Saturday, February 17, 2007

The art of balance

I heard a great piece on the radio this morning about stone balancing. I'd love to give it a try, and some of our local beaches would be a good place to start as there's an abundance of fatastic rocks. A good idea to file away for a nice summer's day, picnic lunch, camera and trying something new.

Also a fantastic piece in the Glasgow Herald on a Scots couple, from the Isle of Lewis, working in Zambia, who have adopted two street children, and now foster 38 others. Most are orphans from Aids, and most are boys, as surviving girls get married off. The couple's own wee girl of six just thought that girls came in white and boys in black.

Life expectancy in Zambia is now 37!! It is 78 in Scotland.

My son is still sleeping. He had a wild night last night. He was at his friend's grandad's 80th birthday party. And no it wasn't in old folks home, it was in the pub and he got home at 2.00am!

I'm off to work in the garden again, cutting back things like peonies etc. The strange season continues as I have cowslips well in flower, but the forsythia isn't out yet. Euphorbia robbiae is in flower along the fence, I love the lime green flowers, but it does need space.

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Blogger blkbutterfly said...

the AIDS epidemic in Africa is maddening and heartbreaking. 37 years old is a shame...

on a lighter note, was the grandfather out until 2 am? if so, i want to be like him when i'm 80! :-) also, it's good to hear your son is doing well again.

oh, and on a totally unrelated note, thanks for recommending Red River by Lalita Tademy to me. they didn't have at it at the library nearest me, so i checked out Cane River instead. it's a great book and makes me want to read Red River.

7:36 pm  
Blogger apprentice said...

Yes it is heartbreaking, a whole generation wiped out, and the old and young left bereft.

This couple are great, he's head of the national airline and she's a doctor.

And yes the old boy was out until 2am, playing dominos and darts! He's great, father, son and grandson all spend time together, it's lovely to see.

I'm so glad you liked Cane River.

9:38 pm  

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