“What do you want to be when you grow up?” The child replied: “I want to be a phone so that my parents will pay more attention to me.” A four-year-old’s brutal judgment on adult absorption with technology.
Get off the roller coaster and start living
“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.” Albert Einsteen
As you go older time seems to go quicker. This happens because the value of a day lessons as life lengthens. By value I mean 1 day as part of 3 years is a larger fraction than 1 day of 54 years. Time shortens.
So seize every moment. Put down that phone and talk. Don’t stay in work longer than you have to. Live life for the now. Yes plan for the future but don’t let it dominate. Live for today.
My favourite actress. Her films are poignant, funny, serious and entertaining.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is an amazing film and it’s heart reveals a young woman trying to find her way in life. Maybe it should be a text book for schools. As an aside Henri Mancini who wrote the music for the film wrote Moon River for Audrey’s voice.
Not only was Audrey Hepburn stunningly beautiful, she was also very talented. She was the first actress to win a Golden Globe, an Academy Award and a BAFTA for a single performance. She was also a trained ballet dancer, and could speak numerous languages including English, French, German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish. In her later life she devoted her time to working with UNICEF. Audrey lived her life to the full, taking each day as it comes and went out of her way to help others. These are all lessons that we should try and incorporate into our own lives on a daily basis.
I discovered some of her quotes:
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!”
“Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present – and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.”
“I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.”
“I’ve been lucky. Opportunities don’t often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.”
“I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”
“I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people’s minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing.”
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.”
“I was asked to act when I couldn’t act. I was asked to sing ‘Funny Face’ when I couldn’t sing, and dance with Fred Astaire when I couldn’t dance – and do all kinds of things I wasn’t prepared for. Then I tried like mad to cope with it.”
A long time ago we decided to start shopping at Lidl and we have never regretted that decision. The prices are right, the food is always good and the staff are outstanding. I have been ill for a long time and the staff always notice when I am not there and ask Anna how I am. I find that amazing when you consider the amount of people that go through the store.
And today, Boxing Day, Lidl is shut. This is brilliant. On days when other stores have started their boxing day sales, Lidl remain shut. Thanks Lidl, I am so glad you came to Bodmin!
This was a fun and silly day spent at Eden. Amy is a 40+ year old dolly and she chose to come to Eden with us…..
Our aim is to strengthen communities through encouraging inter-generational skill sharing, enabling healthy and more active individuals.
Young people and Community
- Find the young people and find the community
- Demonstrate to them
- Get the young people to participate and involve the community
- Combine the work together – bring young people and the community together
- Discuss – where do we go from here
At this point in time, we have tried to build a four wheel bike out of plastic but it broke and didn’t work. I didn’t get the engineering right. It was fun and I was sad that I had to break it up. I have built another four wheel bike using aluminum box but it is for only one rider, doesn’t have gears and in a county like Cornwall, hills are a menace.
Our aim all along is to encourage folks into off-grid technology. Hooking up an alternator to the bike and also solar panels. Then as you cycle the bike would use the energy to charge batteries. The solar panels would contribute as well. We could then use the energy to make smoothies for folks or power a bubble machine. It would be fun giving other people lifts in the cargo area.
We have a fund raising page at GoFundMe.
Why does a round pizza come in a square box?
How old are you before it can be said you died of old age?
This is a really hard question to answer because I have so many, so I am looking at publishing maybe my top 5….
- 12 Angry Men
- Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Audrey Hepburn is my favourite actress)
- Liar Liar
- Sand Pebbles (Steve MacQueen – amazing actor)
- To Catch a Thief and An Affair to Remember (Cary Grant – Bristolian and he touched my head when I was younger!)
- Reign Over Me – Adam Sandler playing an amazing part – I also love the fact that Adam seems to invite all his mates to make movies with him
Ok I exceeded 5 but to be honest I could pretty well have any Adam Sandler, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Steve MacQueen, Jim Carey and many other movies!
How Poldark would have been using real Cornish people