This week the news in the UK has been full of stories about the record breaking rain we have had.
Some communities have now been underwater since Christmas and as rain falls on sodden ground more and more properties and communities are being flooded, homes and livelihoods have been lost.
I am not surprised that people are volunteering help and sending aid.  Farmers from all over the country are bringing straw for cattle, supermarkets are donating water as the risk of contamination is high in this farming community.
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I know that over the other side of the Atlantic my U.S. friends are experiencing some horrendous weather themselves, and I known those communities too there many Good Samaritans helping out.
So my Friday Find today is knowing that all over the world there are people who with no expectation of reward are helping others…..
Random Five



  • I wish Starbucks would change their playlist 

  • I’m not enjoying Game of Thrones as much as Name of the Wind, maybe it will grow on me…

  • Quote of the week ‘ Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle” Plato

  • Roxi at Coppercurls Designs asked if I would be willing to do some demo layouts for her wonderful new kit called Organic Red. I jumped at the chance, it was much harder than I thought it would be because I don’t normally stick to just one kit when I am creating, she also gave me a great video on drop shadows , she is a great teacher check out her new kit HERE
  •  I never ever want to have a phone locked to one provider, the trouble it causes if you want to change.
Happy Valentines to Mark 33 years married this April

Have a safe and happy weekend .
Kim Klassen dot Com
  

33 thoughts on “THOUGHTS ON FRIDAY

  1. wow, that is a lot of flooding. do you mean music while you are at Starbucks? in the lobby? i have not been this year … i was there in 2013? i usually get a coffee once in a blue moon, maybe when the put out a new commercial for a new coffee or something special like that. … some times i am in the drive thru. Happy ❤ Day!! ( :

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  2. So sorry to read of all the flooding in the UK this winter. Much worse than the cold winter over on this side of The Pond imho, but then again I live in the South… It's been cold here, (I've seen 13*F on the thermometer more than once this winter!), and the ice storms have been unpleasant, but not nearly as destructive as floods. What is the reservoir system (for flood control) like in the UK? http://themonkeywranglersblog.blogspot.com/2014/02/random-5-friday-valentines-day-2014.html

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  3. good morning Viv … your quote is so inspiring. It seems like the weather everywhere has just been too much this year … I sure hope the worst is behind you now. But then for the clean up … so hard to imagine! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!!

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  4. Love your Friday Find. The flooding is horrendous, my heart really goes out to those affected. Love your list too, made me smile. Have a lovely Valentine's day. 🙂

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  5. Love, love your tag Viv – it's beautiful. Not so much on the high waters, though…so unfortunate for people! Beautiful work with Roxi's new designs! Have a lovely Valentine's day!! xx

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  6. I really like your opening quote, Viv!I have not been paying attention and didn't realize that the UK is experiencing so much rain. I cannot imagine dealing with flooding and the clean up. The weather in 2013 was very dynamic. So far 2014 has be unusual, but tolerable. I hope mother nature corrects herself soon.Good Luck with your demo layouts. I think we need to be challenged and hope you enjoy the process.

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  7. It seems the weather has been crazy all over the world. We're having record cold here in the middle of the states. And congrats to Mark on 33 years of wedded bliss! :-)Visiting from Friday Finds and R5F

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  8. My gosh, the weather everywhere is wild and crazy, isn't it? Your flooding has been epic, though, I believe. I love all of your photos and art today. The one uptop is perfect for kicking off your lovely post. Have a good weekend.

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  9. Wild weather phenomenons all over the world…Last summer we also have had a never ending rain in germany. My hometown was flooded, too. And despite all the sadness, there were so many people, who helped each other. The solidarity was really great! “People help the people”,borderless, I hope so, too! You have create a wonderful blog! I like your photos very much!I hope you enjoy a beautiful weekend too!Have a Happy Valentines! 🙂

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  10. I too am so sorry about all the flooding you are experiencing….It seems as though the weather has gone mad. We've had record snows in our area this week…..I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day….

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  11. Your photos are beautiful, but the struggles from the flooding is heart breaking. There is devastating weather everywhere in the world. I'm so sorry things are so difficult where you live.

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  12. oh Viv…. heartwarming find…. and devastating flooding…. Xanthe was just telling me about all the rain…. I had no idea…. 😦 love your layout… with Roxis kit. wonderful.thank you for sharing with FF….. sending you love on Valentines…. xo

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  13. Your picture is worth a thousand words. I didn't know about the flooding in the UK. I'm sorry to hear that. Your Valentine creation is so sweet. Happy Valentine's Day / weekend!

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  14. Viv I sure hope the rain stops soon…such a sad situation but your right, people are so good…most times we only hear about the bad which is shameful..First I love your photo of Mark…so much creativity in there.. and I totally agree about Starbucks..same here..Have a safe and lovely weekend…

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  15. Sorry about the flooding, Viv, hope the weather will be better soon …Lovely layout with Roxi's new kit !Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day …Nice weekend,Sylvia

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  16. Your flooding issues are crazy. I don't think we are that bad off in the US… hopefully our snow will just melt and go away. But, ah the smile you brought to my heart with the telling of people helping one another. Lovely.

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  17. Seems like it is either drought or flooding somewhere or other. About 7 years ago, we had super flooding, then year before last we had such a horrible hot summer. We are where temps in the 90-95 degrees Fahrenheit is usually the average hot weather. WE had a lot of days over 100ºF….

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