Sunday, 29 January 2012

Reminiscing May 2004're all going to think I am totally mad and I probably am but here goes...It was such a beautiful sunny morning in May 2004 that I decided to take a stroll along the embankment near where I live and the thought popped into my head
"I wonder what it is like to be a River" so I asked it and the river told me
" I am all powerful ~ the giver of life I travel far through all terrain, I have the power to knock down empire's ~ yet I am gentle and eager to dance with nature ~ I am a never ending journey ~ the peace and calm thats within but can be full of turbulence and emotions that man cannot understand...when will he listen and be at peace"

I thanked the river for sharing it's thoughts with me and promised to return to her soon.

An update...Well I have been back to the river quite a few times since then, the last time being just a couple of weeks ago, it was a bright sunny 'quiet' week day afternoon, I was feeling rather down and needed to be as close to water as I could off I went with hubby for a walk along the rivers side, we were greeted by ducks & swans, one of which seemed to want to walk with us, well who am I to tell a swan that he/she can't do that ~ it just sooooo very strange having a swan following you as you walk...anyway eventually we went past a huge flock of swans and decided to rest and just watch the world pass us by, ~ much to my amazement, the swan that had been walking with us just came and laid beside my hubby and drifted off to sleep, I have never experienced this before, but it was wonderful.

We stayed for a while until my spirits had been lifted ~ then returned home

The Versatile Blog Award

A little while ago my daughter  Charis  sent me the 'The Versatile Blogger' award and now i would like to pass it onto a few of my favorite bloggers...  Roz, Ei  Lyn and Charters !
My daughter has come to visit from Oxford for a few days and has been teaching me various new things to do on my blog, seeing that i had nooooo idea.
So what do you think?

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Non Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD)

What am i talking about i hear you all cry has she lost the plot, well actually no, this is something that is very close to my heart.
My late husband had this condition and although little is known about it by the general public at large it is something i feel we all need to be aware of.
It is often mistaken as  Epilepsy  the difference being that there is no electrical discharge in the brain,   NEAD  can be very disabilitating & can appear very frightening.
I do not wish to write a chapter on this condition so am pointing those interested in the right direction, you can find out more  here
I am now in the process of making cards to be sold on behalf of this charity and shall upload some shortly,  I hope those that can, will help this charity in anyway they can offer.
Many thanks