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A Red Sky at Night… is a Shepherd’s Delight

I had a peaceful walk yesterday evening at dusk in the little lane which runs behind our home. Glancing towards one of the fields, I noticed the last of the large bales of straw awaiting collection… hopefully before more rain! 849 more words

Elizabeth Burke

Reflections on World Suicide Prevention Day

This is a very sensitive subject which I have touched on before, because of its prevalence in Irish society. Statistics show that some countries are more affected by it than others… but then reliable statistics are not always available in certain regimes, where admission would be deemed a failure of their “perfect society.” Today, on World Suicide Prevention Day, the World Health Organisation has reported that 800,000 people die by suicide each year, which has been calculated to be approximately one person every 40 seconds. 502 more words

Elizabeth Burke

Oh For a Deserted Beach!

The “deserted beach” is an unusual phenomenon on Greek islands like Corfu, especially during the height of the season… but strangely enough we found a few of them this year. 855 more words

Elizabeth Burke

Visiting the Greek Island of Corfu Once Again!

We have been there several times and this year again had the opportunity to visit Corfu because of my husband’s attendance at a work-related conference. This time, though, we spent much more time and also visited the islands of Paxos and the small island of Antipaxos. 829 more words

Elizabeth Burke

Thou Shalt Not Steal

The lanes, hedgerows and fields of our area have a special peace and beauty all of their own at this time of year. Everywhere I go I can smell honeysuckle, wild roses and the scent of all the lovely herbs that adorn this part of the Irish countryside. 1,013 more words

Elizabeth Burke

Remembering My Dad Today, 15th June 2016 – On What Would Have Been His 90th Birthday!

Today my thoughts were filled with memories of my father who was born on 15th June, 1926 and who was called home to be with the Lord on 16th February, 2011. 882 more words

Elizabeth Burke

There is a Rest for Weary Travellers

One morning after a tiring ordeal just recently, I wakened to find that the Lord had given me the words of the following little poem, which I quickly scribbled down… 343 more words

Elizabeth Burke