December 2nd, 2009

Adventure before dementia

A Long-ish .... And Thoughtful Meme

I am meant to be writing my last Christmas letter so that I can post the American and Australian cards - so, what do I do instead ... yes, you guessed it, I snagged a MEME from jaded_jamie As I read his answers I found myself thinking of my own replies - so whether or not you decide to read this, I thought it would get me focussed!

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30 Day MEME - Day 3 - Favourite TV Programme

Yet again I am going to bring you 2 favourites -

The first is a series that was only shown the once in 1978 - 1982, called Blakes 7. It was the first series that I actually started to "fill in the missing scenes" - and joined the fan club - an annual fanzine seemed truly special in those days. The icon I am using is a picture of the first ship they used, called the Liberator, and this You Tube is of some of Avons Quips - of which he had many -

And, now for the show that you all expected - Buffy, the Vampire Slayer

And I couldn't resist this second link to a BtVS video - of some of Spikes "moments" ... with my username I had to share this, didn't I?

Other than these, I still love M*A*S*H; Start Trek, Voyager; Moonlight; Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman; and, of course, Thunderbirds!

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DJ - plaited!

After A Wet And Lazy Month - Back To Work!

Due to my illness, and the weather, the man has had a really lazy month.

When I arrived he actually trotted across the field to me, which is so, so sweet. He tends to be lazy, so that was rally lovely to have him come over to say Hello ... or was it to check I had a carrot in my pocket? As the picture showed, he was actually quite clean this morning, as it had yet again rained overnight. We walked in and then he had a good groom, which I think he really enjoyed. It is great to spend just "us" time - and very relaxing for us both. The great thing was that he laso had his 4 shoes on - he needs to be shod, but these are still on and protecting his feet against the mud (and now, the road)

We got ready, at the same time as Toni and Smudge and then walked up the road to meet Ros and Shadow. A dry morning - so all in all, it was a "proper" Wednesday!

Considering DJ hadn't worked for some time, he was really good. He had stood to be groomed and plaited,a nd now as he walked up the road, he was relaxed. The 3 boys took turns in their walking order, and wherever he was he was OK!

We only went on the "round the block" route - but it was really lovely.

Once back - he managed to eat his meal, and didn't need a reminder as to how to do that, even after his break!
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The Value Of A Good Drink

I was sent this list of thoughts on the value of alcohol ... and thought I would share with you.

"Bottoms Up"


"Sometimes when I reflect back on all the wine I drink I feel shame. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the vineyards and all of their hopes and dreams .. If I didn't drink this wine, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered.

Then I say to myself, "It is better that I drink this wine and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver."

Jack Handy

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Letting Go

I was sent this e-mail by a very dear friend - and just wanted to both share it with you ... but also put it on my LJ so that I don't mislay it!

This is beautiful. Read it to the end...the message is awesome!!!

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There are people who can walk away from you.

And hear me when I tell you this! When people can walk away from you: let them walk. I don't want you to try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you. I mean hang up the phone.

When people can walk away from you let them walk. Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left.

The Bible said that, they came out from us that it might be made manifest that they were not for us. For had they been of us, no doubt they would have continued with us. [1 John 2:19]

People leave you because they are not joined to you. And if they are not joined to you, you can't make them stay.

Let them go.

And it doesn't mean that they are a bad person it just means that their part in the story is over. And you've got to know when people's part in your story is over so that you don't keep trying to raise the dead.. You've got to know when it's dead.

You've got to know when it's over. Let me tell you something.. I've got the gift of good-bye. It's the tenth spiritual gift, I believe in good-bye.. It's not that I'm hateful, it's that I'm faithful, and I know whatever God means for me to have He'll give it to me. And if it takes too much sweat I don't need it. Stop begging people to stay.

Let them go!!

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