Friday, 20 February 2009

The Influence of a Good Friend

It's amazing the affect a good friend can have on you.

I met someone recently who has become a very good friend. She telephoned me to say that she had been successful at a job interview she had attended today.

We spend the next hour or so going over the interview and squealing with joy at her success.

I really appreciated it when she thanked me for my help - I didn't think that I had done anything she would not have done for me. All I did was to encourage her to do something she was already going to do. But for her my encouragement was much more.
It made me think about the way we can influence each other, either for good or not so good.

By just being a good friend Yvonne was encouraged to reach for her ideal job.
Through her success I have an opportunity for more work, but this was not what I'd had in mind when I was encouraging her to for go the job she wanted and to make some positive changes in her life.
Isn't live just great?!

One of the things I like most about girl friends is how girlie we can be. I mean the squealing, hugging and jumping around when we are excited and happy for each other.
There is nothing like a good girlie night in - a few chocolates, a little wine and some wonderful catch up time with no rushing home. Not to mention the make up and doing each others hair and nails; looking at pictures; talking about boy friends and husbands.
This is sounding great - I can feel another one coming on as I speak!
Girlie nights and good friends are like medicine to the spirit. It's always great way to cheer you up and get you thinking more positively about life.
When was the last time you had a good girlie night in? Plan one for this Friday or Saturday night. With the right friends, it could make you feel like you are a new woman.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Stamford In the Winter

We went to Stamford today, just on a sight seeing visit.
I had never been to Stamford before and it seemed like a good place. I felt like visiting what I would call an ‘olde-worlde’ town. I like look at old beautifully designed buildings.
Here are a few of the pictures we took of older buildings in Stamford.
The river was quite high and the duck and the swans were out.

What I really liked is the fact that as the town has grown, there has been a concerted effort to ensure that all the new buildings have the same look i.e. similar stone/brick colour etc has been used.
Stamford is a quaint, compact little town that is growing.

We took lots more pictures, but can't fit them all in.
I was amazed at the amount of snow that was still around as we were driving down, although in the town itself was not too bad, just a few icy patches on some pavements.
I did not get any pictures of the snow covered hills, as we were travelling – maybe next time.
Anyway it was a really lovely day and although it was a bit cold, the sun was out - that brighten things up quite nicely.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Hello All!


This is my personal blog. Not too sure what will be in it, but I plan just to talk about my experiences in my day to travels.

Could be anything.