50 Days of blogging, New Years day, water and great quotes 50/66


There was the tiniest strip of light at the base of the clouds as we got to the beach this morning. What a glorious way to start the new year.

20 minutes exercise.

The tide was way out and the rock shelf was exposed so that we were able to explore the many pools as we moved down the beach. We were once again blessed by the presence of a beautiful octopus that moved from one pool to the other changing colour as he went.

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The Giant and his offsider, along with the offsiders wife, were fascinated by the life that dwells within this very beautiful place. There was a lot of looking and searching.

In the end I left them to explore as I had to come back to work… It made me smile to watch them on the beach enjoying the morning and the adventure and each others company.

20 minutes learning.

Water treatment plants are amazing things when they work…

Today it was not working!!  When you have a full restaurant of people, 10 bungalows, 5 studios, 10 motel rooms and 26 caravan bays relying on you to provide them all with water and it goes off life gets a little unpredictable.

So today was all about learning the steps to follow until the water guy gets here… Then it was about using your best customer service skills to appease all of the guests for the 3 hours it took to fix.

Eventually, three hours later after we had carted in 4 tankers of extra water and had discovered a blown fuse and reset the pumps water was again flowing.  A lesson in calm and patience…

One I hope I don’t have to repeat anytime soon.

20 minutes reading

A good strong quote can set my day to rights and can close a day that has been a bit of a struggle.

This is one of my favourites for those moments when things go wrong….

Theodore Roosevelt:  “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

Think my water man might have needed to read this one today.

Till next time… Peace and light Ali xxx


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