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What do I do with my life - still pondering that, keep exploring the possibilities I suppose...

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food for thought...

Everyone, in some small sacred sanctuary of the self, is nuts. -Leo Rosten, author (1908-1997)

We think caged birds sing, when indeed they cry. -John Webster, playwright (c. 1580-1634)

There are two kinds of light -- the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures. -James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894-1961)

The artist brings something into the world that didn't exist before, and he does it without destroying something else. -John Updike, writer (1932-2009)

Some people become so expert at reading between the lines they don't read the lines. -Margaret Millar, novelist (1915-1994)

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. -Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1928)

from A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg

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the gold medal...

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11th Oct 2012, 23:34   | tags:,,,comments (2)

Hanneke and the torch

Hanneke's nomination story

I would like to nominate Mrs Hanneke Dye, a truly inspirational lady. Hanneke was born in hiding in Nazi occupied Holland. Separated from her parents for two years, she was hidden in a Catholic children's home where her hair was dyed blonde to disguise her Jewish heritage. Hanneke moved to the UK in the 1960's where she raised her children. When she was around 30 yrs old she separated from her husband & found herself with no British qualifications or work experience & three children to raise. She began working as a secretary, gradually working her way up through the ranks to a senior management position by retirement. Just a few years into her retirement, her second husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Hanneke nursed him through his illness, never leaving his side for more then a few hours over a 2 year period. During this illness her husband received care at Manorland Hospice, Keighley. So impressed was Hanneke with care he received that following his death she retrained as a masseuse & volunteers at Mannorlands Hospice once per week, treating patients & their families to a relaxing massage. As if that were not enough, Hanneke began the Wharfedale Support Group to raise funds for the hospice. Over the past four years the group have raised just over £40K. Hanneke is a truly inspiring lady, overcoming adversity time & time again, never giving up, always thinking of others. I believe she would be an ideal touch bearer for the Olympic Torch as it passes through Yorkshire.
(Story as provided by the Torchbearer’s nominator)

11th Oct 2012, 20:53   comments (5)

The signs Alan made to congratulate Andrew

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One on his gate and the other on the pub gate.

August 2012

The lo-salt reference is because his fatherwas a seaman and known as Salty.
11th Oct 2012, 20:45   | tags:,,,comments (0)

Big Brother...

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At night near Dundas Square
from AGO
from the harbour
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Then a short drive further alog the lake and another before a meal where we were watched at the end by a black squirrel
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Inuit Art exhibition - also on the waterfront

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