Monday, December 13, 2010

Welcome to our fantastic facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/ObsidianRetreat), i know i am biased but i think this is the best business page on facebook!A big thank you to Mike and Carol. contact them on http://facebook.com/SocialMediaMgrs if you want them to help you publicise your business. http://amplify.com/u/ibic

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Italian Police help thieves escape!

I caught the thieving b's, now what?

The Story
Yes it's true, I'm currently in Italy at Lake Garda, still enjoying my grand European tour (photos on my facebook page at; http://profile.to/dynamicmike)

My Campervan was broken into on Saturday around 3.30pm and they stole my big laptop and good camera.

They left my GPS (and the chargers for the stolen items), so i located the nearest Police station and i jogged there, leaving my dog in the camper incase the thieves returned (they've also broken the door lock).

On returning to the special camper-parking area, i was informed that there were three young guys (all aged 30 it turns out, but they looked younger) in the camper parked in the corner and they had just gone for a walk.

Sure enough, when i investigated, there was MY camera strap sitting on their front seat!
I am 100% positive it was my strap as one of the buckles was broken & stitching gone (i'd been using it everyday).

So i waited on the culprits to return and called the Police.

To summarise; the Police refused to search their van, and laughed at me when i brought out my Italian/English dictionary to highlight the word 'search'.

So; jump an hour... I decided to bring this game to a halt - should i give them one more chance? (of course i know they'll continue to deny it) or should i attack them?

I consider that i have pretty good negotiation skills and with all of my 'spiritual learnings', i decide attacking them will be my last course of action.

Well i can certainly look after myself (15 yrs kickboxing experience brings lots of certainty and confidence), but i'm not an attacker.
So i decide to confront them again and this time i allow THEM to call the Police.
I hoping that this time, the Police will do something, and at least search their van.

Unfortunately the same Police arrived and angrily shouted at me and physically pushed me back to my van, saying their conversation was private and they would come to me... they never did!

Instead, the Police blocked my van to allow the culprits to drive off, staying there long enough for them to escape so that i couldn't follow, and then the Police drove off themselves without a word to me!

Well it turns out that neither my campervan insurance, nor my personal travel insurance will cover the loss, and i now wish to replace my beloved camera.

So, for the next TWENTY people only; i am GIFTING my $997 'Secret SEO Formula' at a 90% discount!
Check it out here; http://1st-page-ranking.com and then click here to buy

I'm going to throw in (just because i can) 47 'How To' videos, teaching all you need to know to set yourself up to Making Money Online.
You can see the video details here, then click here to get them FREE! http://tinyurl.com/qpyg39

Thankyou for your support... i'm down (again), but i'm not out!


Mike ;-)
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

*URGENT* Rising to a challenge - going way beyond manifesting

Well i've been online for around 15 years now and i have NEVER before sent out this kind of message... so all i ask is that you PLEASE take notice... and URGENT ACTION.

Obviously there are many fund-raising activities happening all around the world every day. However, this one came in a totally unique fashion and from a friend that i highly respect.

Jane Mciver is the ONLY Scottish Tony Robbins trainer. She attended his first-ever UK event many years ago and has travelled the world helping thousands of people in many ways ever since.

I have NEVER known Jane to ask for anything, and it doesn't surprise me that that she is now only asking for your help so that she in turn may help others.

If you like me, believe in the Tony Robbins principles of "growth" and "contribution", and also the Law of Attraction concepts of "what goes around, comes around" and the biblical attitude of tithing, then this message will appeal to you;

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Jane's message ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

In this financial climate charities are having challenges. This is an urgent call for help for a really great charity that I will tell you all about tomorrow. I have been personally challenged to raise at least $1,000 cash for them by 8am Las Vegas time Wednesday morning ? yes in just a few hours So I really need your help.

This is a really big step for me - simply asking you to take me on trust and if you can, donate some money to a truly deserving cause I can't reveal until after you've donated. It certainly brings up all my stuff!

My wonderful friends the Sanfords have come to my rescue over the cash part by lending me the use of their account so that all funds that are donated at paypal.com (see instructions below) they'll meet me in the early hours of the morning and give me the cash for.

Are you intrigued yet?

What I can promise is that to everyone that donates I shall personally email my notes from this programme so you will understand what you have been a part of. It's all great stuff ? honestly! It's all about connectedness and oneness going way beyond manifesting.

From my heart I ask that you please give generously ? and quickly!!! Even if you don't get this in time all late donations will still go to the charity ? they just won't be counted in my challenge total.

I appreciate you taking the time to read this and please pass this to as many people as possible that are interested in personal growth and might be intrigued with this too or who just believe in the power of paying it forward.

Thank you so much

Love and blessings to you

A. Jane Maciver

Instructions for payments:
1) Go to paypal.com
2) Click on send payment
3) enter your email address and sherrysanford.com as the address to send to
4) Click on services/other
5) make the payment by entering your card account details [Paypal is one of the most secure ways to make payments on the internet]

That's it Thank you again

That's it Thank you again

Friday, February 13, 2009

surrounded by love

Hello friends

A friend sent me a beautiful anonymous piece of writing that I think may just touch your heart ...

So whether you have a partner or not this Valentine's day I hope it reminds you that we are all surrounded by love, even in the darkest times ...

I hope you have 5 minutes to check it out!


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I've learned -
that you cannot make someone love you.
All you can do is
be someone who can be loved.
The rest is up to them.

I've learned -
that no matter how much I care,
some people just don't care back.

I've learned -
that it takes years to build up trust,
and only seconds to destroy it.

I've learned -
that it's not what you have in your life
but who you have in your life that counts.

I've learned -
that you can get by on charm
for about fifteen minutes.
After that, you'd better know something.

I've learned -
that you shouldn't compare
yourself to the best others can do
but to the best you can do.

I've learned -
that it's not what happens to people
that's important. It's what they do about it.

I've learned -
that you can do something in an instant
that will give you heartache for life.

I've learned -
that no matter how thin you slice it,
there are always two sides.

I've learned -
that it's taking me a long time
to become the person I want to be.

I've learned -
that it's a lot easier
to react than it is to think.

I've learned -
that you should always leave
loved ones withloving words.
It may be the last time you see them.

I've learned -
that you can keep going
long after you think you can't.

I've learned -
that we are responsible for what we do,
no matter how we feel.

I've learned -
that either you control your attitude
or it controls you.

I've learned -
that regardless of how hot and steamy
a relationship is at first,
the passion fades and there had better be
something else to take its place.

I've learned -
that heroes are the people
who do what has to be done
when it needs to be done,
regardless of the consequences.

I've learned -
that learning to forgive takes practice.

I've learned -
that there are people who love you dearly,
but just don't know how to show it.

I've learned -
that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I've learned -
that my best friend and I can do anything
or nothing and have the best time.

I've learned -
that sometimes the people you expect
to kick you when you're down
will be the ones to help you get back up.

I've learned -
that sometimes when I'm angry
I have the right to be angry,
but that doesn't give me
the right to be cruel.

I've learned -
that true friendship continues to grow,
even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.

I've learned -
that just because someone doesn't love you
the way you want them to doesn't mean
they don't love you with all they have.

I've learned -
that maturity has more to do with
what types of experiences you've had
and what you've learned from them
and less to do with how many
birthdays you've celebrated.

I've learned _
that you should never tell a child
their dreams are unlikely or outlandish.
Few things are more humiliating, and
what a tragedy it would be
if they believed it.

I've learned -
that your family won't always
be there for you. It may seem funny,
but people you aren't related to
can take care of you and love you
and teach you to trust people again.
Families aren't biological.

I've learned -
that no matter how good a friend is,
they're going to hurt you
every once in a while
and you must forgive them for that.

I've learned -
that it isn't always enough
to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes you have to learn
to forgive yourself.

I've learned -
that no matter how bad
your heart is broken
the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I've learned -
that our background and circumstances
may have influenced who we are,
but we are responsible for who we become.

I've learned -
that sometimes when my friends fight,
I'm forced to choose sides
even when I don't want to.

I've learned -
that just because two people argue,
it doesn't mean they don't love each other
And just because they don't argue,
it doesn't mean they do.

I've learned -
that sometimes you have to put
the individual ahead of their actions.

I've learned -
that we don't have to change friends
if we understand that friends change.

I've learned -
that you shouldn't be so
eager to find out a secret.
It could change your life forever.

I've learned -
that two people can look
at the exact same thing
and see something totally different.

I've learned -
that no matter how you try to protect
your children, they will eventually get hurt
and you will hurt in the process.

I've learned -
that there are many ways of falling
and staying in love.

I've learned -
that no matter the consequences,
those who are honest with themselves
get farther in life.

I've learned -
that no matter how many friends you have,
if you are their pillar you will feel lonely
and lost at the times you need them most.

I've learned -
that your life can be changed
in a matter of hours
by people who don't even know you.

I've learned -
that even when you think
you have no more to give,
when a friend cries out to you,
you will find the strength to help.

I've learned -
that writing, as well as talking,
can ease emotional pains.

I've learned -
that the paradigm we live in
is not all that is offered to us.

I've learned -
that credentials on the wall
do not make you a decent human being.

I've learned -
that the people you care most about in life
are taken from you too soon.

I’ve learned -

that although the word "love"
can have many different meanings,
it loses value when overly used.

I've learned -
that it's hard to determine
where to draw the line
between being nice and
not hurting people's feelings
and standing up for what you believe.

This has been attributed to many different people but as far as I know the Author is Unknown to me.

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Sending you lots of positive energy and warm hugs

Mike ;-)


Wednesday, August 06, 2008

flying a kite & Join the Global Peace Meditation on 08.08.08 (that's just two days away)

Just imagine if for one minute, the whole world stopped and just projected love and peace, just imagine the loving energy that would flow around the world and how many people would be healed, by just feeling they were loved.


"Never underestimate the influence of your words and actions"
- dynamicmike


As we know most people that are ill, just want "love". A deficit of love in an individual's life, is probably the biggest cause of illness and disease.

Here is a wee reminder how important it is to Love and FORGIVE.

Join the Global Peace Meditation on 08.08.08 (that's just two days away)


Mike ;-)


Meditations while flying a kite
by Nadine Starr – 86 years old

If I have to do my life over, I’d make more mistakes next time.

I would relax.
I would limber up.

I would be sillier than I have been this trip.

I know very few things that I would take seriously.
I would laugh more & cry less.
I would be crazier.
I would worry less about what others thought of me & I would accept myself as I am.
I would climb more mountains, swim more rivers & watch more sunsets.
I would watch less T.V. & have more picnics.
I would have only actual troubles & very few imaginary ones.
I would feel only sad not depressed.
I would be concerned not anxious.
I would be annoyed, not angry.
I would regret my mistakes not feel guilty about them.
I would tell people that I like them.
I would touch my friends.
I would forgive others for being human & I would hold no grudges.
I would play with more children & listen to more old people.
I would go after what I wanted without believing I needed it & I wouldn’t place such a great value on money.

You see,

I am one of these people who live life cautiously & sensibly & sanely, hour after hour, day after day.
Oh! I’ve had my moments, & if I had it to do over again, I’d have more of them.
In fact, I’d have nothing else.
Just moments, one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day.
I have been one of these people who never go anywhere with a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a gargle, a raincoat & a parachute.

If I have it to do over again, I’d go places & do things & travel lighter than I have.

I would plant seeds & make the world more beautiful.

I would express my feelings of life without fear.
If I had to do it over, I would start barefoot earlier in the Spring & stay that way later into Autumn.
I would play hooky more.
I wouldn’t make such good grades except by accident.

I would ride more merry-go-rounds.

I’d pick up more daisies …

& I’d smile!!


Mike ;-)
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Friday, December 14, 2007

Something for you to meditate on... It feels like there is a conspiracy at the moment...

i’ve had an interesting experience in last 48hrs that i wanted to share with you...

i’ve been the main organiser for "Basket Brigade" for the last four years, here in Scotland.

Basket Brigade is simply "feeding needy families at this time of year" (no judgment)


As it happens, i have arranged for people to come to my house this Sunday to help pack boxes (of which currently there are NO boxes and NO goodies to pack)

i was at a meeting on Wednesday and i was on the agenda to talk about Basket Brigade (again)... and this time, i sat patiently for three hours and in the last ten mins, we went around the room to see what we had all gained from the day’s proceedings... well i let them have it (with both barrels)...

i said, i don’t often use the word "frustrated", but i have to say i am seething inside...
so far NOBODY has mentioned Basket Brigade and all i’ve had from this group is more "verbal" support.

to date, i have rec’d TWO donations, one of £40 and one of £10. (my goal had been to raise a minimum of £1000 and to feed 200+ families)

i know the Law of Attraction etc, means i should be sending out the message that i am GRATEFUL for all of the support i have rec’d, when inside i wanna SHOUT how disappointed i am that so few people have actually DONE anything!

So i sent another mailshot on Wed eve (sat up until 2.30am to make sure it happened) - i was concerned that i might not be in the best "state" to word the mailshot efficiently, but i did it anyway.

Funnily enough, the last time i got on my high-horse, the energy shifted, and it seems to have happened again...


Thanks to a great book i’ve been reading, gifted to me by one of my friends (he’s the author), Sunil Sharma entitled "From Here to Happiness", i decided that i was no longer going to be attached to the outcome, but that my conscience was clear and i was focussing on the "intention"...

i decided that Basket Brigade WOULD happen, and even if it was only me, and we only fed 6 families this year - it WOULD happen... and i was happy with that!

Well, i awoke yesterday and i made a call that i’ve been procrastinating on for no apparent reason (fear of rejection i guess). It was to a Minister that has been helping me with Basket Brigade for the last few years, by giving us addresses to anonymously deliver to (i never ask for names).. He now trusts me and knows we are simply looking to donate with no hidden agenda.

What he shared almost brought me to tears...

He said "bless you Mike for having the drive to continue doing this work".

He shared with me, that two of the families that "we" (because i always invite others to help) delivered anonymous parcels to TWO years ago, have since been creating their own food parcels to deliver to OTHER needy families at this time of year... he continued "they are not financially wealthy by any means, but they now WANT to give back to others every year, because they remember how the act touched their own lives/hearts" - how wonderful!!!

That reminded me of one of my own phrases (which i share on my website at;


"Never underestimate the influence of your words and actions" - Dynamicmike

And so i wrote this down (i’ve never written this before)...

"I don’t know what i’ve done to feel so blessed...
It seems like there is a conspiracy at the moment... people are going out of their way...
to send me miracles!!!

(and if ever you wanted there to be a conspiracy, isn’t that the focus/result you’d love to have??)

Maybe it’s the Law of Sowing and Reaping... I have a clear conscience that i have sowed some great seeds and now it seems to be coming back to me MASSIVELY!

Then i rec’d an email from an amazing woman who also helps me with Basket Brigade every year - if you want to learn more about OUR Basket Brigade project, see my wee webpage at;


Laura works in a large Financial Services office in Edinburgh, and she simply sends a message via her office intranet, inviting all employees to donate just one item into the boxes left in the foyer... (imagine how many more office environments could do something similar...)

Her email to me said "i hope you have plenty space, because we have TWELVE boxes for you"

***UPDATE*** - I’ve just rec’d another email from her this second saying "we now have 31 boxes"



Here is another email i rec’d this morning;
"Basket Brigade is obviously a great cause and wonderful idea. I was surprised to read on your reply email to me that there weren’t any items yet to pack nor were there addresses to deliver them to, and wondered, in my very humble opinion, if it would be an idea to have started much earlier in the year to prepare for this period, to begin to collect the items, advertise for support in the various ways, and to have had time to research the intended 200 beneficiaries. To pull it together at this 11th hour may certainly work, although it may have been easier with more time! Just a thought."

My reply included this;
"of course, we all get caught up in our own "stuff" during the year, and it’s really interesting how a "timescale" can suddenly make things happen... and it HAS happened!!!"


One thing i must acknowledge here is that i am very aware that there are many people quietly doing great things (including fundraising balls etc) - and not just at this time of year.


So now here is my daily meditation, which i am delighted to share with you, (and you have my permission to borrow if you like)

"It feels like people are out on a conspiracy to send me miracles at the moment... and collectively we are all making a difference... now that’s MAGIC!"


What an AMAZING life...


Mike Berry ;-)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Two words which will change your life!

Happy Thanksgiving (excerpt from "the secret")

Two words which will change your life!

There are two words that, when spoken, have the most unfathomable power to completely change your life. Two words which, when they pass your lips, will be the cause of bringing absolute joy and happiness to you. Two words that will create miracles in your life. Two words that will wipe out negativity. Two words that will bring you abundance in all things. Two words which, when uttered and sincerely felt, will summon all the forces and vibrations in the Universe to move all things for you.

The only thing standing between you, happiness, and the life of your dreams, are two words...


Gratitude is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to transform your life. If you become truly grateful, you will magnetize absolute joy to you everywhere you go, and in everything you do. In fact, without gratitude, nothing can ever change. Your life will change to the degree that you use gratitude and begin to feel grateful. If you are just a little bit grateful, your life will change a little bit. If you are very grateful, your whole life will change. If you live gratitude every single day, you will become one of the greatest human beings on the planet, and the light of your life will uplift our world.

The greatest human beings who have ever lived showed us the way with gratitude, and by their example became shining lights in our history. Einstein said "thank you" hundreds of times every single day! Ancient wisdom dating back thousands of years gave us the truth about gratitude. Every single religion speaks of giving thanks. All the sages and saviors of the world demonstrated the use of gratitude in all their teachings.

Of the thousands of letters we receive from people whose lives have become miracles after experiencing The Secret, every single one of them has made gratitude their way of life. It is impossible to be negative when you are giving thanks. It is impossible to criticize or blame when you are feeling grateful. It is impossible to feel sad when you are in gratitude. Most people are sporadically grateful, however, to change your life with gratitude, a new way of learning how to be truly grateful is what will bring unlimited happiness into your life.

So how do you live in gratitude? Begin your day by feeling grateful. Be grateful for the bed you just slept in, the roof over your head, the carpet or floor under your feet, the running water, the soap, your shower, your toothbrush, your clothes, your shoes, the car that you drive, your job, your friends, your refrigerator that keeps your food cold. Be grateful for the weather, the sun, the sky, the birds, the trees, the grass, the rain, and the flowers. Be grateful for the stores that make it so easy to buy the things you need, the restaurants, the utilities and services and electrical appliances that make your life effortless. Be grateful for magazines and the books that you read. Be grateful for the chair that you sit on, and the pavement that you walk on. Be grateful for your favorite music that sweeps you away, and for movies that make you feel good. Be grateful for your phone that connects you with people, for your computer, for the electricity that lights up your life. Be grateful for air travel that flies you everywhere. Be grateful for the roads and traffic lights that keep the traffic in order. Be grateful to those who built our bridges. Be grateful for your pet, for your child, for your loved ones, for your eyes that enable you to read this. Be grateful for your imagination. Be grateful that you can think! Be grateful that you can speak. Be grateful that you can laugh and smile. Be grateful that you can breathe! Be grateful that you are alive! Be grateful that you are You! Be grateful that there are two words that can change your life!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

The more that you practice gratitude the more deeply you will feel it in your heart, and the depth of the feeling is the key. The more deeply and sincerely you feel it, the more you will bring absolute bliss and happiness on every single subject. Watch what happens in your life when you practice gratitude every single day and in every single moment and in every opportunity that you can. Remember, if you are criticizing, you are not being grateful. If you are blaming, you are not being grateful. If you are complaining, you are not being grateful. If you are feeling tension, you are not being grateful. If you are rushing, you are not being grateful. If you are in a bad mood, you are not being grateful.

To understand the power and the magic of gratitude, you have to experience it for yourself. So why not begin by deciding to find 100 things a day to be grateful for? As you practice gratitude every day, it won’t take long before gratitude is your natural state of being, and when it happens you will have unlocked one of the greatest Secrets to Life.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

What are you grateful for today?

wow, where to start...

It was mum's 69th birthday two days ago. I'm SO GRATEFUL that she is still physically and mentally fit and constantly smiling!

Dad has had four strokes in the last five years and is almost entirely paralysed down one side and uses the wheelchair more than he walks. And yet, he chose to go through a driving assessment. His driving was apparently fine, but he struggled with the matching of pictures, so he must now sit a new test... nevertheless, i am STUNNED that he still has the drive (excuse the pun) to WANT to get behind the wheel again!

Then, I had NLP Master Trainer Topher Morrison staying with me for the last couple of days (there are only a dozen NLP Master Trainers in the entire world!! - i was thinking about that, and i can't think of NAY profession where there are only a dozen in the whole world... ok, so there's only one Pope, but there are more than a dozen Presidents and Prime-Ministers in the world - wow, what an accolade!)
Topher flew in to Scotland (at his own expense) to give FREE presentations. I'm pleased to say, he had a full house at each venue (even though it was free... stats show that many people don't bother turning up to free events), and the audience LOVED him so much, that I received loads of "thanks" (and i only introduced him - how cool is that!?)

Life is just getting better and better (finally... i've had PLENTY of challenges in 2007) - the one thing that did strike me, was at my dad's driving assessment, there were two other applicants waiting to be assessed, and both were around his age, both totally alone (perched at opposite sides of the room), and both had actually LOST their legs... it just made me appreciate how lucky we really are!!

Is it just me, or is there truly a "shift" in energy happening???
Whatever is happening, it feels GREAT!

Love Mike x x x

Friday, November 09, 2007

I've given myself a month's notice...

I'm on a mission now...

I awoke this morning and said to myself
"what if Richard Branson was to share my life with me for 7 days, what
changes would he make? would he sit at pc checking emails and spending time on
myspace and facebook?"

So I've now given myself 3 wks to end of Nov to make MASSIVE changes...

I want to move out of Edinburgh to a foreign country by beginning of Dec...
what has to happen to make that a reality?

What about my dog, my possessions, where do I want to go? what about income?

It's all very exciting... this Branson guy seems to have a firework stuck up his backside, and I'm going along for the ride...

Watch this space


Live Life, Love the Adventure

Mike  ;-)

A Prosperity Blessing

A Prosperity Blessing

May you be blessed with an amazingly abundant day today!

May the clouds break and the heavens pour down upon you more joy, more love, more laughter and more money than you could have ever dreamed of.

May the sun shine its golden light of prosperity through every cell of your extraordinary body.

May you be cleansed today of any resistance or feelings of unworthiness that you may still be holding onto.

May your false illusions of doubt, fear and scarcity gently fall away like soft white feathers on a gentle breeze.

May you be willing, simply willing, to allow the Universe to shower you with miracles today.

May the Angels wrap you in their shining wings of opulence.

May the fairies deliver you to their pot of gold at the end of a majestic rainbow.

May your eyes shine with the glorious truth of who you really are and may that truth uplift others in your presence to their own inner knowing.

May your ears hear the sound of perfection ringing in your soul.

May you taste the deliciousness of every precious bite of life as your day unfolds moment by moment with amazing grace, heartfelt love and a bounty of magnificent money.

As this day ends, may you slumber wrapped in an exquisite blanket of enduring peace and profound gratitude.

And may the last words you speak today be Thank You!

Veronica M. Hay
Copyright 2004

Monday, April 09, 2007

New Campervan travels

Easter Sunday 2007

Warkwarth Castle

(between Newcastle and Bamburgh)

Kitesurfing at Bamburgh

video here; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgFpIu39kcI

Kitesurfing, with Holy Island
(Lindisfarne) in background

Awoke on Easter Monday (9th April
2007) at Bamburgh Castle

Me and Max at Bamburgh Castle

Friday, October 06, 2006

Quick announcements on Friday 6th Oct

Video now removed as out of date. It can still be seen at; http://message2.myvideowebstream.com/view/?id=ISZN9VDD1231I5CIXKQQ

Saturday, September 23, 2006

photo slideshow from myspace

I also updated my ecademy profile with this slideshow. See; http://www.ecademy.com/account.php?userid=mike%20berryaka%20dynamicmike

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Thank goodness for airport security

Thank goodness for airport security

Free inspirational pictures sent to you by email everyday

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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

gratitude-rocks blog

Today is World Hugathon Day!
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Monday, August 07, 2006

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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Inspire Scotland 2006 highlights featuring Sir Bob Geldof

Inspire Scotland 2006 highlights featuring Sir Bob Geldof


Friday, July 14, 2006

wot a busy 24hrs

I have now confirmed that we have some VERY special speakers lined up.

Pls check out the InspireScotland blog and/or internet-inspiration blog

Monday, June 12, 2006

Sir Bob's quote at the Inspire Scotland event

I leave you with the quote Sir Bob Geldoff left with the audience…

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness concerning all acts of initiative and creation. There is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans; that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen events, meetings and material assistance which no one could have dreamed would have come their way.
I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets: "Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now!"

WH Murray
1913 - 1986

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Thursday, January 12, 2006

Welcome to my blogger. (note the wording on the hat).

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It's now 11th Jan06. The Main Event is in two months time. see; www.Scotland2006.com and www.AbundanceByChoice.com (i built this site myself)

Took this piccie last week in Austria =>

Short summary since 1st Nov 2005

In Nov 05, Leanne and I went to Sydney...
I was away for three weeks via HK.

With a one-year working visa, Leanne planned to stay in Oz at least until the Main Event in March (returning the day before the big event), but she couldn't stay away, and came back to surprise us all on 23rd Dec.

We also went to Magnetic Island on the Great Barrier Reef, hired a Mini Moke (I almost run over a wild Kangaroo). I was determined not to leave until i had seen a wild Koala... and i did!!

Christmas was spent surprising the family, cos they didn't expect to see Leanne back in UK.

Christmas day itself was a crap day! Leanne & I had been arguing basically every day since she returned, and this was the worst!

I was messing around (as i do), having fun. She was on bathroom scales in her mum's house. After she spotted me standing on scales behind her, I decided to stand on toilet seat, pretending that i was gonna weigh down her shoulders. Suddenly, the seat broke!!!

Leanne went ape-shit at me ! She wouldn't calm down, esp not as i was laughing!

Eventually it became serious as she went OTT. I got replacement pins & fixed the seat next day (fortunately there are two toilets), it cost me a grand total of £2.99

As a surprise xmas gift, i booked us into Happy House in Austria for New Year... Really couldn't afford any luxuries, but since i had paid them a deposit in Aug05 and hadn't been yet, and the flights by Ryanair from Stansted to Linz were only £2 each way (plus taxes etc), i went for it.

The return flights were gonna cost £400+ to return on 3rd Jan, so i thought, if we could get cheaper return flights, we could justify staying longer (equates to cost of hotel accom).

By coincidence, the cheapest return flights (£2 each) was on 9th Jan - Leanne's 27th b/day !

Last year we were in Rome on her b/day (her treat), and she'd determined to always be out of UK on her b/day, and so it came about.

So we left Happy House on 4th (I was bored with so little to do, in hindsight, i was just beginning to relax - one more day would've been ace), and headed to Vienna. From there, next day to Panhans hotel in Semmering for 3 days of ski-ing.

Never seen so much snow!! Visibility not great, but still good fun for 3days. Leanne only did two runs on last day, so i got to go and blast my quads for a few hours alone - I loved that!

Vienna has some pretty sights (50 Museums), but it was VERY cold in Jan!!

And there are still some sights that leave you realising how lucky we really are...