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The Positive Accountant Vol 1 Ed 17

Updated: Apr 6, 2020

Weekend edition, I'm sure like me you've enjoyed the sunshine, although would have spent it differently under normal circumstances...not sure that is a good or bad thing.


It's been a good chance to recharge the batteries and focusing on enjoying being at home rather than dashing around.




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What are my positives over the weekend:-


1. I like prunes.  You'll have to follow previous editions re this, it's been a saga.


Anyway, I was very kindly provided with a recipe that involved lamb, prunes, cinnamon, ginger, onion and garlic, and in our household it was a 50% success.  As in two adults are raving about it, two teenagers are less keen.  Thank you Susan !


Unfortunately it only used half a tin . . . 


2.   New skill No. 1  Before moving on to my new skill No. 2 below, my head gardener (who I normally call 'Dad') mentioned that he hadn't managed to get our petrol lawnmower started this year.


Now, the last engine I worked on was in 1988, my first car - a Citroen 2CV...


So I was a bit concerned about dealing with something as powerful as our lawnmower.  


Nonetheless, a few bruised knuckles later the spark plug was cleaned, the oil was topped up, the petrol was in, andit fired up !  Result(and it saved me a £50 service bill)


3.  New skill No. 2 

Our garden is frequently admired by people in our village, and I have to say looking after it istotallyeffortless.  I go to work, come home and find the flowers flowering and lawn, er, lawning (?)


But my head gardener (see above) isn't able to assist this year so I'm having to learn a new skill.  I understand that the technical term is 'mowing' .


Having solved problem number 1, I now find that I can 'Atco' the lawn, which I'll add to my CV along with 'Dysoning' the carpet.  I hope I don't get them confused.


I'm told I need to it more than once, so I've added it to my diary in September.



And now for something completely different...


It's Sunday, and we're all having a very odd time.


The following is a prayer which was recited to me by a market seller in Saint Lucia.  She had lost her teenage child to cancer and found faith at the same time.  It struck a chord with me then and came back into my mind today.


In trying to find the exact wording online I found that it's also the Alcoholics Anonoymous prayer, originally written in 1932 by Reinhold Niebuhr.


Frankly, I think it works as a prayer or as a personal 'mission statement' , so treat it as you will.


"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, 

courage to change the things I can, 

and wisdom to know the difference"


Until tomorrow


Adrian 


adrian.mole@quove.co.uk


07917 338342

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