A beautiful day at Portland Bill, the furthermost place on Portland. The sea like a millpond apart from the Portland Race which is always rough and dangerous. The three cormorants basked in the sunshine.
The following is taken from http://www.worldheritagecoast.net:
Portland Bill is the graveyard of many vessels that failed to reach Weymouth or Portland Roads. From the shore you can see the Portland Race, a meeting of the tides that causes a continuous disturbance.
Portland Bill Lighthouse guides vessels heading for Portland and Weymouth through these hazardous waters as well as acting as a waymark for ships navigating the English Channel.
The following extract is taken from http://www.westbay.co.uk
With the stunning golden glow of the majestic sandstone cliffs and the shimmering radiance of Golden Cap, West Bay, Dorset is the Golden Gateway to the Jurassic Coast. Situated at the western end of Chesil Beach / Chesil Bank, the area forms part of the Dorset Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site within Lyme Bay.
Sins forgiven, not forgotten.
Memories still strong.
If each one can see past the hurt,
Then how can it be wrong.
Events in the spur of the moment,
That carry a lifetime of guilt,
Can only ever be conquered,
By a love that is rebuilt.
The joy received in forgiving,
Can mean so very much more.
And the joy gained from receiving,
A pleasure you cannot ignore.
Double Take by J P David
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Hank Hammond was a security manager in a department store, but through his involvement in busting a huge drugs trafficking organisation, he decides to quit and become a Private Investigator.
He rents himself an office from a mysterious Mr Green, and with the help of Lori, Mr Green’s super efficient PA, becomes embroiled in a case, which gets bigger by the day. The case involves missing vehicles, missing people, a wealthy old man, murder and much more. With Hank and Lori’s combined efforts, the case is brought to a satisfactory conclusion.
Hank is a believable character and with Lori as his sidekick, they make a great team. Offering many more opportunities for more books.
Easy to read, light hearted, entertaining. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Here I am again climbing onto my soapbox. The reason? An article in today’s Sunday Mirror called – ‘Crackdown on Runaway Dads.’
Of course I agree that fathers should be forced to sign their baby’s birth certificate, unless there are exceptional circumstances where it might put mother and baby in danger. But, when I see the quote by Labour MP David Lammy, who says,
‘We should have high expectations of all fathers, and help them to live up to those expectations. And we should be very clear that it is not acceptable for fathers to decide to play no role in their children’s lives ‘
I get very angry. All fathers and I mean ALL FATHERS should play a part in their children’s lives, so why has my son been excluded from his children’s lives for over nine years? Because his ex-wife refused to let him see them; brainwashed them into thinking their father didn’t want them, but all the time taking money off him every month for their support.
Why don’t MP’s take the side of decent fathers for once? Why don’t they create laws which stop these women from obstructing court orders? My son’s ex-wife has blatantly ignored all court orders instructing her to allow my son access for so many years now, that he has given up the fight. In my view, family courts are a waste of time and money. They make rulings, mothers disregard them, fathers repeatedly go back to court, the same court makes the same rulings, the same mothers continue to disregard the rulings and so it goes on; for years and years.
My grandsons have another man in their life who acts as their father, while their real father can only hope and pray that one day, they will realise there is another man in their life who has never stopped loving them and decide to come in search of him. Then, just maybe, they will come and see me, because I too have been denied access to my grandsons.
Water’s Edge by Jane Riddell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
On the surface, this was a book about four siblings invited to the hotel run by their mother in Switzerland, for a family reunion. All very innocent, making you wonder where the story was going. But then, you gradually realise that Magdalena’s three daughters and son all have problems which rise to the surface and have to be dealt with. Meanwhile Magdalena has her own problems, which she has hidden from her children since her husband’s death. The story revolves around each character’s point of view. How they are forced to confront issues in their life, how they feel about their siblings; their relationship with their mother, who suffers a great deal of guilt at having sent them to boarding school as children. The characters are believable; sometimes irritating and annoying, but that is the skill shown by the writer. I thoroughly enjoyed this character-led book.
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This is one of the stunning views of Trebah Garden, a sub-tropical paradise set in a beautiful Cornish valley.
For more information visit http://www.trebahgarden.co.uk
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