The Simple Things

For me life has always been confusing. Even more so when faced with a life and death situation. Day in day out one’s head and thoughts can drive you crazy. One minute being up and the next down. A constant emotional rollercoaster. In the last two months what I have noticed the most that makes me happy to be alive and for every minute I get to live on Gods’ great Earth are the ‘simple things’. Money, possesions and all the stuff we worry bout and long for daily are all irrelevant. All that matters is ‘love’ and even the smallest things bring the greatest happiness and satisfaction.

Anyone that knows Pete and I, know that we care for an 89 year old gentlemen who Pete befriended 20 years ago. Ray, doesn’t have any family or friends and lives alone so Pete has, all this time, been his confidante. We do his washing, shopping, organise his appointments and generally be his ‘family’. Yesterday we had Ray over for his favourite meal, omelette. It’s funny that something as simple as pottering around with him was so fulfilling. Takes my mind off ‘me’.

On returning from taking Ray home, we arrived to a package outside our front door. So beautifully wrapped. Inside it was full of thoughtful gifts for me and Pete and cards to both of us with love and happiness. We are both thrilled. Overwhelmed with happiness and  I can’t believe people are so kind. Throughout the past two years I simply have been astounded by the love and support from everyone we know and even some I don’t know.

The gift was from a client, a friend of mine. I haven’t known her for long but not only has she taken time, imagination, effort and love to make us happy she has even arranged a concert to raise money for the Sobell House Hospice and to raise awareness for Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Unbelievable! Thank you Sara.

I am of course very excited.. and here are all the details for anyone that would like to attend and party along with us. It’s going to be a small affair with only 120 seats available.

Friday 26th October at 7.45pm:

Meet the Beatles, one of the best Beatles tribute bands around. They came last October and proved to be very popular. Now they are embarking on another tour for charity.

See Meet the beatles perform such hits as Please Please me, Love Me Do, Help, Yellow Submarine, Hey Jude and many more. If you were, indeed are, a fan of the Fab Four then this fantastic show is a must for you!

The performance will be at 7.45pm on Friday 26th October at The Players Theatre, Nelson Street, Thame, OX9 2DP.

Tickets cost £12 with £2 off for concessions, and can be obtained from Tickets Anywhere, Greyhound Walk, Thame. Telephone 01844 217228.


Dontations will be collected on the night for the Sobell House Hospice.

Today the happiness continued as did the ‘simple things’. Pottering around the house, a visit to the Global Retreat centre and homemade vegan food. The Bear even made me a stand for my shrine for meditating, with his own hands (and didn’t get upset at ‘equipment failure’! smiley-smile.gif)

Life doesn’t get much better than this. Friends, family and little furry animals, oh and scrummy food. X

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