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Kindness doesn’t have to be something we reserve for special occasions. It doesn’t have to cost us everything we have either, but it will always cost us something.

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We’re enjoying the mature garden we’ve inherited with our home. It’s stunning to see all sorts of flowers, bushes and wildlife taking shelter in the various places that such a garden creates.

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A friend in the US sent me a photo from her garden. And it struck me just how much the old vegetation had protected the new flowers growing, because the old had literally covered over the new, during the winter.

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Beards need grooming. They need care and attention, or they can look pretty scruffy rather rapidly. That may be the look you want, but in our house that wouldn’t fly! So, since I can’t shave at this time due to a medication I’m on, I’ve now bought myself a beard brush.

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I'm working on two books at the moment. And by working, I mean I have a title cover for both; I've got one book basically ready for publishing, and one book about half the way through as I rewrite some previous works into what is already a 3 part series. I've been working on writing a book for nearly 20 years...the one I began back then is still where it was when I first wrote it...it's a good book, but I've never really finished it.

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I was remembering a home we lived in a few years ago. Because it was on a mountain, and because it was our favourite place to live – ever. From the front window of that house you could easily see a good chunk of the mountain, and we were always blown away by what we saw, the magnificence of nature, changing vistas, circling birds of prey…