Tag Archives: love

Heatwave – take good care of yourself

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There is a heatwave in Europe

In the Black Forest are 35 degrees Celsius.

 

Separated by the Channel, us here in England have it very pleasant with 21 degrees.

Only Saturday will be hot with 29 degrees, then back to 21.

Thinking of you, all my friends who are in this heat,

Do stay safe and keep cool!

Some tips to help in this heat.

  • Shut windows and pull down the shades when it is hotter outside. You can open the windows for ventilation when it is cooler.
  • Avoid the heat: stay out of the sun and don’t go out between 11am and 3pm (the hottest part of the day) if you’re vulnerable to the effects of heat.
  • Keep rooms cool by using shades or reflective material outside the windows. If this isn’t possible, use light-coloured curtains and keep them closed (metallic blinds and dark curtains can make the room hotter).
  • Have cool baths or showers, and splash yourself with cool water.
  • Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol – water, lower-fat milks and tea and coffee are good options. You can also drink fruit juice, smoothies and soft drinks, but they can be high in sugar. Limit fruit juice or smoothies to a combined total of 150ml a day, and choose diet or sugar-free soft drinks.
  • Listen to alerts on the radio, TV and social media about keeping cool.
  • Plan ahead to make sure you have enough supplies, such as food, water and any medications you need.
  • Identify the coolest room in the house so you know where to go to keep cool.
  • Wear loose, cool clothing, and a hat and sunglasses if you go outdoors.
  • Check up on friends, relatives and neighbours who may be less able to look after themselves.

 

Sending you cool thoughts, love 

and some Iced tea!

 

 

 

Today is …. #22

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….. a day to do something ordinary but make it joyful

 

Many things in daily life are normal, and habit,

but with more attention they can turn into a little joy.

For example:

Put a fresh T-Shirt on – Smell and feel the freshness,

When you dry your hair – feel the warm air,

Wash your face – enjoy the water splashing on your skin.

 

 

 

Simple things can bring joy.

 

HaVe a VeRy JoYfuL DaY! 

 

 

Another Year – 7th Blogiversary

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My blog is 7 years old and I am sort of archiving my old posts

onto another wordpress site as I don’t really want to lose any.

(not sure though if that is really necessary)

I just cut and paste so I don’t need space for pictures on that.

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Looking through old posts and bloggers who followed is nice but also makes me sad.

Some have gone to heaven, may they rest in peace, they are not forgotten.

Some have just stopped blogging for an unknown reason,

some closed their blog, it does not even exist at all,

some made their blog private.

 

I enjoy blogging very much,

it makes me happy,

and if I can reach even one person who likes a bit of my posts,

I am happy.

I don’t always have time to read all blog posts I like .

I have made amazing friends all over the world, met some of you

and I will try to meet more of you personally.

To all my blogging friends

a super BIG THANK YOU

 

 

You don’t know how much you mean to me.

You have enriched my world in those last 7 years,

you have made me laugh, cry, think.

I learnt from you, you inspired me, you supported me

and showed me what a wonderful world it is

with you in it.

 

There is so much love and kindness out there

and we need to spread it as much as possible.

People need love, hugs, appreciation, kindness, peace, praise,

understanding and self esteem.

Let’s keep it going.

I feel truly blessed with all of you around me.

 

Love you all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today is …. 5 June

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… a day to remember.

Today would be my mum’s 93rd Birthday.

I miss her very much.

When I visited my mum,

we used to play cards together

we used to do crosswords,

we sang together,

we talked together.

We phoned often and she would describe how the tree outside the window has grown.

she was a great dancer,

she had so much love,

she listened to all our stories,

we sang together often,

we laughed often.

 

Love never seizes.

Never forget to tell someone if you love them!

Sending you all so much love ♥♥♥

Mother’s Day 2019

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It is Mother’s Day in Germany today.

A Thank you to my mum,

who is no more with us.

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You listened to us when we came home from school full of stories.

You sang with us while washing / drying the dishes,

You played games with us,

You helped with our homework,

You had time for us.

You always made our Birthdays special.

You gave us advice,

You were kind and loving,

You had a big heart.

You laughed with us,

You played piano with us,

You baked with us,

You taught us many things,

You were always there for us.

You loved us.

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I miss you so much.

You are so loved.

Happy Mother’s Day in heaven.

Always loved

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Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away to the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
That, we still are.

Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way
which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect.
Without the trace of a shadow on it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was.
There is absolute unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?

Henry Scott Holland

 

 

It is with great sadness that I let you know that the Lord has taken my mum home.

She is with us still in love and memory and reunited with my dad.

 

I know this is not my usual positive post but happy positive people also feel sadness and grief.

I will be a bit quiet for a little while as I need all the strength, but I will be back to blogging world as you, my blogger friends  encourage me, make me strong , share love and understanding and give me so much happiness.

Thank you all!