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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Oh Come all Ye Faithful…

Posted: 15 November 2013

…Hark! The Herald Angels are singing and they are still bringing fab news and this year that would include really and truly celebrating Christmas and New Year at beautiful Vaccaria where all is calm and very beautiful and bright with warm log fires and absolutely yummy food!….so some things to ponder as did the wise men when they too saw the new star on the horizon and they kept it in their sights until they understood its message…time to give yourself some authentic gifts i.e those that tend towards Life and a truly blessed New Year…in doing something new you can then forget the ghosts of Christmas past that may be lurking around ( aka bad health of all sorts and here you won’t wake up feeling dreadful during and after the hols…) and the future will be bright…some sweet treats here would include the biggest Christmas tree in the world at the little local town of Gubbio ( here St. Francis dealt with the big wolf ), and heavenly music also on at Assisi and Perugia all three ancient hill towns, gorgeous discount designer shopping in the fab sales including soft cashmere such as only the Italians can make, snow capped mountains, absolutely sublime walks, wonderful food did I mention that and this would give the gift of life to those animals that won’t get chewed up prior to being flushed away which would be your part in bringing gifts to the Prince of Peace…two night specials including breakfast and absolutely scrumptious evening meal for two 300 Euros and three nights 400 Euros…from the 19th of December to the 10th of January…so come on over to our manger…the Inn is not full…yet:)…
Friday, November 15, 2013 at 7:00pm UTC+01 · 

HD sat on a wall….

Posted: 6 November 2013

…recently I was subjected to, and yes I mean subjected to, an Italian TV news broadcast that announced there are now, apparently, 500 million obese people globally. Doom and gloom? Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall. Is that the same thing as sitting on the fence ( Judy Davis, playing Mary Lindell in the flim ” One Against The Wind”, said that there is a ” special hell” for fence sitters…she added “my friend”…she was talking with the US ambassador eliciting his help during WWII regarding getting escaped Brit flyers out of occupied France…). Note that the rest of the Mother Goose (silly geeses? ) rhyme says very simply that not even all the kings horses nor even all his men could put Humpty Dumnpty back together again. A friend of mine wrote to me and said she had accepted the fact that since it was in her “genes” to be overweight that was it. Resigned. Life is so unfair ain’t it. If you have read any of the previous blogs you might guess what my response was: nope life is fair; the gene theory and any theory that removes or even attempts to remove/supplant your freedom to choose ( always a tell tale sign of untruth…) is false and no sorry I am not going to smile and say poor thing there is nothing you can do…what sort of friend would that make me. Currently I am still unpopular. I was “blocked” from an acqaintance’s FB page not so long ago for suggesting there might just be another way to handle his IBS other than endless surgery and pills. Obesity is not hereditary. It is simple to heal. Obey the laws of health you will be healthy. If the weight issues are because a person won’t surrender ( ?? ) logs of salami or wedges of cheese or dollops of mash ( sounds like constipation territory to me…) that’s a different story. One of the biggest consequences of forced schooling and TV time is that children increasingly lack the ability to grow up aka handle themselves with integrity. Or develop a sense of responsibility for their lives which of course includes their bodies. What other institutions do we grown ups (?) subject ourselves to that damage? Can you think of any other places we attend or visit with regularity that we won’t give up? Is there a wall that you need to stop sitting on? Come on life is beautiful! And fair.