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New days,new ways, new eras.

Updated on October 4, 2013

Getting ready to blow out that candle with Lucas !!!


As years have gone by there have been so many new eras in my life.

The last hub I published on this topic was after the birth of our Prince George.

Many questions arise on the subject of new eras.

"How do we know when we are entering another?"

"How often do they occur?"

I can only tell you of my own experiences.

Today is most certainly a new era for me.

Yesterday was my 55th birthday but I feel as if it was my 35th.

So what better a time for that new era once again and I have grown to use them as my guide line to try my hand at new tasks; new callings.

I had a wonderful day with family calling with cards; Birthday pressies and then Dai took me to the cinema last night to watch 'Diana'. It was brilliant !!!

Having worked my way through pain and sadness ( which I share in the hub above) to my life as it is today ; a life where I am finally a whole person who loves her life..

What has remained with me through the years is my love of nature and writing !!!Also my new hobbies of photography and creating collages of all genre.

Oh how as a young child I found so much solace Mother Nature's protective bosom.

At the end of this hub I share with you photos of the wonderful warmth and beauty of nature's treasures up in North Wales as we visited daughter Sue and her family.

I have included various Haiku poems ;a collection of sadness and beauty .

Take a seat.


I have deactivated my Facebook account which was a big decision to make. I loved sharing images ;sharing my page on our cats 'Tabs and Meg' and sharing the hubs of others on my page' A Brand New Dawn' but due to a personal matter I made the decision to leave.

I am disappointed that I had to leave but know for sure I have made the correct decision and that is what counts.

I have decided to use my Blogger account as a platform to creating new posts similar to the ones I had on Facebook and Pinterest to post my favourite photos and photos by others also..

Here's upwards and onwards to a life without Facebook which I know will work out brilliantly.

Once I make a decision I never retrace old ground .

However HubPages will always take priority as this is where my dear friends are and this is far more important to me than any material wealth.

You have been with me through thick and thin with me and for this I am eternally grateful.


My heart was heavy

My spirit a trace subdued

But my mind made up.


The green of the land

The sweet warmth of the sunshine

Fills my spirit so.


Confusion weaving

A grave and bleak occasion

How to move forward.


Take a sweet moment

Learn to embrace great wonders

Believe in each one

Nightmares so knotted

Horizons blocked from one's view

Where is the daylight.


Dreams animated

A plethora of wonder

Nerves no longer fraught..

That combination

Of Mother Nature's meaning

A faith oh so true.


Stirring commotions

Great tales as of yet untold

Each wondrous blessing.


Those atagonisits

Delivered to their deserves

Sweet culminations.


To sing each aria

Corrosive meanings dispelled

Life's understanding.

Each phenomenon

A spiritual moment

Folk tales united.


Each meaning caressed

That desire to believe

Magical moments.

Thank you so very much to one and all and here I leave you with some photos I took as we walked around the small country village where my daughter and her family live in North Wales.

Here's wishing you all a wonderful day and lots of love from my little corner of Wales.




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    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much DDE.


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      Devika Primić 

      6 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      New days,new ways, new eras. great hub with such encouraging words and always a well presented hub from well done!

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Hi Dianna and your comment so greatly appreciated. Here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.


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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      So glad that we will still enjoy your presence on HP. I have often thought of getting off Facebook as it tends to be too open to the public and your privacy is almost zero. Still may do it.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you as always Deb for your kindness and care.

      Lots of love from Wales.


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      Deb Hirt 

      6 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Beautiful poetry and pictures, as always. Friendships stay together through thick and thin. Facebook can be a strange medium...

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Oh thank you so much Laurie and I am so looking forward to reading many of yours for a long time to come. Take care and enjoy your day.


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      6 years ago

      Beautiful hub and poem, so full of lovely visions.

      Beautiful pictures and country. I want so bad to have a lodge in the country.

      Happy birthday, hope your day was filled with many great blessings.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales






      Each comment is so appreciated and here's to so many more hubs for us all to share on here.


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Voted up and beautiful. Wonderful as always Eddie and love the pics. Sorry to hear you are off FB. Do let me know links to your blogs so Ican continue to follow you. Wishing you the best always. Hugs.

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      6 years ago from USA

      Beautiful photos as always. So sorry you had to close your Facebook account. I have become rather bored with mine but hang on to it, as there are some old friends on it that I would never connect with otherwise. Do consider Pinterest, however, especially because your photos are so grand.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Dear Eddy, I'll miss those lovely kitty-cat photos on Facebook. I'm still there, but sometimes I get very frustrated with it, too, and don't use it very often. I'm so glad that you're staying on HubPages as I love reading your poems and those photos, like today's, are stunning.

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      Linda Crampton 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Happy belated birthday, Eddy. I am sorry that you had to leave Facebook. As always, I loved seeing the photos of Wales in this hub!

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      Malik S Canty 

      6 years ago from Brooklyn, NY

      Beautiful and the imagery of this article is captivating and thought provoking.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you as always James your comment so greatly appreciated.

      Enjoy your weekend.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Oh Lord thank you so much ;your words mean so much. I am sure you have heard me say this before but even though there are negatives here in HubPages it is a community with so much to offer. I can remember saying rather haughtily not so long ago that it was impossible to make friends online How wrong was I??? I also count you amongst one of these treasured friend. Have a great weekend.


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      Tijani Achamlal 

      6 years ago from Morocco

      Beautiful poetry , photography and spirit.It is much enjoyable to set eyes on and read!Voted up!

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      Joseph De Cross 

      6 years ago from New York

      Sorry for the FB closing. I was at the same situation and decided to stop posting like others. I admire your writing and your pics. You are a great friend, even though we never met... but I know your history so well!

      Hope you are doing great with your blogger.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales











      Thank you so very much to you all for each and every wonderful comment.

      I wish you all a great weekend.


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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      An advantage of being an egotist. But you stay great, thank you

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      Janet Giessl 

      6 years ago from Georgia country

      It's a pity that you had to leave Facebook but fortunately there are many places online where you can share your wonderful poetry and images. I will check out your blog.

      This hub with these beautiful poetry and lovely images is absolutely awesome.

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      Karen Robiscoe 

      6 years ago from California

      I would love to follow your blog, Eiddwen. Are you Blogspot, then? I will have to surf...

      Tell me about fuhbeebs. It is a lil Peyton Place...or Peyton FacePlace..lo lo lo...

      the picture of you and your beautiful baby warms the heart. Not to mention the lovely landscape shots, and eloquent stanzas leading me through.

      well done.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Oh thank you also Mary for your kind words and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much pearl for this wonderful comment and Birthday greetings which are so greatly appreciated.

      Thanks for your concern but I have accepted the fact that I am now finished with Facebook but my pages will be reborn between Blogger and Pinterest. Here's wishing you a wonderful day my dear friend.


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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      6 years ago from Reno NV

      Some incredible poetry, so powerful, and full of humanity. Eddy I may miss the kitties on Facebook, but at least you will still be posting your awesome poetry hubs for me to experience. I know I sound selfish, but your work is a part of my routine! I hope you have a great weekend Eddy! Jamie

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      6 years ago from North Carolina

      beautiful in every way


      Wishing a wonderful weekend,


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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love that you make a decision and then move forward with no regrets. Such a liberating thing to do and one I do as well. No crying over spilled milk...just full speed ahead and discover wonders around the next corner. Here's to you my friend, and to our friendship, and many more years of sharing.



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      DJ Anderson 

      6 years ago

      Hello, Eddy,

      I, too, left facebook a little over a year ago.

      It was an ugly event with someone that I do not even know.

      It did not take long for me to realize that I did not need that kind of irritation from someone I don't know. I get plenty of that from my own family!! LOL

      You are among friends with your HP family.

      Loved your hub, as always.


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      Eric Dierker 

      6 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Happy birthday week. My day is today - 56. New eras are so bitchin cool. Awesome about facebook. From tragedy triumph flows. You know I live in the desert. And today I realized that your beautiful pics let me leave this dry earth for green abundance in your world. I need the cool waters and green things. Thanks for being you.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Well, Eddy, we have been friends for a long time. I always enjoyed your posts on FB, sorry you had a bad experience.

      You are such a talented gal. I admire you in many ways.

      Voted UP and shared here and on FB.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Eddy,what's your web address? Oops. HP won't let you post it. Can you email me?

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      6 years ago from Wales

      Hi Shauna thank you so much for this comment and yes as I read your words it fell into place ;Blogger for posts and Pinterest for my photos. I have edited this hub now as I have sorted my problem. Thank you again Shauna and here's upwards and onwards to a life without Facebook which I know will work out brilliantly.


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      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Eddy, why would anyone want to harass someone as sweet and giving as you? He'll pay his dues in the end.

      As far as alternative places to go, you can use Pinterest for your photos. Or you could open a website on Word Press or Weebly or any of the other free sites out there and create your own page. People will have to subscribe in order to leave comments. You can deactivate anyone who is leaving inappropriate comments.

      Your pictures and poems are beautiful. You live in such a lush, beautiful country, Eddy!

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      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      Like everything else in life FB has its good and bad and unfortunately its bad is people! So sorry you had to leave. Your blog should give you the opportunity to share your lovely photos.

      Happy, happy, belated birthday dear one. "Take a sweet moment" and remember you are loved and appreciated.

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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      Connie Smith 

      6 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      Dear Eddy, I hate that you have been harassed into leaving any place on the Web. I am certain that you can have this person banned, or at least ban them from your page. It might be worth it to check out the info pages on Facebook to find out the process. Other than that, I don't know of any alternative sites.

      Your images are absolutely awesome. I can see why you have such a connection to nature--you are surrounded by its beauty. Inspirations abound!

      I wish you a sweet and lovely day, and a belated 'Happy Birthday' my friend ;) Pearl

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Ha ha you must have been writing this just as was commenting on your post. Thank you so much Janine and I am so pleased that our friendship will be life long. Don't ever stop writing as I need you to inspire me.

      Lots of love Janine from my little corner of Wales.


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      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Again, Eddy I am so sorry about your issues on Facebook, but know that I will totally continue to follow you over here on Facebook and just so happy for our friendship. Thank you for just being you and wishing you a wonderful weekend. Also, sending love you way!

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Oh Graham you always give the most wonderful comet which I know for sure are so sincere. I hope that all is well with you and here's lots of love from my little corner of Wales.


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      Graham Lee 

      6 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Dear Eddie. I am so sorry that you have been hounded from Facebook by some thuggish Oik. I cannot help with an alternative I am afraid.

      I am overjoyed with the way you feel today after you traumas in the recent past. I am so glad that Dai is the rock upon which you and yours lean. Carry on with your lovely hubs, there are many of us who look forward to or almost daily treat.

      Voted up and all.



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