Monday, December 31, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Thursday, September 6, 2012
I enjoy making these framed thoughts, hope you enjoy this one...
Even though we don't get this spectacular scene in Malta,
yet we can still stop to notice the changes in the air, the sights,
scents,of this wonderful season. Take time to sit still
and enjoy all that nature has to offer.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Picture from shared files
Keep your Faith and Hope will follow,
You'll have Peace and Love when you Believe.
You can move mountains if you have Faith,
Then look at all you can achieve!
Friday, August 31, 2012
Once more a request for a Bookmark,
this time by Ginnyp. This quote was
on yesterday's Quote of the Day on
Craftsayings posted by my sister Crafty Sue.
It bears a strong message for all of us...
hope we will always remember it!
Well here you go Ginny, just click on the
Bookmark and it will take you to a better image from
where you can copy and paste into your printing program.
These are some beautiful words to keep
I came across them on Facebook and
an online friend asked if they could
be put on a bookmark.
I love the way each sentence has a reference
to a quote from the Bible.
So here you go Shilo...
a Bookmark all for you! Just click on it for a
better image and you can copy and paste into
your printing program.
Hope others can use it too : )
Monday, August 27, 2012
I just made this tag on a whim today for a special young lady
who has just had her "First 12th Grade Day" at school today
and who shared this quote with my favourite crafting group
Thanks Marissa and thanks to your Mom-Mom Joann too : )
Thursday, July 26, 2012
that would have been!
But yet I know you're happiest where you are and I imagine both of you holding hands
and looking down on us as we carry on with your memory in our hearts forever.
No words can ever describe
How beautiful you were,
No paintbrush can capture
Your precious smile...
Yet you are forever in our hearts
For you have shown us how to love,
And we ask you, dears Mum and Dad,
To send us your blessings from above.
Written by me but thinking of my sister Sue and brother David who I'm sure will share my same thoughts.
Thanks Sue for forwarding this beautiful picture : )
Sunday, May 13, 2012
On a whim I think of you dear Mama...
so many times I think of you dearest Mama and especially today even more so. In your memory I am posting this special poem I just wrote and put in a frame for you...I can see you smile!
I dedicate this post to my Mum and I hope that it will help all of you whose Mother has passed to eternal life.
Blessings to you all,
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Knowing that you follow me
Makes my heart sing.
It would make me even happier
To know we follow The Shepherd
When we follow His example
And His every word.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
I was pleasantly surprised to learn that I was the recipient of The Lobster Award, a very innovative award created and given out by Victor of Time For Reflections and he serves it as he says "...on a silver platter", and "... all by itself to the few carefully selected Bloggers who merit recognition and distinction from amongst their peers and the rest of society."
WOW, I thought,... to be counted with such selected bloggers wondering what it was that I did which merited me being one of these selected few. Victor goes on to say that "The Lobster Award is an honor given to those Bloggers who visit you regularly, no matter how feeble, tiresome, long-winded and sleep making your posts may be, and who leave a word of encouragement or good cheer in your Comments Box." Now honestly I really do not have to make any effort as I love to visit Time for Reflections as Victor's posts are always so wonderfully written. His style of writing is just great and inspiring...but hold on, do I really need to say more, you can see for yourselves, just visit Time for Reflections. Victor has also written several Christian fiction books which you can read about on his blog. Oh, by the way he also has a great sense of humour ☺
Now it is my turn to nominate those who merit this award, please come forward to collect your award and I thank you all for visiting and commenting (I know some of you just visit without leaving a comment and I still appreciate your visits) on this blog...you are one of the main reasons I keep writing here...if I have forgotten anyone please come forward just the same and collect this great award, you all deserve it!
All you have to do is...
Have FUN with this award and hopefully when it has made its turns, it might just come back to you "on a silver platter"!
Blessings to you all!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
I am dedicating this week's Whimsical Wednesday to the last day of this month, being as it is the extra day this Leap Year.
- Why do we need that extra day once every four years? Leap Years are needed in order to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth's revolutions around the sun.
- Did you know that if we did not have this extra day every four years, we would lose almost six hours from our calendar every year. That means that after only 100 years, our calendar would be off by about 24 days!!!
Leap Years were introduced by Julius Caesar in the Roman Empire over 2000 years ago. There was only one rule for the Julian calendar which was that every year that is evenly divisible by 4 was a leap year. However that led to too many leap years! This only got corrected with the introduction of the *Gregorian Calendar more than 1500 years later.
How does the Gregorian Calendar work?
A year divisible by four is a leap year, except if it is also divisible by 100, but years divisible by 400 are also leap years. So 1996 was a leap year because it is divisible by four, 2000 was a leap year because it is divisible by 400, but 1900 is not a leap year because it is not divisible by 400. Now if that is confusing, not to worry, we will still be getting that extra day every four years!
It has been worked out that the *Gregorian Calendar is off by about 1 day in 3236 years. I guess none of us will be around to see the next Calendar adjustment!
I don't know about you but I need all the extra days I can get : )
So in the meantime let's enjoy that extra day every four years ☺
Happy Leap Year Day to you all and
especially to all who are celebrating
their Birthday today!
*The Gregorian Calendar was named after the person who first introduced it - Pope Gregory XIII in February 1582. It is also known as the Western Calendar or the Christian Calendar.
Graphics from shared files
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
In the Disney movie Mary Poppins, also in the stage show version, this was one particular song sung by Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke and written by Richard and Robert Sherman. This word has always taken my fancy and I always wondered how it came about. Besides the fact that I always loved musicals, this particular film has been one of my favourites ever since it came out in 1964.
I have been reading about the roots of this word which when broken down into segments is explained as...super meaning above, cali meaning beauty, fragilistic is delicate and docious as educable. Now according to the movie when all these parts are put together they mean "Something to say when you have nothing to say". This is exactly what Mr Banks says when he is confronted by his employer who has just fired him. So Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! ♪♪♪
A year later this song was the subject of a lawsuit by songwriters Gloria Parker and Barney Young against Wonderland Music who were the publishers of the song from the Disney film. They alleged that it was an infringement of their own 1951 song entitled "Supercalafajalistickespeealadojus" also known as "The Super Song". The Disney publishers won the lawsuit partially because affidavits were produced showing that "variants of the word were known ... many years prior to 1949".
According to a search I made this 34 letter word is NOT the longest word recorded...there is one with 189,819 letters...it is the Chemical name of titin, the largest known protein BUT it is NOT in the dictionary so NOT really a word at all!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
apologies to Shakespeare
GIZES - LINATICA - STAMLIN
I'm sure that you have come across those 'funny' or should I call them
'unusual' words which, when read, don't seem to mean a thing to you
but still, you are looking at them and you type them because you
want your message to go through.
OK, I won't keep you guessing much longer. Yes, they are the key
words or word verification which is actually the computer testing
to see you are someone and not a robot heehee! Well, you know
what I mean. Then, if you copy this 'word' right and hit enter,
your message/comment is accepted.
So when you see words like GIZES - LINATICA - STAMLIN, you
probably don't think they mean anything, right? Well I made a
search and guess what, yes these ones actually mean something...
GIZES is actually a city/town in Latvia
LINATICA is a site for MP3 Album Downloads (maybe you knew that one!)
STAMLIN - no, it isn't a town in Berlin or Russia...it's actually a family
name, a surname.
So next time you type a 'nonsense' password I'm sure you'll be
wondering whether it really exists. Of course not all do but which ones
Now here's an example that makes sense...so bless you all for
reading this and following my blog...I hope you enjoyed my post : )
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The Five W's Of Life.
WHO you are is what makes you special.
Do not change for anyone.
WHAT lies ahead will always be a mystery.
Do not be afraid to wxplore.
WHEN life pushes you over, you push back harder.
WHERE there are choices to make, make the one you won't regret.
WHY things happen will never be certain.
Take it in stride and move forward.
WHO - WHAT - WHEN - WHERE - WHY
Whenever we usually use these five words it is to start a question but not this time...here each time there is a statement, a strong one without any doubt and each one with positive answers and with some good advice! Thanks for the inspiration Sue!
Click on the bookmark for a better image to copy : )
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
some words of wisdom too,
A request turned into a bookmark ~
Here's what I made for you!
We get so many emails each day, some from family or friends, others just because they have us on their mailing list and others, well who knows? Some turn out to be really good reading material while others are too repetitive and although I try to read most of them, eventually most end up getting deleted. I got this one email this morning which I thought was really cute both because of the picture and the words that were so suited to be attached to the photo. I thought it was a good one to share. Only a few minutes passed before I got a 'Thank You' from Jan, an on-line friend who asked if I could make it into a bookmark as she wanted to pass them out to the Sunday school children. I thought it was a great idea! Here is what I came up with...I hope some of you who visit my blog can use this too...
And here it is as a multiple page for printing...