Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Years Day 2011

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day"
~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Happy New Year to each and everyone of you, I hope this Year holds all you hope and dream, but most of all I wish you the love of your Family and Friends and Good Health
Take care

Sunday, December 19, 2010

"Merry Christmas"

Hi My Friends

From Ross and I and our Family to You and Your Families,

I would just like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas,

I hope you spend this special time of the year with those you love, and I hope Santa, is good to you all,

Please if you are on the roads this Christmas drive safely,

“Merry Christmas to each and every one of you”


Sunday, December 12, 2010



It not until you need the service of the above people, that you come to know that they are worth every cent they are paid and more.

Ten days ago Ross and I need the service of these wonderful people, for the first time in our life we had to call the paramedic’s to our home, Ross had what they are calling for now a turn of some kind,(he still having test done).

The young man who answered my call for help, was so very good, he told me what to do and how to go about it, most of it I knew and had done some of it, but it was very comforting to hear a voice telling you that you are doing all the right things.

The two paramedic come to the house, these two young people, not only showed what wonderful skill’s they have, but also so much kindness and understanding, towards both Ross and I. They did everything they could to help us and explained in very easy to understand terms what they were doing and why, this for both Ross and I made a very trying time, so much easier.

I know doctors and Nurse at the hospitals do wonderful things and what they do to make people better is outstanding, but the first person most of us see if we are in an accident or need an ambulance is a Paramedic, it there skills at keeping us alive and those around us calm, till we get to the hospital, that is so important.

I know the cost of putting these young people through Uni is so very high, but the lives’ they save is worth every cent.

S.M. Mac Arthur ©

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


As many of you know we have a cat called Luigi, so I thought I would tell you something about him.

Luigi come to stay for six months a year ago and has never left, and just quietly, I think the girl knew once he was here he would be here to staying.

Luigi a big cat, he a mixed breed cat, but most think he has Ragdoll in him because of the size of him, when he is sitting and you put a twelve inch ruler next to him it only just come to his shoulders.

Now Luigi goes under many names, Louie, Alarm, Boss, and Bloody cat, to name just a few.

Every morning at five o’clock, Louie will arrive in our room and Ross will roll over and go

“the Alarm’s about to ring” Louie get on the bed and leans nice and close and mews very loudly in our ears and then sit there with this look on his face that say “ oh your awake, good”, you can set the clock by him, he always on time.

The thing Louie like to do most is open doors, and as he an indoor only cat, he had a lot of time to get this down to a fine art, there are only four doors in our house he can’t open, front, back, bathroom and toilet door’s, all the rest he can open, all the one’s in the kitchen and office and the drawers as well, wardrobes in the bedrooms are now all open with eases, very really does he ever want to get into anything he open, it more just to show you he can do it and he really is just a big show off!

When Louie come to live with us along come his toy’s too, he has more toys the most kids, he has mice of every shape and size, and some look and feel very real, one of his great joy’s is when people are here, he will arrive in the room with a mouse in his mouth, that he drop at someone feet and starts to play with it, he has made more than one person get up and move, because they believed it was a real mouse being flung around the room by him.

Ross has never been a cat person, me I like cat but didn’t want one, because we had not long lost our Foxy, but the girls were on their way overseas, and need a home for him.

Now we would not part with Luigi for and the gold under the sun.

Some call cats and dogs and other animals we live with pets, they are much more than that to many people, they are family, they bring to our lives a love that we don’t get from people, a love that is give freely, it a special love, that is there for all to share, it is so different from the love given by a person, the only time you lose the love of an animal friend is if you do something stupid, as in to abuse them ect.

Some time we lose our special family member because they die, the pain of this lose is one that take hold of your heart, we feel this lose, an emptiness deep inside, it hard to explain, other than to say it love.

Some people have never had an animal friend in there live and for them I feel very sorry for they have missed out on something truly special.

S.M. Mac Arthur ©