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Mairin's Journal

Mairin's Journal

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Best wishes for 2010

31 December 2009 22:03:25

As I sit here, I think of the various people for whom 2009 was not the best of years. 

I think of us gardeners, fustrated by a third wet summer. 

I think of ex-colleagues, who lost their jobs; all of whom were married, with young children and large mortgages.

I think of people who I know who were sick during the year.  Constantly in my thoughts is Rita D - a lady if ever a lady were found.  We met in Belevedere and laughed as we recalled our childhood memories of hen keeping!

I think of people for whom 2009 saw a loved one depart this world.  My thoughts are constantly with Bobby and the girls, as I compared notes with Michelle on our children.

May 2010 be a great gardening year for everyone; may these "green shoots of recovery" in the economy grow into forests; may we all have our health and may what trials and tribulations that come our way in 2010 be only minor. 

Best wishes everyone for 2010.

 


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fran m fran m 31 December 2009 22:09:44

Mairin, so well said, nothing to add...........


fraoch fraoch 31 December 2009 22:51:31

Lovely thoughts Mairin. Best wishes to you too.


Lìga Lìga 31 December 2009 23:24:02

Fran said all...Happy New Year Maureen,to you and your familly!You're good friend ,and really hope next year we will find time more for going out to visit beautiful gardens!


Johnplotman Johnplotman 01 January 2010 00:36:25

Well said Mairin.Happy New Year.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 01 January 2010 16:29:46

Happy New Year and hopefully it'll be one that when we reflect back will have been better than 2009.


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