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Tuesday, 23 September 2014


At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
Albert Schweitzer

The last couple of weeks I have been slowed down by a knee injury. After a week I visited the GP and started on some anti-inflammatory medication which has made all the difference.

I just came across this quote by Leo Babauta.

Once you’re back on track, you’ll feel great. Movement begets movement, and happiness as well.

It is certainly true that I feel a lot happier now I am can move again.

The powers that be have put new types of globes in the street lights. I have one at the front of my house. It is so light now that I could read a book by it I have my herbs planted nearby and it is really easy to go out at night and harvest the herbs.

My front footpath at night.
After undergoing the driest August for years we have had quite a damp September - the first month of Spring. This has meant the occasional rainbow. I couldn't resist a few photos of this one.

Rainbow from the front of my house
The ornamental plums on the footpath next door are in blossom.

P:-) has 2 rabbits living in his front yard. They are very cute - a brown one and a white one. They disappear for a couple of days and then they reappear. I hope they stay safe.

P:-)'s youngest son M had his birthday recently and his wife K made a beautiful cake. M loves Mustang cars ( and had one until his first baby was born) so K made him a Mustang cake with edible silver mustangs.

The cake was a delicious caramel mud cake.

And finally, I came across this bug on a tree in my front yard. I don't know what it is and it was quite small but quite impressive.

Maybe if you know it or can identify it you could leave the information in a comment. Thanks.

 Interesting sites

 Island residence

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 Nestled in the richly wooded grounds of a narrow strip of land on the island of Chappaquiddick near Edgartown, Massachusetts, this single-family residence is part of a collection of environment- and landscape-centric interventions that blur the boundaries between structures and landscape, and between inside and outside. Comprised of four structures – a 6,300 SF main residence, a 630 SF garage, a 270 SF storage shed, and a 130 SF boat house – the site is bounded by the ocean to the west and by a well-protected, shallow bay to the east.
Click here to see more.


Privacy during a flight
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The ‘b-tourist’ is made of an elastic fabric that fits many seats sizes. After assembling the piece, it offers one their own private space to quietly eat, read a book, watch a movie and to sleep without being disturbed. the side of the material has a pocket inserted into it where one can place small items they may wish to keep close by during the flight. Plastic rings are also applied along the edge, which enable the width to be easily adjusted.
I like the look of this. Click here to see more.

 Migraines - what are they?

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No one knows for sure the exact mechanisms that cause migraines, but we do know it’s a neurobiological disorder. If you suffer from migraines or know somebody who does, you should find this article very interesting.Click here  to read more

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you took some photos of the ornamental plums as I thought I had missed my chance this year to have some photos of them :) Those bunnies look very happy living around that boat trailer, no moving that boat trailer P:). And as for that cake that K made, oh my goodness that's impressive! Very well done indeed! Also thank you for that migraine link :) xoxox