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Author: Barbara Gray

Today well lived…

Today well lived…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. We have a verse which has been made into a stampset and a Groovi plate. Today Well Lived is actually an ancient Sanskrit verse. Here’s the unabridged version, and I’d like to introduce it as today’s quote # 28 Look to this Day, for it is life – the very life of life. In its brief course lie all the realities and truths of existence the joy of growth the glory of action the…

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Young at heart

Young at heart

Hi there Thanks for popping in. The family is starting to gather for the funeral on Monday. Our Mark and his lovely girlfriend Alex just landed from San Francisco, and Grace’s beau Mark flies in tomorrow from New York. The energy in the house is young and bubbly. Lots of laughter, eating Caterpilllar cake and story-telling. These people are all the tonic we need. There’s nothing quite like youth for lifting the spirits. They come bearing love and joy –…

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Get Fresh with Paul on Friday

Get Fresh with Paul on Friday

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Had a good day today with Mum and Grace. This too shall pass. Had to chuckle at your acronym guesses from yesterday. Blimey! Remind me not to get on the wrong side of you girls!! Actually, here are the answers: PYFI = Put Your Filter In RTR = Read The Room. Hahaha. Punch your face in!! Now I’ve heard it all!!! It is good to laugh though. Paul is covering me on TV tomorrow,…

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We can’t help the thoughts…

We can’t help the thoughts…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. It’s been a long day, productive but draining. Not made any easier by some woman at pottery who ran at the mouth about stuff that was upsetting. Upsetting to me. Probably not to anybody else, but certainly to me. PYFFI ! I wanted to yell at her, or even just PYFI. Or RTR! But of course, I didn’t. Would serve no purpose. Instead, in true English style, the wall went up, I moved to…

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The Happy Couple

The Happy Couple

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Is it really Tuesday already? If so, it must be time for another Design of the Week with 30% discount (plus club discount) and one of my personal favourites – maybe because every time I see this design, it reminds me of our wedding. I illustrated this design for our wedding stationery – The Happy Couple. Available in Fresh Cut Aperture Die 3 Way Overlay Stamp 7×7 Stencil and finally A5sq Groovi Plate This…

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Travel Gently

Travel Gently

Hi there Thanks for popping in. It’s been a day for sorting through old photos and memories with our Grace. It was an emotional rollercoaster for sure. We smiled, laughed, wept, hugged each other, and then kept going. We were compiling a photo tribute for Dad’s funeral, which will be set to Billie Holiday’s “‘I’ll be seeing you”. We’d been procrastinating, because we knew it wouldn’t be easy. Was it pleasant looking back? Double-edged sword really. On the one hand,…

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Get Groovi with PAUL and PAT

Get Groovi with PAUL and PAT

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Who’s PAT?? Read on… Paul is on Create & Craft at 4pm & 8pm today, showcasing the latest release from Josie Davidson. Diagonal Ribbon Lace Duet A4sq Collection If you are thinking about giving lacework a go, then these plates are a great place to start. Paul has been showcasing one of the designs in Groovi Tuesday Part 1 – HERE or below Part 2 – HERE or below Part 3 – HERE or…

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Get Groovi with Tina today!

Get Groovi with Tina today!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Tina will be back on Create & Craft at 1pm & 5pm today with some fabulous designs from Linda Williams. Tina asked for these to be put on her show as she said that these designs were some of her all time favourites. I totally agree with her! The Flowers and Lace Collection is my favourite too. Click HERE to investigate the entire collection On a personal note, I cannot thank Tina enough for…

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You are stronger than you think.

You are stronger than you think.

Thanks for popping in. Strength is the word of the day. It really is surprising how strong we are, you know. How resilient we are. How much we can handle. Just got to keep a calm head on and keep ticking boxes. They say God only gives you as much as you can handle. Well, he evidently has a lot of confidence in Dave! So much piling up at work, but Dave just keeps his eye on the road ahead….

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You Light up my Life

You Light up my Life

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Went walking in the woods with Grace this morning. Slid around on the ice and had quite a giggle. Blue skies and crisp underfoot – apart from the muddy slosh underneath the trees! A walk out in the fresh, wintery air is certainly good for the soul. Whatever is going on in life, there’s got to be time for a leisurely walk with your daughter, eh? She lights up my life Now I’m sitting…

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