Thursday, 17 August 2017

Waterlooville Fete: 11am-3pm Sunday 20th Aug. Calli can't wait for the dog show!

Why not bring your dog along to the Dog show at 
Waterlooville Summer fete on Sunday 20 August in Jubilee Park.  
This event has been organised by Downland Veterinary Group, Denmead.
This is a fun event and the classes reflect this!

For more information on coming events in Waterlooville, be sure to follow:

Dust if you must...

Dust if you must, but wouldn't it be better
To paint a picture, or write a letter,
Bake a cake, or plant a seed;
Ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must, but there's not much time,
With rivers to swim, and mountains to climb;
Music to hear, and books to read;
Friends to cherish, and life to lead.

Dust if you must, but the world's out there
With the sun in your eyes, and the wind in your hair;
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain,
This day will not come around again.

Dust if you must, but bear in mind,
Old age will come and it's not kind.
And when you go (and go you must)
You, yourself, will make more dust.

Tidy is good, but life is full of chores.
Don't get consumed by them...
Life is more than existence: enjoy & cherish life!

Poem by Rose Milligan

Monday, 14 August 2017

At first I did not speak out...

Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.

Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out -
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out -
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out -
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me - and there was no one left to speak for me.

Don't Be a Sucker! is a short educational film produced by the U.S. War Department in 1943 and re-released in 1947. The film depicts the rise of Nazism in Germany and warns Americans against repeating the mistakes of intolerance made in Nazi Germany. It emphasizes that Americans will lose their country if they let themselves be turned into "suckers" by the forces of fanaticism and hatred. The film was made to make the case for the desegregation of the United States armed forces by simply revealing the connection between prejudice and fascism.

Denmead Activities and Bible School - it's this week!

What is DABS? Denmead Activities and Bible School - organised by the three Church communities of Denmead - has been running every summer for over 30 years.

Faith and Fun for children aged 5 to 11

Four days of fun for children of all ages - with games, craft, singing, Bible stories and much more - every August. There are crèche facilities for young children of helpers.

When Playboys Ruled The World: James Hunt and Barry Sheene

When Playboys Ruled The World is a documentary about Barry Sheene and James Hunt – two of the most iconic racers of the ’70s and ’80s. Hunt was a Formula 1 driver and Barry Sheene was a grand prix motorcycle racer, both men became famous for their antics both on and off the asphalt with James Hunt’s name now being almost synonymous with the concept of a playboy.

In spite of (or perhaps because of) the two men’s extra curricular activities they were both staggeringly talented racers, both men would win world championships – which was wildly irritating to their slightly more serious peers.

The full documentary runs at about an hour long, it’s a fantastic bit of filmmaking and it’s a must watch for anyone interested in vintage motor racing.

Helicopter Glamping - stay in a converted Sea King helicopter!

Welcome to Helicopter Glamping at Mains Farm, Thornhill, Stirling.

As featured on Channel 4's George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, Scotland's most unusual place to stay is now ready for take off!

Ever wonder what it would be like to sleep in a helicopter? Well now you can! 

We have transformed a Sea King helicopter into a stunning luxury overnight accommodation complete with mini kitchen and shower room.

Our helicopter takes glamping to a higher level, with fantastic original features, a quirky bed in the tail and a spectacular cockpit seating area with panoramic views over the Carse of Stirling. We think it's every child's (and big kid's) dream holiday home.

Be one of the first to 'fly' with us by booking now.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Reading for today: on the loss of our beloved Pets

I will never laugh at anyone for grieving over a loved beast. I think God wants us to love Him more, not to love creatures (even animals) less. We love everything in one way too much (i.e., at the expense of our love for Him), but in another way we love every- thing too little.

No person, animal, flower, or even pebble has ever been loved too much - i.e., more than every one of God’s works deserves.

Dedicated to our precious Angel Poppy who died 13 August 2014

Compiled in Words to Live By