Monthly Archives: June 2013

A new Day

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Today is a new day!

I woke up,

I am alive,

I am grateful for the new day!

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I have food,

I have warmth,

I have love,

I am grateful for the new day!

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I can spread love,

I can shine,

I can show kindness,

I taste happiness,

I am grateful for the new day!

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I enjoy work,

I can give hugs,

I can listen,

I am here for you,

I am happy,

I am grateful for the new day!

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Healthy juice – green

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I have heard so much about the benefits of green juices and I wanted to try it out.I read about them on the mindbodygreen website, on Renard‘s blog and Sufey‘s blog. It sounds so good.

I told a friend and she loaned me her juicer before I decide to buy one myself.

I had my first green juice yesterday!

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Doesn’t it look delicious?…. and it tasted lovely.

I had cucumber, lemon , kale and apples in it.

I shall try some more out and then decide on buying a juicer, I am not quite convinced yet.

It is rather time consuming to clean it afterwards though.

What do you think?

Anyone has a juicer, is it worth it?

Please tell me of your experiences, I would appreciate it!

I just had another one with spinach, melon and celery to start the day, rather nice.  I think I could get used to it! 🙂

More and New awards!…. and my 200th post … WoW

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On 10th June I received a new and very special award from  Summer
“It’s my way to thank each one of you for your friendly comments, the follows, your kind words and the beautiful things you are share with the world..” she writes.
What a lovely way to thank all the blogger friends. I love to pass this on! There is just one rule, when you pass the award on, please share some kind words with that person.
10th and 11th June 2013

10th and 11th June 2013

Was pretty busy these days, and when I came back to wordpress, I received it again from  sunflowerosecw , thank you so much for the award.

My friends, thank you so much for coming to my blog and leaving comments, peace and love.

Inner peace makes a peaceful and calm person. I feel very privileged to have wonderful and peaceful friends here in blogland. Your kindness, peace and love shines through your comments and you deserve this award. I can spread love and I can feel the love in the blogs and I thank you all very much for making my life wonderful, for contributing positivity to my life.

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Wow I was nominated for another new award from The Seeker. It is the Most Creative Blogger Award.

Thank you so  much Seeker for thinking of me and my blog for this award.

 

20th June 2013

20th June 2013

The condition:

The only condition to fulfill in accepting this award is to provide their own perspective on: their creativity and their source(s) of inspiration.

 I am being inspired by this wonderful world around me, by my fellow bloggers, by the love I see around me, by the miracles which happen each day!
 
The nominated blogs do inspire me very much and I find they all deserve this wonderful award.
 

Here are my nominations for both awards:

http://wileyschmidt.com/

http://patinspire.org/

http://carolynhughesthehurthealer.com/

http://pennyquotes.wordpress.com/

http://fredphillips.wordpress.com/

http://espirational.com/

http://ladylovelyblogger.wordpress.com/

http://carpediemmoments.com/

http://awindowofwisdom.wordpress.com/

http://sharingmemyselfandi.wordpress.com/

 Thank you all for inspiring me and making me think and creative! You all deserve a big round of applause and big hugs!
Keep up the wonderful blogging!
 
This is my 200th post and I only just noticed…..can’t believe it…
Love blogging!
Love you!
Have a great weekend!

I’ve been tagged

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I was tagged by my blogger friend Alastair.

As I think it is fun, I shall go and do it:

So here we are:

1. Post the rules
See as I go through it!

2. Post a photo of yourself and eleven random facts about you. Oh dear…
Me 12 years ago

Me 12 years ago

 

 

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1. I started ball room dance lessons when I was 16.
2. I love wearing earrings.
3. My favourite English words are cherish and appreciate!
4. As children in bed, my sister and I played wordgames in the dark because we were not tired!
5. We used to listen to radio stories in the evening together as a family, we had no TV in the front room.
6. I like quince jelly.
7. I do not buy designer clothes.
8. I have once had a snake round my neck….. I felt very brave.
9. and brave again… I slept in a little wooden hut, where I saw a huge spider in it. (in Thailand)
10. I like to laugh but I can never remember jokes.
11. I collect quotes and have one folder under my bed, and other books at my desk.

3. Answer the questions given you by the tagger

  1. What is the favourite place you have visited? Hard one, I loved all places so far, as they are all different and I cannot compare them.
  2. Where was your last holiday? Isle of Wight for 3 days
  3. Do you eat the crusts? yes
  4. What is your favourite pizza? Margharita simple.
  5. If you had to give up something you use everyday, what would it be? That is a tricky one…. I could probably live without my microwave.
  6. Do you play sports? I swim and dance
  7. Do you watch sports? No
  8. What’s your favourite animal? Ringtailed lemur
  9. What is the favourite book you’ve read? It has to be “Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follet so far!
  10. What genre of films do you like? Romantic, historic and crime films
  11. Is Rudolph the reindeer big-headed or misunderstood? I think he is sweet!


4. Set some questions

I shall leave that as I am not following the rules totally –  sorry.

5. Tag some people
I shall leave that too ….

Instead I shall give you 11 tips for a happy life!

1. Practice gratitude.

2. Count your blessings.

3. Practice kindness.

4. Listen to your heart.

5. Stay calm.

6. Choose positive thoughts.

7. Hug a lot.

8. Smile a lot.

9. Live every new day as if it was your last.

10. Love your life.

11. Live now, not in the past, and not in the future.

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Awards

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It is award time again and I have collected some . So I shall put them in one post.

I am very very happy and grateful to my fellow bloggers who have thought of me while giving awards out.

My 3rd Best Moment Award is from Sandra from quirkybooks on  12th May 2013.

1st,10th, 28th March 2013 and 12th May 2013

1st,10th, 28th March 2013 and 12th May 2013

Awarding the people who live in the moment,
The noble who write and capture the best in life,
The bold who reminded us what really mattered –
Savoring the experience of quality time.

RULES:

Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video recorded.

Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardees! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and winners notify them the great news.

My acceptance speech:

I thank you very much for this prestigious award and I like to thank  my mum and dad, for making me what I am today, I like to thank my teachers for teaching me the right things, I like to thank my friends for always being there for me, I like to thank my sons , my pastor, my cat, my neighbour…….hugs…..kiss…. courtsey oh I sound so clichee on TV….  so ******  CUT… TAKE 2

and do the real one now:

I do thank Sandra very much for this award and feel really honoured. For me the moment does matter, I live in it, I love it, and I enjoy it. The moment is what I have and I love to make good memories out of it. I live now and every moment does matter! Thank you so much!

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I also got my 3rd Sunshine Award from Nodz – thank you so much on, June 3rd .

13th and 18th November  2012, 3rd June 2013

13th and 18th November 2012, 3rd June 2013

Here’s how the nomination works:

  •  Use the logo above in the post.
  •  Link to whoever nominated you.
  •  Write ten pieces of information about yourself.
  •  Nominate ten fellow bloggers “who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogsphere.”
  • Leave a comment on the nominees’ blogs to tell them of the award.

About myself …. hmmmmm…..

  1. I have the best friends in the world!
  2. I love fruit and vegetables, great they are healthy.
  3. People say I have lots of patience, I do really.
  4. I love doing jigsaws.
  5. Every evening I write my thoughts into a journal.
  6. I feel I have so much love to give, I sometimes almost burst. I love to say I love you!
  7. I do love sunshine, but I could sit behind the window watching the rain for hours.
  8. My wish is to travel a bit and visit my blogger friends.
  9. I am participating in my 3rd dance performance soon….hope I don’t go wrong 🙂
  10. I love the gym and will go as soon as I finished this post.

Here’s my nominations for both awards:

http://tracysite.wordpress.com/

http://breastfedblog.wordpress.com/

http://sonelcorner.wordpress.com/

http://einfachtilda.wordpress.com/

http://kattermonran.com/

http://ladysighs.wordpress.com/

http://landoffun.wordpress.com/

http://catnipoflife.wordpress.com/

http://hopethehappyhugger.wordpress.com

http://soumya2012.wordpress.com/

Enjoy , you all deserve it, keep up your wonderful blogs!

Two Steps from Hell Update!

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You know that I am a huge fan of Two Steps from Hell. They rock! I so love their music!

Their first concert was on 14th June 2013 in California in the Disney Hall as I informed you in a previous post.

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I was sad I couldn’t go, but hoped that it will be a success so they might do more.

…..and it was……. I gathered all the information about their concert, as I am so excited.

At rehearsal, with Thomas Bergersen, Nick Phoenix and Merethe Solvedt:

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Thomas Bergersen says:

Wow!! What a night! And what an AUDIENCE! You were amazing!!! We were blown away by the response, and absolutely honored to perform for all of you. Thanks soooo much to all of our fans for coming! Now the question is not if we will do another one, but when and where…

Merethe Solvedt says:

It was SUCH an honor being part of this concert. The audience blew us away over and over!! Thank you!
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Here another reaction – taken from facebook site!

Last night I saw two “clients” that originally started out as internet friends, and became actual friends put on a concert at a little place called Disney Hall. It was humbling seeing two truly talented people be backed by millennia of talent on stage, and in turn seeing them humbled by the response from their fans who flew from around the world to see them. I was also at once proud for them, proud to know them, and proud to work with them. There probably were less than 10 of us that started out as the core group of orchestral sample/Midi-mockupers over a decade or so ago. To see so many grow into such amazing places, and still feel as much a part of it as ever, was healing. Two steps from hell, has enough heat to burn away the darkest clouds. Thanks Thomas Bergersen and Nick Phoenix for a great show, and being such great friends!

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TWO LEGENDS
P.S.: The concert was AMAZING. Goosebumps all over, and to see the entire Trailer Music community come together like that cannot be described in words. — with Thomas Bergersen and Jo Blankenburg at The Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles.

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And last but not least a great article already from the concert to read!

Well there is a chance they come to London one day

….that will be MY Day.

A taster here :

You are wonderful TWO STEPS FROM HELL

you are my Two Steps from Heaven.

Father’s Day

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Today is Father’s Day and it is the first time I do not send a card, but send my love to heaven.

Thinking about my father makes me smile, happy and sad at the same time.

I do miss him a lot.

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Dear Dad,

I have lots of wonderful memories and specially today I am reminded of some.

Do you remember me playing the piano, right next to you with lots of mistakes and you never said anything. You were the most patient man in the universe.

Our Saturday morning routine of buying the paper and stopping at the best coffee shop in town for tea with lemon. I loved those treats and we had such wonderful conversations, dad to daughter, daughter to dad.

Remember when you gave me a puff of your cigarette in the car while waiting for my mum to come out of the shop. I felt so sick, I never touched cigarettes in my life again. What a clever parenting trick that was. I was glad that you stopped it soon after that too.

When I was a toddler, we posed for a photo in Italy, you holding me at the rim of a beautiful well. I was so scared that I would fall into the well, but you hold me tight and I felt safe.

You always had to look at me twirling round in front of you after I bought new clothes. You always said it looks lovely. You were the first man I wanted to marry….

Remember those evenings when I asked you to help with my physics homework. You always explained it to me 3 times if necessary, and by the morning I had forgotten it again. Sorry.

Thank you for always taking us daughters to wonderful places in the holidays, we had much to do and see. I always enjoyed our family holidays.

For the best dad in the world, my dad, Happy Father’s Day, you know I love you so much! love 2

Don’t wait

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Life is now

Don’t wait for something to happen, it might never happen……

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Live now!

Be happy now!

Bring your own sunshine!

Enjoy every day!

Make your life beautiful!

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You are in control of your life,

Be you,

Be  the one who makes it great!

The day is what you make it,

Your life is what you make it,

Make it impressively beautiful!

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Wishing you an awesomely fantastic day my friends!