…..'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'…..

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menoloud - Shout Out and Stand Up

I came back to Dunoon on Wednesday. The originally planned one week in Edinburgh turned into two, as often happens. Was able to be of further use to the father - like the baking lessons. Then there was the calendar production. Some technical stuff too. It's getting closer to where daily assistance is really required - but he's holding on to that independence with grit.

When I got back, there was the obligatory pile of post behind the front door. Surprisingly, most of it was genuine, needs-attention (and money) stuff, with only a couple of junk items.

Most impawtant of all, though, was this.............

A button to replace the one which was sadly lost when out and about one day. I love my Greta button and shall wear it proudly. THANK YOU ANGEL GRETA AND FURMILY!!!

The timing was pawfect for me to post this today, because it is also one of the days this month when our televisions will be shouting out loud about fund-raising for cancer research.

Stand Up to Cancer is a global effort, but the UK version is running this very day!

Long-term readers will know that my mother successfully came through breast cancer and had 12 wonderful years before another, highly-aggressive, gut-based form did for her. She had the most amazing support and care at our local hospice, one of the Marie Curie charity, and it is that particular establishment which I choose to support monthly. (See the Bits'n'Badges page for my regulars.)

Whichever of the many cancer-related charities is close to your heart, shout out loud and strong on its behalf!!!


  1. Hello, a cute button for the cause! Have a great day and weekend ahead!

  2. Yam Aunty mom loves her Angel Greta pin too. It is displayed on her pocketbook...many folks ask about it too.

    Hugs madi and mom

  3. WE have Greta and those pins. stella rose

  4. Angel Greta's pins are really special, just like Angel Greta was
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. We are so happy it was there waiting for you!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel, Mabel & Angel Greta

  6. Always good to come home to lots of mail as long as it's not bills.

    1. Hari Om
      ... oh yes, it was mostly bills, but sweetened by the presence of Angel Greta! Yxx

  7. what a super surprise! to get mail from friends brings joy... and that joy can beat even the anger about the letters what contain bills :o)

  8. I did not realize you lost your mum to cancer. 'Knowing' you I am sure she was a fine woman! janice xx

  9. Ah, those bills...
    What fun you got the new pin!
    Pouring rain here. 50mm. (Not km!!!) Thanks for catching my typo!!!


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