Ben wrote:Thanks everyone!
I can't believe the number of posts that this thread has generated!
Your kind wishes and friendship is, as always, greatly appreciated.
I wish you could be here to share the cake!
Yeh, thanks for that Ben.... Ever heard of DHL...?
Yes, indeed, DHL is known on this god-forsaken island.
Actually, its not such a bad idea! i could send you some birthday cake in a flat-pack with an allen key!
My daughter and sons colluded and made me a beautiful birthday cake which was a madeira cake with cream and passionfruit and iced with white chocolate!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725Compassionate Hands Foundation
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