Jack’s 7th birthday
Easter comes early this year. My grandson usually misses out on birthday parties, as his birthday falls during the holidays. So this year he had an early one. Jack helped design his cake and ice it. We have so many family birthdays in April. I am going up to Canberra for my daughter’s 41st and her son’s 2nd birthdays. Canberra is very beautiful in Autumn with many deciduous trees. Must remember to take some photos. In between Canberra and Tasmania, we have Will’s 42nd and Hazel’s 1st birthdays in Melbourne.
Then I will be travelling to Tasmania for my Aunt’s birthday. Having only two of my mother’s siblings left of that generation in our family, it is a special time. I am not good at decorating, but hopefully the fruit cake will be delicious. I am still adjusting to our oven, and it is nerve wracking when cooking things like this.
My Aunt’s 90th birthday 22-4-15
Having measured the cake, I bought the cake container, without remembering that the icing would take up space. This one was really squashed into the box.
My Uncle’s 92nd birthday cake with marzipan fruit from Aldi, cut in half.
My uncle’s has had the sides sliced before icing, in anticipation, of getting it into the container.
So I shall leave you with a couple of Autumnal photos from our walk yesterday. I shall not be posting much in April, since we have friends coming to stay, as well as my going away twice for my annual pilgrimages.
berries taken on our walk
Bees have retired as it’s after 6pm, it was covered in bees during the sunlit hours.
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter break and I look forward to catching up on my return.
For any of you with time on your hands, this documentary is very insightful and horrifying. I watched it last night and was appalled. It made me think historically of the French Revolution, and I wonder how long it will be before Britain suffers the same consequences.
The Super-Rich and Us BBC Documentary 2015 Episode 1 Rich People VS Poor People UK – YouTube
“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.” Rumi
Re blogged Brenda Ann Babinski, found at http://pastlifetourist.com/2015/01/28/finding-balance/
I love Brenda Ann’s thoughts and this one is a very important reminder to me as a parent. Love is a wonderful and selfless thing when bringing up young children. It is a sad love when it becomes a selfish, controlling weapon to the children who have grown up. I observed this with my own grandmother and her daughter and determined not to be the same. I hope to find the right balance.
For me there are many more interpretations of this Rumi quotation. Thoughts allow the mind to follow through with lots of permeations. How many of us wish for something and hold onto that thought, strangling it? If we put that thought out into the Universe, and let go, it allows that thought to be free. Gratitude to the Universe is part of that process. Knowing we’re part of a much bigger picture. Gratitude, love and letting go, help us to become the people we most want to be.
How would you interpret this quotation? Does it have meaning to you too?
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