Monthly Archives: December 2014

New Year Wishes


A big “Thank You” for your friendship, laughs and memories during the year. Without you, I’m sure that 2014 would have been extremely boring.

To those who need someone special, may you find that true love
To those who need money, may your finances be sufficient
To those who need caring, may you find a good heart
May 2015 bring you acceptance and peace.

Happy New Year!

Thank you

To all who played any part, no matter how small, in making my year special, I thank you with all my heart.


When I am down and, oh, my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up to more than I can be.

Sunday One liner ~ 60


This may not actually be a One Liner, but let it be my Christmas gift to you!

“When you’re lonely, visit an elderly neighbour.
When you’re scared, help someone else be brave.
When you’re stuck, encourage someone else to take a small step.
When you’re depressed, make someone else smile.
When you’re defeated, cheer on a family member.
When your heart is broken, help a friend mend theirs.
And when things are going smoothly and unfolding the way you want, be grateful and bring someone else along with you”
~~ Aparna Krishnan~~

Thursday Special ~ Good News


The other day my neighbour came running up to me in the driveway just jumping for joy! I didn’t know why she was jumping for joy. I thought, what the heck, and I starting jumping up and down along with her.

She said, “Sally, I have some really great news!”

I said, “Great. Tell me why you’re so happy.”

She stopped jumping and, breathing heavily from all the jumping up and down, told me that she was pregnant!

I knew that she had been trying for a while so I told her, “That’s great! I couldn’t be happier for you!”

Then she said, “There’s more.”

I asked, “What do you mean ‘more’?”

She said, “Well, we are not having just one baby. We are going to have twins Amazed at how she could know so soon after getting pregnant, I asked her how she knew.

She said… “That was the easy part. I went to Wal-Mart and they actually had a home pregnancy kit in a twin-pack. Both tests came out positive!”

Pins and needles

Not the kind that tingles in your arms or legs.

The kind you sew with.

Elly heard me bleat about knocking over my pin box on many an occasion, as I scrambled about on hands and knees trying to retrieve them.

When she came at the weekend, she had a little surprise for me. I like Elly’s surprises!

I resurrected my Flip camera to give you a little demonstration, mind you, it is so long since I used it that I almost forgot how it worked!

If you wish to have a go the ingredients necessary are:

A dish with a deep recess on the underside.
Strong magnet/s.

WARNING: Keep the strong magnets well away from mobile phones, bank & credit cards and from pacemakers.


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I no longer bother with decorating the house at Christmas, there is nobody only me to see it. Sometimes I am here and then other years I am away. There is nothing as bad as coming home to an empty dark house, that has been abandoned for several days, to an unlit tree and other trinkets needing to be packed away in boxes for another twelve months.

My Elly, George & Buffy were here for the weekend and that is our celebration over and done with. Sometimes she feels bad about not spending Christmas with me, but it is after all only one day and a short one at that. I cannot see the point in rushing around on the roads in bad weather and poor light. Roads filled with stressed drivers or others who are once a year drivers unsure of where thy are going, or those with drink taken.


We can have a fun day together at our leisure, in the summer when the weather is better, the days longer and the world calmer – Double the value, in my book.

I heard of one young lady, Molly, who was asked, at the nudging from aunts and uncles what she wanted for Christmas.

Her answer: A token of time! I love this child.

If each one devoted a few hours or a day, spread out over the year, It would be fabulous.

A TOKEN OF TIME AND A FEW HUGS…. Heaven at any age!

Hello world


My blog should be back to normal by Morning. Thanks to everyone who offered helpful suggestions or aid to sort out the problem. It was a real beastie with redirects on all Posts.

A VERY BIG THANK YOU must go to Gerard McGarry for his time, patience, and Kung Fu skills to beat the nasties. He did it BIGTIME. I highly recommend his Kung Fu Technological problem solving skills and his humour is not bad either.

My new header is in Gerard’s honour. No. That is not his house, he lives next door! 😉

Phil & the Engineers at Blacknight played their part too.

To Elly, Donncha, Anders, and Darren, who were all ready to step up to the plate, I appreciate the offer of help.

May you’re new year ahead bring, food to your table, work that you enjoy and sunshine to lighten your hearts.

Lán grá