1. It’s such a delight to see how Grandbaby B has grown and developed since Christmas. She just loves climbing the stairs. She will be one in about seven weeks.
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1 We listened to the Memorial for Nelson Mandela this morning. What a man – and how loved and respected he was. I loved Obama’s speech and the quoting at the end of the last two lines from Mandela’s favourite poem. I put it all here as it is so appropriate.
Invictus by William Ernest Henley
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
1. We spent all afternoon in the West Family Woods delighting in the bird song, the flowers, the variety of trees and being with the family. The stream that runs through the woods is very beautiful and home to many tadpoles. (See my Weekly photo challenge)
2 The family have five lovely Black Labradors. The photo is of Willow, the oldest of the five, sister of one and mother of another. Having been bitten twice by strange dogs as a child, I’m somewhat wary of being around dogs but these are all beautiful and beautifully trained.
3. There’s a swing seat in the woods. I could have sat and rocked for hours taking in all the sounds, smells and tranquility of the woods.
1 Our beautiful Grand -Baby B is safely home after 13 days and we visited today. What a joy! The tiniest cardigan that I made will fit for just another couple of weeks!
2 We took lunch with us – a beautiful Chicken Pie which went down very well.
3 After lunch, we all had a walk in the lovely woodland that surrounds their home finding wild flowers, beautiful trees in bud and even a Red Deer in the distance. The others saw two Roe Deer but I only heard them crashing through the undergrowth.