Archive for February, 2010

The Labyrinth of  St.Quentin.

To  me the most Spiritual.. most Ancient and most Beautiful labyrinth  lies at the entrance of the Kathedral of St.Quentin, 200 km North of Paris.

Your Pilgrimage to Jeruzalem ? Here it lies …right in front of you.  Your Jeruzalem is waiting for you.   Since 1214.  Step into it and make your journey.

“La Lieue de Jeruzalem”          –   “The Road to Jeruzalem”

Often I go there.    To take someone who is close to me to Jeruzalem in my thoughts .  To come into my own spiritual Self.   The esoteric music…the silence… to have this ancient labyrinth all to myself.. it makes it unique.

“Did you find your Jeruzelem? ” someone asked me once when I was sitting on a chair… still deep in thought….

Yes I did.  My Jeruzalem is always waiting for me. Every time I step on these ancient blue tiles.

And if you find the Labyrinth of  Amiens open …

… you have one of your absolutely perfect days !

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Knitting Olympics !

Watching TV is fine. Sport on TV is wonderful.  However… hanging in your chair in front of it in an onproductive way… not acceptable.

Hence I knit.  Socks, sweathers.. and whatever projects come to mind.

When the Olympics started I thought:

“You know what, I will start a sweather and will knit our Super Speedskater Sven Kramers Gold Medal(s) into it and whatever other sportshero’s achievement who catches my support. Winning or losing”.

Surprise.. there is a whole Knitting Olympic going on ! Start when the Flame is lit.  Finish when it is extinguised.

Sven.. you were absolutely Super !

Knitted Sven’s Gold Medal into  this part of my Olympic Project.

As for reaching the finishline in time …

“Participating is more important than Winning”.

PS. For more information visit the sites

http://www.Ariandnesthread.wordpress.com  and http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog

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Years and years it has taken me before I could find the courage to look into my Siberian Husky files.

Ten years ago I went back to Willow, Alaska for a long winter.  To face the dreams haunting me, waking me up in tears morning after morning.  Had to deal with them. Work through them. Back at the place where it all began.

Now then.. finally finding the energy – and the courage –  to sit down and start my project getting my Sleddog Story digital…

taking the 1st nine dogs out in training

discussing the training in the playground

… now then …

..I am  completely surprised by the joy… the intense love and compassion.. the positive emotions and energy it gives me when I see all those dogfaces again.

Miracles do happen ofcourse..

on the road to the races

All it takes is believing in them, believing in yourself and go for them.

.. and be very grateful ..

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About Dogs….

Everybody has a dog. Knows somebody who has one. Or knows somebody who knows someone who has one.

Then maybe you have heard about the troubling fenomena of Hipdysplasia and Patella Dislocation.

Hipdysplasia : the hipsocket becomes to flat to keep the head of the hipbone in place. It severely restricts the dog in its movement and can be very painful.

Patella Dislocation : a kneejoint disfuncion allows the kneecap (patella) to move. This causes the same restriction and pain.

But.. did you know there excists animal fysiotherapy ? And there is an instrument that can help improve and even completely cure this problem ?

This eldery male  (left) Patella D.improved greatly.

The Golden Retriever’s (right)  hipjoints were so bad that putting him to sleep seemed to be the only option.  He was declared completely cured..

Here is the therapy

Both are running around and playing and enjoying life to the full again !

And here  is Dandy. Nothing wrong with Dandy but he imensely enjoys the whole procedure and loves to show you all how it works .

Pass it on… the dogs inflicted will be eternally greatful.

As will be their owners.

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