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Happy New Year

Thanks for the follows, thanks for the comments, thanks for the debate and thanks to all my fellow bloggers. Here’s to a peaceful, contented and prosperous 2012 for all of us. Yes, I know, I don’t expect one either, but let’s not spoil the moment πŸ™‚

Sunday Reflection

“Arrival to the Oxford market”: Anonymous (XIII century)



If you’ve ever had tear-filled eyes as Jenny Agutter cries, “Daddy, oh, my Daddy,” and is swept up into her father’s arms in The Railway Children, get the Kleenex ready.

Here’s something from a blog, BabyBlueCafe, I stumbled upon. It’s ten minutes of joy and tears.

“The song is Praan by Garry Schyman, based on Streams of Life by the poet Rabindranath Tagore.

“The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day
runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.
It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth
in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.
It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth
and of death, in ebb and in flow.
I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life.
And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment

Sunday Reflection

Here dead we lie
Because we did not choose
To live and shame the land
From which we sprung.
Life, to be sure,
Is nothing much to lose,
But young men think it is,
And we were young.

A E Housman.

EUObs: Italian Bonds Shatter 7% bail-out Ceiling

Italian bonds shatter 7% bail-out ceiling

It will be a painful shock for us all but it will be short compared to continuing our membership of the EU. We need to withdraw.