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Man the stars were beautiful this morning!

I woke up and let Ralph out this morning and the sky was covered in stars like I had never seen before! It was so beautiful!!!

I had an art agent from the UK come visit yesterday and we had a fantastic day! I got to show her my art and she wants to ship heaps of my paintings over there which is exciting! People have always told me that my work would suit being sold in the UK.
I got to take her around to a few of my friends homes and then we went out to Stellar for dinner. She was really impressed with the talent here in Wanganui! ROCK ON WANGANUI ARTISTS!

The music clip I have chosen for today is the wonderful Darcy Clay singing Jesus I Was Evil.



I spent the day doing research about my family history and have started an online family tree http://harrod.myheritage.com/. It was really exciting and interesting!
I worked out my Grandad's father or his father Henry Sedegwick Harrod was the cousin of William Digby Harrod, the son of Charles Henry Harrod, the man who started Harrods of London.
There is a great story about William coming to NZ on a website it said that he came with his mother and his eight children and is now buried in Okato. http://www.pukeariki.com/en/stories/newTaranakiStories/williamharrod.htm http://www.pukeariki.com/en/stories/immigration/Corbetts.htm
My friends asked me last week if I wanted to go for a day trip up that way, I'm keen to go and find the couple from the article and William's grave. It will be cool to piece this puzzle together.

I also have another pretty cool person in my Nana's side 'Richard William Pearse'.
Richard was an inventor of great ingenuity and imagination. His first plane looks very like a modern micro-light in appearance. As well as his planes, he designed and built a number of inventions including a needle threader, a power cycle, a potato planter and a power generator. He did this without a formal engineering education and very limited resources. Almost everything he made was put together out of junk – old farm machinery, bits of wire, tin and metal tubing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Pearse

I have already sat down with Nana and written down the family tree but I can't find it. I'm lucky I can still go and spend the day with her and get all the information again!

We just walked down the back of our house and we saw the Wanganui police investigating a suspicious death. I just found an article on the NZ Hearld website and it said: Wanganui police are investigating the death of a 56-year-old man found in an inner city apartment by friends this afternoon.
Inspector Duncan MacLeod said police were treating the man's death as suspicious. The apartment and surrounding area have been cordoned off for forensic examination.
Mr MacLeod said police wanted to talk to anyone who lived, worked or saw anything suspicious in the vicinity of Ridgway Street and St Hill Street since May 10.

It makes me sad to see this sort of thing happening!!! Wanganui is normally such a safe place to live.

My message for the day was: You soul needs no progress, for it has never left God's side, and it has never forgotten it's holy self and wondrous gifts.

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