Jackie Parry – author

Things aren’t quite so bad . . .


Okay, things aren’t so bad . . .  it is a beautiful spring here (mostly!), we have lovely friends looking after us and lending us their campervan (and laughing at our attempts to speak Dutch)!

We have our health, a ‘little’ wealth (well, money to buy a home – we don’t own a house at the moment!). We’re enjoying the simple stuff, we’ve just bought two bikes (two old clunkers) so we can cycle to the shops on the incredible bike-ways the Netherlands have (cars give way to bikes as they LEAVE a round-about in some places! – just try that in the UK and see what happens!).

So, life ain’t too bad.

We laugh most days (mostly at ourselves) and each day we know we are closer to finding our home.

We’ve got what it takes to find our boat, but I think it’ll take everything we’ve got – meanwhile we do enjoy life . . . we are not sure which direction we are going next, but we are on our way.

Here’s to life!



Author: jackieandnoel

Author and Traveller

2 thoughts on “Things aren’t quite so bad . . .

  1. To life! To life! L’chai-im!
    L’chai-im, l’chai-im, to life!
    If you’ve been lucky, then Monday was No worse than Sunday
    Drink l’chai-im, to life.

    To life, l’chai-im!
    L’chai-im, l’chai-im, to life!
    One day it’s honey and raisin cake,
    Next day a stomach ache,
    Drink L’chai-im, to life!

    Our great men have written words of
    Wisdom to be used
    When hardship must be faced;
    Life obliges us with hardship
    So the words of wisdom
    shouldn’t go to waste.

    To us and our good fortune
    Be happy be healthy, long life!
    And if our good fortune never comes
    Here’s to whatever comes,
    Drink l’chaim, to life!

    To life, to life, l’chai-im,!
    L’chai-im, l’chai-im, to life!
    Life has a way of confusing us
    Blessing and bruising us,
    Drink l’chaim, to life,

    To life, l’chaim!
    L’chaim, l’chaim, to life!
    A gift we seldom are wise enough
    Ever to prize enough,
    Drink l’chaim, to life!

    God would like us to be joyful
    Even though our hearts lie panting on the floor;
    How much more can we be joyful,
    When there’s really something
    To be joyful for.

    To life, to life, L’chai-im!
    L’chai-im, l’chai-im, to life!
    It gives you something to think about,
    Something to drink about,
    Drink l’chai-im, to life!


  2. Thanks, that is just lovely!


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