Welcome back to the bat cave for a quick catch up and coffee.
The sun has been out today and the garden was beckoning me all day, asking for a gentle hand to weed the borders and pot the geraniums. Of course, I just had to oblige!
Have you had a chance to enjoy the wonderful weather? All that was missing was the smell of a bbq to make the day perfect.
I’m happy to say studies are coming to a conclusion as my final exam date draws nearer. I haven’t given it the full attention it deserves though, as writing commitments have taken precedence. ‘Space Dust’ has been submitted to the library for review for the Summer Reading Challenge and my new crime novel, ‘There’s Something About Harry’ is finally turning the corner. It’s all happening and keeping me busy, but in a good way.
The rest of the family have their fair share of daunting deadlines and exams in the next few weeks, so the house is bustling with busy bees working very hard. We are all looking forward to the summer holidays. Six weeks of relaxation after such a hectic half year will be more than welcome.
How does your family handle the pressure of exams? What do you do to keep the stress levels down? We find listening to music and watching episodes of Friends a great way to detox. Dancing like MC Hammer and Bobby Brown just adds to the fun too!
Well, it’s time for me to get back to the grindstone. Let me know how your weekend has been. It’s always nice to catch up with you.
Have a great week.
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If we were having coffee, I would register the deep regret of meeting you at the precise moment the Notre-Dame Cathedral in France is burning down. Such an iconic structure with more than just a religious value to its history, we can only watch in despair.
It leads me to think about the values we hold as humans in a world focused on confusion of true facts and hatred rather than the good deeds that still happen and wonderful people who sacrifice for others. With a hint in the media that this fire may have been intentional and now bending towards accidental, I wonder why there are so many reports of hate crimes against religious buildings. Does this stop people believing or change their values? No. All it does is destroy and breed more hate.
If we were having coffee, I would point out that the Values we hold follow through all our lives, in every circumstance. If we succumb to hatred and cheating others of their rights, we become worthless.
Sorry it’s not a proper catch up. I’m just losing my faith in humanity and feel like I’m choking on my coffee.
Hi and welcome to the new bat cave. It’s with great sadness that I have to show you an empty cup and seat at the table today. My friend, work colleague and a great supporter of my work, has passed away. A gaping hole will be left in our school and our hearts at her loss. She was a true fighter, battling cancer and still putting others and her work first till the very end. There are few people you meet in life who show such strength and endurance beyond a normal human capacity – she was one of them.
So, as we sit together in the new bat cave, I propose a toast: to Rebecca. May we continue with even half the strength, motivation and love she shared with this world and change the lives of those around us for the better, just as she did.
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