A Nightingale Sang

if you copy and paste the above, in the address bar of a new window, you can hear a nightingale sing.

I am learning to use wordpress, please excuse my ignorance, and feel free to comment and improve my knowledge,


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the primal sunrise

  • every day is a fresh begining
  • everyday day is a world made new
  • today presents itself with new oportunities
  • today you can start life afresh.
  • the above four points quoted from the late Stewart Wilde

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I was born Barbara Jean Speedwell in Belfast, but in 1948 our surname was changed, by the Catholic church when they baptised us and hid us in orphanages in Eire I am looking for my Brother Rufus or Jerry Hopewell who went down to an orphanage in Cork and last time I saw him was in London mid 60s, and sister Elizabeth Brodie Hopewell, who was with me in a Poor Claire Orphanage in Cavan. she later moved to amsterdam in the early 70s and that is when I last saw her.
my sister and I were known as the black doctors daughters, as he was a popular doctor.
anyone who knows anything regarding my siblings, please contact me via this site ie comment.

Thanks,  Dracospeedwell

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Imagination Works works

A long time ago my wish was to visit my Fathers ancestral home Africa.
I observe now with all the upheavals taking place there that wish may not come to be.
Now I have seen another outlet, and that is brilliant.
With the wonderful documentaries that Sir David Attenborough and his support team have taken me through my minds eye to Africa, and in ways I never imagined.

Ways I could never hope to observe by a visit in person.
So now I can say that my wish has been granted in safer and in a more encompassing way.
Yes the mountain has come to me.

The Universe does work in mysterious ways.

Thank you Universe.

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Rather than forget the Gods of India…

Rather than forget the Gods of India…first clean up the Ganges.   Instead of looking at Mother India,  how about looking at the bigger picture of Mother Earth and how we can work and live together.

We can all do something, every little helps, every telly, video etc that is left on, all consume energy needlessly. we all know ways we could change, the difference is doing.

Please share, feel your Innerself, and remember, from the Earth we come, and to the Earth we return, for She is our Mother, and we must look after her.

Mother Earth has given us so much beauty she has nurtured us lest not we forget.

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Relative Values: how do we reconnect with those we have lost touch with?

testing, is there anybody out there?

can you hear me, smile.

I would appreciate feedback, as I am new to blogging, my main focus is getting in touch with my brother Jerry Hopewell, and my younger sister Elizabeth Brodie Hopewell (born october 45.)

All born in Belfast, and parted by the Catholic Church, the girls to remain in Ulster,

Jerry (born in october 44) was sent to Cork, Munster. pretty sketchy, but its a small world now, and apparently there are only seven connections required to link anyone of us to another, I hope thats true.

I’ll just leave it up to you and the powers that be…

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