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Today I thought about a beautiful pen which was passed to me after my Dad passed away over two years ago…since then it has been sat in a drawer…not used because I was scared I would damage or lose it…this pen had probably got used to being hidden away…for it has been sitting in my Dads wardrobe – at least since he had retired, and as I don’t remember him writing with it..probably some time before that. I have cleaned it, filled it, and written with it.

It’s a Onoto 6235…made in the late 1940’s by De la Rue (Onoto) London

Made of black resin, with a sage green pearlised inlay..gold banding and a 14k gold nib which writes like a dream.

It won’t stay hidden in the dark any longer.










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One of the joys of life, whether it be a bunch of spring flowers, a bouquet of red roses given to you by a loved one, or fields or verges overrun with wildflowers:

Earth laughs in flowers.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Hamatreya”


For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. ~Edward Abbey


Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844


If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.  ~Terri Guillemets


Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.  ~John Ruskin


That we find a crystal or a poppy beautiful means that we are less alone, that we are more deeply inserted into existence than the course of a single life would lead us to believe. ~ John Berger


Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into.  ~Henry Beecher, Life Thoughts, 1858

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As a psychiatric Nurse with 11 years of nursing in tough public Acute wards, ending up in ED on a few occasions, if not off sick with injury, I managed to get out of this area with a job as an Associate Manager position in a less frantic private hospital. What it has done for my general health…both mentally and physically is quite amazing. That has had a knock-on affect to my family life, which while has always been good, has now enabled me to enjoy it more !

A lesson I have learnt is if you want to look after other people, then you have to look after yourself.

I don’t regret for one minute the time I worked in public acute…it was awesome…sometimes dreadful, but often amazing.
I had come to a stage in my life when change was needed.

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I was asked..does everything happen for a reason?

Within the world of physics and social sciences, debates have been raised about why things happen, and whether the consequences of events are directly linked to initial reason. The Butterfly Effect argues that for example, the reason that certain weather events occur is through an accumulation of previous smaller, even determined insignificant, events…this basic theory can be applied to various situations..whether as a reason or excuse.

The theory of Unintentional Consequences in the social sciences suggests that – whether we like it or not – the human race does not have total control over our lives, and that sometimes the reason we do things has consequences which are outside our control.
It is lack of control that sometimes, in times of crisis, we find ourselves searching for reason..maybe in an endeavor to stop the event happening again, or simply to give the situation an element of logic..without it the consequences are too overwhelming to deal within the human mind.
Personally, I think the human race is far too insignificant to allow ourselves the luxury of believing that our reasoning can order the world, that we need to do our part to look after ourselves and all which surrounds us, but to remember that sometimes things do happen without apparent reason…at least directly….and if all else fails, we can always blame God.

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I’ve decided I want to blog more…in fact, as I am fairly new to blogging, i though this would be great motivation for me!

While my ‘main’ reason to blog is about photography – I also want to do some writing and sharing – so this is perfect.

Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now.  I will be posting on this blog once a week for all of 2011.

I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similiar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.

If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.





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