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It has been a sad week and I think that the recent tragedy in New Zealand has taught us all a lesson in that, life is precious and we should make the best of every day and not take forgranted those that are precious to us.

Wishing you all a fabulous Friday

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Je vous souhaite à tous un fabuleux vendredi

Leeann x


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  1. Dear Leeann

    Beautiful words and I only wish
    that the miners families could read
    the messages of sorrow expressed by so many bloggers all over the world - and more especially the ex pat kiwi's just like you who feel their dreadful sense of loss.
    hugs
    Shane x

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  2. so tragic..A very sad time for those families. Beautifully said Leeann.xo

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  3. It has been a very sad week, well said. My thoughts are with their families. Beautiful photo. Gx

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  4. so sad that people give their lives so we can finally view ours as precious... but it was a great gift in that way...

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  5. I totally agree with you... life is so precious, but unfortunately there's more people worrying with what they don't have then with they actually do have. The biggest gift we receive daily is our own life. being able to breathe is a blessing.

    xo


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  6. My daughter married a kiwi last year so we have a kiwi and our family too. They are living in New Zealand now.
    So sad about the miners.
    Candylei

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  7. Hi Leeann,

    It is an incredibly sad tragedy, almost made worse by the fact that recent situations like this have had happier endings. The families grief must be overwhelming and my thoughts are with them.

    Rachaelxx

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  8. i truly thought "na they will be ok" so so sad and agree life i short and very precious, i'm a kiwi girl and am so looking forward to spending christmas with family and friends back home.....thanks for the reminder lisa

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  9. Hi Leeann,

    Thanks for your lovely post... it has been all we have been thinking about the past week.
    Life is precious and seeing the miners who lost their lives ... the one that was only 17 and was meant to start work on the Monday and persuaded them to let him go down on the day before.
    Then the guy that was to be getting married in December... so very sad.
    Another was to be a Father soon, so very very sad.

    Have a lovely weekend

    Hugs to you
    Carolyn

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  10. One of the lovely things about blogging i that you get to share in other people' happiness,,,,but also in their sadness.

    Thank you for the reminder that life is precious.

    Sarahx

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  11. Such a true and beautiful sentiment :)

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