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Our Wonderful NHS

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!

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2020 in Cornwall, Postaday2020, Uncategorized

 

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My Wish For You

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

Continue

To be who and how you are
To astonish a mean world
With your acts of kindness

Continue

To allow humor to lighten the burden
Of your tender heart

Continue

In a society dark with cruelty
To let the people hear the grandeur
Of God in the peals of your laughter

Continue

To let your eloquence
Elevate the people to heights
They had only imagined

Continue

To remind the people that
Each is as good as the other
And that no one is beneath
Nor above you

Continue

To remember your own young years
And look with favor upon the lost
And the least and the lonely

Continue

To put the mantel of your protection
Around the bodies of
The young and defenseless

Continue

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

Continue

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

Continue

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

Continue

To ignore no vision
Which comes to enlarge your range
And increase your spirit

Continue

To dare to love deeply
And risk everything
For the good thing

Continue

To float
Happily in the sea of infinite substance
Which set aside riches for you
Before you had a name

Continue

And by doing so
You and your work
Will be able to continue
Eternally

Wonderful thoughts.

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

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Thank you Letter, Glass and My Dad

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.

On the back it says, “Thank you Granny and Grandgrand xx

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.

New glass piece with upcycled earrings

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.

Pueblo story-teller and novels by David Wiseman

 

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Being Grateful, Lighthouse and Nye Bevan

This came my way today and is a timely reminder I think of how lucky many of us are.grateful-for

We were in Penzance this evening and walking back to the car down a lane, I saw this delightful lighthouse on the side of someone’s shed.dscn9294

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.

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2017 in Beauty, craft, postaday2017, Uncategorized

 

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Thanksgiving, Vegetables and Apple Pie

   HAPPY THANKSGIVING
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!

Americana Apple Pie

Americana Apple Pie

 
 

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A Big Thank-you, Fritillaria and Proust

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!

Daffodils from our garden

Daffodils from our garden

2   Our first Snake’s Head fritillary is in flower. What a remarkably lovely thing this is.

Fritillaria Meleagris

Fritillaria Meleagris

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.

Marcel Proust's beautiful thoughts

Marcel Proust’s beautiful thoughts

To come back to where I started – thank you to all my lovely followers – you make my soul blossom!

 

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