Category Archives: QUOTES

A quote can often speak volumes to you, I hope to fill this category with all my favourites, and some new ones as I come across them.

An Exceedingly Good Poet!

This has to be my favourite poem of  all time, various lines pop  into my head at different moments lately it has to be ” the unforgiving minute”.

My best memory connected to it? When I  first introduced my daughters to it one of them (Grace) said:

”  Wow! he’s talented mum, he writes poems and bakes  cakes too!  ”




IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
‘ Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!

Rudyard Kipling

I also love  this poem because  as  any avid tennis fan knows two of the lines are inscribed  on the wall above the players entrance to Centre Court at Wimbledon

“If you can meet with triumph and disaster / And treat those two imposters just the same”

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That’s me enjoying strawberries and cream at Wimbledon in 2011 when I was lucky enough to have tickets to Centre Court.

Wimbledon championship dates 24th June- 7th July 2013




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I’ll be back Later!


May 8, 2013 · 8:00 AM

Happy Bank Holiday Monday England!

It’s only when you look at an ant through a  magnifying lense on a sunny day do you realise how often they burst into flames!

Harry Hill


Step away from your computer and enjoy the sun while it’s here!

and if this next clip doesn’t convince you nothing will!

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FOR TODAY……….. a quote or two

“Children who hear, acquire language without any particular effort; the words that fall from others’ lips they catch on the wing, as it were, delightedly, while the little deaf child must trap them by a slow and often painful process. But whatever the process, the result is wonderful. Gradually from naming an object we advance step by step until we have traversed the vast distance between our first stammered syllable and the sweep of thought in a line of Shakespeare.”


Helen Keller

Helen Keller (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Helen Keller (1880–1968), U.S. author. The Story of My Life, ch. 1 (1905).Keller was rendered deaf and blind at the age of nineteen months.


Red Rose macro with Helen Keller quote

Red Rose macro with Helen Keller quote (Photo credit: IronRodArt – Royce Bair (“Star Shooter”))





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