Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 04/08/2017

Urgent Stop over …


From Aloft & Afar ...

” Aether makes up the Heavens
Upper atmosphere where the Gods dwell
More dense than Air, finer than Water ” Aristotle

Escaping to the Gates of Heaven at Full Speed ;

Incurable my Wanderlust … with a sense of Beyond ,of Timelessness ,of a World with Eternal Values ….

* Free from any Electronic Chains … Giant my Wings …

 

Into the realms of clouds

Flying over the roof of the world …

beautiful land,beautiful turquoise waters,beautiful Greece

 

Alas,there are so many things between heaven and earth of which only the poets have dreamed. And especially above the heavens … Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Showing signs of life after my long absence from the wonderful WordPress Land as some kind Ladies and very special friends kept popping by to leave their comments on my ‘ARCHIVAL” Blog lol …

Have you ever had a cluttered and completely uncontrollable email inbox,after coming back from your holidays?That’s simply a rhetorical question to excuse my inexcusable absence.I think it’s time to reconsider my strategies and try to be more practical.Oftentimes,just a “Like”,or a very short comment can save the situation …

I usually want to read every single post extensively and enjoy all the details in the beautiful photos included,and leave verbose comments … Nevertheless,it’s absolutely impossible especially when I am holidaying … You know,Greece has a very long and hot summer and some lovely islands … And,our wondrous world has numerous places to visit and experience the “different” from every historical or cultural angle.

Here come some summer sunlit images for you to see who carried me away …

” Waves in the Light revive the Eyes …
Who carried away the blonde and sunburnt lady ?
The sea-breeze with its transparent breath … “

Myrtos' Sapphire Blue

Myrtos’ Sapphire Blue

The Zephyr of Summer in Kefalonia

Descend to encounter the Infinite Sapphire Blue of the Ionian Sea,feel the touches of Zephyr,hear the whispers of the gentle breeze …

Let me show you  Amphitheatric Argostoli …

Amphitheatric Argostoli ...

Amphitheatric Argostoli …

Argostoli in Kefalonia (Cephalonia),the largest of the Ionian Islands.

Amphitheatrically built with a view to Koutavos Lagoon and surrounded by mountains and forests with lush green vegetation.

Rich in history and culture,probably best known as the location of “Captain Correlli’s Mandolin” film which depicts the Island’s WWII history.Few though notice Byron Street in the city of Argostoli,they are mostly fascinated by the blue lagoon,the wetland with its rich flora and fauna.

The Great Philhellene poet Lord Byron stayed in Kefalonia for four months before joining the Greek Garrison in Mesolongi,where he died in April 1824,fighting in the Greek War of Independence.
He wrote some of his most famous poems sitting on a rock known as “The Rock of Byron”.It is situated near Kallithea,an impressive observation post facing Zakynthos (Zante).
There is an inscribed marble plaque on the rock with his words :

 

“The poet that I am, I owe to the air of Greece”. Lord Byron

Greece Remembers …

 

Here come some sponges & sea shells I collected in Crete & Kefalonia for you my WordPress friends …

Sponges & Sea Shells

Sponges & Seashells

Simple Things yield Great Pleasures … don’t they ?

 

Crete is also a beautiful island in the Aegean Sea,many the photos I could share,but little my spare time … Besides,it’s an “urgent stop over” …

I’m not a Greek in here,I’m a Cretan …

I'm not a Greek ~ I'm a Cretan ...

I’m not a Greek ~ I’m a Cretan …

Winds of Crete & The Clear Blue of the Aegean

“God changes his appearance every second. Blessed is the man who can recognize him in all his disguises.”

” You have your brush, you have your colours, you paint the paradise, then In you Go.” Nikos Kazantzakis ~ Zorba the Greek

 

Pure bright Colours from my Land for you my friends ♥ The setting sun added more colours to my palette …

 

Sunrays dancing on Crystal clear Waters

Sunrays dancing on Crystal clear Waters

Sunrays dancing on Crystal clear Waters

Frolicsome beams flirting with Emerald green and Golden shades

The whole world’s soul contracted into my eyes,I collected the colours to give them back to the sky …

That’s how I learn the tongue of the poets,the tongue of the painters …

 

And, dazzling the sunsets from Myrtos Beach,as intense as the sunsets in my beloved Santorini,I’ll show you some other time;here is a solar parallax to see what I mean,to write the epilogue of my “urgent stop over” …

Solar Parallax ...

Solar Parallax …

Celestial Elusiveness of Heliocentric systems

Chasing Elusive Phases & Faces from the beach of Myrtos,
bountenous its Blinding Light,Hot its Melting Rays on the palm …

The Ball of Fire had a Huge Golden Halo Sacred to the Sky …

 

*Special thanks go to my dear WP friends :

Amy,Charlotte,Jet,Roslyn,Shey,Su,Sue ♥ Most of my WP followers have rightly forgotten me,I know … I remember all of you though …

 

I’ll pay some visits,leave some likes before I go again … I’ve missed all of you and all your brilliant posts ♥

♥ ♥

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Responses

  1. Love your pictures, dear Doda, it’s so beautiful there. I hope you are enjoying yourself. Happy autumn. Hugs ❤ 🙂

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    • Many thank yous for liking my Greece related images,dear Aditi!It was just an urgent stop over to give signs of life after my long absence from the WP-land 🙂 Happy autumn to you too,my friend ❤ xxx

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  2. so lovely 🙂

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    • Thanks kindly dear friend!Sending you love & hugs of friendship 🙂 xxx

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  3. […] Source: Urgent Stop over … […]

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    • Thank you for finding several connections with your timely issues.

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  4. Excellent pictures! Much obliged to you for the take after and all the likes!😊

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    • Many thanks for appreciating my photos 🙂 Have a wonderful and creative day 🙂

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  5. Hi Doda, this is such a lovely post with gorgeous photos. Someday, hopefully, I’ll be able to check Greece off from the bucket list. I haven’t blogged since January until just recently, so I’m sorry to say that I don’t know how you’ve been during that time. I hope life has treated you well, though, and it’s nice to see you again now. Much love, Lauren

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    • So many thanks for calling in and for liking my “urgent stop over”,dear Lauren 🙂 I had been away from WP more than a year and some of my friends kept coming and asking if I was all right.Coudn’t be better,simply,my spare time was so limited,I only shared some images on Flickr and kept my Twitter account live as both of them are not so demanding.Hope all is fine with you and yours,I knew you were away from WP too,you had announced it in your last post.Wishing you all the best ~ Much Love & hugs of friendship 🙂 ❤ xxx

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    • Oh,Superduque 🙂 Nothing better than a dew-tipped rose!You have such a beautiful and sensitive heart!A big thank you from the bottom of my ❤

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  7. Lots of beauty here, Doda ❤

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    • Thank you dear Tiny,hope it helped you to forget your sorrow for a while ❤ xxx

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  8. Beautiful pictures! Thank you for the follow and all the likes!😊

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    • Thank you so much for your nice words and your kindness!I gladly followed back,loved your travel posts with your outstanding photographic work and the experiences you share with us.All the best to you,my new WP friend 🙂

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  9. Missing..
    But if your wings
    Bring you
    To this land of beauty..

    Aye!
    Even I
    Would love to lose
    All these gadgetry 🙂

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    • Thanks kindly for your beautiful and deeply evocative comment,I do appreciate the singularity of your poetic words 🙂 xxx

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  10. Lovely to read your post and see your photos again, Greece looks just so inviting, it’s definitely up-there on my bucket list. Thanks for popping by, it was good to know you’re ok.
    All my best Charlotte 🙂

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    • Thank you for your concern and your kindness Charlotte dear!I am certain sure you’ll make it in the fullness of time,Greece has so many interesting sights and things to do.Glad to see you participated in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer.BambinO 2017 was a great operatic experience.Best to you my friend 🙂

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  11. You sure are unforgettable. Just reading this post, I think that this such a unique set-up for a post, with all the quotes intertwined with your musings, descriptions and pictures. Brilliant!
    Pity me, I didn’t get to see that church by the water in Crete.
    I don’t know how many hot days I’ve spent thinking how I wished I was in Greece admiring or dipping my toes on the water. Greece sure is unforgettable, just as you are. 😉

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    • Blusted at the compliments from a great cosmopolite globetrotter …So many thanks for your rich laudatory comment,dear Rommel!Send you Cycladic sea breeze from Koufonisia,Syros,Folegandros and Milos,while soon I’ ll have to start getting ready to fly to Barcelona … 😦 Enjoy your travels and keep safe dear friend 🙂

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  12. Beautiful photos

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  13. So beautiful 🙂

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    • So many thanks dear Joshi!Happy to have you here,my friend 🙂

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  14. and my favorite quote from this post …

    “God changes his appearance every second. Blessed is the man who can recognize him in all his disguises.”

    but I thank you for this taste of colorful Greece – could imagine the beautiful air and so nice to have you share a post –
    peace

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    • Om,om,my good WP friend Yvette still remembers me!Isn’t it fascinating?Thank you so much,I do cherish the interaction we’ve had all those years on WP.Glad I found the Z door half-open and bought a lovely summer bag … Thank you for “travelling” with me to Greece 🙂 Peace to you too & lots of summer kisses 🙂 xxx

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      • ahhh – I feel that Greece air still waving this way –
        🙂
        summer kisses bach – xxoo

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        • Sending more gentle Zephyr breeze your way 🙂 xxx

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  15. well I do not think we can forget you that easy – no way Jose! ha I mean no way Doda

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  16. Thanks for these photos. It is such a beautiful place, no-one would blame you for forgetting you had a blog. Enjoy and live it. Time on a keyboard can wait until another day. I hope you had a wonderful time.

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    • Always falling way behind,that’s my permanent issue,dearest Draco,but the joy I get when I receive such input is greater than blogging.So many thanks for your kindness and for what you share with us;love your dynamic photograpic work and your bewildering perspective 🙂

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  17. Such a gorgeous post Doda… **Missed you**
    It would be a dream come true, to visit Greece… I feel a strong connection with your country (as with Italy)…. Maybe one day. In the meantime, Loved reading this post and the photographs are mesmerizing. Hugs. 😀

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    • Oh,that dream that never leaves you alone …
      Hope it won’t remain a pipe dream 🙂 Let it burn inside of you until it finds its fulfillment.In the meantime,keep delving into the mythical world of the Greeks and Romans.Your love for both counties is apparent in your brilliant posts.Thankful for your visit and your laudatory comment,Aquileana dear. Sending you back hugs of friendship 🙂

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  18. You could never be forgotten, Doda, because you give so much of yourself and your wonderful land when you are here. You are a naturally giving person, and people will always love you for that. The beauty of this post mesmerizes me. Greece is simply breathtaking, and your many quotes add to the splendour. I’ve visited Crete, Rhodes and Corfu, and desperately want to see Santorini – and I long to see Athens. Your post has been a fabulous way for you to return to WP (even if it is only a flying visit!). I hope you have a wonderful holiday. Sending you lots of hugs. 🙂

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    • Oh,Millie,I’m overjoyed you recognised the previous version of myself and made me feel a genial host.Great my pleasure to know that the cyan-blue colours of my place resonate with you.Your kind words have light,you sharply scrutinised the Big picture of the living surfaces to find the proportions and the soul of a nation.The islands you’ve visited still bear unadulterated beauty and bridge the gap between time and eternity.Athens and Santorini are popular destinations,you’ll love them both and feel the Hellenic warmth.Can’t thank you enough for calling in and for always remembering me 🙂 Lots of hugs back to you & summer kisses ❤ xxx

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  19. PS: I missed your beautiful posts!!

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  20. I never tire of your wandering around that beautiful and ancient place. Thank you for your wonderful tours. My partner’s family were from Kefalonia! He would holiday there in the summer. Now here is another interesting story, My grandfather on my Dad’s side was from south of Naples. I had my Dna done which of course showed the Scots and Irish but instead of Italian the percentage says Italian Greek! So there you go- oh but there was also a spatter of western Asia and middle east- and Scandinavian! None of us are ever pure anything lol!!

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    • So many thanks for virtually wandering with me again,dear Cybele.
      “Wherever I travel Greece wounds me …”I mention it because you’re familiar with Seferis’ poetry,you can read the deeper meaning of his words.Your partner and his family come from an insland that has been inhabited since the Stone Age.Long its glorious history and culture,remarkable the Kefalonians!They are such social,spiritual and very intelligent people.Well,complex your genetic code,multi-coloured your spirited living cells.Your soul though gravitates towards the Gaelic culture,Celtic is your soul … 🙂

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  21. I have missed you, sweet Doda! Your words hug us and we enjoy the breathtaking scenery you’ve shared here 🙂 As for the cluttered email box, it’s sitting here now waiting for me but I’d much rather be away on vacation with you ❤ 😉

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    • Such a soul-stirring welcoming,dearest Christy!Delighted you’re going to holiday with me and show you around my place 🙂 Feel so guilty though as I visited your site and left only a “wordless” Like”.I’ll soon mend my ways,my lovely friend.Send you sunlit summer kisses 🙂 ❤

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  22. What a beautiful post upon your return to blogland! Yes, you have been missed! You’ll probably laugh at this, but two things come to mind when I think of Greece. One is an old Disney movie called “Moonspinners” with Hayley Mills that takes place in Greece. The other is my visits to Tarpon Springs, Florida (also known as little Greece)! They dive for sponges there, too! Anyway, before I begin rambling, let me say that I completely understand your “frustrations” with blogging. I, too, always want to leave comments on each of the posts I visit but too often I only have time to either say just a few words or leave a “Like.” Just know that I’m happy you’re back and you don’t ever have to feel like you need to take the time you don’t have to comment. Don’t misunderstand, I do love it when you do! Haha! Welcome home and looking forward to seeing and hearing more from you! Love and hugs, my friend! 😀

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    • Yeah,“Moonspinners” and their trip down to a small coastal inn on the Greek island of Crete!It was a gorgeous film tinged with a bit of romance and adventure.As for Tarpon Springs in Florida,I had posted a huge beautiful sponge and had dedicated it to the lovely city where Greeks keep old customs and tradition still alive.Thank you so much for your generous comment,your heartwarming welcoming and your friendship,dear Linda :)Send you back love and summer kisses 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  23. Marvelous as usual and thought provoking, hope that you holiday creates memorable treasured moments.

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    • A big thank you for reading the colours of my country,dear Sally!Much appreciated 🙂

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  24. “The poet that I am, I owe to the air of Greece” That says so much about Greece, its beauty, rich culture, blue sky and blue of the Aegean. Oooh, I’m reading with tears…
    Thank you so much for remembering us. Love you! Enjoy your summer, Dearest Doda! ❤ ❤ ❤

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    • Away for a long time but never forgetting my precious in every way WP friends 🙂 Thanks to you I decided to come up again although it’s holiday time … So many thanks for reading and enjoying the Greek Colours,dearest Amy!Love you too ❤ Sending you broad summer smiles 🙂 ❤ xxx

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      • Thank you for the beautiful poem, Greek color, and the island where you are. Enjoy the holidays, my dearest friend. ❤ xxx

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        • Big thank YOUs dearest friend Amy 🙂 Your friendly and heartwarming comments give more light to my summer days ❤ xxx

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  25. Welcome back and thank You commenting my blog. Your photos are stunning beautiful. You are a Cretan. We have visited Crete twice and love it.

    Happy Sunday!

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    • So many thanks,dear Matti!Crete is a lovely Aegean island,I bet you had a splendid time there.Loved your gorgeous images from the sandy island!Happy Sunay,my friend 🙂

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  26. Welcome back to WP my dear friend. I have so enjoyed your Twitter greetings and it’s nice to have you back here too. 🙂 xxx

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    • Thaaank you dear WP & Twitter friend!Loved the interaction we’ve had on Twitter,at least,you could see what was happening in my micro-cosmos.See you at your place,to cool off a bit,heatwave “Lucifer”,dubbed by the Italians,is making Europe hot as hell 😦
      All the best, 🙂 ❤

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      • It was lovely. I hate to completely lose touch with friends, but we all occupy so many real and virtual spaces it is difficult to keep up sometimes. I have been following news about the heatwave and would happily send you some of our cooler weather, although for winter, it isn’t that cool. Hope the weather breaks soon and you get some relief my friend. xxx 🙂

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  27. You are not forgotten dear Doda.. I thank you for the gifts.. and the wonderful journey you took us upon.. Sending you love as you continue to do what you do. With love in your heart.. Keep Living and Enjoying.. But we would love a picture post card update once in a while Lol..
    Hugs and More Hugs.. Love and Blessings
    Sue xxx ❤ ❤ ❤

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    • Delighted your appreciated the simple gifts,I’ve also some lovely conches with flared lips for you,I’ll send you one to listen to the sounds of the deep blue ocean … Thank you so much for your love and your kindness,I’ve just finished reading your insightful thoughts,there’s so much spiritual desolation,you always fit the inner frame within the frame … Love & hugs back to you,dear Sue 🙂 <3<3<3

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      • I loved nothing better as a child to hold a shell up to my ear, not quite the scale as a Conch lol but the ocean holds its own melody as it breathes in and out.. 💚☺

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  28. Thank you for the sponges and seashells, dear Doda, and for fleetingly dipping back into the WordPress waters — as always, a pleasure to see you swimming here. H ❤

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    • My pleasure dear Hariod!I,too,thank you for your parallelism between my summer photos and my WP waters … Pure light and shades of blue contributing to my “contentedness”,but keeping me away from my WP friends.Send you much love & respect,my friend 🙂 ❤

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  29. You are never forgotten my beautiful friend! Neither is your beautiful land. Welcome back 😀 I know the inbox issue well lol…it happens every day 😅 Lovely sponges and seashells too 😊 Your land offers so much that is unique and awesome and the colours of your land so rich and deep …big Wolfie hugs 🤗⚘

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    • Why thank you for such a heartwarming welcoming,my dear Wolfie 🙂 Overjoyed to see that you know how to read and deeply analyse the Greek colours … I’ll call in too to enjoy your stellar pursuits and your starry posts with the extrasolar planets and the exomoons … I do treasure our Twitter interaction too 🙂 Sending love,hugs of friendship and pure Apollonian Light your way 🙂 ❤

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  30. Beautiful post and photos Doda! 🙂 ❤

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  31. Doda, never mind your overflowing email inbox, give us more pictures, more words, more you.Sapphire Blue beach especially SO missed you xxx

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    • Big thank YOUs for your understanding and All yourTwitter hugs 🙂
      Glad you appreciated the Sapphire Blue,it reminds me of your daughter with the Lapis lazuli eyes!I’ll come by to see the mischievous dudes and leave some likes ❤ xxx

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      • Aw…indeed she does have eyes that colour!! And now so does our grandbaby but it is my other daughter who is his mum! Don’t worry re coming by. I know how busy you are my darling and it is so good to have your friendship x

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        • Om,you’re a proud,happy grandmother,you’ve one more angel in family,now 🙂 Can’t thank you enough for your understanding and your friendship,my Scottish friend 🙂 xxxx

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          • I can’t thank YOU enough my darling for your friendship. . I’ve been a proud ‘Nena’ he calls me, for 3 years now. And yep he is my wee angel xxxxxx

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          • Nena?How sweet it sounds,dear Shey ❤ 🙂 xxx

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            • I do love it!!! He comes on the phone and goes, ‘Nena, me want to come see you today.’

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              • How sweet a little lad,dear Shey!He does brighten your life 🙂 xxx

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                • He does. he never wants to go home xxxxxx

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                  • No wonder,you’re a loving soul,he can sense you enjoy spending time with him….. I so much believe in family bonding;families once used to give up on everything just to be with one another …. xxx

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                    • I know they did. I am so lucky he only lives 5 mins away on foot xxxxxx

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                    • Indeed,you’re lucky,my sweet friend,and so is your angel 🙂 xxx

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                    • AW…. I am very lucky. Going away this weekend so won’t see him but will when we come back.

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                    • Absence makes the heart grow fonder ; enjoy yourself,darling,darling,darling … 🙂

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                    • He phoned me this morning. wanting to come along. We wouldn’t see him till Wednesday otherwise as we are helping take our son in law’s mum to hospital tomorrow. They a re in Crete. for a well deserved break. Anyway he came along for a while and he just about leap in the air. It was so good to see him and get that big cuddle xx

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                    • Did he?Oh,my little sweet angel 🙂
                      I’m so sorry to hear about it,you have to help her,if she is alone,now … Hope you’ll soon have him again and enjoy lovely moments together 🙂 ❤ xxx

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                    • We will have my little darling tomorrow xxx

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                    • Sweet kisses to both of you,darling,darling,darling :)<3 xxx

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                  • I gave him tons of kisses . I am a sucker for giving him kisses ! xxxxx

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                    • Then,send you loads of kisses for him and sea breeze 🙂 it’s after midnight,all is quiet,the only thing I can hear are gentle waves lapping on the shore,they are singing me a lullaby ♩♪♫♬ 🙂 Night night sweet friend Shey ❤ xxx

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                    • Hee hee… we got to have him overnight on Sat cos his mum and dad were out. He just cosies in, wee soul xx

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                    • Lucky you 🙂 But today I won’t send you only kisses,I’ll send you all the stars of the sky I gave publicly for all your books ★★★★★ ❤ xxx

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                    • DODA !!! You are an angel and I was needing stars in the sky today. We went to Edinburgh for the day and I was so ill because I think I ate something that was off. Getting home was a nightmare. I am feeling better now. You have given me starts in the sky in a way my lovely lady xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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                    • As if I could sense you were in need for them 🙂 Sorry to hear about the food poisoning that spoiled your day in Edinburgh 😦 At least,you feel better now 🙂 ❤ xxx

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                    • Indeed I am good now. I am generally the iron woman which is why i get up quickly and even the Mr was worried but yesterday I just wanted to die on the pavement. I was indeed of your kind words. xxxxx

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                    • Oh sweetheart,it must have been a very nasty experience 😦 Glad it’s all over now 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  32. Other than the airplane wing, other photos are blank.

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    • I know,they looked like “Super High Key” images …lol
      I just changed the size and solved their disappointing look.Hope you can see the SOOC colours now.Anyway,thank you for coming by,dear Hien 🙂

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  33. ^\^ ♥♥♥ 🙂 ♥*-*♥ (✿◠‿◠)-~~ ♥*

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  34. Brilliant Summer Days on my Rusty Blog ….

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