Beauty is all around us all the time.

Sometimes it can be subtle – almost to the point of being unnoticeable until you give it the full attention it deserves…. and then there are times when it just beats you about the head and you are unable to miss it and just have to gasp in Awe at it’s magnificence.

Case in point that perfectly reflects these two contrasts:

Had i not walked past my kitchen window while watching Roger Federer play Rafael Nadal in an amazing finals tennis match i may have missed this monumental example of Nature’s beauty. Until this moment the day had been mostly dull and rainy and grey and wet, but for just a few minutes…..



Naturally the pictures cannot do anywhere near true justice to the impact of the beauty of the real thing.


Let Your Love…

…  Of God,

  Be so Great,

 It allows you,

…  To Overcome,

…  ALL of your petty hatreds.



Guess What…?


From ‘Walkabout’

Please forgive my abscence, and me

God’s Love to all, along with mine

(Expect more posts ‘soon’)

It takes all kinds…

(Edit: Sorry, the vid i first tried to post here has embedding disabled so i posted another vid below the first featuring Mr Palmer live and another above this post – Enjoy!) 🙂

Robert Palmer was a remarkably talented individual. The world was greater for his Gift he shared and lesser for his passing (Sept 26, 2003)

The song below has a message for mankind and thanks is owed to Andy Fraser ( for writing it as well as ‘Bob’ for recording it.

It takes EVERY kinda people…
(Rich, Poor; Good, Bad; Black, White and every variation, Artist, Scientist; Faithful, Faithless; Fathers, husbands and sons; Mothers, wives and daughters; All races, All creeds.)

Said the fight to make ends meet
Keeps a man upon his feet
Holding down his job
Trying to show he cant be bought

Ooh it takes every kinda people
To make what life’s about, yeah
Every kinda people
To make the world go round

Someone’s looking for a lead
In his duty to a king or to a creed
Protecting what he feels is right
Fights against wrong with his life

There’s no profit in deceit
Honest men know that
Revenge does not taste sweet
Whether yellow, black or white
Each and every man’s the same inside

It takes every kinda people
To make what life’s about, yeah
It takes every kinda people
To make the world go round
Doo doo doo……

You know that love’s the only goal
That could bring a peace to any soul
Hey and every man’s the same
He wants the sunshine in his name

It takes every kinda people
To make what lifes about, yeah
It takes every kinda people
To make the world go round
Mmmm, every kinda people
To make what life’s about

B Thankful Thursday

Whaddya mean it’s still only Wednesday where you live? How many times do i have to say it? – Keep UP! Time to stop living in the past all the time. 🙂

OK, so, I’m developing my A TAG (Attitude of Thanks-giving, Appreciation and Gratitude) daily, working up to 24 hours a day, every day, but as a way of sharing this with others i intend to blog-post my Thanks once a week.

You’re all welcome to add anything you are feeling particularly thankful for and appreciative of (which i hope will not always and only be ‘nice’ things, but in every kind of thing you are ‘gifted’ to be a part of).

So, to ‘begin’ my first BTT with:

i’m thankful for

– a God who understands far better than i do what is important and needs to be done, but who gives those who think they know better a chance to see how they do in charge of their life.
– this last week of our Summer not being overly hot, giving me a chance to do some heavy garden work and also enjoy some time outdoors in beautiful conditions.
– friends who i can share feelings, humour and ideas with who are actually interested in them. 😉
– two parents (one still living down here) who, while it was not always understood or fully appreciated at the time, did just about their absolute best to raise a pretty decent human being.
– being relatively pain-free for a fortnight now, at least as far as whatever it was that was causing abdominal pain since early Jan.
– living a blessed life – even if it is not exactly the one i dreamed of throughout much of it. My luck far exceeds any effort i actually put in. Much of my efforts did not directly help me, mostly because i did not have a very good understanding of what was truly important when i made the efforts i did. The results i got were not always the ones aimed for or expected. As much as i might like to pretend i’m in charge of my life, the Truth is i have very little ‘control’ of how things actually work in the world i share with everyone else – and i have to be Thankful for that, since i have not ever been as wise as i thought i was at the time. What i thought i wanted and was most important, rarely was what i really needed.

if you wish to , you are welcome to add any of your thanks here for all to consider.

Wishing You…


Christmas !!!


🙂 <B

A Season Wish.

To all my blogfriends who celebrate Thanksgiving…


 … a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving full of love to you all 🙂

Look for the reasons you have to be thankful above the trials all around in life that can hit us hard and bring us all down some times.