Category: angels in our midst

Rescued: Netty Sparrow (Part III)

A free bird leapson the back of the wind   and floats downstream   till the current endsand dips his wingin the orange sun raysand dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalksdown his narrow cagecan seldom see throughhis bars of ragehis wings are clipped and   his feet are tiedso he opens his throat to sing. The caged

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Rescued: Netty Sparrow (Part II)

Netty spent most of the day yesterday buried deep in the scarf she was nestled in. Towards the evening she made a few attempts to move around, doing so clumsily and much to her frustration. I refer to Netty in the female form but I honestly have no idea of the gender… My daughter attended

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Cherry Pie: 1st Adoptiversary!

Thanks to social media, new and ridiculous words have entered the colloquial language. Phrases such as WhatsApp it to me, or did you Slack it to him? and my pet peeves, have you facebooked today yet? orI unfriended her. It doesn’t just happen in English, this linguistic abomination is pretty widespread in German as well,

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Friendship Is Not A Luxury

It is a necessity, an essential need of the living soul. “It is such a privilege to have people who continue each day to bless us with their love and prayer. These inner friends of the heart confer on us inestimable gifts. In these times of greed and externality, there is such unusual beauty in

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It Takes A Candle

Back in 2013 I began a blog series with the same name as the title that centred around a candle of hope and prayer during dark times of despair. The candle became my faithful prayer companion while my dear brother-in-law fought leukaemia, and my father suffered three strokes – parallel events that were emotionally draining

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Champagne Trails: Diva at Five

If it hadn’t been for our vet in Manila who sent birthday greetings to Champagne via e-mail on June 1, I would have completely forgotten! Imagine my surprise when I read my mail in the morning to find the warmest and sweetest mail from the whole team of the Beterinaryo sa Fort Animal Clinic. Yes,

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When The Road Takes You Elsewhere

Click HERE to read the full version of the article with all the photographs When my girlfriends and I get together and decide to go on a road trip, we never know how it is going to turn out. We all have an aversion to maps, our sense of direction is questionable, and we tend to take spur-of-the-moment

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