Being naturally a fair person, I often get people coming up to me and commenting on that, with a tinge of wistfulness. My being freckle-cheeked doesn’t seem to deter their feelings of wanting-what-I-have-and-they-don’t. It’s rather sad. The desire to be fair in my part of the world contrasts with those of the other parts where tanning seems so essential. This is despite the cautions of skin cancers being disseminated.
I think the bottom line is that people are often unhappy with the skin colour they are born with. I think it’s a more-than-skin-deep issue. In general we find it hard to accept ourselves. There is this lie we grow up with that we are not good enough, not tall enough, not strong enough, not fair enough, not dark enough, not this and that enough.
Hence it is so refreshing to hear this young lady.
I love her speech. Have you heard it?
I love driving a manual car. So, most cars available are the automatic ones, but in my books, nothing beats a manual. Especially if it’s a powerful and sleek build car, with comfortable seats and (in my country) nice and good air-conditioning.
We bought a second-hand car for Arrow #3. Hence my post on this – I have been enjoying going out for a spin in it.
Far from being my dream car, I enjoy the challenge of changing gears smoothly, being in the right gear at the right time, slowing down by changing down gears and the like.
My only nag about this run-around-on-four-wheels? We decided to choose a model without power steering! My only consolation about that? I hope to get my arms in shape, especially the triceps!
We are still talking about our wonderful holiday recently. One would have thought that this we thought it would last us for a while. Instead it has whetted our appetite for more travel! What’s more when we found this lovely property! Don’t get me wrong. We also love where we are now. It’s a lovely place – naturally pristine beaches and wonderful diving, fantastic mountains nearby… you name it… It’s just that this could be another place we could spend our sunset years in. Of course we would have to commute… But that’s traveling… and the bug we have caught!
Packed with anti-oxidants and superb in taste, this drink was a hit with most of us who were on the tour recently. Perhaps it’s also because it’s super sweet haha! Pomegranates abounded there, as did most fruits. The juice is freshly pressed upon order but the price varied from USD3-USD7 depending on where you were.
And yes, I took one home from my trip for the children to try!
Just heard some somewhat sad new about the only child of one my dear friends. The perils of being far from home… and under pressure, her offspring has made some wrong choices and chosen some not-so-good friends. Result? Predictably not so positive. In fact, quite bad really – he’s had to go to las vegas for drug rehab Despite it being a good place for rehab, this sort of news is what any parent would dread to hear. I do wish the best outcome for this family. And yes, my friend will be flying there to be nearby and help in whatever way she can.
Our eldest Arrow has completed his studies and is now waiting for a job. Meanwhile he has been often asked to play the bass at the church services. However, he prefers a four-string bass. The church, as does our youngest Arrow, prefer the five-string bass and that’s what the church has. Our second, who also plays the bass, is of the same mind as his sister and he has a five-string. His sister despite her preferences owns a four-string.
Confused? Yes, sometimes so are we!
We are now thinking that perhaps a visit to check out an ibanez electric bass at Musicians Friend might be a good idea.
Then perhaps everyone will be happy!
When we were on tour, we saw a lot of nice craft and decor for the house. Some quaint shops like this are jam-packed and full of nice goodies. In some shops I could peek in and see people at work. All done by hand.So when Hubby said he was thinking of having new decor in the house, one consideration was digital printed spandex stretch cover for the cushions in the living room, to complement what we already have. It might work out well to go with the simple plain colours we presently have…
Since coming back from our holidays, it would almost seem that everything is breaking down and needing repair! Well it would seem like that from the way Hubby is muttering to himself these days! He keeps saying this and that needs fixing. Why, just now he said he was looking for used machines to do some of the repairs jobs around the house. I could her him murmuring, “I don’t need brand new costly ones.” He tells himself “I won’t be using it often.”
I smile to myself as I hear him mumble and tinker away, glad that he is DIY savvy!
This then, is what we walked 3km in and 3km out to see.
One of the first glimpses…
I find myself holding my breath, my hands holding the camera are shaking in anticipation….
As we approach closer, our excitement mounts. This is such an amazing sight! We notice there are many ahead of us, but there is ample space for all! The place is huge!
And there we see it. The Treasury as it is called. Not that there was any treasure in the past. It was just what the invaders THOUGHT there would be. We could even see the bullet marks where they tried to “break open” what they thought were jars containing treasures.
In itself, Petra is a treasure. A world heritage site treasure. A recent polls placed this as the number two site in the world to visit, after the Great Wall. In my books, having been to both now, they would both place first! Amazing feat of work into sandstone…. The craftsman work from top down. Imagine if a mistake is made…
During our trip to Petra, Jordan, there was a long walk. 3km in and 3km out through the narrow Siq, or passage. Whilst a lovely walk with awesome views, some found it a little much.
So they took a ride instead. Nice to see right?However it was a pretty bumpy ride! Hubby and I wondered if something like a 110cc atv would be better! Of course it might not fit into the ambience and setting of this World Heritage site…