And risk everything
For the good thing
Happily in the sea of infinite substance
Which set aside riches for you
Before you had a name
And by doing so
You and your work
Will be able to continue
Our kids invariably complained when asked to write Thank you letters but I know they meant something special to my Mum and Dad as I discovered a box full of them when we sorted Dad’s things many years ago. I know even more now how special they were as on Saturday we received a beautiful Thank you letter from one of our LiveWires. It will go into my ‘things to keep’ box.
For Christmas I received all the equipment I need to make pretty glass things without going to more classes. I have just finished my first piece done at home. It will look better hanging with the light through it but I have yet to source the rings for that purpose.
On this day in 1916 my Dad was born. He died in December 2004. It doesn’t matter how long ago you lost someone, there are moments when their loss feels like yesterday. We are so lucky to have all his books on our shelves so he is always with us.
We were in Penzance for another meeting about protecting our wonderful NHS. Nye Bevan, the founder of the NHS said,
“The NHS will last as long as there are folk with the faith to fight for it.”
And that is what we are trying to do. There is another meeting nearer to home tomorrow and a march in Truro on Saturday.
to all my American family, friends and readers. I just love that a day is set aside for being together and for being grateful for the people in our lives, no presents involved just eating a feast together at the family table. We will be thinking of you all as we have our mini Thanksgiving tonight. All the recipes I am using are from my lovely Sister-in-law – apart from the Apple Pie of which more later.
2 Aren’t the colours of these vegetables, just ready to roast,and the herbs, so lovely and bright.
3 I have made a very special Apple Pie today from a recipe I was given on our first visit to New York to visit my sister in 1981. It contains its own custard and is the best apple pie I have ever tasted. I’ll post the recipe soon and you really should try it!
1 My 1000th follower has signed up today! Thank you so much to all of you who follow, like and take the time to comment. I started this blog in 2011 for myself and to honour my beautiful friend of 30 years whom we lost too early to cancer. I wanted to seize the day, look for the positive in everything in a tangible way and really see the beauty all around me. I have been delighted by the responses from readers all around the world, from 151 countries in fact! This bouquet of mixed daffodils from our garden is for all of you!
2 Our first Snake’s Head fritillary is in flower. What a remarkably lovely thing this is.
3 My friends send me some beautiful words! Yesterday it was the ABC of Happiness and today these wonderful words of Marcel Proust – just perfect for lovers of words and for gardeners – and I am both. Thank you, Sallie.
To come back to where I started – thank you to all my lovely followers – you make my soul blossom!