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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

'Wanderer above the sea of fog' Caspar David Friedrich, 1818.










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).

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. ~Mark Twain

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

Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.

                                                                                
                        

Saturday, 22 January 2011


Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow. (Benjamin Franklin)


Friday, 21 January 2011

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. (Albert Einstein).

  • 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

"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." -- Lao Tzu

 “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
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)

Weekend 15th-16th January.....

'We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend' 
Robert Louis Stevenson

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.'


“Until you spread your wings, you'll have no idea how far you can fly.”

                                             


The Darkling Thrush.

....So little cause for carolings of such ecstatic sound,
Was written on terrestrial things afar or nigh around
That I could think there trembled through
His happy good-night air
Some blessed hope, whereof he knew
And I was unaware
                                                          (Thomas Hardy)

Starbucks... and woodland creatures!!!

Goal #5 ...enjoy each moment!
Tip no. 1: Find the nearest Starbucks!
Tip no. 2: Order a Chai tea latte and skinny blueberry muffin
Tip no. 3: Invite friends along!!! (but not too many, and choose wisely)!

The Wandering Wayfaring Tree Jan 11th 2011

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“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe"



Jan 9th 2011... This melancholy London...

This melancholy London- I sometimes imagine that the souls of the lost are compelled to walk through its streets perpetually. One feels them passing like a whiff of air.
William Butler

Friday, 14 January 2011

My life - igoogled.....

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

Ever Decreasing Circles....

If you love someone put their name in a circle not a heart, a heart breaks, a circle goes on forever....
                                                                                                                                             (Brian Littrell)

I Capture the Castle.... Jan 5th 2011

I write this sitting in the kitchen sink.........

January 6th 2011...Wish you were here.....

 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