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I got up today and saw that the bluebells in our front garden are in flower.

which immediately made me think of the Teletubbies.

bluebells! come and see!

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moar duck glitch

(because you can never have too much duckglitch in your life)

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view from our back door, this evening

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Oh how pretty!

Like a giant was trying to sweep the clouds off his sky-porch.
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just needed to jot down rough notes from last night's sermon. it was such good stuff!

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rough notes from last night's sermon in church - I need to jot this stuff down while it's still fresh in my mind. Genesis 45 - so familiar to me, and yet... I don't think I'd ever thought about it ...
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this is the song I meant, +Beth Seifert :)

she's got it...
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YAY! I love the rain in Spain! (Even if it is messing up flight patterns....) :D
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someone just plussed this post and the song is feeling appropriate just now.

(not that it's ever not appropriate, obviously.)
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so today's the day - this friend is coming to visit in the afternoon. I worked out that it's nearly five years since I last saw her!

I also suddenly found myself thinking about how long she and I have known each other, and she's very nearly my oldest friend - we go back to December 1994, when I went to live in her house as a lodger.

so much water has gone under so many bridges since then. amazed that a friendship could weather all those changes.

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well, people, it's been quite a day. had a headache all day, not sure why, but after supper I nodded off on the sofa and now I've woken up and the headache's gone, so yay.

thankful that God helped me to do the overheads in church despite the headache, and to feel real joy when singing praise despite the headache. and the sermon was one of the most beautiful and moving sermons I'd ever heard. (Genesis 45, focusing on v.24. In a nutshell: we've received SO MUCH grace, why grumble and quarrel? Not so much "mustn't grumble" as: why on earth would we want to? A really good reminder about perspective.)

and yay, a friend I haven't seen in AGES is coming to visit Tuesday afternoon. she lives far away but some relatives of hers have moved to our town and she's combining seeing them with a visit to friend in another town nearby, and she emailed to ask if we could meet for a coffee while she's here. (this is a friendship I'm especially grateful for as it's a friendship that survived a serious quarrel and later reconciliation. we had a long phase of not speaking to each other, and then forgiveness happened. for real. such a rare and precious thing.)

and how's your day been/being?

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the thyme has come,
the penguin said.
oh no, I told him,
you spelled that wrong.
nonsense, squawked the bird,
look at that parcel that arrived in the post.
it's your herb order, silly.
oh yay, said I,
or would have if
I had a clue what to do with thyme
except making up silly rhymes
instead of going to sleep already.

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+Kathryn Huxtable tank ewe!
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here you go, +Ann Pollak and +Heidi Bouman, I took a #mugshot with my webcam :D

not anywhere as artistic as yours, but it does feel kind of +Asynchronous Diagonals, no? :)
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+Charles Griswold lol. not used to seeing you looking so human :)
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oh wow, just been to the local Tesco Express and found that they sell real Dutch stroopwafels!

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Such delicious (sounding) evil tho!  ;-)
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we haven't had a duck pic for a while, have we...

I felt like glitching him tonight. No ducks were harmed, etcetera.

and with this I bid you good night. #goodnightgoogleplus  

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+Olav Folland This may or may not apply equally to bunny rabbits.
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Awesome +Charles Griswold :D
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Shalom. greetings. aloha. hi. nice of you to pop round. put your feet up. coffee? there's biscuits in that tin over there, help yourself.

Who am I?

My name is Meirav. I'm human. My penguin's name is Quentin. I enjoy meeting fellow humans online. I like good intelligent discussion, as well as a good healthy dose of frivolity. I'm fascinated by human nature. I love words and languages. I'm bilingual - grew up in Israel speaking both Hebrew and English. I write. I blog. I have a tendency to speak my mind, sometimes a bit bluntly. (That means if I pay you a compliment, you can know it's for real.) I'm married. I live in England. I'm Jewish. I'm a fallible and imperfect follower of Jesus. I like cats, though currently I don't have any pets. I love chocolate. I'm an introvert, which means I need lots of solitude and quiet and time to hear myself think, and I don't do well in crowds and/or noise, which is part of why I find online social networking so valuable. I love reading. I don't currently own a TV. I have a strong aversion to order and structure, and a deep need for a certain level of chaos in my environment. I am annoyingly pedantic and tend to take words very literally. I like buying pretty stationery. I like purple, and pink. and I like randomly listing stuff :)

I keep rewriting the bit about photography here, because it's been evolving so much. I started out (in 2010) just pointing at things and snapping, but this whole thing grew on me and now I'd say I am someone who uses a camera to create visual art.

In terms of the technical side, I'm a pretty clueless beginner with a simple point & shoot camera. But I get a huge kick out of taking shots of stuff that I see and sharing some of them with the rest of the world. I'm fascinated by shapes and textures and colours and I love chopping a random rectangle out of the world around me and presenting just that bit, without context - it's the aesthetics I'm into, not the documentary value. Sometimes I mess around with a photo and turn it into an image that is not attempting to be realistic. Digital photo editing tools allow me to take a piece of photography and use it as art material. One of my friends said that what I do is painting without paint. I like that.

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If I've added you, that could be because you said something intelligent in a comment somewhere/your posts look interesting/your profile looks like you might be fun to get to know/I think I know you from somewhere/someone I respect recommended you/a whole load of other reasons. It doesn't mean I expect you to add me back, nor does it mean I necessarily want to be your bestest friend forever and ever. If you want to add me and read my posts, that's cool! Most of my posts are public, and comments are very welcome (as long as they're on topic and courteous, obviously). If you interact with me on my posts, I might get to discover what a fab person you are and add you back. (Though it's perfectly ok to just read quietly and not say anything, if that's what you're comfortable with.)

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I look forward to getting to know you more.

p.s. I don't do Hangouts. I much prefer typing to people than doing that face-to-face live conversation thing where you have to think up answers on the spot and you can't edit and rephrase or delete that totally stupid rash comment - it's bad enough having to do that offline, I don't come to G+ for more of the same. I'm a socially awkward penguin. That's just the way it is.

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