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The third year that we have attended this wonderful gathering. Each year more and more countries and cities are joining in. 122 countries against 88 last year.

At home- we switch everything off including the freezer- light candles and talk (how novel).

This year we all choose to retell the storyline of our favourite films- with the odd twist and more humour. My son won hands down telling the scary story of “THE FOG” in the accent of an old Irish Sea Dog. It was hilarious and not in the least bit scarey.

It amazes me how easy and simple this little effort is- but also how far reaching. It also amazes me how many people- just didn’t bother. I seriously hope that more of these gatherings can be arranged- not yearly- but monthly- weekly- and that the countries who get involved really impress on the importance- via their governments and through media. We could all do with getting behind this. We have only one Earth- which we share with all manner of creatures and plants etc- we are the only ones having a major detrimental impact- so we are the ones that need to shake ourselves up abit and make an effort to start to put right the many wrongs. XxX – Brightest Blessings.

As an after thought- someone on another site Pooh Poohed the whole Earth Hour thing- saying it has no effect- that all the candle lighting causes more damage- but I think they are missing the point. From little acorns grow great oaks- this is just the beginning- a drop in the ocean and the ripples are far reaching. We have to start somewhere- fairy fluffers- hippy chicks- flower power type people- whatever names are called out- getting the attention and being a part of the start is what counts.

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I got up just before Sunrise- to light the equinox black & white candles- we kept them going all day and night- right through to the following dawn.

I stood in the outdoor circle that my partner created for me a few years back, barefoot in the dew and watched and listened. As the Sun was slowly rising and the birds merrily singing- I could here the newly arrived lambs bleeting in the nearby field and the water rushing over the weir at the Canal further in the distance.

Blackbirds, Thrushes, Robins, Wrens, Crows, Magpies, Coal Tits, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Green Finch, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Linnets, Starlings, Sparrows and Gold Crests- could be seen and heard- what a wonderful Dawn Chorus they made.

A wonderful beginning to the Vernal Equinox- only marred by the fact I had to work- but returned home before Sunset to carry on with the celebrations. Hope you all enjoyed the Equinox. XxX Brightest Blessings.

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Just received an e’mail from a dear friend- alerting me to this event on 21st- 22nd June depending on where you are in the world. It is a giant world wide Meditation- which I will be joining. If I can get the link up I will- I’m just not sure how- so here goes.http://www.thegatheringofone.com

Seems to be working ok but my writing has gone all blue? No idea why?. I will be getting intouch with the lady organising the group gathering in plymouth as I will actually be in Devon on my Hols when this takes place. Brightest Blessings.

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I have been following the tragedy of the aftermath of the Cyclone in Burma and am saddened at the hold ups to aid. Why all the Red tape- why the procrastination. Letting the emergency supplies trickle in but not the aid workers- where is the sense. It is fellow human beings in desperate trouble here- and fellow human beings desperate to help. The people of Burma are in my thoughts and prayers. Brightest Blessings.

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Earth Day

Yesterday was Earth Day- unfortunately few people at my workplace knew this- until I told them. So what did I do?  Apart from making others aware- How to reduce their carbon footprint- get involved in issues regarding climate change. At home we planted a Silver Birch and a contorted Hazel. We also switched off our electricity for an hour- as we did for Earth hour last month and enjoyed good old conversation. Just one change from everyone will start to make a differance. Brightest Blessings.

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I have very recently sponsored a child in Bolivia- via Plan International. I just received in the post a brief letter outlining where she lives and the kind of environment she and her family are living in. The letter also went on to say just how the money I am sponsoring with will be put to use. With the main letter came some photo’s and a line ot two from the Plan personel actually out there in the village my sponsor child lives. Although it may not seem much- a drop in the ocean- I believe it will make a differance to this little girl- and even a little help is better than non at all. Brightest Blessings

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Earth Hour

Last Saturday- we joined in the earth Hour-A Few Major Cities around the world switched off their electricity for an hour -8 til 9 pm. Now I know not many did the same and probably very few in Ireland- but nevertheless it felt good to participate. My children, my partner & I sat together in Candle light and talked- without the TV background noise or distractions. Each year the hope is for more Cities & Countries to get involved, as together we can make a differance. Brightest Blessings.

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