Summer Holiday Thoughts

I remember when the schools would break up and I’d collect you both from school, very excited to be facing those long six weeks away from school.  We’d try to fit something in most days when I had leave from work, beach, fishing, kite flying, trips off etc.  Then there were times when we went abroad trips in the camper and camping.  Fun days so I expect you will be looking forward now to the break but perhaps not doing what we did then as you are so much older now.  In any event I hope you enjoy whatever it is you have planned and come back refreshed for your new challenges having both left school now you’re 16 and 18.  My thoughts will be with you as always, all my love, Dad.

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06/06/18 Thoughts of you

Hello Keenan and hello Morgan,

I hope you are well today and everything is going ok for you.  What plans do you have for the summer holidays which are coming up fast?  I expect you will be kicking back a bit after all the exam pressure and perhaps reflecting on how it went.  All the best to you enjoy every minute.

love Dad xx

05/06/18 Thoughts of You

Hello Keenan and hello Morgan,

It’s a lovely day outside, I hope you are enjoying the weather.  I expect you are both working hard on your revision for your exams?  How is this going, good I hope, just remember you don’t have to be the best just the best you can be, so don’t stress too much.  I hope the exams are going well and that you get the results you want for your future endeavours but whatever happens I will be thinking of you as I do always and holding my hopes together for you both.

Good luck

love Dad xx

Thai Sweet Potato soup

I knocked this up for my daughter’s impromptu birthday party to feed the parents. We were supposed to have a woodland party to celebrate Rosa’s 4th birthday but storm Ewan put paid to that. I made this for 15 or so people:

chop 5 cloves garlic, a plum sized piece of ginger and 2 small green Thai chillis, fry in a tbsp. coconut oil until tender,

add 2 chopped onions, 3 chopped carrots and 5 large diced sweet potatoes, continue to saute then add 2 litres low salt veg stock and 3 kaffir lime leaves, simmer until veggies softened.

Waz it all up then add 1/2 tin coconut milk and two large tbsp.’s smooth peanut butter.

Mwa

Passengers

Take our shape from those that we love and hate,

Seeds are watered within defining our fate.

Freedom an illusion from the Other

Taming the soul of sister and brother

And so He lights a fire of desire

To lock us in thoughts of what to acquire.

All fools dancing blind to His Piper’s call

One follows one over the cliff we fall

To the abyss of the rapacious few

Who weave dissatisfaction hitherto.

Un-blind yourself , rise up and know His plan,

Reclaim your space every woman and man.