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Snow!

It’s been snowing here since Friday! Nice to look at from indoors, not so nice for walking the dog.

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Thank God for Desmond Tutu!

I am not at all religious, but I love this man!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7100295.stm

Time for an update……

Wow it’s been a long time!

So, what’s been going on in the world of Kat and Loe…

– Our new house is still not quite finished yet, but it’s getting there

–  We are really enoying living in Ede

– Our puppy (Tobi ) is now 6 months old and doing really well

– We can now go for long walks with Tobi in the forest

– Loe is still enjoying her new job

– Loe got a pay rise!

– Loe is playing badminton again every week and loving it

 

And here’s some photos of Tobi:

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This last one was taken after his coat had been plucked for the first time, which is why he looks a bit bald lol…and yes that’s a towel on him…his favourite kind of thing to play with!

Hiya :-)

Hey, long time no see! Blogging has just sort of stopped being something that I do regularly. Sorry! I’m trying to keep up with other people’s blogs every now and then. Thanks for remembering me, despite this!

I think Twitter is going to be easier to use, so I might switch to that, if people want to keep up with my (ahem) fabulous life 😀

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For the sake of archiving my life here a bit still:
– we got a little puppy. His name is Tobias. He’s a dachshund. He is very naughty and also very cute and he keeps us busy all day LOL He’s currently taking a nap on our rug; dreaming of the mischief he is getting into next 😀

Ode to the Earth

Google informed me that it’s Earth Day today. I love how Google has those little changes in logo. They feel like easter eggs every time again! 😀

Anyway, yes, Earth Day. I didn’t know it even existed, but for the occassion I’ll put the lyrics of the Pocahontas disney film in our blog. The lyrics sum up my beliefs about our precious planet, and the lines that I have made bold sum up my beliefs about education.

You think I’m an ignorant savage
And You’ve been so many places
I guess it must be so
But still I cannot see
If the savage one is me
How can there be so much that you don’t know?
You don’t know…

You think you own whatever land you land on
The earth is just a dead thing you can claim
But I know ev’ry rock and tree and creature
Has a life, has a spirit, has a name

You think the only people who are people
Are the people who look and think like you
But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger
You’ll learn things you never knew,
you never knew

Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon?
Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned?
Can you sing with all the voices of a mountain?
Can you paint with all the colours of the wind?
Can you paint with all the colours of the wind?

Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest
Come taste the sun-sweet berries of the earth
Come roll in all the riches all around you
And for once,
never wonder what they’re worth.

The rainstorm and the river are my brothers
The heron and the other are my friends
And we are all connected to each other
In a circle, in a hope that never ends.

How high does the sycamore grow?
If you cut it down then you’ll never know

And you’ll never hear the wolf cry to the blue corn moon.
For wether we are white or copper-skinned
We just sing with all the voices of the mountain
We just paint with all the colors of the wind.

You can own the earth and still,
All you’ll own is earth until
You can paint with all the colors ohh the colors of the wind.

(lyrics written by Stephen Schwartz)

Spring

Well, I’m officially declaring that Spring is starting today. I don’t care if there’s a blizzard tonight, I’m going to wear my spring shoes from now on.

Pikolinos shoes

It’s absolutely lovely outside today. I’ve just spent an hour in the garden and it’s lovely! The birds were out, the sun was out, the little grape hyacinths are out. Lovely.

Something else that is lovely in our bookcase:

edward monkton\'s lovely dinosaurs

Happy Spring Time everyone!

Quick update again

A very quick update before I jump on my bike to catch the train:

– my new job is fantastic and challenging, so far!

– our house is sold! the buyer’s real estate agents were complete &*#()#bleep*@#s! grrrr! Not giving us any security in the whole deal and trying to get more money every step of the way, threatening not to sign. We held our own pretty well, and in the end they signed. Phew!

Hei ho! Off to work I go!