Thursday, 22 October 2009

Gratitude Friday: 8

This Friday, I am thankful for many things, but specifically I am thankful for having such great parents. They are always supportive of whatever I want to do, and wherever I want to go, even when they do not really agree with that decision. I am lucky that they have provided a home to always return to; an anchor for my wandering. Even when I feel lost, I really have their stability grounding me.

I cannot wait to get home and see them in December.

Thanks again to Diana of Creative Structures for thinking up the idea of Gratitude Friday. Also, for giving me the opportunity to tell my parents how I feel.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I was reading Laura's blog, Ciao Amalfi, earlier as she has picked up on this great idea to promote breast cancer awareness through pink pics on our blogs. The original idea came from Scintilla over at Bell’Avventura. Check out both their blogs for great pink photos and also the site of The Pink Ribbon Foundation for further information.

This is what The Pink Ribbon Foundation site says:
"-Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and the UK.  Especially in highly developed countries like our own.
-This week in the UK approximately 750 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  It will be the same next week and the next and the next, totalling over 41,000 new cases diagnosed each year.
-For women, the lifetime risk of being diagnosed is about 1 in 9.
- It is believed that Britain now has the highest breast cancer mortality rate in the world.
-This week 250 over women in the UK will die of Breast Cancer.

This month let's think PINK.
Nottinghill Carnival, UK '08, Cat '08, Muscat Festival, Oman '08, South Africa '09

Friday, 9 October 2009

Gratitude Friday: 7

Something which is good for the soul and for chasing away sadness is laughter, so that is what I am thankful for today. On Wednesday, I went to Muscat Comedy Club's Craic Attack, where 2 Irish comedians performed. First up was Colm McDonnell who had us giggling especially with the descriptions of Bumper cars, which took many of us back to our youth. Then, after the interval, Joe Rooney came on and he was very good. My friend was crying with laughter as he recognised himself in many of the comic situations Rooney described. By the end of the evening my face ached from having laughed so much and I left with a big smile on my face.

Thanks Diana at Creative Structures for the idea of Gratitude Friday.

Please pop over and see Lisa's blog, Travel Dreams & Moonbeams, today, it's always a good read, but this week's article on souvenir bling is excellent. Thanks Lisa for asking me to contribute.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Gratitude Friday: 6

This is easy this week. Thanks for the ability and opportunity to paddle in the warm Arabian sea, along an almost deserted beach, with cooling breeze in the this quiet capital city, which I did on Wednesday. Another good memory stored for when I leave Oman.

I'm also grateful for the drop in temperature, which enabled me to do a sketch of this idyllic scene from beneath the palm trees. The results are here.