Monthly Archives: December 2012

Christmas is on the way!

Happy Weekend bloggers & blogettes!

It is with much regret and a heavy heart to say that I will be taking a small break from blogging. 😦

Fret not my wonderful people, I will be returning when things get less hectic! 🙂

Having Christmas at home this year requires a lot of preparation and I am finding it hard to keep up with my daily blogging + organizing. (Pfft, and we women are meant to be good at multi-tasking!) Hahaha. 😉

Have a wonderful and Merry Christmas and a happy holidays to all of you and your families! 🙂

I look forward to sharing my holidays when I return and reading about the wonderful gifts and experiences everyone has! 🙂

Love you all.
-Paula. xx

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Stefan dedicated this poem to some of his followers…I’m one of the lucky ones! Thank you, Stefan xx

Maxima

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*Written: © Maxima

I know not all of you. But your kind comments and your visit to my site, gives me this hope that you like my blog, as much as you love my poems. This is why I come up with this humble thought of poems for you, to let you know that you are all special to me too.

My today’s post is dedicated to the following:

Yordie Sands
Cornelia M. Balas
 Jennifer Flint
Paula
Ute
Soumyav
Denisa Aricescu
 Boomiebol
Cat Forsley
Lucky Leo
Doris
Jennifer Paetsch
Linda Willows
Susanne Haun

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The Big Day!!

Not mine, but with the presents gathered, easily mistaken. 😉

So, the big day is nearly here! *yaahhhh*

I’m from a very large family so Christmas time is fun and hectic! Soo many presents you’d die!! *laughing* I think, what the hell!?  It’s once a year, so I’ll soak up every minute of it!

I’m not religious and so therefore I would have to say it’s about getting together with your family, having a great time and being extremely materialistic! *laughing* Hey, that’s about the the truth of it!

Australia and especially Western Australia, where I’m from, the temperature on Christmas day can be 40 degrees celcius and hotter! Having a pool is very handy.
One Christmas at my brother’s, we had a watergun fight to keep cool! Plenty of enjoyment for the kids and quietly, the adults too. 😉

Although the weather is getting a bit confused as to what season we are right now, it goes from boiling hot to raining and humid!
I suppose the day will be a lucky dip!

So you put the air conditioning  on, check eskis  are filled with ice, start the music and when family start arriving then the drinks begin to flow!
I’ve said it many times in my blog, drinking and I go waaayyyy back! So moderation is the key here!
I’m getting good at this. 🙂 🙂

Everyone’s here? check!
Okay, get excited everyone, cause here comes Santa!
The kids love him giving out the presents and so do I! *laughing*

Presents done, swimming’s done? Check! Okay, food time!

This is our menu for the day: each family brings something but the host buys the majority as it’s always been that way.
With such a big family it takes ages before it’s your turn again! So no big deal really! *smiling*

Okay keep up, this is the menu!! *laughing*  roughly 40 people!

Antipasto platter, feta tomato and olive salad, crackers and some dips.

Glazed Ham, Turkey, Roast Pork- Dinner rolls

Green salad, Cous Cous salad, fig salad, Bean salad, Mexican salad, Beetroot, Asparagus, Coleslaw, Garlic potato

Fish mornay, Prawns, Calamari, Japanese Squid salad

Pavlova, Cheesecake, Sherry trifle, Bowl of cherries, fresh fruit salad and cream,

An hour or 2 later! *smiling*

Tea, coffee, short-bread, chocolates, fruit cake and cheese platter.

It’s only once a year so ‘pfft’ to the weight gain on the day!

Do you celebrate Christmas? if so, what do you do?

Super dooper Christmas hugs to you all!!!!

Paula xxxx

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Depression Exists? (Part 2)

Depression Exists: Along with many other Mental Illnesses!   Yes or No?

Have a look at this interesting post all about someone stating that they do not believe in mental disorders.

Make sure you then click on the link about mental disorders as well!

As far as I’m concerned these exist. But at times wish it wasn’t true! So what happens when you tell the millions of people suffering world wide… it’s NOT!   This is what I recently read about them NOT EXISTING and that we are all being conned!  It’s a very controversial post.

I pondered as to whether or not to talk about it. But what the hell! You be the judge.

Have a read and tell me what you think. Just don’t shoot the messenger!

*smiling* …….Paula xxx

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This post fills me with love.
Thanks Alastair! ……Paula xx

A Mixed Bag

I saw these on Buzz Feed – here

26 moments that restored our faith in humanity this year

1. The parents who made their son’s wheelchair into the best Halloween costume ever

2. The terminally ill man who loves receiving mail… and got more than he ever expected
Scott Widak has Down syndrome and suffers from liver disease, and he loves receiving mail. His nephew Sean posted his P.O. Box on Reddit and the site’s users responded with hundreds of letters, packages, and gifts.

Via: mashable.com

 

3. A kind stranger who stopped a day from being ruined

 

Via: i.imgur.com

4. The doctor who offered free medical care after Hurricane Sandy

Via: shortformblog.com

5. And the people that helped out any way that they could

Via: facebook.com

Via: reddit.comVia: @andjustice4someHospital employees make a human chain passing containers of fuel up 13 flights of stairs to the backup generator at Bellevue Hospital in…

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Happy Weekend!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend…

Time to get your groove on!

Sorry little brother (Nafees) if you can’t see this – I’m dancing for you!

Love

Paula xxx

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I loved this and think it finishes off my Forgiveness post!
Thanks Nhan x

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An oldie but a goodie!

Hey all, was just going through some old time classics and thought I’d share one of my favourites with you all. 🙂

Hope you all enjoy. 🙂
-Paula. xx

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Forgiveness – It’s So Hard

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The ability to forgive has been one of my biggest struggles over the years.

I’ve come to realise that without forgiveness, we ourselves can never truly be free.

When I’m not grounded and allow my mind to wander into the darkness, that’s where I find little Paula lost and crying. I know it’s me, yet I still reach out to comfort her.

I thought that if I forgave those that harmed me, I was telling myself that what they did was OK. When it wasn’t!

What bothers me is that those people that have caused such harm are living their lives as if nothing has happened. The innocent is left sad, lost, broken, angry and, for some reason, filled with guilt! Why???

We were the victims, left hurt and suffering. Somehow we have to get through the rest of our lives and tell ourselves “it’s OK, you’re OK, it’s not your fault!!” So why is it that these people that hurt us seem to go on as if nothing happened? They somehow manage to construct seemingly fine lives around great lies! Sometimes I wanted to knock them off their perches, but that is the hurt talking. Nothing can change whatever hurt in life has being done to us, whether we allowed it or not. It’s done, and we have to find inner strength to let go and move forward.

People assume if you have money then you should have no reason to be unhappy. But you’re wrong! Money gives the freedom and choices, it can’t heal pain or take away a mental illness. Should I feel guilty that I lead a good life and still feel unhappy and filled with hurt and pain at times? No. Because no one knows what it was like for little Paula who cried night after night in her bed, for someone to come and save her.

No one can feel your pain or erase horrible memories from your life. I hurts me just writing this, and here I am 44 years old and feeling alone, as if I was that child all over again.

So, how do I find peace in my heart?
I try to forgive and tell myself “I had no control! I was just a child!”

Forgiveness is all that’s left for us to do. Why do people play with our minds? Hurt us, lie, strip us of all dignity? I think the answer is easy – because they can.

Unless we hurt them back, they are free to go on with their lives as if nothing happened.

For me, hurting them back wasn’t an option. I know they should have paid for what they did, but that was then and this is now. All that’s left is for me to forgive and move forward. I need to make peace with myself. I’m safe and I need to remember that and learn to trust again.

Whatever the hurt, pain, sadness etc you feel – or have felt – I hope you’ve found peace within yourself. We can’t change others, but we can be the best people we can be.

I need to forgive and let go.

Don’t let them rob you of 1 more minute of your happiness, they’ve taken enough!!!!

Paula xxx

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I’m so happy Nia re blogged this! Today is not a great day for me, but this has just turned it around! If you enjoy the piano….you will love this!!
Paula xxx

Live & Learn


Yiruma is the stage name of Lee Ru-ma, a 34-year old internationally-acclaimed pianist and composer from South Korea.  He began playing the piano at the age of five and moved to London when he was eleven, in 1988, to study at The Purcell School of Music. He held dual citizenship, South Korean and British, until 2006, when he gave up his UK citizenship to serve in the South Korean Navy.  ‘Kiss the Rain’ is one of his most popular selections.”  Thank you Dr. Bill Wooten for introducing me to this performer.


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