Thursday, 15 June 2017

and there's more...: WOW...its been too long

and there's more...: WOW...its been too long: More than two weeks ( 15 days ) since my last post to be exact.. And what a busy 2 weeks its been... a bit of a roller coa...

WOW...its been too long



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More than two weeks ( 15 days ) since my last post to be exact..








And what a busy 2 weeks its been...
a bit of a roller coaster emotionally to be fair..😟

it included a lovly holiday to portugal..😎😎🍹

A lovly family day out to an annual air show...🛪🛦✈✈

and 2 visits to our local hospital ( one a lot more worrying than the other )🏥🚑 (thank the Lord ...prayers answered )📿

and of course several trips for retail therapy .. 🛍

and of course several Costa trips for social and survival therapy..😉

so thats bought us up to speed ..... And there's more...

But not just yet....😘


Monday, 29 May 2017

and there's more...: comparison

and there's more...: comparison: A rose can never be compared to a sunflower A sunflower can never be compared to a rose A tree can not be compared to a daisy the beginni...

comparison

A rose can never be compared to a sunflower
A sunflower can never be compared to a rose
A tree can not be compared to a daisy
Image result for comparing ourselves to others flowerthe beginning of day can not be compared to its close

But yet we compare ourselves to others every day.....

their slimmer than me
their smarter than I will ever be..
their car is faster than mine
my outfit is like rags..hers is just divine

And the truth of the matter is...
we are all unique....special in different ways...cus the Lord made us that way
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we all bloom at different times..
for some that can be a life time....

The moral of the story is ....

Their blooming time is different to your blooming time

🌸


Friday, 26 May 2017

and there's more...: irrational.... to say the least

and there's more...: irrational.... to say the least: MENOPAUSE.... Periods usually start to become less frequent over a few months or years before they stop altogether. Sometimes they can sto...

irrational.... to say the least

MENOPAUSE....
Periods usually start to become less frequent over a few months or years before they stop altogether. Sometimes they can stop suddenly.
The menopause is a natural part of ageing that usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age, as a woman's oestrogen levels decline. In the UK, the average age for a woman to reach the menopause is 51.( NHS )
So thats what the NHS said!!
I say...   storm...hurricane...tornado...black clouds...thunderstorm...
Black moods...tired...IRRATIONAL

so I am 54 and in the early stages of this awfullness...
so periods are not as regular( could say thats a plus ) but if it is ..its the only one!!!
so my womb and other child producing bits and bobs are now surplus to requirements....
hell NO says my body...

so my personal symptoms include the dreaded hot flushes...
the inability to talk.( well get my words out..cant remember the words ).salivating...
impatient...trying to move on to other tasks before finishing the one I'm doing
not paying attention...so accidents happen..I walk into things
Related imagefeel fat...bloated..belly like I'm 5 months pregnant ( well my body is trying to prove a point !!)
tired...so fatigued...I just want to drop to sleep...sleeping 7/8 hrs when i usually sleep 5
(and then other night cant sleep at all )
joints aching...legs feeling like lead
dont want people round me...want to be on my own
irritated if people speak to me... cant be bothered to answer...too much trouble
trying doubly hard to be nice....really want to be rude and loose my cool with them
breathe...........................


breathe.... not easy with this black cloud

(a week on)  222.05.2017
so this is about a week on from the above symptoms
last couple of days I've felt generally under the weather...
joints aching..fuzzy
tingling face, body,
bit fed up
very tired...fatigued...too tired to go to the gym!!  I actually asked myself  ...'may b Im fatally ill..may b I have a disease..dying'
Image result for menopause cartoonirrational thought  ( because my diet etc is better than it has ever been )
specifically this morning feeling like I have a weight pressing down n my chest and throat
even got a sore on my lip!!!  ( noticed in the gym class struggling with poses that I was coping quite well with  a few weeks ago )
shoulder stand etc !!!!
waking up and feeling instantly down and fed up..
thinking of giving up my new job

????   (  sure im putting on a brave face and smiling...carrying on but is this normal )

so am I just getting old.. ( my lovly cousin is a good 15 years older than me and seems to be so much healthier and up beat)
or is this more symptoms of the menopause  ( I havnt had a period for 2 months )
had some of the symptoms...as described at top of this blog ... sore boobs etc

its only fair to say that 2 hrs after writing the above...my mood lifted
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the sun came out..the sky was blue...the birds were singing...the spring breeze gently spread through the trees...and the world was good...
went to the gym
did just 1k run..few shoulder weight    and I gotta say I feel fab
go figure...

So until the next ' black period '  I will close on a positive note by sayng..

Have a Fab Day



Wednesday, 24 May 2017

and there's more...: Manchesster....walk on

and there's more...: Manchesster....walk on: So another dark day for us all.. not just Manchester ...but England... Great Britain..United Kingdom...Europe..The World This awful terror...

Manchester....walk on

So another dark day for us all.. not just Manchester ...but England... Great Britain..United Kingdom...Europe..The World

This awful terrorist attack on innocent people will have affected us all...

Parents and families having to live with the reality that their loved ones..their babies...kissed them / hugged them and said goodbye to them for the last tie....the reality that they wil not be coming back

how do they move on from that....

well in solidarity Manchester stood defiant ...against these awful individuals who inflict terror and pain on innocent people

Beautiful acts of kindness and positivity....love and compassion showed through
 people from all walks of life and all cultures....offered help
giving free taxi rides...free food...free places to shelter....and more importantly gave their time and care to those who needed it

showing that the hatred of radicalised individuals will only strive to push people together and show solidarity ..to stand together and not let them win      
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This was the vigil attended by thousands in Manchester (cdn.images.express.co.uk )
RIP victims of the Manchester terror attack

WALK ON MANCHESTER
with hope and pride in your heart


Friday, 19 May 2017

and there's more...: calm and beautiful

and there's more...: calm and beautiful: so this is my day so far today...beautiful...spiritually calm...chilled ( which is a million miles away from the awful day I had 2 days ...

calm and beautiful

so this is my day so far today...beautiful...spiritually calm...chilled..
Why ??
not for any particular reason.. but I woke up..I'm breathing..and smiling...do we need any other reason to have a fab day....?

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( which is a million miles away from the awful day I had 2 days ago ...
I will probably blog about it soon ..when I feel able to revisit it!!! 🤢)

Although I havnt done a yoga class for a few days ..I do feel that I am benefiting from it..even when I am not in a class.
not just physically but mentally too

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have your day is fab too

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

and there's more...: beauty, energy, peace, calm, that is the falls

and there's more...: beauty, energy, peace, calm, that is the falls: #Rhaeadr Falls Abergwyngregyn Gwynedd my first visit to this enchanting pace and I hope it wont be my last Nature at her best.... Abe...

beauty, energy, peace, calm, that is the falls


#Rhaeadr Falls Abergwyngregyn Gwynedd

my first visit to this enchanting pace and I hope it wont be my last
Nature at her best....

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Aber Falls is a waterfall located about two miles south of the village of Abergwyngregyn, Gwynedd, Wales. The waterfall is formed as the Afon Goch plunges about 120 feet over a sill of igneous rock in the foothills of the Carneddau range. Wikipedia
( foto by Chardonnay )

 (foto by Chardonnay)
Cant believe I havnt been here before.
It is peaceful and beautiful and awe inspiring...
and it takes about half an hour to walk from the carpark to the top of the foothills.
and it is well worth it...to see the beautiful views
the going is a little steep and definitley warms your calves!!!  lol
and the sheer drop at the top is breath taking


 (foto by chardonnay)

Sunday, 14 May 2017

and there's more...: Cant I do the tadpole

and there's more...: Cant I do the tadpole: So our very lovly yoga instructor said it would be a good idea to have a go at the frog pose  -  Mandukasana mandu: frog asana: pose    ...

Cant I do the tadpole

So our very lovly yoga instructor said it would be a good idea to have a go at the frog pose Mandukasana
mandu: frog
asana: pose

Image result for frog pose cartoon      benefits include...stretching the inner thigh, groin and hip areas. Go slowly and don’t push your body beyond its limits.  ( she said )
well that wont be difficult because my limits seemed to be confined to being on all fours!!! ( i have a very long journey ) oh my days
and the pain...for days after.....
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I have since suggested that my body may be more suited to the tadpole!!!!
my hips definitly dont want anything to do with a frog!!!
in any shape or form

a frog in your throat???  probably the best place for it 😉

Mandukasana (man-doo-KAHS-uh-nuh), also known as the Frog Pose, is a simple yet intensive pose that frees your spirit while alleviating back pain. Before attempting this pose, ensure your knees are warm and are able to bend completely. Start slowly, in child’s pose, to test your flexibility before beginning the pose. During each exercise, make sure to maintain a focus on your breathing. ( as described by www.gaia.com )


Wednesday, 10 May 2017

and there's more...: funny kind of week

and there's more...: funny kind of week: beautiful spring morning...and I'm wide awake at 3am which allows me time to ponder on the last couple of weeks.... its fair to say th...

funny kind of week

beautiful spring morning...and I'm wide awake at 3am
which allows me time to ponder on the last couple of weeks....
its fair to say that they have been full of mixed emotions...
good ..bad..and in between

new jobs tend to do this to me...I get stressed and cant sleep
which inevitably leaves me a bit fragile and emotional

     (photo by Chardonnay)  

then add another adorable  grandchild into the mix...
and the emotional roller coaster speeds up...

and just for good measure...7 family birthdays in the last 2 months!!!
emotional roller coaster overload... but in a nice way                                                                                                                   

and there's more.....3 bank holidays    

and its at these times that my past always has a way of seeping into my thought path...

needless to say it also reminds me of how truly blessed I am...
and that each individual blog is just a fraction of my very beautiful life
                                            ( photo by Chardonnay  )                                               
Thank the Lord for my life


Tuesday, 9 May 2017

and there's more...: how do they see through my veil...

and there's more...: how do they see through my veil...: sure I drive a nice car sure I live in a nice house in a desirable area... with good schools not too far yeah Ive been blessed with a hal...

how do they see through my veil...

sure I drive a nice car
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in a desirable area... with good schools not too far
yeah Ive been blessed with a half decent brain
    how can they see through my veil ...its just insane

but I know without a doubt what they see...
the old me...
they think 
'she shudnt be in that car'
must be stolen..must be on finance
its plain to see..from the way they stare at me
    how do they see through behind the veil...its insane  

why is it so hard to leave the horrors of our upbringing behind
that dirty smelly scruffy vagabond that was me
the only memories that never seem to leave my mind
remembering you were that child...the ones NICE kids avoided
being part of the in group was something i never enjoyed ( or even experienced!)
     how do my associates see through my veil....
why is it impossible to leave it behind..its insane

so even when you drag yourself up the life ladder ...
kicking and screaming from what you were born into..
really its to no... or very little avail
dont misunderstand..
 as its not about wether you succeed or fail
its more about what we see in the mirror
cus these people dont know my background!! 
      do really see through my veil. .(behind my smile...)
may be its just ME thats insane

Saturday, 6 May 2017

and there's more...: cus sometimes ye best isnt good enough ( 1 )

and there's more...: cus sometimes ye best isnt good enough ( 1 ): yes I guess when most people think of this statement...they could be forgiven that someone is giving someone else a hard time...... ...

cus sometimes ye best isnt good enough ( 1 )

yes I guess when most people think of this statement...they could be forgiven that someone is giving someone else a hard time......
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but when its yourself that your not good enough for......well thats a whole new ball game...
cus sometimes positivity isnt  quite enough...

( this will become clear when the mist clears...)




Thursday, 4 May 2017

and there's more...: Surya namaskar

and there's more...: Surya namaskar: so this is how I start the day...not quite Surya namaskar...( its the easy option  ��  ) I am enjoying my new yoga classes so mu...

Surya namaskar

so this is how I start the day...not quite Surya namaskar...( its the easy option 😉 )


I am enjoying my new yoga classes so much....( but why didnt someone tell me how hard it is!!! )



my body ached in a new way after my 1st class....I felt strong and challenged....with a yearning for more
our instructor is just amazing...beautiful and confident and informative
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she actually puts me in the mind of a ray of sunshine
her inner beauty shining through

Namaste

Sunday, 30 April 2017

and there's more...: a day in the amazing journey that is life

and there's more...: a day in the amazing journey that is life: what a full day its been  full of the most amazing experiences.. shared by my other half... ( which is really unusual because he...

a day in the amazing journey that is life


what a full day its been
(fotos by chardonnay 30/4/17)
 full of the most amazing experiences..       
(fotos by chardonnay 30/4/17)
shared by my other half...
( which is really unusual because hes usually busy with his golf or work )
and it didnt cost a fortune...well it didnt cost a penny to be exact
we explored the beautiful world that we are so fortunate to live in
well a very minute part of it
the wind blew in our faces as we experienced the beauty that is spring
nature at its most amazing
birds singing and calling out to each other overhead
 as we walked beneath the trees full to bursting with new life
ducks diving under water for fish..
carrying twigs to complete their new nests
and to await their new babies
riches that can not be bought ....full of natures treasures
we just need to leave ourselves open to this amazing journey that is life
(fotos by chardonnay 30/4/17)
a new and unique journey evey day
ending the day with a sweet exhaustion
and still yearning for more...
thank the blessed Lord for it
feeling blessed and fortunate

and there's more...: its the weekend

and there's more...: its the weekend: Stay calm ..its the weekend And there's more...  its a bank holiday weekend .... what ever you are doing  make it ama...

its the weekend

Stay calm ..its the weekend


And there's more...

 its a bank holiday weekend ....

what ever you are doing 
make it amazing


Friday, 28 April 2017

and there's more...: dance like no body's looking

and there's more...: dance like no body's looking: A wonderful message to us all... Because at the end of the day who really cares only US... when we have missed that window of o...

dance like no body's looking


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A wonderful message to us all...
Because at the end of the day
who really cares
only US... when we have missed that window of opportunity..

that one time..

When we really wanted to dance 

When  we really wanted to love ...and take a chance

When we wanted to sing at the top of our voice..

bcause at the end of the day its our life..our choice

because at the end of the day NO ONE cares
 
only us....

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

and there's more...: 50 something and a li'l stiff

and there's more...: 50 something and a li'l stiff: So I want to do yoga  �� We'll ok I said to myself... I started following these yogis  ( is that even a word !! ) They are all bea...

50 something and a li'l stiff

So I want to do yoga 👌
We'll ok I said to myself...
I started following these yogis  ( is that even a word !! )
They are all beautiful lean individuals who r so flexible it blows my mind...
Now I have to b realistic I say
U r 50 + ( I tell myself )
Who am I kidding ...I cudnt of done those positions the day I came into the world ( God give me strength!!! Or flexibility lol... or both !!!! )

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(yogaforjoy.com)


but i will persevere!!!!

Sunday, 23 April 2017

and there's more...: Heaven sent

and there's more...: Heaven sent: It has been one of those amazing times in life when there is just no comparison.... feeling blessed I have been blessed with a...

Heaven sent

It has been one of those amazing times in life when there is just no comparison....
feeling blessed


I have been blessed with another beautiful perfect little granchild...
A brand new life 
that moment when that special moment ...never to be repeated moment
when the little fella takes his first breath
a gift from God
and a moment in time which you were privileged to witness
Thank you Lord for this new life
I pray you will be with him always 
to guide him on his special journey
to protect him and love him
and I pray Our Lady will surround him with her love and guidance
Thank you

Thursday, 20 April 2017

and there's more...: stay calm...its yoga

and there's more...: stay calm...its yoga: So it would be fair to say we were devastated when we lost our body balance class...not just because we ( me and all the girls in our class ...

stay calm...its yoga

So it would be fair to say we were devastated when we lost our body balance class...not just because we ( me and all the girls in our class )  loved the class but we also loved our instructors..they were so passionate and encouraged us to be the very best we could....
Related imageso the thought that we woudnt have them again was very sad...
and we didnt think we would get a replacement any time soon!!!!
But amazingly we had a new instructor start within about a fortnight....
And she is amazing...how lucky are we...
she is a yoga instructor ..and our 1st class was last night....and it was damned hard...
but what a lovly lady.... hopefully she will stay

And as they say...no pain...no gain.... ( and breathe )

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

and there's more...: show me the way to go home

and there's more...: show me the way to go home: I was singing this about 4pm yesterday ( my 1st day at work )... I'm tired and and I wanna go to bed.... And I NEEDED a li'l d...

show me the way to go home

I was singing this about 4pm yesterday ( my 1st day at work )...
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I'm tired and and I wanna go to bed....
And I NEEDED a li'l drink some time ago .......
( some change in the lyrics were needed 😂 )

But today is a new day and I am off to try a new yoga class....
just what is needed
Breath
its Yoga time

and there's more...: phew!!!!!

and there's more...: phew!!!!!: I did it...I got through it   yes it was tough.... at times I thought.... I've had enough the voice in my head was saying 'you g...

phew!!!!!

I did it...I got through it Image result for i did it
yes it was tough....
at times I thought.... I've had enough
the voice in my head was saying
'you gotta keep goin...
the finish line is in sight...no delaying
dont let it beat you....
you're better than that..
remember all those tough times...
when you were on that yoga mat!!!!'

And as the clock struck 5 .... I sighed a sigh of relief....its a miracle ..its beyond belief
It was a breeze.....I'm not on my knees......


I Got through my 1st day at work!!!!!

Well what did you think I was on about......  
 NO I DIDNT DO A MARATHON......... 
( but it felt like it.... 😉 )  

Monday, 17 April 2017

and there's more...: yep its Tuesday tomorrow ...

and there's more...: yep its Tuesday tomorrow ...: When you just have no clue what to expect on your 1st day at work.... sure I've been in several times over the last fort night, and to ...

yep its Tuesday tomorrow ...

When you just have no clue what to expect on your 1st day at work....
sure I've been in several times over the last fort night, and to be fair it was ok...but, all I was doing was switchboard and some post ...
sure it was busy....BUT....
I had one of the regular staff at my side...
so if a problem arose, I just had to turn my head and ask for help...
sure I was left on my own for short periods of time ....BUT... I knew help was coming back...
But tomorrow?...  'whole new ball game'

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  • its the first day back after a bank holiday ( all normal Monday mayhem, but on a Tuesday!)
  • no other staff, still on holiday!!
  • and to make matters worse I'm doing a full day...instead of my normal half day 
  • 9 til 5 Dolly said
  • not bloody likely ( 7.30-5 )!!!
  • talk about dropping me in at the deep end!!!!
'You'll be fine'....was the advice I got last week!!!
Image result for god help me quotesTo say I cant wait til 5pm tomorrow...is an understatement.....

So smile might be all I can do !!!! 
and it can only get better.....

and there's more...: no body balance still

and there's more...: no body balance still: no body balance ...due to work commitments...Easter holidays....classes been suspended I can not believe how much I am missing them... s...

no body balance still

no body balance ...due to work commitments...Easter holidays....classes been suspended

I can not believe how much I am missing them...

so have had to improvise due to getting withdrawal symptoms!!!  ( thought that could only happen when I cant have my glass of red!!! )

So I am checking out Ashtanga yoga for beginners on U tube..
and yes I am intrigued...
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its fascinating... that as soon as the videos come on or the instructors start talking I automatically acquire a ' relaxed and straight position...posture improves...houdres drop..breathing calm '
Dont you just love Yoga

Sunday, 16 April 2017

and there's more...: He has Risen

and there's more...: He has Risen: Allejulah...Christ has risen Easter Sunday or Easter Day is the most important day of the year for Christians. It is when they celebrate ...

He has Risen

Allejulah...Christ has risen
Easter Sunday or Easter Day is the most important day of the year for Christians. It is when they celebrate that three days after being killed, Jesus rose from the dead, sometimes called 'the Resurrection' and defeated evil forever. 

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Have a beautiful and Blessed Easter....  
Hope your Easter is filled with beautiful things.... love ... kindness.. family...forgiveness..
Oh yes and a few of these...
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Saturday, 15 April 2017

and there's more...: holy Saturday

and there's more...: holy Saturday: Holy Saturday Holy Saturday commemorates the day that Jesus Christ lay in the tomb after his death, according to the Christian bible. It...

holy Saturday

Holy Saturday


Holy Saturday commemorates the day that Jesus Christ lay in the tomb after his death, according to the Christian bible. It is the day after Good Friday and the day before Easter Sunday. It is also known as Easter Eve, Easter Even, Black Saturday, or the Saturday before Easter.
Wishing you a beautiful and blessed Holy Saturday


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Friday, 14 April 2017

and there's more...: Good Friday

and there's more...: Good Friday: Good Friday  is a Christian  holiday  commemorating the  crucifixion of   Jesus Christ  and his death at  Calvary . It is observed during  ...

Good Friday

Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Hope your Easter is amazing .... be kind and humble💜

Thursday, 13 April 2017

and there's more...: Ho;y Thursday ( Maunday Thursday )

and there's more...: Ho;y Thursday ( Maunday Thursday ): The Last Supper   Maundy Thursday  (also known as  Holy Thursday ,  Covenant Thursday ,  Great and Holy Thursday ,  Sheer Thursday , and...

Ho;y Thursday ( Maunday Thursday )

The Last Supper
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Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy ThursdayCovenant ThursdayGreat and Holy ThursdaySheer Thursday, and Thursday of Mysteries, among other names) is the Christian holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles as described in the Canonical gospels.[1] It is the fifth day of Holy Week, and is preceded by Holy Wednesday and followed by Good Friday.[2]
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A time to reflect and spend with loved ones ...and to offer a hand of kindness

Wishing you a beautiful and blessed day   

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

and there's more...: stressinhell today

and there's more...: stressinhell today: needed some serious deep breathing today at my new job...but that wasnt happening  phone calls ..one after the other.. breath??   no chanc...

stressinhell today

needed some serious deep breathing today at my new job...but that wasnt happening 
phone calls ..one after the other..
breath??   no chance...no time to recover...
to say I was glad to get in my car and go home today,  is probably an understatement

the reception was a hive of activity with every man
 ( and his dog!!!)

 www.urbandictionary.com/define
Every man and his dog. An idiom meaning 'extremely crowded' or 'A lot of people' .

Related imagecoming to say their farewells to the lovly lady that I am taking over from
hugs and kissess...
cards and flowers...
chocoates and more flowers...
and trying to gen up on all the things I need to know for the 1st day on my own was near impossible!!!
Wow...she is gonna be a hard act to follow
God give me strength and patience ( and anything else you think I will need )Tuesday

and there's more...: Holy Week

and there's more...: Holy Week: wishing you all the most Holy beautiful and Blessed Week full of Gods blessings...