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Ralph Settle - A Wonderful Man

Ralph Settle is 88 years old.  His attitude to life is inspiring.  What a wonderful man.


  1. This actually made me think about the way that particular societies stereotype people. Why the bloody hell can't he go out for a drink? Does that suddenly stop because yozu are 'old'? Where I live, you rarely see women in the pubs and I sometimes nip for a bevy on my own, when in a lot of peoples' view here I should be at home cooking the dinner. You have to just be yourself, but it is hard work sometimes, especially when you are living up to your own expectations, not other peoples'. Good on him, lovely to see him and how his face lights up when he smiles. xxx

  2. Hi Em,

    All that energy! I hope I will be like that too when I am 88 :-)!

    I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Madelief x

  3. Wonderful! My father is one year older and he too is a constant source of inspiration to me!

    Happy, peaceful, magical Christmas to you ,dear lady of the beautiful earrings. I shall be wearing them with pride over the holidays.

  4. What a cutie! He exudes energy and vitality - a true inspiration.

  5. Just goes to show it's only a number..such an inspiration indeed!
    Sending HUGE hugs and love to you Em, hope you have a fantastic festive time. And of course hoping you have a 2012 where dreams explode into life...that jewellery shop is just a step away ;)xx

  6. Just popping in to wish you a most merry Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Stephie x

  7. If you give your presence, its stability, its peace, its lightness, its steadiness, his freedom, or your understanding, your gift will do wonders.

    Generosity is the practice of love. "
    Master Thich Nhat Hanh

    Kisses and God bless you and your family abundantly ..

  8. Merry Christmas!! I wish you ALL the best for 2012 and look forward to seeing more of your beautiful blog in the new year!

  9. hey gorgeous! Hurray! Thank you for joining the Monthly Make for 2012. I am really looking forward to seeing what you make! I am going to try very hard this year and really hope that we can support one another! If you do a post about your make then please pop by and leave me a comment so that I can come over and see it! Love Annie x ♥♥♥

  10. All the best for the coming year xx

  11. Such a wonderfully inspiring man, Emma!...
    Wishing you a wonderful 2012 full of all good things,
    Susan x

  12. Happy New Year Em!
    Hope you've been having a good festive season and 2012 is a good year for you and your loved ones :)


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