Thursday 4 December 2008

Life's too short

I had a really sad phone call this morning, a lovely man I used to work with died of a massive heart attack last night. He was only 53, and leaves behind a wife and three daughters, my thoughts go out to them. It really does make me feel so grateful that I was able to follow my dream and pursue something I felt very passionate about. I have become a great believer in the saying 'life's to short', so take a chance.

On the subject of taking a chance, nobody this morning wanted to take the chance of getting covered in snow! As I had predicted to Paul before he left for work Mary, Horatio, Ursula, Geena and Gaussian didn't even leave the shelter for their breakfast. They preferred to hang on in the hope of waitress service - they know me too well!!!

By the time the snow had stopped this afternoon everybody did pluck up the courage to venture out and I was able to snap a couple of shots.

Gaussian managed to find himself a patch of grass to guard.

As you can imagine with most of the grass under snow we have gone through a tremendous amount of hay today. I seem to have spent all day filling mangers and hay nets.

The on line shop continues to attract sales, so I got some wrapping and packing to do. Although I'm not sure I will be able to get to the post office tomorrow. DHL were supposed to be coming to collect a parcel today but couldn't make it through to snow!

This was the view from my study.


Rob @ Wellground said...

Debbie, your place looks lovely in the snow. The alpacas look even better. Enjoy!!!


Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Hi Debbie,

You also look like you have had a good snowfall....I do agree life is too short, don't put off your dreams to long, you never know what the future has in store for you !! little saying is "Follow your dreams, but stay true to your heart !!"...Im sorry to hear about your friend, makes you realise, we to are just passing through this big wide world also, although it seems to be human nature to forget that we are not here for ever either, time to reflect and enjoy the things in life which are precious !!.... Best Wishes .....Jayne

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Thanks for your comments guys, I love it when people take the time to leave a comment - I get all excited!!