96: Auld Lang Syne. 

If we only engage with a single word from ‘Auld Lang Syne’…. let it be “kindness”.


95:  A Personal Note. 

Today is an exceptionally sad one for me. 

Yesterday, I had to say goodbye to Sally, my much loved Jack Russell companion. 

She was almost 17 years old. 

Sally was having more seizures, and had become almost totally incontinent, and things had got worse over the last few days. 

So, between us, the vet.. (Alex Sharp, of Holmfield Vetinerary practice, Brayton, Selby, who was SO sensitive and supportive throughout the whole process) and I, decided that the time had come to do the kindest thing as far as Sally was concerned, much as I desperately didn’t want to lose her. 

It had just been her and me, full time, this past 5 years, and we had come to know and love each other so well. 

I will always remember her.. she made me smile and laugh every single day we were together. 

I shall certainly try my utmost to “Remember the Good Times”.

R.I.P. Sally.    I miss you desperately


94: Practice Makes Perfect (a few snacks for thought)…

Two quotes: One of them is good advice, and the other is dreadful advice…..

  “Unless ye become as little children….”


“Never work with animals and children!”

We are often so preoccupied with setting a good example for children, that we forget how much WE can learn from THEM!

Oh, that we could retain the qualities of little children!… qualities such as trust, and unselfconscious unconditional love, things that we have largely lost sight of by the time we are 6 or 7 years old! 😔. 

It IS possible to reclaim these qualities!…. practice!!😅…..

In the words of Thomas Keating:- “For human beings, the most daunting challenge is to become fully human. For to become fully human is to become fully divine.”

Who said, “Never work with animals and children!” ?….

That is the WORST advice I have ever heard!!!… they are the very creatures without whom we can never be fully human!