1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Inspirational Quotes Buddy By Joe Mazzella Find Of The Week Wild Trivia Metaphor Ken Warren’s Break People's Stereotype Of You Jokes An Evolutionary Tail of Mankind – by Martin Hunter Jones Motivational ~ Setting Your Goals By Brian Tracy On a personal note No trees were destroyed in the sending of this message. However, a large number of electrons were significantly inconvenienced A BIG Thank You to all those who forwarded the last Journal to friends & for your very kind words about us! If you haven‟t already done so, please forward this journal onto those who colleagues who may be interested. And Again Thanks so much! 1. Inspirational Quotes No matter how poor I am I can always pay attention! Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. ~ Josh Billings 1818-1885, Humorist and Author Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. ~ Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Statesman, Prime Minister Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive. - Harold Whitman No one knows what he can do until he tries - Publilius Syrus, 1st Century BC, Roman Writer Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. - Carl Bard You can't keep misery from coming, but you don't have to give it a chair to sit on. This is My Prayer Give me the supreme courage of love, this is my prayer - the courage to speak, to do, to suffer at Your will, to leave all things or be left alone. Strengthen me on errands of danger, honor me with pain, and help me climb to that difficult mood that sacrifices daily to You. Give me the supreme confidence of love, this is my prayer - the confidence that belongs to life in death, to victory in defeat, to the power hidden in the frailest beauty, to that dignity in pain which accepts hurt but disdains to return it. Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) 2. BUDDY by Joseph J. Mazzella I have a new buddy. His kind face and sweet disposition always make my days brighter and my soul lighter. His loving nature and playful personality always make me want to live my life with a little more love and joy as well. I am sure too that my buddy‟s wonderful friendship will continue to bless me and my family for years and years to come and that his goodness as well as his body will continue to grow and grow and grow. You see, my new buddy is an eight week old Saint Bernard that we named "Buddy." Now you might wonder how I could possibly take in another dog when I already can‟t lower a hand in my house without a furry head walking under it to be petted. Still, when I saw the light of love and joy shining in my wife‟s eyes when she first held "Buddy" I knew I would be making room for him in our home. When it comes to loving others there is always room for one more it seems. It doesn‟t matter either if that someone is a soon to be two hundred pound dog. I am sure God was smiling when He saw us stop at the truck with the Saint Bernard puppies and I am sure He will enjoy a laugh or two at seeing "Buddy" walking me when he is full grown. I know too that this dog will bless my life, my wife‟s life, my children‟s lives, and the lives of many others before he is done. His gentleness, sweetness, love, and inability to hate anyone will inspire me to be a better person myself. I will become one step closer to being the person God always wanted me to be thanks to this furry angel. I will hopefully become not only the person "Buddy" thinks I am, but also the person "Buddy" already is. May each of you follow the example of our furry angels out there then. May each of you become the person God meant for you to be. May each of you decide to stick with love and joy and be a buddy to the world. 3. Find of the week Hi there Girls Starting from Sat 14th February, Classes will be running all day from 10 AM -5PM.I have decided to structure it this way, as many of you can not do an evening class and many of you live just too far away and to travel for a two and half hour lesson is out of the question for you. Now I realize every one is busy with either jobs children etc, so I have taken all of this into consideration and a roster will be drawn up so you can come within that time frame. And for those that want to do the 8 week term and split it up say in either the existing two and a half hours per lesson or you can split the 20 hours up into 2 /3 /4/5 or 6 etc Saturdays, selecting hours to fit in with your lifestyle. Having said all of that, the classes will still be small, no more than 6 students (some may overlap a little, but hopefully not) Important : you may have time off and they do not have to be every Saturday as long as I know before hand the dates you intend to come it will not be a problem, but if there is no notification and a class is missed it will have to be forfeited. As you can see if there is no notification then this will not work, as one student can't make a class, one will be replaced with another that can ( hence the roster system ) The structure of the classes will still be the same, and it does work at all levels. So a beginner can be slotted in with a 3rd/4th or 5th term student. As a matter of fact it works out better for the beginner to be in a class with more advanced students, they can see and are always inspired by what the advanced students are creating, as they to were once first timers with no experience !! And now some of these students are at the selling stage, and doing very well. Can you please contact me as soon as you have decided on dates. You do not have to start on the 14th of Feb, it can be any time, I am letting you all know about it first before I start advertising. The price at the moment is still the same $132-00 GST inclusive for 20 hours plus materials. If there is any special needs or you would like to see other components introduced to the class, please let me know. Classes will cease on March 27th and will resume on May 15th as I am off to Ularu for 4 weeks to do and exhibition of my Ceramic work plus Jewellery and Artist in residency Programme, hopefully some weekend Jewellery workshops in Alice Springs. Then off to Broome for 12 days, a little R & R and a couple of jewellery workshops and then HOME !! Look forward to hearing from you all Carol Carolyne Brennan Hot Dot Designs Ceramic / Jewellery Artist 10 Biara Street Chester Hill 2162 ABN 94442146043 firstname.lastname@example.org 02 97438300 Fax 02 97438300 Mobile 0422 089766 4. Wild Trivia Every Person Is Important Aoccdrnig to rschearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is that the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Xvxry Pxrson Is Important –Author Unknown One manager let employees know how valuable they are with the following memo: "You Arx A Kxy Pxrson" "Xvxn though my typxwritxr is an old modxl, it works vxry wxll. xxcxpt for onx kxy. You would think that with all thx othxr kxys functioning propxrly, onx kxy not working would hardly bx noticxd; but just onx kxy out of whack sxxms to ruin thx wholx xffort. You may say to yoursxlf, "Wxll I'm only onx pxrson. No onx will noticx if I don't do my bxst." But it doxs makx a diffxrxncx bxcausx to bx xffxctivx, an organization nxxds activx participation by xvxry onx to thx bxst of his or hxr ability. So thx nxxt timx you think you arx not important, rxmxmbxr my old typxwritxr. You arx a kxy pxrson." Security Photocopy the content of your wallet and save time later! Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine. Do both sides of each license, credit card, etc., so you will know what you had in your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call to cancel. Keep the photocopy in a safe place. We've all heard horror stories about fraud that's committed using your name, address, SS#, credit, etc. To limit the damage in case this happens to you or someone you know. As everyone always advises, cancel your credit cards immediately, but the key is having the toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know whom to call. Keep those where you can find them easily. File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction where it was stolen, this proves to credit providers you were diligent, and is a first step toward an investigation (if there ever is one). But here's what is perhaps most important: (I never ever thought to do this) - Call the three national credit reporting organizations immediately to place a fraud alert on your name and SS#. The alert means any company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen and they have to contact you by phone to authorize new credit. The most destructive habit..............................Worry The greatest Joy.......................................Giving The greatest loss........................Loss of self-respect The most satisfying work.......................Helping others The ugliest personality trait.....................Selfishness The most endangered species.................Dedicated leaders Our greatest natural resource.......................Our youth The greatest "shot in the arm"..................Encouragement The greatest problem to overcome.........................Fear The most effective sleeping pill................Peace of mind The most crippling failure disease....................Excuses The most powerful force in life..........................Love The most dangerous pariah..........................A gossiper The world's most incredible computer................The brain The worst thing to be without.... ....................... Hope The deadliest weapon...............................The tongue The two most power-filled words......................."I Can" The greatest asset......................................Faith The most worthless emotion..........................Self-pity The most beautiful attire..............................SMILE! The most prized possession......................... Integrity The most powerful channel of communication.............Prayer The most contagious spirit.........................Enthusiasm Petals by Phread Some time after she went away, I looked down for the first time and noticed grey shapes curled up on the ground, scattered around my feet... I bent over, picked one up, examined it closely and realized... they were small parts of my spirit that had fallen softly, as petals to the hard earth. And I had not noticed them lying there in the shadows... Cool raindrops pooled on their smooth, upturned faces... or where they warm tears pooling there? I forget, but, as moisture touched the petals, they lost their curled edges and opened again with just the merest hint of her fragrance...and lush memories of her flooded my senses... How gentle is my desire, as I lie still on a bed of petals and hope... Saint Valentine Author Unknown Saint Valentine discovered a unique type of love. A love so exciting, so powerful, so overwhelming that it made the romance of Romeo and Juliet look like puppy love. It makes the affairs of Josephine and Napoleon, Anthony and Cleopatra, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor look second rate. He lived in Rome during the third century. At that time, Rome was ruled by an emperor named Claudius. Emperor Claudius was never a favourite of the people of Rome or of Saint Valentine. Claudius wanted to have a big army. He expected men to volunteer to join. Many men just did not want to fight in wars. They didn't want to leave their wives and families. Not many men signed up. This made Claudius furious, and he came up with a crazy idea. He thought that, if men were not married, they would not mind joining the army. So Claudius decided not to allow any more marriages. Young people thought his new law was cruel. Saint Valentine thought it was preposterous and decided not to support it! Being a priest, Saint Valentine's favourite activity was to marry couples. Even after Emperor Claudius passed his law, he kept on performing marriage ceremonies secretly. Usually it would be in a small candlelit room with only the bride, groom and St. Valentine in attendance. They whispered the words of the ceremony, listening all the while for the steps of soldiers. One night, while performing the wedding ceremony, St.Valentine heard the sound of soldiers' footsteps. He made the marrying couple run away in time, but he was caught, thrown in jail and told that his punishment was death. While in prison, he tried to stay cheerful, and many young people came to the jail to visit him. They gave him flowers to show that they, too, believed in love. One of these young people was the daughter of the prison guard. Her father allowed her to visit him in the cell. At times they would sit and talk for hours. On the day he was to die, he left his friend a little note, thanking her for her friendship and loyalty. He signed it, "Love from your Valentine." It is believed that this note started the custom of exchanging love messages on Valentine's Day. It was written on February 14, 269 A.D., the day St.Valentine died. Now, every year on this day, people think about love and friendship. And when they think of Emperor Claudius, they remember how he tried to stand in the way of love. Remember that love can't be beaten! thanks Lyn Macintosh WHAT TO DO WITH THE TOOTH Mayo Clinic has some tips on what to do if your child loses a tooth during sports, such as hockey or baseball, or while playing outside. If a tooth is knocked out of its socket but not broken it often is possible for a doctor or dentist to reimplant it - if you act quickly. Mayo experts say don't touch the root, as that can damage the ligament. Remove any dirt by rinsing the tooth in clean water but don't rub or scrape it. Try to replace the tooth in its socket and bite down gently on gauze or a moistened tea bag to keep it in place. If you can't replace it, put the tooth in milk, your own saliva, warm salt water or between your gum and cheek and head to the dentist or emergency room quickly. Successful reimplantation is more likely if the tooth is in its socket within about 30 minutes. English as she is spoke If you've learned to speak fluent English, you must be a genius! This little treatise on the lovely language we share is only for the brave. Peruse at your leisure, English lovers. 1) The bandage was wound around the wound. 2) The farm was used to produce produce. 3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse. 4) We must polish the Polish furniture. 5) He could lead if he would get the lead out. 6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert. 7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present. 8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum. 9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes. 10) I did not object to the object. 11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid. 12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row. 13) They were too close to the door to close it. 14) The buck does funny things when the does are present. 15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line. 16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow. 17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail 18) After a number of injections my jaw got number. 19) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear. 20) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests. 21) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend? There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. Quicksand works slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig. And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend. If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it? Is it an odd, or an end? If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell? How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on. English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible. P.S. - Why doesn't "Buick" rhyme with "quick"? We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes; but the plural of ox became oxen not oxes. One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, yet the plural of moose should never be meese. You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice; yet the plural of house is houses, not hice. If the plural of man is always called men, why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen? If I spoke of my foot and show you my feet, and I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet? If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth, why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth? Then one may be that, and three would be those, yet hat in the plural would never be hose. The plural of cat is cats, not cose. We speak of a brother and also of brethren, but though we say mother, we never say methren. Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him, but imagine the feminine, she, shis and shim. 5. Metaphor Neil Eskelin's Daily Jump Start It‟s a proven fact that your brain has two distinct parts – left and right. Here‟s the distinction: Your “left brain” is what you use to process facts, logic and reasoning. In business, it‟s where you ask the questions: “Will a get a good return on my investment?” “Is the quality good?” “What kind of service will I receive?” The left brain is where you make decisions. Your “right brain” is where you process feelings and emotions. It is where you ask “How will this affect my self-esteem?” “Will it give me more time for fun?” “Will I have more friends as a result? This is where we deal with intangibles that cannot be measured. Which is more powerful? Without question, your right brain is in control. J.P. Morgan said, “A person usually has two reasons for doing something: One that sounds good, and a real reason. You use your left brain to justify your reason, but your right brain to act. So remember, the next time you get a new pair of shoes, you‟ll explain your purchase with logic, but buy on emotion. – Neil Eskelin 5. Metaphor Neil Eskelin's Daily Jump Start Don‟t despair when you are faced with a question that seems to have no answer. There‟s a way out. Start looking at the crisis itself. When Alton Bell was a freshman at Southern Illinois University, he enrolled in a math course that proved to be tougher than he expected. Two days before a major exam on “plane trigonometry,” he faced another pressure point. On the same day of the math exam he also had a 2,000-word original essay due for English Composition 101. Alton had a flash of inspiration. He immediately began to write the English paper on the topic: “Plane Trigonometry Made Plain.” In the simplest language possible he explained how astronomers, navigators and surveyors use ratios to compute the relations between the sides of a right triangle. Even Alton could understand it! He got an “A” on the theme and a “B” on the test. His dilemma in math became his answer for writing. Even better, it was his solution for math, too. Yes, the problem may be your solution. – Neil Eskelin 6. Ken Warren’s Break People's Stereotype of You There are a bunch of blokes I cycle with who just don't know how to act their age. Aged mostly between 65 and 73 years old, on Mondays they regularly ride 80 Km from Kawana to Landsborough and back. On Fridays, they do a 60 Km ride to Pelican Waters and back. They occasionally let young blokes like me join them, but the embarrassing part is that there are a couple who regularly beat me on sprints. I try to comfort myself with the thought that some of them have been riding competitively for 50 years or more, but this is no consolation when I am riding flat out and being overtaken at the finish line. I feel even less consoled when they acknowledge medical conditions including a kidney transplant, a hip replacement, and back and hearing problems. At a time when many would be taking it easy and operating within the limits their health places on them, these blokes are breaking the stereotypes and pushing the limits. I think most of us operate fairly consistently most of the time. People have a pretty good idea about what to expect of us. Both my natural and adopted fathers could always be relied upon for their silliness. My natural father could be relied upon to do the unexpected in playing crass practical jokes. My adopted father can be depended on for his corny sense of humour and to laugh at his own jokes. Sometimes, there are stereotypes people have of us that we don‟t like. Perhaps we are known for our grumpiness, our lack of patience or consideration, our unhealthy lifestyle, or for working too hard and not spending enough time with our loved ones. One sure way to dismantle such unhelpful stereotypes is to make deliberate choices to act in ways that are inconsistent with such patterns. Of course, such changes have to be safe, considerate to others, and within our physical and financial limits. But change is possible. It is sometimes cynically said that „a leopard can‟t change its spots‟, but I believe that a „leopard‟ can at least change what it does. Change involves thinking before responding automatically. Such a thought might be, “Is what I am about to say or do helping me be the person I want?” As we practise behaving in ways that are more consistent with how we want to be, we tend to not only have improved quality of life, we also feel better about ourselves. Change also involves coping with the occasional relapse to our unwanted patterns. After all, problems are patterns that persist. But determination and practice can get us through to the point where the new pattern becomes the dominant one. My riding mates‟ cycling prowess came about through deliberate choices they have made to establish patterns that are consistent with how they want to live. I just wish John, Vernon, Vince, Bill, Roger, Richard, and Don would choose sometimes to ease up on young blokes like me. Links to leading websites dealing with bullying, mental health, parenting, family issues, etc Contact details for Ken Warren and Associates PO Box 54 Cotton Tree Qld Australia 4558 Level One, Cnr Third Avenue & The Esplanade Cotton Tree Telephone: (07) 5443 7626 Facsimile: (07) 5443 7447 Email: email@example.com Website: www.counsel.com.au Visit www.counsel.com.au 7. Jokes QUESTION Jennifer, John, and Wendy, were all over at Robert's house when a package was delivered. Each person guessed what was in the box, but only one of them was right. Using their guesses as clues, can you figure out what was in the box? Jennifer said, "It's a laptop computer." John said, "I'll bet it's a pizza." Wendy said, "I think a picture or a laptop computer is in the box." "It's a picture, for sure," said Robert. ANSWER A pizza was in the box. Right away, you can tell that Wendy can't be right, because if she is, then Robert would also be right (they both said picture), and no more than one person can be right. And since Wendy is wrong, then Jennifer is wrong, too, because they both said laptop computer. That means that John is correct - it's a pizza. Swapping Professional Secrets A lawyer and an engineer were fishing in the Caribbean. The lawyer said, "I'm here because my house burned down, and everything I owned was destroyed by the fire. The insurance company paid for everything." "That's quite a coincidence," said the engineer. "I'm here because my house and all my belongings were destroyed in an earthquake, and my insurance company also paid for everything." The lawyer looked somewhat confused. "How do you start an earthquake?" he asked. 8. An Evolutionary Tail of Mankind – by Martin Hunter Jones Some time after civilisation was conceived there evolved a phenomenon amongst nearly half of our species, known more recently as the Bloke. Like all evolutions he was an appropriate response to the times. Once upon a time, as unimaginable as it seems these days, it was thought necessary to fight for peace. Men‟s capacity to be violent was a valued skill. Our power was identified with our physical strength. We were trained to be stoic, to hold our hurts in. We were expected to provide for others regardless of the absence required. If there was a problem we fixed it. Committee decisions are an anathema to the Bloke who decides upon a thing and it is done, no fussing around. The Bloke was in charge of the world. Unfortunately, like many who stay a long time in leadership; he lost touch. Like a lone wolf, the bloke became lonely, isolated, and appropriately anxious about his eroding position and respect. Those other than Bloke just thought he was full of himself and approved of him less and less. They were angry and under recognised so they started to look at a broader focus of what it was they were supposed to succeed at. Some say that as a result they lost some focus on a more traditional role being cooking. Many bras were burnt. In the ensuing smoke and haze a number of disenchanted blokes abandoned their birth rite and tried to be as they thought the women wanted: Sensitive New Aged Guys. Fortunately even Little Red Riding Hood can quickly tell a craven wolf in sheep‟s clothing .The other wolves could see immediately the folly and shame in this endeavour. Nobody likes the SNAG anymore; they didn‟t really like them then. Whereupon there entered the media stage the identity choice named Metro sexual. Perhaps his vision is clear. Here a man who is alleged to be conversant and comfortable with the ways of women. He is said to dress well, implying an ability to care for himself and others. He isn‟t beholden to the code of the Bloke so can behave between both genders according to his whim. He is his own man, aware of others, but thinking for himself. Sounds like we could be on to something here. It could be that, the famous Philosopher of Mind, Carl Jung‟s ideal of the merging of Male and Female principles is unfolding in our time. Certainly the media and marketers are trumpeting the cause. It seems to me that Metro sexuality is an invitation for men to like and think well of themselves. That is a step forward. Metro sexuality also seems to invite the traditional masculine power to stand alone and accordingly think for yourself. My suggestion is enjoy the discussion on what your gender rules are and continue to think for yourself. Within every Bloke, SNAG, and Metro sexual there is a unique human. Could be that regardless of your fashion sense, this is the most worthy identity to strive for. Martin Hunter Jones Enjoy enjoy enjoy 9. Motivational ~ The Snooze Button What if life had a snooze button? It does. It's labelled procrastination. A snooze button simply allows you to stay where you are a little while longer instead of getting up and going. That's exactly what procrastination is. There is a funny thing about sleeping after you hit the snooze button on an alarm clock; it seems like sleep is more precious. Not only is it more precious, it seems like time speeds up approximately three fold. Fifteen minutes become five minutes, and ten minutes seem like three minutes. Why do we hit the snooze button? Because we can. Imagine you've hit the lotto, and you have to be there by 8 A.M. to pick up your check or it is forfeited; the alarm goes off, you look at the clock, and its 7 A.M. No matter how sleepy you are, do you think you would even consider hitting the snooze button? Some people are just not good at math in school, but it seems like those same people become math geniuses when it comes to calculating the absolute latest time they can get up, get ready and make it to work or school, even with a foggy waking brain. In life, the snooze button is not usually in minutes. We may know we need to go back to school and hit snooze for two years later. We may know we need to start exercising; we hit snooze for next year. We may know we want to travel and see some place in the world; we hit snooze for five years later. We may know we have an idea for a business; we hit snooze for ten years later. The other thing about the snooze button is that you can hit it more than once to get a longer delay before getting moving. Have you ever hit the snooze button while still asleep and didn't remember hitting it? Have you ever meant to do something in your life and didn't realize it had been so long since you were supposed to get started on it? The two hardest things about doing something are: getting started and getting finished! Beeeeeeeeeeeeep! This is your wakeup call! Get your finger off of that button! A MountainWings Original 10. On a personal note I have to say this newsletter is a bit overdue. All I wanted for Christmas was an attic. We now have one, but it takes a lot of organizing. The thing is I am finding it very therapeutic. Over the years you store things, maybe you might need it later, or you have some sort of emotional investment attached to it, or maybe it is only a little bit broken. etc. So I have gone through our whole home and pretended we are moving, and had to decide if we would take it with us. Lots of time the answer has been no, so out it goes. It is like the biggest spring clean, and as things go and you remove the physical clutter so in a way does the emotional clutter. But also I have found a lot of not seen for a long time treasures. It has started me thinking a lot about peoples relationships, some times we maintain relationships ~ maybe you might need it later, or you have some sort of emotional investment attached to it, or maybe it is only a little bit broken. etc Or maybe it‟s time to reassess the relationship and discover it has improved and gone up a level. And the joy I have of having that feeling of control because I know where things are, all beautifully labelled. The extra time I have because I don‟t have to search for things. I can thoroughly recommend it, on many levels. Last Monday was a day of mixed emotions. My dog of 11 years, Marley, died. He had been ill since New Years, and even though I knew it was to happen, it was still a bit unexpected and a bit of a shock. The good part was he was fine one minute, I had just fed him his lunch and half an hour later I found him, gone. So I know he didn‟t suffer, and he didn‟t have to go to the vets to be „put down‟. Not just because he was an enormous dog physically has he left a big hole in my heart. On a brighter note, our son Paul came home from Bangkok. He has been there for about 9 months, so even though unfortunately his wife is still there waiting for a visa, it is great to have him home. He came home because he wants to go to college – to study counselling, looks like we have breed another generation of therapists. He is also looking for casual work so if you know of anybody who wants somebody who has worked as a Nurses Aid, Croupier, sheet metal worker, deck hand on ferries, professional fishing, kids swimming coach, please let us know. Love to all Lyndall Website Managers is a web hosting company that can get your website designed and on the web looking exactly the way you want it without the technical talk. 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