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We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
Martin Luther King, Jr. 

We feel really blessed that the stream at the bottom of our walkway has not burst it's banks too badly. There are others not so fortunate so we are sending positive thoughts out there

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Life is a tide; float on it. Go down with it and go up with it, but be detached. Then it is not difficult.
Prem Rawat 

Hoping the high tides today have not caused too much damage on the coasts

 

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Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

 -Saint Francis of Assisi

 

 

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Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.

 -Alan Cohen

Start something new and different today ... 1st Jan is just a date.....

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Think of your life as a waterfall; it may come crashing down at some point, it may have it's ups and downs, but in the end, it will continue to flow.

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This is the waterfall on our walkway , loads of water heading down to the Teifi Eastuary

solar today 2.82 kwh  total to date 1.996 mwh

 

 

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What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.” 
― Joseph Addison

 

Smiling here with lots of sunshine no wind yet though plenty forecast for later.

Friends for lunch so plenty more smiles too.

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I don't know how you get dressed if you live in Wales, because it's pouring rain and then it's hot sunshine, and then it might hail. It's just so confusing.
Piper Perabo 
We dress for all eventualities here , we have had rain hail and sunshine so far and the day has only just started !

 

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The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward 

The wind was strong here last night and early this morning , now we see blue sky amongst the clouds and hope of a quieter day 

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Boxing Day is traditionally the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts, known as a "Christmas box", from their bosses[1] or employers. Today, Boxing Day is the bank holiday that generally takes place on 26 December. It is observed in the United KingdomCanadaHong KongAustraliaNew ZealandSouth Africa and some other Commonwealth nations.

In South Africa, Boxing Day was renamed Day of Goodwill in 1994. In Ireland, the day is known as St. Stephen's Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Stiofáin) or the Day of the Wren (IrishLá an Dreoilín). In many European countries, including notably GermanyPolandScandinaviaand the Netherlands, 26 December is celebrated as the Second Christmas Day

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Quiet day at home  after a 500 mile round trip to see family yesterday 

 

 

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Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won't make it 'white'.
Bing Crosby 

Blessings to all affected by the weather yesterday , we are grateful our guests got here safely and wish them a peaceful time here 

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If you have reason to think that yesterday's forecast went wrong, there is no glory in sticking to it.
Nate Silver 

Well the forecast here is right . windy and wet , thankfully we are not as affected as other parts of the country 

 

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We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Plato 
Hurrah! we have a four minute longer day today !  We will do our best to make the most of it 

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Deep peace of the winter solstice to you.
Deep peace of the falling snow to you.
Deep peace of the love of friends to you.
Deep peace of the gentle deer to you.
Deep peace of the moon and stars to you....................  Author unknown but much appreciated! 

We celebrated the winter solstice yesterday by having friends over for some music, laughter and fellowship, the weather put paid to the bonfire idea , but was no matter , the chapel and the Rose room were great shelters 

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“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” 
― Marcel Proust

As the end of the year draws near and we prepare to entertain and visit family and friends during this festive  season. We look back to all who have contributed to bringing happiness here to Gorslwyd. For those who helped build, those who holidayed, those who helped tend  a great big thank you we couldn't do it without you .

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As we prepare for the shortest day of the year and the season of darkness, the symbol of light begins to appear all around us. 

We are looking forward to our solstice celebration on Saturday with a labyrinth walk and bonfire. The weather is changing constantly, yesterdays violent winds and heavy rain have brought bright sunshine ,clear skies and a stillness at the moment.

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Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.
John Updike 

We are blessed with a lot of grace today......  The birds have stripped the seeds from the feeders and are looking for more ! 

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Three things cannot be long hidden:.The sun, the moon, and the truth,

 Buddha

The full moon in such a clear sky was great to see this morning when we arose. Stars big and bright. The cold sharp frosty air a small price to pay,and a sunny day to come . Heaven .....

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Not all those who wander are lost.

J.R.Tolkien

Mo Mo , one of the cats had been absent a couple of days .However on entering the chapel this morning there she was having been on the window ledge  all well that ends well. Not too many mice in there for her though!

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People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
Anton Chekhov 

Stunning Morning today , wind has a bit of bite to it though , the chickens are sheltering under the fir tree outside the garage 

Solar panels 0.9 kwh produced yesterday   1974.8 to date

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Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
Martin Luther 

This is our lovely marbled poinsettia that arrived with a few other plants we are putting out into the garden's here .

We have planted 15 trees since we have been here , so others can hopefully  enjoy them long after we have gone 

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“The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” 
― J.M. BarrieThe Little White Bird

 

Our new bird feeding station we cobbled together. The birds don't seem at all bothered at its less than perfect appearance they can feel the love that built it.

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“The sky is not my limit...I am.” 
― T.F. HodgeFrom Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

The sky last night different to what we can see today, grey and dull so lovely that things are always changing helps with the internal perspective of things.

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“Like a red morn that ever yet betokened,Wreck to the seaman, tempest to the field,Sorrow to the shepherds, woe unto the birds,Gusts and foul flaws to herdmen and to herds.”

William Shakespeare

Another take on red sky in the morning .....Great colours this morning , but no rain predicted , we will take it as it comes ...

 

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Best of all, Christmas means a spirit of love, a time when the love of God and love of our fellow men should prevail over all hatred and bitterness, a time when our thoughts and deeds and the spirit of our lives manifest the presence of God.

-George F. McDougall

It can be hard to not get caught up in the trivia and tinsel we try hard here to live the message every day.

Currently we are looking forward to our winter solstice gathering 3pm on Saturday 21st labyrinth walk and bonfire .

The light coming back into the days.

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