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Browsing Archive: February, 2010


Posted by Janet Gallagher on Saturday, February 27, 2010,

The other morning I had made an appointment at a hairdresser, as my normal speedy and efficient hairdresser was unavailable for a couple of weeks.  The appointment was made early in the day and, for the second week in a row, I was kept waiting over half an hour before I was attended to. Once I was comfortably seated at the mirror, having the attention I was seeking, an excuse was given to me, which I guess was adequate, but it got me thinking about how annoying it is to have your plans for th...

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Young Achiever - Claire Reid - Reel Gardening

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Tuesday, February 16, 2010,
While listening today, to one of the many interesting programmes on Radio 702 - www.702.co.za - Jenny Crwys-Williams interviewed an inspiring young achiever, Claire Reid.

Jenny gleaned from Claire, the build up to the story of Reel Gardening, which is a simple, cost effective, and convenient means for all people, to grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers from seed.

Behind Reel Gardening

Claire is the Inventor and Director.  She invented Reel Gardening at only 16 years old, in 2002.

She is currently ...
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Rising above Adversity

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Friday, February 12, 2010,
In this Post in regard to Michelle Dewberry --  and in the previous Guest Post by C. Gallagher in regard to "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" the story of William -- these two examples show just how, despite great adversity, there exists a certain type of person who can rise above what life has exposed to them in their younger years, and in doing so spend so much of their future life assisting others, who could so easily lose their way in their future life path.

I am presently reading a book ca...
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind - Guest Post - C Gallagher

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Friday, February 12, 2010,
I had seen an article about William on one of the news internet sites and then bought his book whilst down in South Africa over Christmas.

Last night I was really moved to tears as he describes how he and other Malawians suffered during the famine and droughts in 2002.  I cannot even begin to imagine what the hunger he describes could actually feel like.

Besides the hardship, the story is about a remarkable young man who is now making a difference in his community.  A real inspiration.  It woul...
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The Reasonable Man

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Thursday, February 11, 2010,
"The Laws of England place great weight on the Reasonable Man.  They will not, and sometimes will say it is because they cannot, specify exactly what ought to be done in all circumstances, and will phrase their demands instead in terms of what a reasonable man would in the circumstances do.  So too juries are directed to bring in a verdict of Guilty only if the charge is proved beyond reasonable doubt, without there being any account offered of what exactly a reasonable doubt is.  It is an ol...
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The Ashtray, The Love Story and The Poem

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Tuesday, February 9, 2010,
When I was a young girl I spent a wonderful holiday week in France, with my family and a dear Aunt.

Amongst the souvenirs purchased and brought home, my mother purchased an ashtray which, as well as being pretty, had a beautiful verse:

"Je t'aime aujourd hui plus q'hier, moins que demain"
(which I understood to mean:   "I love you today, more than yesterday, but less than tomorrow").

Although the ashtray is no longer in my possession, those words I have never forgotten.

This well-known expression ...
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The Matryoshka Dolls

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Tuesday, February 2, 2010,
On my dressing table, I have a set of Matroyoshka (Russian) dolls.

During the lengthy period I worked for a prestigous firm of attorneys in Johannesburg, there was an occasion where a writing article competition was held for the support staff, to be shown in our Staff Newsletter.  I won this.

I had at the time just read a book by David Ogilvy, from the well-known advertising company, and decided to base my article on something which was, to me, exceptional about him, and which concept I imparte...
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The Bicycle and the Dress-the-Doll

Posted by Janet Gallagher on Tuesday, February 2, 2010,
You can learn a lot in family situations.  When I was a child, my older brother and sister were going to the store, with mum and dad, where they were to choose their own bicycles.  Prior to this, it had been explained very carefully to me, that at this stage, there wasn't quite enough money around for my bicycle.

Obviously I would have been very excited also to receive my (first) bicycle and was hugely disappointed I was not to be included.  However my parents were very clever in the way they ...
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Janet Gallagher I am an author who loves to travel. My debut book "A Question of Love" (genre Romance/ChicLit/Law) is available on Amazon Kindle) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009DKTWRU. I am presently writing my next book (genre Romance/Mystery). I fall under the sign of Aquarius and therefore I would not slot myself under any one genre. I have many interests - gym, family, geeeek! Formerly childrens nurse/air stewardess/personal assistant/ secretary/ dabbled in a couple of university law subjects then worked for many years in a prestigous law firm as Secretary/PA. I am very family and home oriented but also love travel and pursuing interests and learning from people who are achievers and focused. My favourite movie stars : male: Ryan Reynolds, Jack Davenport and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers; female: Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, and Charlize Theron Favourite movies: The Proposal, The Devil Wears Prada, August Rush You can follow me on Twitter @janetfgallagher I look forward to meeting you there!


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