Sunday, 11 March 2012

Sunday Night Chit Chat

Sunday Night Chit Chat

Linking up to Carla at 

for Sunday Night chit chat .... here goes....
My quote has to be from the film below:

"In India we have a saying: all will be well in the end. If all is not well, it isn't yet the end."

What am I ...

Psychiatrist Howard Cutler interviewed the Dalai Lama many times and this book is a combination of narrative by the author and extended quotes of the Dalai Lama's answers. The book showcases the Dalai Lama's profound grasp of human nature. His answers sound simple is because they are rooted in practicality. He isn't trying to explain how things are, he's trying to describe what you can DO to become happier. 

I have a had a dark cave week and this book is one that I dip into when I need it.


Watched this last night with Mr Thrifty - we laughed and laughed - a truly, wonderful film. There's a clip on my previous post. Do go and see it if you get the chance.  There's a small, very casual restaurant in an older part of Norwich where you can order a platter to share - hummus, olives, dips and warm bread - just perfect. Mr T and I hadn't been out together for ages and it was a great chance to have a chat and spend some time together. We had a bite to eat and then saw the film - it was a lovely evening.

Listening to?

Beethoven's Piano Sonatas.


An easy day today because we had lots to do. Tagliatelli with warm bread and salad followed by pannetone bread and butter pudding with soya cream.... yum!

Happy you accomplished this week?

Handed my resignation letter in.

Wrote 125 out of 140 reports.

Looking forward to next week?

My birthday.

Thankful for today?

The many blessings in my life.


  1. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. So glad you feel you're coming out of the cave too. It took alot of personal strength to hand in your resignation. But now you can look forward to a wonderful future.

    Yes I did admire one of your hearts and it is so lovely that you have offered me one. I will treasure it.

    I've enjoyed your Sunday Night Chit Chat. The book sounds great. He truly is an amazing man.

    That film looks lots of fun. We will definitely be putting it on our Lovefilm list.

  2. Thanks Sft - if you email me at with your address I shall pop it in the post xx


  4. Hi
    Well done on handing in your resignation - that took courage. I took early retirement last summer as teaching in the school I was in was seriously affecting my health. It was the best decision I have ever made - it has changed my life. We may have less money now but life is so much richer. Hope it all goes well for you

  5. Well done on your resignation, life can now begin xxxx love frogs xxxx

  6. It must have taken courage to hand in your resignation. I'm sure you'll be happier, whatever you decide to do.

    I know when I had to make myself redundant (yes. I did!) and take early retirement, it was the best decision I've ever made. I don't have as much money but I have something much more precious...time!

  7. Thank you all for your encouraging comments - isn't the world of blog just absolutely marvellous? xx

  8. Wow - it takes a lot to make those sorts of life-changing decisions. Hope that you are feeling much happier this week. All the best, Jx

  9. Retiring early for us as well as the head teacher and school secretary from our school was the BEST thing!. When we are out on our walks or meet up for a chat, we all say, how amazingly different our lives are now.How much stress they had previously been under and how wonderful to know now, that such stress is a thing of the past. Yes, we have less to live on, yes we have to watch we don't go mad on spending BUT we are so much richer in other ways.

  10. The movie sounds wonderful! I love the day you had, everything you wrote sounds just perfect to me!! :)

  11. what a lovely post, the peace quote is fabulous and very needed after my hectic day teaching reception! Always on the look out for funny films so thank you lots x


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