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A Haven Of Peace And Love.

Updated on August 3, 2013

This hub is a follow up to yesterday's hub Golden Moments Of Wonder.

For those of you who haven't read it here's a small recap .

("I sit here I am waiting for Priscilla the new Fundraiser from Ty hafan to visit ;Ty hafan being our only children's hospice here in Wales and with whom I have set up a fund in Erin's name called :-'Erin Jones Friend Of Ty hafan'

We have already raised over £4,000 for these beautiful children and today we are getting our heads together to hold a concert in Erin's name.")

Yesterday was my first meeting with Ty hafan's new fundraiser Priscilla and it was one of those meetings where you know you are going to be great friends.

We have decided to organise a children's Fun Day plus concert in one ;Priscilla knows a singer/songwriter/guitarist who would be only too pleased to sing for free for charity.

Dai also knows a guitarist who is partially sighted who would also love to help out. Wed are hoping to hold this Funday at our local Rugby club .

At the moment I am awaiting a return call from them. Then it'll be facepaints and Bouncy Castle for the little ones or maybe for the big kids too lol ; why should it only be the little ones having fun. Mind you I think I'll stick to the face paints; might be very wise !!Ha ha!

When I first set up Erin's fund I wanted to organise everything on my own and Phil our retired fundraiser would be in the background just in case....................

However today I am so glad for any help and I think this is a sign that I have moved on and am happy to share my baby's fund with others. Plus it would have been a charity on a much smaller scale without this help.

Priscilla was very interested in my writing which has been a therapy for me too and asked permission to share my email address with others who have charity friend groups with Ty hafan. One lady in particular has lost her son and even though this was expected it makes it no easier!!To cut along story short this lady has her own blog and the thought is that if we get together we could help others and as you can guess I am sure (those of you who know me) I needed no asking twice here !!

It sure looks as if Erin's trust fund is one ripple in a much larger pond and I am looking forward to seeing what else can transpire from this.

I hope you will enjoy today's hub and wish to add her that even though the fund is in Erin's name I also write in the memory of my beautiful sister Val who so tragically passed over in 1999.

My two angels of love.

My song choice for today is Jahmene Douglas a wonderful young man with such a soulful voice and one of the sweetest smiles ever.

Many people knock these talent competitions like X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and many others. However I think we should stop and remember all the good that has come from these TV programmes.

I cannot name them all but to name simply a handful ; Leona Lewis , JLS, Susan Boyle, Paul Potts, James Arthur and one of the latest is this wonderful singer.

There are also so many others from various genre ;dancers, comedians, and I could go on and on here.

Dai is not a fan of these Talent Competitions ;his argument being that years ago singers/bands had to work their way up on their own e.g. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Status Quo etc.

However times have changed and it lifts my heart to see these people being given a chance!!Ok many simply fizzle out ;some simply do not put the work into it all ;their only real interest was to win the show. However balance it all out and I think this will speak for itself.

A Haven for sure.
A Haven for sure. | Source
Proudly presenting these colourful handprints.
Proudly presenting these colourful handprints. | Source
Local school children have raised money to buy all these treasures.
Local school children have raised money to buy all these treasures. | Source
Enjoyment at a fancy dress party.
Enjoyment at a fancy dress party. | Source

A haven of peace



a conjuring of soft colours

a myriad of shapes

adorning each wall

colours of sweet


eternal happiness.

Charlotte Tucker, eight, scores one hundred and eighty on the giant dartboard at Ty Hafan's fundraising event
Charlotte Tucker, eight, scores one hundred and eighty on the giant dartboard at Ty Hafan's fundraising event | Source
More enjoyment.
More enjoyment. | Source

Dancing eyes

far stronger

than each disability

footsteps skipping

wheels in motion

each sweetheart

encased by

a halo of love



To draw characters

in strong colours

heartbeats a magical compendium of life's wonders.

Smiles reaching

in one flowing motion

to light up

each eye ;

each pool of wondrous sight.

Surrounding countryside.
Surrounding countryside. | Source
Garden of hope
Garden of hope | Source
Beautiful and serene.
Beautiful and serene. | Source
Smaller part of garden.
Smaller part of garden. | Source

A garden of wonder

a garden of hope

nature's scents reborn

into each young heart.

A heartfelt wilderness

of lives


with beauty and wonder

with smiles and happiness

with eternal love and care.

Butterflies resting

butterflies dancing

to the awesome tunes

of sweet infant voices;

so tender

so gentle

so bewitching !!

That shiver of emotion

deep down

in our

hearts and souls.

A trickling stream
A trickling stream | Source
Pebbles with treasured names engraved.
Pebbles with treasured names engraved. | Source
Oh so truly wonderful .
Oh so truly wonderful . | Source

A trickling stream

a splitter and a gurgle;

a flowing indication

of a

shimmering new birth.

Flowing and weaving

around the soft pebbles of love;



magical emotions;

young fingertips


God's fountain of love

in eternal flow.

Their very own Calendar Girls.
Their very own Calendar Girls. | Source

United families gather strength

each soul supporting




in never ending measures.

To rest

to weep

for each life so short;

yet a life

so rich

so lived ;

These lives

cannot be measured

in the passing of years alone.

Bereaved parents

cared for





Erin and Val my two angels of love.
Erin and Val my two angels of love. | Source

Each beautiful angel

singing softly

way up in heaven;

compassion so apparent;

love ad care so evident

as they tenderly care for each babe

in arms.

Babes gone too soon

now embraced

in soft sweet warmth

of the angels up above

the angels of love.

God chooses

only the good

to become

Angels Of Love.

Rest sweetly my Angels Of Love.

Erin and Val

eternally in my heart;

happy and proud memories

keep you shining brightly

wrapped in glowing halos


I care

I share and

I love you both with

passion and pride

sing sweetly



from your homes way up high.

God Bless you both

My Sweet Angels Of Love.

Many More Fundraisers.


We are very grateful to being sponsored by our local taxi firm Robins Taxis and we wear our shirts with a true pride.

A very big thank you to Robin Davies.

Pink with black text for the girls.


Black with pink text for the boys.


Pink was Erin's favourite colour hence these shirts ; however Dai will not wear anything pink at all but I managed to persuade him to wear the black shirt with pink text.

I think he only gave in because it was for Erin's fund ha ha!!

Well I hope you all enjoyed this hub and I shall keep you all updated on the progress of your fun day and concert in one.

Remember if there is anything you can do to help someone it doesn't matter how small just do it and the rewards are wonderful!!!

Have a wonderful weekend and here's lots of love from my little corner of Wales.




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    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much indeed Suhail and my dog.


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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 

      6 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      I love nature and due to this, I love your prose and poems both. Besides, there are great pictures and videos to go along. I will read many many more.

      Voted up!

      May the Force of Nature be with you.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much PS your comment is so greatly appreciated. It also lifts my heart to hear that you also find comfort in your garden after the loss of your nephew. Here I send you love and hugs all the way from Wales just for you. Have a wonderful day and may you continue to find your comfort.


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      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from North Central Florida


      Angels of love...we all have them, don't we? What a gift it is to give to children (and anyone for that matter) moments of fun!!! And what a gift we get in return as we see how it lifts their spirits.

      the Garden of hope is another testimony to the love that is felt for others. I have a small garden in my yard dedicated to my nephew who died suddenly just three months ago.

      It is a place where I can go to find a little calm each day as I imagine the Garden of hope must be.

      The musical selection was superb....loved a matter of fact I am adding it to songs I will play again and again.

      Lovely that I found this today...Angels and hugs are on the way to you, Eddy. I wish you continued success in your efforts.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much for stopping by LaurieNunley517 and here's to so many more for us to share on here.

      Enjoy your day.


    • LaurieNunley517 profile image


      6 years ago from Deep South

      Beautiful place, beautiful work, and beautiful words. Thank you for sharing this.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Deb and wishing you a wonderful day.


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      Deb Hirt 

      6 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Beautiful sentiments and wonderful pictures.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Your wonderful comments are always greatly appreciated Blossom and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here. Have a a great day.



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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Eddy, your care and enthusiasm are a wonderful example to us all and being able to help to give hope to other little ones a such a beautiful aim. I pray that the concert will be a great occasion and a good fundraiser.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Oh thank you Cyndi and glad you liked this one. Here's to many more to come.

      Enjoy your day my friend.


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      Cynthia B Turner 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Beautifully written, beautifully shared. Peace and blessings.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much to










      KK G






      for all your kind, caring and sincere comment. They mean the world and are appreciated more than I can say. Lots of love to you all from my little corner of Wales.


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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. This takes me back to my fundraising activities for the Children's Hospital in Sacramento.

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      you my dear friend ought to run governments! Your ego is so perfectly balanced that you can reach out to others, empathize with their grief, and become one to become STRONGER! United We Stand..

      You amaze and uplift me. I hope i am able to emulate your grace under fire if ever necessary - and then rise above my circumstances to give back to others.

      i adore you. Your pics are stunning, btw!


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      Marie Hurt 

      6 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Sad, beautiful and encouraging at the same time. I wish you much success in your fundraising efforts. What you are doing is a tribute to those you have lost, and they would be very proud of you.

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      Connie Smith 

      6 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      Dear Eddy, your golden spirit keeps working its wonders; and here you are helping so many others with your loving ways. To commemorate your two loved ones in such a way is heartwarming my friend. I'm sure they are watching you, and loving you, and blessing you, and encouraging you every step of the way. Voted Up++++

      Keep on shining ;) Pearl

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      Janet Giessl 

      6 years ago from Georgia country

      You are an angel. What you do in honor of your daughter and sister is absolutely inspirational and admirable. Both of them would be so happy and proud of you. This hub is sad and encouraging at the same time with wonderful poems and pictures. Wish you all the best with your fundraising.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      You have a heart of gold. I wish you all the luck in the world with the fundraising. What a wonderful way to remember the loved ones that you have lost.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      So many interesting photo posts on this one, but I love them all. Your poetry always brings inspiration to my day. Blessings.

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      Graham Lee 

      6 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Eddy. Tears to my eyes again this evening. I am proud to know you.


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      Helen Murphy Howell 

      6 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Eddy well done with the fundraising for such a beautiful cause as well.

      I loved this hub, although initially I felt really sad, the photos and your writing make it into an inspiration with love and hope!

      Wonderful hub, very uplifting and blessings to all the kids, their families and helpers!

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      Thomas Silvia 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend.......just beautiful, enjoyed the read ! :-)

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      Prachi Sharma 

      6 years ago from India

      Truely inspirational..!!!

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      This is wonderful, like Heaven on earth, may God bless you!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      What a beautiful thing for you to do, Eddy. Your heart shines everywhere you go and touches everyone you meet. You make my heart swell with joy in knowing you. You are a blessed soul, my dear friend.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 

      6 years ago from Norfolk

      What a great tribute to your Sister - Erin would be so proud. Have a great week-end.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Tears and joy.....



    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Hi Joelle thank you so much for taking the time to read and leave a caring comment.

      My next hub on this will probably be after the Funday/concert.

      Thank you so much again Joelle and here's to wishing you a great weekend also.


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      6 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      The power of one is great but the power of many is even greater! I think it's just fantastic that you combine your efforts with the other lady. I think it will multiply the result by more than two and you will touch a lot more people! What a fantastic and beautiful way to honor those you lost and help a lot of people in the process!

      Good luck with everything, Eddy!

      Have a great weekend!



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