David J. Farley of Plympton, Plymouth, United Kingdom

David J. Farley of Plympton, Plymouth, United Kingdom

Thursday, February 05, 2009

The Sad Loss of Dear Friends

In recent days I have been greatly saddened at the loss of three close friends of mine. Although two had achieved a relatively great age, one died suddenly and unexpectedly whilst at his place of work. He was only 51 and leaves behind an even younger widow and a thirteen year old son. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of them all. I am upset that I shall be unable to attend the funeral of my young friend as I shall be abroad at the time of the service. I have paid my respects to the family and they fully understand and do not wish for me to change my longstanding plans.

I am most grateful to my Californian friend Dean Eddy for sending me a copy of this beautiful painting appropriately called Clinging to the Cross. Unfortunately,I do not know the name of the brilliant artist to give credit here.

We never want to let go of our loved ones but we know we must. To Cliff, Doris and Keith. Thanks for all the happy memories. I shall certainly miss you and promise never to forget you my beloved friends. Until we meet again in God's Heavenly Kingdom may your souls rest in peace and rise in Glory.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009


With the current ice and snow causing chaos in the United Kingdom I thought these couple of pictures might help to lighten the moment for some of you. Why does Great Britain grind to a halt everytime there is a heavy snowfall. How do the Scandinavian countries manage so well? Anyway, soon I will be taking my winter sunshine break in the Canary Islands and cannot wait to escape this bitterly cold weather, airport flights permitting that is!

Do not waste food!

Watch out for the slippery one!

Take care but do have fun with the snowballs!