Do not judge and you will not be judged.
Forgive and you will be forgiven.
Give and it will be given to you.
Luke 6: 37-38

27 August 2013

Let's watch a dvd!

My big fat Greek wedding
However our selection of dvds is very limited in our temporary home. Earlier in the day, Imogen asked me if we could watch 'My big fat Greek wedding' . What I did not realise is that when she visited her sister Camille at Bristol this week-end, she bought it there so tonight we all sat down to watch it.
Of course we'd seen it before but I still find it funny!

25 August 2013


Hi everybody, just to let you know that all the inspirational blogs I followed have moved (much to my regret but I cannot seem to change it) in the blogroll section of this website (click on the word website). I hope that you are enjoying your week-end.

22 August 2013

My parents were at the circus when I was born

As I am back from our hols, I have just read a beautiful story..let me share it with you.
My parents were at the circus when I was born. I’m sure they were having a great time celebrating my brother’s sixth birthday, but I was at the hospital, being born.

I was adopted at birth.

Everything was arranged before I was born, and when I was just five days old, my brother, Jeremy, carried me out with the caseworker to present me to my parents and bring me home. 

I had spiky hair and I was delivered with forceps, which temporarily pinched a nerve and made my mouth hang down on one side so I had a crooked smile. 

But when my brother carried me out in his six year old arms, he presented me to my parents and said, “Isn’t she pretty? Doesn’t she look just like me?!”

There are times when God intervenes in our lives in nearly flagrant ways. He interrupts the logical order of things, and turns everything upside down in the best way possible. In my case, He took me from being an unplanned pregnancy, to a pined-after, “chosen child” in a family where I have been inordinately loved.
Continue, click here or watch the video clip:

Blessings to you and your beloved.

20 August 2013

Cranberry juice...why?

The Health Benefits of Cranberry Juice

Lately I found myself really enjoying light cranberry juice partly because it does not taste so sugary as other fruit juices. I wanted to know more about it so here are the facts. 
Cranberry juice is well known as a natural treatment for bladder and urinary tractinfections. Not only does cranberry juice kill the bacteria that cause the infectionsdirectly, it also makes the internal environment of the bladder more acidic. This can help to prevent bacterial infections before they start by making the bladder a hostile environment for bacteria.

Cranberries are a source of vitamin C, as well as manganese and other nutrients. Cranberries are also a source of different kinds of antioxidants, including polyphenols, which may help to prevent cancer and heart disease, as well as boost the immune system. Cranberry juice also has components that can fight against tooth decay, reversing the formation of plaque on teeth by reducing the amounts of the bacteria which cause plaque.

Lower Cholesterol

High cholesterol plagues a growing number of people and cranberry juice can actually raise healthy cholesterol levels while lowering the bad. Pterostilbene, a potent antioxidant compound found cranberries may also help lower cholesterol. In a USDA Agricultural Research Service study, scientists found the cholesterol-lowering effects of pterostilbene to be as effective ciprofibrate, a lipid-lowering drug. So drink your cranberry juice if you’re working on lowering your cholesterol.

Maintain Cardiovascular Health

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the U.S. and Canada. Atherosclerosis is a disease whereby arteries are narrowed due to a build-up of calcium, fat and cholesterol circulating in blood. The build-up hinders the flow of oxygen-rich blood throughout the body and could lead to heart attack, stroke and other events. Research indicates that consumption of flavonoids in foods and beverages – including cranberry juice – may decrease the risk of atherosclerosis.
Find out more, click here
Good nite. N.



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