August 3, 2020

You can’t keep a good man out of the saddle for very long….Esmae on Estrella, and me on Sonadora….photo by Sarah Johns

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Song of the Nightingale

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Last night, just before falling asleep, I heard the magical, bubbling song of the nightingale, outside my bedroom – followed by a good sleep and dreams – not heard it so close before…

August 1, 2020

Lammas Day

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In Ladakh, where Tibetan Buddhism holds sway, when an old person developed wrinkles and white hair, people said “You are ripe for the Harvest, let it be a good one!”

After much dithering and confusion, Johnson has got it right…

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:29 am by Aleksan

Two things Johnson has got right – at last – after much dithering and confusion, we must face and fight the Obesity epidemic in the country and we must face and fight the World Covid 19 Pandemic. Covid has not gone away, it is taking an increasing toll each day, and Europe is in danger of more waves too.

Yet there are people out there jetting about in planes, not wearing masks and seemingly in denial of reality. Pandemics have a habit of lingering in dark corners and coming back with a vengeance. Of course the tourist industry is important, but it must come second to the Health. The Labour position seems to be the wrong way round, work and jobs do not come before Health.

Being unwell myself, and suffering from weakness and fatigue after a bout of Pneumonia does focus the mind. I also had a career as a Doctor, where my patients always came before vested political or financial interests – this does nor seem to happen anymore….

Yes, Mr Johnson, you are getting there, and I suspect that your own brush with the Grim Reaper has focussed your mind – at last.

July 30, 2020

I miss my Sammy…..

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I miss my dear old Sam so much – he was like my shadow, always near, always fun. I am still grieving for my Sammy, the waves of sadness come over me, but I also smile, and am grateful for his life, and that I could share it with him xxx

July 29, 2020


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It’s been a while, all of July, while I have felt in limbo, dreaming a lot, sleeping, not eating much, drifting in the Healing Light – I have not been out for a few days, but visited Blondie’s Bridge today where I sent Peace to each of the Four Directions and called upon Guides, Local Spirits and Ancestors for their Blessings. – I am moving more into the Light, and stay close to the Natural World – dare I say it yet, but my bones are warmer, my heart lighter and my Soul more joyful – love to you all for your healing and kind wishes, Thank You x

July 26, 2020

Sammy, you are all ears, legs and tails!

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Sammy could no longer rush up and down the stairs in his last few months, due to his worn out old bones. We got a stair lift for me, who also had become unable to get up and down without a struggle – and wondered about Sammy using it too. We thought he might be frightened and try and get off, but no, he took to it instantly. I used to say “Sammy, you are all ears, legs and tails” as I lifted him up on to my lap. We then had a very cosy ride together, up or down, and he seemed to enjoy me chewing his ears!

July 25, 2020

A slow recovery….

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Three weeks ago I was smitten by a very unpleasant virus – it affected me in several ways – fevers, coughing, breathlessness, visual problems, especially blurring and unfocused eyes and strange pains in my fingers. The tests showed I was, at an early stage, Covid Negative, but there are a lot of false negatives!

This condition lasted about two weeks, although at first I thought I was recovering. However I went backwards for awhile, but now I am slowly improving. I seem to have classical post-viral fatigue syndrome which includes tiredness, difficulty with exercise, aches and pains during the night. I continue with blurred vision and loss of focus and I have lost my appetite.

I know it will take me another couple of weeks or more to make a full recovery, and I have to find the patience for this. Meanwhile I put my faith in Doctor Fresh Air, Doctor Light and Energy, Doctor Rest and Healing and Doctor Connection with Nature.

But I do not despise Medicine – Jeff has just brought me a very large bottle of Croft’s Original Sherry – one glass three times a day before meals…

July 23, 2020

Give me breath, give me healing!

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I call upon the Powers of the East and the Hawk of Dawn, soaring in the clear skies of Albion, and the Element of Air – and I ask for Blessings of Breath, Breathing and Healing, and the energy of the Golden Dragon, connecting me to Mother Nature and the Sky Gods Triumphant! I breathe in and I breathe out the Sacred Word, and let Sun and Moon work their Magic!

July 20, 2020


Posted in Uncategorized at 8:38 am by Aleksan

It’s only now that Penny and I have come to realise just how much physical and mental energy went into looking after Sammy in his last weeks and months. We both became ill ourselves in different ways, and poor Sam somehow dominated every moment in one way or another. He had lived an active and energetic life to the full, but old age caught up with him, and we could not save him from that….

Now he has gone we are both totally exhausted, and it’s taking time to appreciate how much more time we now have for ourselves, and how less restricted we are. Sam was ready to go, he was worn out. We helped him pass on and loved him dearly. But we are too old to have another dog now – luckily we have many other doggy friends in our lives, and will be sharing the love.

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