Friday, 20 February 2009


Just some bits.....

Big news is Alex is better.... YES!!! To the point that whilst I was out today, he went out and brought me a box of my very favourite chocolates in the world... Violet creams, and a dozen white roses to say thank you for looking after him.
Can't beat that!

Trix is responding very well to our dog whisperer techniques and fingers crossed that by the time the rescue people come to see us in a couple of weeks we'll be on track to have a totally sorted dog.

I've been to Liverpool today, to have lunch with my dear friend Wake Up. As ever, being with her is an absolute pleasure. We didn't stop talking from when we meet up till we reluctantly parted company 4 hours later.

I've been to Liverpool today, and I have to say it is a really great place to visit. They opened L1 earlier this year and it is a great shopping centre. The whole city centre buzzes with astonishing art galleries, from the Tate to Fact, where my gorgeous niece works, to Bluecoat. All of them and the others a visual treat of modern art.
Liverpool is such a style centre, the women there, take their fashion very seriously and apart from their love affair with fake tans or tanning beds ,they really rock in how they dress. The buskers, who are on every street corner, are of a very high calibre, from a rock guitarist playing Albatross (Fleetwood Mac track) to acoustic guitar singers singing wonderful renditions of Beatles songs. And then of course there is the accent, which I love. They are incredibly friendly people and proud of their city. It definitely rocks.

And finally,there is something afoot in blogland. There is an ever growing interest in schools in Botswana, Swaziland and Mozambique. People from round the world are starting to want to do things to help children in these schools have a better chance of education. From providing drawing materials to starting to organise to collect money to buy a roof for a school. Now I'm only a very small part of this so far. But if anyone who isn't already involved in this tapestry of life wants to know more about it, and wants to offer something, then let me know and I'll point you in the right direction. I think there is something profoundly satisfying about giving to a real place with real people, rather than putting my hand in my pocket and just handing over cash to whomever for whatever.

And above all else it makes me feel good to be part of a caring world community, that knows that education is the only way forward to help people understand their fellow man.


Pam said...

Hi Byrd! Just catching up with your posts. I am SO glad Alex is better,that you have come through this whole thing with added insight, and that you had a great time out and about.Friends, galleries,chocolates - hope the stress levels are down a bit now. I call the tummy flutters "fear fairies"- sounds like you have yours under control. Big hug to you dear Byrd.Enjoy the choccies.xx

lakeviewer said...

Hi. Interesting post.

Mel said...


<-- very pleased

For you, for the kiddo.

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

I am so happy that you had a wonderful day and that Alex is better. What a love to get you chocolates and roses!

e said...

Glad to hear things are finally looking up for all of you and that you had a lovely day!

Lori ann said...

Alex, Liverpool, Africa, GREAT! and then violet creams(i have no idea what they are but they sound like something desirable!) and roses. And no naughty washing machine! This Has been a good day dear Byrd.
xxx lori

karen said...

Glad to hear things are looking up! Sweet, Alex - that is just so heart warming! lol x

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

I'm so glad Alex is better - and how wonderful that he's appreciated all you've done for him - and great news about Trix too.
I'm so glad you had a good day out - you needed and deserved it!

nitebyrd said...

You sound really happy and quite stressless in this post, Byrd. It's nice to read. :)

Walker said...

Good to hear Alex is better and you got chocolate and roses, bonus.
Its always good to get awa y and spend time with a friend or friends.
Something new is always refreshing.