Always be a Dandelion …

Well, I am the Fourth of July
I’m throwing you a fire in the sky
You could go blind in my light
But you were looking for an orchid
And I will always be a dandelion


These are some of the lyrics of a favourite song – I have it playing on my iPhone right now – whilst I love orchids I am one of life dandelions and am happy to be so!  Hopefully some of my little seeds get blown around the globe from my rambling in this blog and settle in hearts that are moved and/or helped in some way.

What a topsy turvy day it has been and on one hand I feel like I have done little but when I break it down I have done quite a bit.

I had received a text saying my iPhone would be arriving between 14:00 and 18:00; so having told Evelyn I would go this afternoon I was about to leave her a note to say I might be delayed until tomorrow.  I had been fiddling on with some jewellery making  for a commission which delayed me getting on with chores this morning so by 11:00 I was just ready to walk the dogs and stick a note through Evelyn’s door when there was a knock at the door – and a lovely courier driver handed me my iPhone – great I didn’t need to disrupt my plans but what would have happened if I hadn’t been home when I wasn’t expecting him?

Of course I couldn’t then leave the phone boxed up and go to Evelyn’s so I got everything unpacked and set up; a few frustrations along the way but I got there.  The most exciting thing was restoring my old iPhone settings to the new one and getting back my Pocket Frogs.

Pocket Frogs is a game but it is like no other game I have ever played.  The frogs have to be grown and nurtured and then by understanding the genetics and aesthetics of the breeding programme we have to create a diverse range of sub species – a game of chance but with skill required too.  I would have started from scratch but to get my valuable frog collection back and continue our journey together is even better.

Eventually after a short dog mooch I popped into Kirriemuir for a couple of messages and went to see Evelyn with the appeal letter I promised to draft for her.  We had a nice chat too and I reluctantly tore myself away to come home and feed Pup and Dog.  Since getting home I have been refining the setup and reclaiming all my music – hence I am listening to Antje Duvekot and her Dandelion lyrics amongst others.

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Wilkies, Kirriemuir

Coming to a familiar place by a new route – a familiar scene but photographed with the iPhone


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About nonehpets

I have an interest in how interior design and adapting a home to support living independently for longer can be complementary. The blog Life Long Design is part of an holistic plan for establishing a social enterprise which will offer the people of Tayside opportunities to explore Telecare and the wider scope of assistive technologies. Enabling individuals to make more informed and responsible choices in the care and support they need in their independent living. I am also keen to see public transport more widely adopted and sustainable rural bus services in particular supported. The Blog Travels with a Megarider shares my journey to find serenity in my life as I make that transition form employment to social entrepreneur. One of my methods in increasing serenity is to travel as many miles as I can on a fixed price bus ticket and explore my own local places of interest. Places that I used to go past and had never stopped to look at; places of peace and tranquility; places where I have had some wonderful conversations with complete strangers. I would like to share with you a response to when I described that one paragraph in an e-mail made it sound simple: "Believe me, Cathy, it does not sound simple. You are taking on an incredible challenge for all the right reasons. It is ambitious and admirable - the sort of project that can change lives, including yours." He is right it is ambitious but when did we every achieve anything by settling for the status quo and ignoring what doesn't work for people? So I would welcome your company from time to time on this journey either simply as a reader or if you are brave enough adding your own thoughts to the comments as you feel moved.

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