An Old Irish Blessing ... May the road rise up to meet you.May the wind always be at your back.May the sun shine warm upon your face,and rains fall soft upon your fields.And until we meet again,May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

"It is said some lives are linked across time. There are certain people connected by an ancient calling that echoes through the ages....destiny."

Life is a fleeting moment. Why live life in moderation and control when it lasts so short a time. Love until you drown in the happiness, laugh until the air you breath escapes you, cry until your tears are dry and live like the next second death will take your soul. Life is yours to live, and live it you must, not in the fear of what is to come next. That Next Place is waiting for you. It waits, in the hope that you will come fulfilled and ready, not in longing and regret.

Thank You For Being a FRIEND!*°•.¸☆ ★ ☆¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸☆♥Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵Ʒ..•°*"˜ ☆ ¸..•´¨¨)) -:¦:-.(ړײ)/       ¸.•´….•´¨¨)).«▓       ((¸¸.•´ ¸.•´.-:¦:-. ╝╚ ….. ... `♥♪♫-´¯

Wishing you a wonderful new week..Like little birds, we only fly when we get shaken out of our nests; and develop the strongest wings only when we try them against the wind. The dove in a fable, was perturbed because the wind ruffled its feathers, but without that air it could neither soar nor live. In struggle, it is prudent to not wish away every opposition. It is better to meet and master our difficulties that faith can be made stronger through conflict.~Leroy Brownlow~With much love allways

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Very scary email ....

I found this on a african forum and boy I do wonder what our country is coming to ... no regard for human life.

I received this email from my sister in SAfrica and have no clue if it is true or just a threat. It scares me because my sis and brother in law there, are elderly and my brother in law is in frailcare as he cannot walk. My hubby's parents are still in SAfrica too. They are also old. Then there's also all our good friends there. Whether it is true or not, you decide. I thought it best to let you all know what the content of the email was. On July 12 we will kill all the whites...' Afrikaners, black workers warned… 11 June 2010 - “Alex” writes: “My husband happened to be in one of the firearms shops at the East Rand, whose owner is a friend. While they were talking a black man walked into the shop and started blowing the vuvuzela really loudly. The shop owner told him to take the vuvuzela elsewhere or he'd stick it in a very uncomfortable place. "The black man then turned on my husband and the shop owner in a tirade, saying that 'you'd better enjoy your shop for a few days more, because that shop is going to belong to me after 12 July 2010 because I am going to come and take it.' "On July 12 we black people will be ready to mow down all you whites,' he reportedly said. This man ‘s identity is known to the gunshop-owner: he regularly purchases firearm for Winnie Mandela's security staff and had just ordered 400 bulletproof vests through them. “The man said that they were going to kill all 'your people's' children, women, old people and men, and that time they won't be fighting with knobkieries and pangas, they now are well-armed. We are going to come and fetch nice stuff from you whites,' he said. Alex: “The shocked shop-owner still tried to laugh it off but he must have seen the angry look on my husband's face. The black man threatened my husband with the words ‘I will see you on 12 July or even before depending on how Bafana-Bafana (the South Bfrican football team, the name translates to ‘boys-boys’) is faring.' The man also added that when ‘they were finished killing the whites they would turn on the Chinese”. He also mentioned a black tribal whose people would also be attacked and murdered but my husband couldn't recall the tribe’s name afterwards because he'd become so angered.' Alex: “The black man told my husband that he would 'shoot at people's legs'. My husband responded that he never did - he would shoot right between the eyes - and that he would not miss.’ “ After a sleepless night my husband went to visit his friend at the gunshop again. His friend confirmed that he’d asked a black woman who works there to find out more about this threat, and she confirmed that the black workers are constantly being told on the trains between home and work that ‘the workers will have to start helping to kill them on July 12 when they will start killing all the white people. And if the black workers didn't help they would be killed too. “ The shop owner said ‘the intelligence service was well-aware of the threats to start killing all the whites on July 12.”

So what do you do believe it or threat it just as another threat. I personally do believe there will be people acting upon it ....
So do what you have to and may God keep you safe.
Until nexttime

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Today Rickie gets to go home after having surgery to remove her Spleen, galbladder and half her pancreses. Tanya has gone to fetch her from hospital and might be staying over tonight. Her partner will take a few days off from work to look after her. Then his mum flies in from New Zealand to help them a bit. The tumour the surgeon removed was huge according to photo's they took.
More I can't share with you atm ...
Please say a little prayer for Riekie tonight.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Recently one of my Daughter's friends Rickie found out she has Cancer. This is a young women, still planning her life with her partner. Recently they bought a home together .... How her life will change. I found this a few days ago.
IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER - BY ERMA BOMBECK (written after she found out she was dying from cancer). I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day. I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage. I would have talked less and listened more. I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded. I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace. I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth. I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband. I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed. I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains. I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life. I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime. Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle. When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, 'Later. Now go get washed up for dinner.' There would have been more 'I love you's' More 'I'm sorrys.' But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute.look at it and really see it . . live it and never give it back. STOP SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF!!! Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.
( orginally Posted by Dolores)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sonday Morning ....

This is what life should be about ... sitting on an jetty, basking in the morning sun, fishing.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Stone Soup tales .... Poverty Soup Recipe

I copy and pasted this post for you to enjoy reading .....

This is what we call it in our family.LOL! We tend to use it more often in lean times. 2 cups of red lentils1 onion chopped4 carrots chopped half a butternut squash chopped (leave out when they are too expensive!)half a swede (rutabaga) choppedhalf a head of celery chopped, including the leaves.4-5 potatoes (or equivalent amount of new pots, works best with new)Enough vegie stock to cover (I use Marigold stock)Throw all vegies in and enough hot stock to cover. Bring to boil. Leave to simmer for 20 -30 mins until vegies and lentils are soft. Adjust seasoning, adding salt and pepper if necessary. I've tried adding various herbs and/or spices, but we prefer it like this. To vary it, sometimes I add a tin of chopped tomatoes and about a tablespoon of ground cumin. That's quite good too.I serve this with wholewheat cheese scones. Garlic bread goes well with it too. It's also nice with some grated cheddar dropped into the bowl before ladeling the soup over the top.This is one of those soups which is even better the next day.That amount serves 4 adults.ENJOY!


LOL at the's a great food...warm and tasty...reminded me though of a children's story called Stone Soup.A tramp knocks on the cottage door of an old lady and asks for food. She tells him she has none either so he suggests they make stone soup together. They boil up some water with the stone from his pocket and then go for a walk around her garden. (I can't even imagine having no food)He spots an onion and suggests that would be a lovely addition to the soup. They go back in and add it to "soup"Off around the garden again and they uncover several different vegies and add them one by one to the pot...thus ending up with a nutricious broth, not unlike your own


The Stone Soup story I know is slightly different...a soldier returning from the war reaches a hostile village, so he sets up his cooking pot over a fire and puts in a stone and some water. When the villagers become curious and venture out of their shuttered houses, he is asked what he is cooking. "Stone soup". Then he says, "You know what would make this soup taste better - an onion." "I've got an onion," says one villager and goes and brings it. He suggests lots of other vegetables and finally there is enough soup for the whole village to share, but on their own they were starving, with nothing to give away and no sense of working together. It's my favourite "story my mother told me when I was a child".

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lessons on how to make Beef Jerky

Tonight I have made the first batch of beef Jerky or biltong as we South Africans know it. I suggest if you want to try make it yourself then hop over to my other blog, under labels.

Now this reminds me of the time Maryanne and Pete from Wodonga came over to see how it's done. I got a fair sized piece of meat, sliced it up and all. We did the spice thing layered and spiced again. Kept it in the fridge overnight and finally it was ready.Pete and George had made a meatsafe just like mine only it had two shelves instead of three. now they were set to go and hang the meat which was the easy part.

A few days later they come visiting again, and I ask how the Jerky coming along, it should have been ready by now. Maryanne's face dropped and finally she comes out with the story. She had done washing and forgot to close the door after she finished hanging up the clothes outside. Their huge Rottie just could not help himself any longer somehow he got the meatsafe open and proceeded to have a feast. All she found was the little wire hooks and one very thirsty dog. He was lying outside in front of the waterbowl, drinking. Needless to say he never got any dinner that night.

We did give it another go at Jerky making Lol
It late so I better be off to bed
See ya soon