Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 247


“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”

Mahatma Gandhi

Thanks for the reminder, Spidey.

This quote comes at a timely fashion, as the household is battling the coughs and sniffles that the onset of the cold weather tends to bring.

It’s not easy when your Lil Man grows up. Because that means that there are now TWO individuals liable to get MAN FLU!

Yes, yes, I’ve read the articles claiming that MAN FLU is real, but I am so not convinced.

You have a cold, plain and simple. It’s not nice, I get that, but still – MAN UP!

I’ve spent time finding Vicks Vaporub, locating cold medications to ease symptoms, and found a set of tablets, that my 14-year-old can take now as he feels he is too grown up for syrups now. And then furnished the Hubby Dearest with his tablets too.

He’s had it bad, I have to admit, needed a couple of days off work, and that in itself is unlike him.

But, as I said before… it’s a COLD!

I’ve been battling my own health issues as you all know, and still am none the wiser as to the reasons for my aches and pains. I think another trip to the doctor to get some more investigations, is in order.

And to top it off, I found a rash, small and pink ringed, on my leg. The consensus was ring worm, but it is one isolated case and I have been given cream, and was told that, yes, it is contagious, but as long as I keep my leg covered, use the cream twice daily, wash my hands a lot and make sure I don’t share towels, things should be okay. But it is now a little blister, sans ring… was it ever ringworm? I don’t know.

Then poor Lil Princess. She’s sniffling too, but has strained a muscle in her neck so she isn’t a happy bunny right now, either.

And at school it isn’t much better. On Monday, I had eight of my class off with a Norovirus style bug. And by the end of the week, one confirmed case of chicken pox… the lurgies are spreading!

I am booked for my Flu jab at school on Friday too. Here’s hoping I don’t succumb before then!

But it is true though, if you have your health, you are better off than a lot of the population out there. Wealth is great, yes, but what is it, without health?

I might not be working at 100% myself right now, but I am still capable of moving around, going to work, caring for my family. What more can I ask for?

So… tell me, are you grateful for your health?

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 119


“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Here is a truly apt quote Spidey has found, thinking back to the happenings of the past week, here in the UK.

I know it may seem a very idealistic way to think, but surely we need to have this positivity and not lose hope that humanity has failed…

Watching a clip from the news earlier, it cemented some of my thoughts regarding the whole terrorist thing.

Earlier this week there was a vigil in Manchester for the victims of this atrocious attack. A Doctor, who is Muslim, was being interviewed. Her husband is a specialist surgeon, and upon hearing about the blast, he forgot everything and rushed to the hospital to help. After 12 hours helping out, he came back exhausted but pleased he could help.

Later in the day they received phone calls from fellow Muslim friends saying that they wanted to attend the vigil but were scared to go as they felt their headscarves would make them targets.

Because people hear about ISIS and the Islamic Extremist groups that have been responsible for so many recent attacks, there is a vast amount of folk who tar all Muslims with the same brush.

But this is so not the case! The majority of Muslim people I know condemn all these attacks and hold no belief even slightly similar to the thoughts of these monsters.

Yet a mosque was attacked that day too.

Does this not make the revenge attackers just as bad?

We need to stay focused, stay positive, and realise that there is a small amount of folk out to ruin the lives of many, not a whole race, or religious persuasion.

On this note, I say have a wonderful Sunday Peeps, stay safe!

Thursday Thought


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“An eye for an eye makes the world blind.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Waking up to read more and more about the latest atrocities in London yesterday, fills me with a sense of fear.

What kind of world are we bringing our children up into?

And what lessons are we teaching them by retaliating?

Terror attacks around the world cause dread, whether large or small, and there are those who take the matters of ‘revenge’ into their own hands.

Without any facts.

That need to retaliate blinds them, and in the end they are no better than those terrorists.

What we need is peace and understanding in the world.

It’s a wish I know many people have, but even with the volume of us who want it, it never happens…because we aren’t the ones in power.

“A minority cause the anguish.
A minority seeks to exterminate the cause.
A majority wants to soothe the world…” – Ritu 2017

One day, will this dream of a safe future and world for our children actually come true?

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 104 – #Loveuary Special


“Where there is love, there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi

See, even Gandhiji knew the importance of love. It is so true though, without love, and these kinds of strong emotions, what kind of life would we have?

I leave you with that dear Peeps! Happy, romantic Sunday! ❤


Tuesday Thoughts

I don’t think there is much more to add to this…

We are what we make ourselves. Be positive from the offset… It is what mouldy you throughout. If you are positive inside, even the down sides of life have a little light shining through!

Shine on Peeps!


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