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Sunday Sun

Strangely for a UK Bank Holiday the Sun has shone today, it’s been probably the best day of the year so far in terms of weather and also just for spending quality time with friends.

Following Church today some of our leaders organised a picnic on one of our local parks, Scone Hills.  Usually I can’t make these events due to my karate classes on a Sunday afternoon, but we always cancel our Sunday class on Bank Holidays so I was free to join in the fun.

An afternoon of ultimate frisbee, rounders and football, needless to say as a 39 year old I’m now shattered, it’ll be an early night this evening that’s for sure.

But most of all it was a great time spent with some fantastic friends who have stood beside me all the way through my recovery, they stand by me still, also it was an opportunity to get to know a few people I haven’t previously connected with.

I may suffer in the morning with sunburn and aching limbs, but who cares, if that’s what you get for spending quality time with friends, then it will be well worth it.

For the song to accompany this post I choose the last song I listened to as I walked to Church this morning, it says it all really, I THANK YOU FOR LIFE.

FOR LIFE by DOWNHERE
For memories on a starlit night
North of the Denbigh line, oh Lord
For frosted pines shining like diamonds in the morning sun
For a pretty girl and for falling in love, oh love
For spring ice churning the driftwood shore
For birdsong air and windswept hair
For fiddle head strings, and flower bows

For thunder clouds rolling in a purple evening,
While Aspen leaves play tamborine,
For a soul, a song, and a voice to sing,
Just what I’m thinking

Thank You, God, for the open sky
Mysterious depths of her ocean eyes
Thank You for my dreams, my dreams
A poetry both tragic and beautiful
Thank You for life

For everything revealed to see
For what’s kept in mystery, oh Lord
From the finer things to the shirt on my back
The less I have the less I lack
For passion and all that’s within me
All that’s within me

Behind every wonder I find a clue
Beginning to believe that it’s coming true
I look onto a new rose dawn debut
Because with every breath You make me new
Before I turn it in tonight
Thank You for life

More Spiders & A Balloon?

I got back home after karate a few weeks ago to the sound of manic laughter, the whole house was vibrant, that made a change, I usually get back to everybody in separate rooms, with very little interaction.

My partner (so to speak) was in hysterics, waving her phone about in fits of laughter, I couldn’t get a grasp of what was causing the laughter, but I could hear a commotion coming through the kitchen from the back room, then it was all explained.

On the phone was a freshly recorded video of my 11 year old son, trying to eradicate a spider with a balloon, yes you did just read that right a balloon, an inflated rubber balloon!!!

It appears that a spider was spotted by my son walking over the top of the room door, so my son had picked up a balloon in an attempt to squash the spider, he was jumping up swinging the balloon at the spider above the door, as I am only 5 foot 4½ inches tall (yes the half is very important) he is also quite short for his age, so you can image this looks quite a spectacle. He eventually managed to hit the spider with the balloon, which sent the spider into free fall down on to the top of the door architrave, the spider did it’s best to hide there, but my son was still jumping up, still swinging the balloon, still trying to squash the poor spider.

Well as you know my history with spiders (see The Seven Legged Spider), I had to make an amends here, so I stepped in between the frightened, quivering spider and my maniacal son, reached up over the door and this time carefully took hold of the spider, I took it straight to the back door, where I successfully managed to get the spider through the door and into the garden with all eight legs still intact.

I’ve gotta make a stand
But I am just a man
(I’m not superhuman)
My voice will be heard today
(Hero by Skillet)

Hopefully, that spider has gone back to the army of seven legged spiders, that have been plotting their revenge over the last few months, proceed to explain how I saved it’s life and all of it’s legs, in turn, gaining me a small amount of redemption and a stay of execution from the impending revenge attack.