Birds in a Bath

Everyday these birds arrive about 5pm for a wash in our bird bath. Its taken quite a bit of patience on my part to capture the moment on film.

They have a very definite technique in washing themselves. First one wing gets flapped very vigorously in the water and then the other wing. Its quite funny to watch.

We can do nothing... or we can do anything.

I received an email yesterday with this quote from the late Jim Rohn a well-known mentor, motivator and public speaker...

"What we ponder and what we think about sets the course of our life. Any day we wish; we can discipline ourselves to change it all. Any day we wish, we can open the book that will open our mind to new knowledge. Any day we wish, we can start a new activity. Any day we wish, we can start the process of life change. We can do it immediately, or next week, or next month, or next year.

"We can also do nothing. We can pretend rather than perform. And if the idea of having to change ourselves makes us uncomfortable, we can remain as we are. We can choose rest over labor, entertainment over education, delusion over truth, and doubt over confidence. The choices are ours to make. But while we curse the effect, we continue to nourish the cause. As Shakespeare uniquely observed, "The fault is not in the stars, but in ourselves." We created our circumstances by our past choices. We have both the ability and the responsibility to make better choices beginning today."

I thought it a timely reminder for myself. This is my office.

The quote reminded me that I have lots of opportunities sitting in and around my desk, ideas that haven't been explored fully and half finished projects, like my DISC book.

I could do nothing but I choose to change, to develop and grow my businesses. Which is it for you?

Family Gathering

How wonderful to be able to spend time with Uncle Geoff, my father's brother. He was a little apprehensive about coming to Milton Keynes from Flint in Wales for the weekend. He and his wife Edna were married for 54 years and since she died 4 years ago, he's been lonely and not wanted to go out much. We got him a train ticket and on he came down. Great for 86! This is the family for lunch:

And my brother's daughter and partner for dinner.

Of course I couldn't wait too long to create some scrapbook pages

Uncle Geoff showed us photos of his parents and my cousins, none of whom I had ever met. We talked and laughed and loved all weekend. Family is forever.


In my Behavioural Profile, using the DISC system, I have a lot of C for compliance. One of the characteristics of this way of behaving is wanting everything to be perfect and when it isn't this can lead to feeling a bit down in the dumps. Which I have been of late ....and it's probably due to getting tired with the packing and moving for the 9th time in 6 years. That's why there has been no posts from me, together with not having Internet connection for 2 weeks.

However, life isn't's an adventure, not unlike a roller coaster. The ups with the downs and it's a whole lot fun along the way!

I read recently that you can't get what you desire or dream of until you are truly grateful for what you have.

I am so grateful for a wonderful husband and family. Friends who care. Springtime and fields of daffodils.