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Sunday, 15 April 2012


 Nothing can make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness.
 Leo Tolstoy

I live in a world where the people I know and love are kind, but the students I work with don't. I work with teenagers with major behavioral problems. They live in a world where no one in particular shows any love to them. They live in a world of arguments and fights. You deal with a disagreement by physical fighting. You make yourself  number one because you aren't number one in the eyes of any body else. Confrontation with adults and peers is a way of life. How much more peaceful and pleasant it is to live in a world where people appreciate each other and are kind and helpful.

Vintage image : French Bouquet
On Saturday night I cooked dinner for P:-), my mother and brother. I began with the first recipes for dinner in Jamie Oliver's Jamie's 30 Minute Meals.

I had seen the series on TV and bought the book. I decided to start at the beginning and work through, so I made Broccoli Orechiette, Bocconcini Salad and Proscuitto & Melon Salad. Unfortunately I forgot to take any photos but the dishes turned out remarkably like the illustrations in the book.

I was a little apprehensive as I cooked as some of the sauces and dressings seemed a bit strong, but once they were added to the rest of the ingredients they were delicious. There are 49 meals left to go.

I made a banana cake for dessert. There are no photographs of it either.

My little grand-dog Jasper went home last night. He was very excited to see my daughter R and her partner B. Once they arrive I become of no consequence. I do love having him. He is such a good little thing and such great company.

R and B bought me this cute little ceramic toadstool house.

Ceramic toadstool house

Rear of toadstool house.
I just love it. I have a collection of toadstools, with most of them being gifts from my daughters.

P:-) is working on our caravan today. He is putting in a second light. We may go away for a few days. It depends largely on the weather.

I am just enjoying lounging around today. It is the second and last week of holidays. It is 12 pm and I am still in my dressing gown. Luxury.

Interesting sites

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Click here to see this tree top village in Costa Rica.

Photo source
Click here to see some beautiful and unusual photographs.

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