Monday, 31 January 2011
Sunday, 30 January 2011
There is no such thing as chance; and what seems to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.”
GO. WALK. DON'T WALK. OPEN. CLOSED. HOTEL. ONE WAY. 30 MILES. 5 MILES. OPEN 24 HOURS. FRAGILE. DANGER. FOR SALE. TO LET. SOLD. MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF NUTS. BEST BEFORE. SALE. BUY ONE GET ONE FREE. NO SMOKING. WE HAVE MOVED. HOT. DON'T TOUCH. ECO-FRIENDLY. RECYCLED. PLASTIC CUPS ONLY. JANUARY 30TH 2011. SIGN HERE. NOW WASH YOUR HANDS. I HAVE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. BOOK NOW. CLOSING DOWN.SPECIAL OFFER.NO ENTRY.BABY ON BOARD. KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN. MIND THE GAP.FINISH & PAY. TAKE YOUR CHANGE. CHECK YOUR CHANGE. THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING. WELCOME. ENJOY YOUR VISIT. SILENCE. MADE IN UK. KEEP IN A COOL DRY PLACE. COOK FROM FROZEN. DO NOT OPEN. DO NOT BEND.DO NOT LEAVE UNATTENDED BAGGAGE. PLEASE REFRESH THE PAGE. COMPOSE. ENJOY. KEEP BRITAIN TIDY. STOP.
Saturday, 29 January 2011
Main terminal, his stop. The whoosh of automatic doors and the sweep of steel and glass excited him. There were no curtains, no occasional tables, no kitchen utensils. No heaps of laundry or drawers filled with tartan pyjamas. There was no letter box. No milk on the doorstep. nothing domestic, cosy or familiar; nothing with his scent or his name or his NHS number on it.
Why hadn't he realised it before? The problem was all around him. The stuffy little room. The conventional parents, the dismal house. The street. The school. Here, all the litlle threads that connected him to earth could be broken. He was in transit, on the lam. He was Gulliver, Neil Armstrong, Bonnie and Clyde, all rolled into one.
(... extract from 'Just in Case' by Meg Rosoff).
Friday, 28 January 2011
Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently. (William A.Ward)
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Lord! when you sell a man a book you don't sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night - there's all heaven and earth in a book, a real book. ~Christopher Morley
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Sunday, 23 January 2011
Saturday, 22 January 2011
Friday, 21 January 2011
- Clear out clutter
- Plan holidays and outings
- expand my playlist
- be prepared
- shop, what i want v, what i need.
- survive bleak January (just one week left)
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. ~Hans Christian Anderson
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. ~Elwyn Brooks White
Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
Sunday, 16 January 2011
- Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid.
- John Keats
English lyric poet (1795 - 1821)
Saturday, 15 January 2011
Friday, 14 January 2011
1.Art of the Day 2.Aurora Borelis.3.Bambu the hamster 4.Italian Life 5.National Geographic 6.Fish tank. 7.Canada Images 8. Beautiful Sunsets 9. Norway Photos 10. Paulo Coelho quotes 11. Dalai Lama words of wisdom 12.Robert Pattinson pictures. 13. Date and Time 14. Google map search. 15. Inspirational quotes and images. 16. Wish on a star. 17. What's the weather like worldwide? 18. calendar 19.Aquarius 20. World Wide Live Web cam 21. Book search 22. Wikipedia 23. Daily Jane Austen 24. Buddhism Words
All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time. – Paul Fussell