Friday, 31 July 2009

Keeping in touch

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It has been an ordinary week for me. Or so I thought until things that transpired, especially nos. 1 - 4 turned out to be major!

1. A cousin's overseas call. When my phone rang on Wednesday night, its little screen showed a private number calling. "It's Ireland again," I guessed. But it was from someone better - a dear cousin in France! We talked for almost two hours. Nothing beats chatting with a close relative you don't usually have communication with for years. The best part is knowing she's back to normal work with her chemotherapy sessions behind her.

2. A friend's email. Her advice meant a lot to me. I appreciate escaping from a crappy deal and knowing where I stand, what to do next and how to explore other options.

3. A consultant's reply. I am in contact with an education and training consultant in the UK. The replies to my queries are positively promising. I am really smiling. Even in my sleep!

4. Useful website information. When you need to do important, personal research right on, the internet is pure wonder!

5. Durian chips. I love the milky, creamy feel on the palate. They're my tummy fillers as I researched into midnites.


nikkipolani said...

Great fives this week! It sounds like you have family all over -- so nice to get in touch again. And getting the help you need via a consultant or the internet - YAY! Happy weekend.

Susanne said...

The chips sound good but what I'm really loving is your purse! :v)

A long distance call from family is a treasure! How nice you got to speak to your cousin!

Hazel said...

Hi Nikki, yes, I'm so keen on the consultant stuff this week.

Hi Susanne, my purse! it's where I put the chips in after buying them from the food court, and then I took them out for a quick shot.

Brenda said...

I don't know what Durian chips are, but they sound good. I have a purse a lot like that.

Sounds like a good week, I too love researching things on the internet.

Marg said...

Looks like your technical resources dealt you a splendid deck of cards this week.
Go Chips Go!!!1

Clarissa said...

I haven't tried durian chips yet--but sounds good
Great fives,Mommy Hazel!!^_^

jennifer said...

The first one about your cousin struck a chord with me. At a recent family reunion I spoke with a cousin that I hadn't seen in 10 years or more. It was just like old times!

Willow said...

I love the internet for research too! What a blessing to have all that information so easily available.

Hurray for your phone call from France! More technology love!

You may have my share of the durian chips :)

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Enjoyed your list, Hazel. This is my first visit. I'll be back.

Kari said...

Oh how great is the internet! Where would we be without it.
So happy for you that you got in touch with friends and family.
I haven't tried the Durian chips - if they don't smell I may be up to it.
Have a great week!