Archive | July, 2010

Live like there is no tomorrow…

25 Jul

It is Sunday morning and I am having lovely oats porridge for breakfast. While starting my laundry today my mind came onto an elderly patient I saw the other day. She was at the brink of death due to a massive stroke. She looked death in the eye and said hell no! Kicking and screaming with a voracity I have not seen very often she is making a recovery.

Although the language centers of her brain were most affected and she could not speak or read for months she pushed herself to re-synapse and basically rewire her brain. Now she can speak and read with the occasional cue for a lost word. Sheer will and persistence and a big dose of TLC I must say. She has no recollection of anything after she collapsed or during her ordeal in hospital but said she must write a thank you note to those who saved her life. She looked me in the eye  and said it is very important to say thank you. I have to do it now before I die; we never know then it will happen. Second chances don’t always come around.

Just spending 20 minutes with this lady gave me so much perspective on life and living it is incredible.

So next time you think oh no my day is going horrible and you want to throw in the towel that this bit of perspective. Live life with as much vigor and enthusiasm as possible and treasure the little things like eating oats on a sunday morning. lol Taking a walk, driving out, seeing friends and family, doing that hobby you always wanted. All very important things; and the most important thing I think is leaving the world a little better than you found it.

Happy Sunday!

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Kylie Minogue “Aphrodite” Review

12 Jul

Kylie Minogue "Aphrodite"

Kylie Minogue’s “Aphrodite” is a feast for the imagination. The fifth offering by the Australian Pop Goddess has hit #1 on the UK album chart this week. The album starts off with “All the Lovers” the lead single which is a sweet Pop Anthem. Here is a live performance of “All the Lovers.”

My favourite songs include “Get Outta My Way,” “Closer,” “Aphrodite,” “Too Much,” I guess I should just say I love the entire album from start to finish. Produced by Stuart Price and other Producers like one of my favourites Calvin Harris Aphrodite delivers…one word EPIC! I’ve listened to it 10 times since it’s release! This is definitely on my Best of 2010 list!

If you are a Kylie fan or a lover of good Pop music “Aphrodite” is just the thing for you. Get it now now iTunes!

Where have I been?

11 Jul

I have not written in a week now and I am here to get back on the bus so to speak. lol I am visiting my family here in the Virgin Islands (UK) a lovely archipelago 60 miles east of Puerto Rico in the Northeast Caribbean.

Boasting some of the most beautiful islands, finest sailing, snorkeling, diving anywhere on earth the British Virgin Islands is certainly the place to be. The capital Road Town on the island of Tortola is the business hub of this financial services centre.

Road Town, Tortola, BVI http://www.dexterpenn.com

I was born and grew up on the eastern end of Tortola and always find it quite lovely each time I visit. This certainly is an oasis and over the better part of a decade have dared to capture the beauty all around me in photographs. I spent most of my life on these islands but I still get chills every time I see the islands in the distance on final approach when flying back. Heaven awaits below the clouds on a beach in the BVI.

Savannah Bay, Virgin Gorda

In honour of my birthplace here is a photo montage I put together set to Giazotto’s Adagio in G minor. All photos courtesy www.dexterpenn.com AKA ME. lol Watch in HD it is stunning!

Cheers!

BVI Bound

3 Jul

I am writing from the Departure Lounge of the Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados. I am on my way to visit with my parents in Tortola. Sorry I have not posted anything new but I was quite busy moving and packing.

Today has been good so far. I am trying my luck with LIAT today. I hope it ends well. No industrial action and no major delays! 🙂