Monday, 24 October 2011

Healing Cancer World Summit

Last chance to register for this controversial event...
Over the last two weeks, the Internet has been buzzing about a controversial and powerful online event that is starting on October 25th, 2011.
The topic - natural and integrative cancer techniques - has never quite been explored in the way it will be during the event.
For 5 nights, Kevin Gianni - health author, organizer and host - has asked 9 of the top natural cancer doctors and researchers to share what they're doing in their clinics throughout the world that they say can help prevent or even treat cancer.
During the program attendees will...
- Find out what therapies these doctors and experts are using that they say can prevent and even treat cancers naturally.
- Discover herbs and supplements that are scientifically known to prevent cancer.
- Discover scientific and documented proof that natural cancer treatments work.
- Learn how to detoxify and cleanse the body naturally... and safely.
- And much more.
This group of experts that is presenting is a who's who of doctors, nutritionists, advocates and survivors that will share their science, research and stories to share the options that are available that you may never have heard about.
Some of the 9 experts include Dr. Nicolas Gonzalez, Dr. Francisco Contreras, Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy, Dr. Thomas Lodi, Charlotte Gerson, Mike Adams, Burton Goldberg, and more. Combined, this group has had decades of experience working with cancer patients in their clinics. I've booked my place and if you're interested in learning more, sign up here

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Perthshire Amber

Dougie MacLean was at the Tourist Information Centre in Blairgowrie today promoting his Perthshire Amber Festival. Already have a ticket for the concert in Blair Town Hall so took the opportunity to get some for Meikleour Village Hall and Perth Concert Hall. See the full programme here. And if you can't make it to any of the venues you can still enjoy the sessions and more by taking out a subscription to his own tv web page, only £7.50 for a month.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Curiosity (nearly) Killed the Cat!

This is Smokey, the youngest of our three cats and by far the most inquisitive. She likes to climb into things to investigate - bags, drawers, cupboards - anything! Yesterday, I heard her calling and thought she was outside but when I opened the door there was no sign of her. I checked all the rooms in the house, still no Smokey, but I could still hear her calling. Eventually the noise led me to the bathroom where a friend had been doing some work earlier in the day. He had taken a panel off the wall under the sink to repair something and while he was out of the room Smokey climbed into the wall and disappeared. He then screwed the panel back before leaving. She was a very grateful cat when I unscrewed the panel and let her out again! Climbed on my back and hung on tight, purring loudly. Daft cat! :o)

Sunshine after Rain

Yesterday it rained all day but today was glorious and the sun shone all day so I thought I'd share this by David Ramsay from his book Wayside Gleanings

Springtime the farmer sows the seed
That he may serve our every need
From fields of golden grain;
His faith is placed in Nature's aid,
While deep down in his heart has prayed
For sunshine after rain.

Life's journey can enrich our minds,
While thoughtful acts our friendship binds,
Through days of stress and strain;
The road is rough and steep, perchance
A smile - with just a friendly glance -
Brings sunshine after rain.

Those cheering lines we may have read
When sitting by a friend's sick bed
Made her forget her pain;
Or flowers - perhaps which we arranged -
The gloomy atmosphere has changed -
Brought sunshine after rain.

To do a good deed every day,
Strew happiness along life's way,
Brings pleasure in its train;
Our bread, if on the waters cast
Returns, when many days are past
Like sunshine after rain.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Wow, I Want to be Just Like Kass!

Kass is amazing and I love all the things she's accomplished in her 'fixer-upper'. Take a look here. I aspire to that level of ability and creativity, inspirational!

Monday, 21 February 2011

Been a long time coming!

But here I am again!
Summer was a busy time this year with cottage change-overs and therefore constant washing, ironing, cleaning and bedmaking plus, of course, looking after the ponies. I decided to block out some time end November/beginning December to give me a chance to catch up with all the things which had been neglected but then, of course, the snow hit a month earlier than last year and it was head down again, this time keeping the ponies safe, fed and watered and the stables done. We were dug out twice by a big digger from across the road and spent a great deal of time trying to keep the yard snow-free. There's still lots of snow on the hills to the north which is good for the skiers at Glenshee but thankfully it hasn't come down on us again, yet! We've had more groups of skiers staying in the cottages this year and a group just arrived to the Hayloft today. Bit of a panic there as I didn't realise they were coming today but thankfully most of the cleaning was already done and I got it all ready before they arrived. I'm looking forward to another of the Scrapbooking groups arriving this Friday, always a lively, enthusiastic group of ladies.

One of my Scrapbooking Retreat groups again left me an Advent box full of goodies with clear instructions not to start opening any parcels until December. This was too much to bear since they left it in October so I decided to put it out of sight in a cupboard in the craft room, then promptly forgot about it! Imagine my surprise and excitement when I discovered it again on Christmas eve and was able to open my crafty parcels ALL AT ONCE just after midnight. Bliss.

The next 10 days I'll be listening to the Tapping World Summit which is now in it's third year and if the past two years are anything to go by it'll be an excellent event. Just over an hour to go before it opens (8pm US eastern time) but I don't know if I'll be able to stay awake to listen to both of the opening interviews so it's just as well they'll all be available for 24 hours after the initial airing. A bit late now but if anyone's interested, here's the link and it's a FREE event. Ideal opportunity to learn, or learn more, about a self-help technique which can transform lives - Meridian Tapping/EFT

I have actually managed to do a few layouts too, but no pics as yet. Will upload something soon. OK, you've heard that one before but I really will this time - before the end of March which gives me plenty time.

Happy scrapping, or whatever you like to do, and keep warm out there.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

No Time to Post, Again!

Pretty busy right now with the holiday cottages and falling behind with blog entries so sharing something one of my friends sent me which made me laugh.

The Fairer Half
It is important for men to remember that, as women grow older, it becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of housekeeping as when they were younger. When you notice this, try not to shout at them. Some are over-sensitive and there's nothing worse than an over-sensitive woman.

Let me relate how I handled the situation with my wife, Julie. When I took early retirement last year, it became necessary for Julie to get a full-time job for the extra income that we need.

Shortly after she started working, I noticed she was beginning to show her age. I now usually get home from the pub about the same time she gets home from work. Although she knows how hungry I am, she nearly always says she has to rest for half an hour or so before she starts dinner. I don't shout at her, instead I tell her to take her time and just wake me when she gets dinner on the table. I generally have lunch at the pub so eating out again is out of the question; I'm ready for some home cooked food when I get home.

She used to do the dishes as soon as we finished eating. But now it's usual for them to sit on the table for several hours after dinner. I do what I can by diplomatically reminding her several times each evening that they won't clean themselves. I know she really appreciates this, as it does seem to motivate her to get them done before she goes to bed.

Another symptom of ageing is complaining. For example, she will say that it is difficult for her to do the shopping during her lunch hour. But we take them for better or worse, so I just smile and offer encouragement. I tell her to stretch it out over two or even three days. That way she won't have to rush so much. I also remind her that missing lunch completely now and then won't hurt her. I like to think tact is one of my strong points.

When doing simple jobs, she seems to think she needs more rest periods. She has to take a rest when she has only half finished mowing the lawn and several extra breaks when she's vacuuming through the house. It does annoy me, vacuuming when I'm trying to watch 'Match of the Day', but I try not to make a scene. I'm a fair man. I tell her to make herself a nice cup of tea and just sit for a while, and as long as she is making one for herself, she may as well make one for me too.

I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support Julie. I'm not saying that showing this much consideration is easy. Many men will find it difficult. Some will find it impossible! Nobody knows better than I do how frustrating women get as they get older. However, even if you just use a little more tact and less criticism of your ageing wife because of this article, I will consider that writing it was well worthwhile. After all, we are put on this earth to help each other, eh?

EDITOR'S NOTE:Ron died suddenly last week. He was found with a 24-inch Stanley screwdriver rammed up his backside with only 2 inches showing. His wife Julie was arrested, but the all-woman jury accepted her defence that he accidentally sat on it.