Who drove me from CDG airport to Paris city center, nice guy we had a jovial chat, what would normally have taken an hour took more than two if not near three hours with French Police having issues with migrants in some part of the city Paschal told me and it was on the news. Paschal said Paris is a funny city for driving, if something happens in one part of the city, it affects the hole city, as I learnt quickly. Driver commercial, use to work in insurance when the company went bust, drove limousines before commercial driving for private people and companies, Private people always tip the best I'm glad I don't drive limousines anymore, don't have many stories just the normal but what does stick out is I remember one Arab guy hired a limo on a national holiday on the 14th July national holiday when most places are closed, and I had to go up the top of a high story building to the very top all he wanted was milk for a baby, 12.30 where shops close at 1. I tried to get it going around the city just called me told me it was OK didn't need it.
I remarked his English was very good he was glad of that and explained ''I had an exchange in school to Wisconsin in the USA, I learned a lot there and in school in general at home. The wife is Nacera has a very good job and we have one son, Nacera is Algerian born, but living in France for a long time.
If you are in city center of Paris you have to visit the quaint but family run business that is really friendly and cosy, ten mins away from Alexander 111 bridge. Mamy herself broken English but a whole lot better than my zero french. lovely cuppa and a sweet sweet crepe, when i'm back IL be in to see the Mamy
Drawing artist who drew my portrait, he was in Montmartre near Sacre-Ceour
Mohammed gave me the lift back to the airport as my weekend trip to Paris sadly had to come to an end, which being honest I needed because of all the walking I did, my feet were in pain, but worth it. As Paschal had mentioned the same issues on the way home were still a problem for police, which kept the company that was arranged stuck in one part of the city, they rang Mohamed private company who was able to work in the part of the city I was in. Mohammed originally from Tunisia drives for a living and a multi talented singer musician can play bagpipes drums and a lot more writes own music and songs. was interviewed on national Tunisian radio written 22 tracks, one of which you can see below. And a very proud young father of 3 kids he said with pride and only 22 years young. Very nice chap didn't have time to get his detail's but have his number will sometime in future post his business if your stuck in Paris he will sort you out ok english too, he did the day I was going home but in general as a rule doesn't usually work Sundays.
In Paris for Paris-Photo which was based in Grand Palais, I seen this guy walking around as cool as you like, I asked would he be ok for a quick photo, said yeah sure, got it, as he was walking away I rand after him again I asked what his name was, and as cool as you like brings out a card and points to a name on it Benjamin Lee, that's me he said as he walked on. Benjamin Lee a international renowned Surrealist Artist Photographer
The lady with the Joie De Vivre thank you
Bumped into he lovely the Sarah who was Helping out with Focus Ireland which held a work Halloween and kids party having kids party, Dublin
Meet Barry 12 year old Terrier, Barry Likes to be mollycoddled, Barry likes to be carried, Barry likes to take it easy, be more like Barry
Aungier Street Dublin
You must have heard that old expression 'you don't know til you ask' well ....when I seen Tammy like she was I had to ask. Tammy Donaghy in Halloween garb she told me, like you I thought Tammy to nice looking to be scary, told me it was an in party work day at Saol, a addictions based charity Link below if you would like to help out
Down a narrow cul de sac on a Sunday cycle and I found this beaut munching on this garden, the owner told me that Shadow who was bought for his daughter 23 years ago in Barry of a man called Pat Kilduff, is a very cheeky Shadow does this regularly and when full trot's back home at leisure
Bumped into Gus at cafe shop Prussia Street Dublin we chatted for a few minutes, share the same catholic faith and he spoke of a similar attitude in life quoted Socrates and a slower pace of life not discounting obvious advancements, but to take time to yourself and enjoy what we have. We are too switched on these days, nobody takes time to chat to people anymore most are to stuck in there own bubble and missing out on life. Should live to the full being true to oneself and experiencing as oneself fully its the only way otherwise it would only be a waste of a life
Gentleman Tiernan Dolan having a relaxed moment awaiting arrival of the Belmont Train for it to stop for a photo op only for it to just fly by without stopping. I was on Sligo to Dublin train, as it went by to Tiernans obvious dismay
Nmasinachi-Ladies Association Ireland, also association with African Professional Network, This bunch of lovely Nigerian Ladies based in Longford Town that get together to integrate with local community in a proactive way. Various activities in community and charity, one thing they are currently working on is in collaboration with local council and Healthy Ireland Program, with an Afrikaner twist, Nigerian health food meals and snacks that are proven healthy beneficial to you. When they meet on the first Sunday of every month they also have support and childcare and teaching for kids about life and language, a very multifaceted group. Focused on women's issues on the main part and open to reaching out to the community, which anybody can inquire to join up with them. They take turns hosting a meeting with full meeting credentials with holding mins, votes on big questions, and not forgetting having a downtime and enjoyable time.
Celebrating the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi Father James of St Mels Cathedrals Ardagh and Clonamacnois Longford Ireland, had a open call to bless animals outside St Mels Cathedral today the 7th of Oct 2019.
In all cases, animals are God's creatures. No saint is more closely associated with animals than St. Francis of Assisi. He rejoiced in the value and beauty animals bring to creation. Pope Francis not only shares a name with St. Francis, but also the belief that all of us are called to be protectors (credit to https://www.crs.org/)
Here is prayers of St Francis Assisi for Animals (Thanks tohttps://www.heavenlydivinecustomrosary.com)
St. Francis of Assisis Prayers for Pets
Saint Francis of Assisi, for Our Pets
Good St. Francis, you loved all of God's creatures. To you they were your brothers and sisters. Help us to follow your example of treating every living thing with kindness. St. Francis, Patron Saint of animals, watch over my pet and keep my companion safe and healthy. Amen.
Saint Francis of Assisi, for Sick Animals
Heavenly Father, you created all things for your glory and made us stewards of this creature If it is your will, restore it to health and strength. Blessed are you, Lord God, and holy is your name for ever and ever. Amen
Saint Francis of Assisi, for our Animal Friends
Heavenly Father, our human ties with our friends of other species is wonderful and special gift from You. We now ask You to grant our special animal companions your Fatherly care and healing power to take away any suffering they have. Give us, their human friends, new understanding of our responsibilities to these creatures of Yours. They have trust in us as we have in You; our souls and theirs are on this earth together to give one another friendship, affection, and caring. Take our heartfelt prayers and fill Your ill or suffering animals with healing Light and strength to overcome whatever weakness of body they have.
(Here mention the names of the animals needing prayer).
Your goodness is turned upon every living thing and Your grace flows to all Your creatures. From our souls to theirs goodness flows, touching each of us with the reflection of Your love. Grant to our special animal companions long and healthy lives. Give them good relationships with us, and if You see fit to take them from us, help us to understand that they are not gone from us, but only drawing closer to You. Grant our prayer through the intercession of good St. Francis of Assisi, who honored You through all Your creatures. Give him the power to watch over our animal friends until they are safely with You in eternity, where we someday hope to join them in giving You honor forever. Amen.
(You can make this a Novena for a sick pet, by praying this prayer for 9 consecutive days)
Meliview FC local to Longford Town Ireland, children's and teens football club of boy and girls with various teams and age groups within that. Held a fun sports day for girls and women only Girl Power in support of Migrants and refugees. was held in the Mall complex where they all had great fun and games led by the Melview staff and coaches