Phew! Sorry, folks –
I’ve been away for ages; but with good reason….& all will be revealedif you unfurl a few previously unpublished pages as I will pop up some archived posts that I simply haven’t had a chance to publish; life has just been so hectic.
So today, sees the opening of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, with a spectacular (if somewhat controversial) Opening Ceremony. A staggering fifteen thousand ‘actors’ participated in a stunningly colourful display; although it was highly ironic that not only were Buddhist icons frequently used to promote the Games (given China’s Human Rights record regarding Tibet) & that also, apparently grave concern for the world’s environment was expressed: when China alone is home to sixteen of the world’s most heavily polluted cities – & to date does not exactly appear to have an earnest environmental policy. At times the ceremony seemed almost obscured….surely, it must have been by emotion at the spectacle, & not by a veil smog….? (Which as I recall China faithfully promised would no longer hover over the city, when it won the prestigious bid to host the Games). Hmmmmmm…….
But this is also a day to remember for another reason: a very, very, sad day….when we mark the passing of Wenna, our friend Jim’s lovely British Saanen goat who has struggled for many months now against a mystery illness; but in spite of poor Jim’s tender, devoted & unshakeable nursing care has tragically, not managed to pull through. Jim, our thoughts, love & support are with you on this dreadful day: cold comfort though it is, you gave Wenna the best home & the most wonderful life, any goat could wish for – and we are delighted that darling Froggie continues to be so very happy in her new home with you & is going from strength to strength, thanks to your gentle attention.
And you know one day, when the veils of the living world grow dark for us we’ll all meet up again, in eternally green & sunny pastures….Wenna, goodbye for now, little Friend.