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Today’s post is brought to you in the interests of self preservation. It has just gone ten o’clock. Son Number Two is back to school today and I’ve done all the housework. I’m sat here twiddling my thumbs and going out of my mind, so here we are! I don’t really have anything to say so I thought I’d show you what other people are doing and saying and sharing. Here for your entertainment, in no particular order, are assorted bits and pieces from the interweb. Enjoy!

* “We all need love and recognition, but first you must believe them real. Feel a look filled with compassion is not a plan to make you ill. Care beyond his comprehension  might heal him, if he learned to trust.  Faith is all God asked of him because without it we are lost.” – Peter Wells, Countingducks. 

My friend and published author Peter Wells writes over at Countingducks. He’s not bad, so please check him out.  

* Liam, over at Date Liam, is looking for a Valentine’s date. Since my gorgeous friend Courtney Beck from “Reasons to Date Courtney Beck” had such blinding success in a similar fashion and because I have all kinds of admiration for anyone willing to put themselves out there and, ok, because I love Valentine’s Day it seems fitting to give Liam a shout out. So, all the single ladies head on over!  

* Speaking of Valentine’s Day, Hallmark Cards are running an advertising campaign called #putyourhearttopaper, asking people to describe their feelings for their significant other without using the word ‘love’. They videotaped it and got the couples to watch each others video’s, together. Ashton Kutcher wrote about it here and one of the video’s is below. They are worth watching; it’s surprisingly moving. 

* Also incredibly powerful watching is this video. I can’t give you a description because it’ll spoil it for you but WOW!

* Now for a very important message. Actually, there are several messages here; pick one that works for you or take them all!

Hope you’ve found something of interest here. I’m heading out for a walk!

Safe onward travel x 


Who are the people in your neighbourhood?

It’s that time of the week again – linking to Eden’s FRESH HORSES. One day I might actually work out how to do the button thing, but clearly not today.

Eden asks about other bloggers we connect with, on whatever level. In no particular order;

For me there are a few standouts. Edenland goes without saying, and through Eden’s blog I happened upon Lori at Random Ramblings of A Stay at Home Mother. So much of what Lori has to say resonates with me.

Tired Dad writes beautifully, loves his Excellent Children and his cynicism and sarcasm remind me of someone dear to my heart.

Fosterhood in NYC – Foster care is a subject close to my heart and this chick thinks outside the box. For every foster parent who has been told they are ‘too attached’, as if that could be a bad thing.

The always delightful and often insightful Courtney Beck , who really put herself out there in her quest for love.

Lastly but not leastly, Doctor Di – because she is my real life sister, and although we are very different people and have much distance of varying types between us she is the only one who has travelled our childhood and mother with me. And she writes good and I’m proud of her.

I can’t wait to read everyone elses recommendations!

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