Tuesday, 11 December 2007

The Final Chapter

The budding of a rose
The conceiving of a human seed
A life that is born
Is such a wonderful miracle indeed

What is life all about?
No matter what you may feel or believe
To live life to it’s fullest
Is what we should all try to achieve

Follow the path you truly desire
Enjoy your life the way you feel
For at the end of it all
A legacy you will leave

To touch the lives of those you share
To tread the paths with those you meet
Share a love for all to cherish
Tread your path with your own two feet

As you travel through life
Many journeys you will take
Seek the path you truly desire
Rely on the choices that you make

For at the end of it all
Maybe there could be a life after
Live your life to its fullest
Just be happy when you reach your Final Chapter

(Mark A. Jones 11th December 2007)

Sunday, 9 December 2007

The Finer Things in Life

Relaxing back at the Apartment during my Skiathos holiday. This was the first night which was spent demolishing a complementary bottle of red wine. I do like a good wine, savouring those finer pleasantries as one unwinds and reflects on the day passed, and contemplating the events to unfold over my holiday period.

Home is 15oo miles away and seems just a distant memory that holds my everyday life events. Soon to return to normality, but for now its time to unfold and recharge the batteries, cheers!

Tuesday, 25 September 2007


There they go with Julie Walters on board to film another scene. Wish I'd hired a speed boat now so I could have followed them!
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Mama Mia!

Keep an eye out for this boat in the forthcoming film 'Mama Mia' (proposed release July 2008). This is the very pier where we watched them filming a scene with Julie Walters. It was searing heat of 46 degrees celsius!

Notice my halo!
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Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Is this a Runway?

This is the tiny runway we had to land on and take off from! When arriving and circling the small island of Skiathos the Pilot alerted my attention to the tiny runway. I could see it as we approached it to land on.......I thought we would never stop on such a small runway....my heart was in my mouth! Taking off we had to take a detour to refuel on the Greek mainland (Thessaloniki), we had to do this because the pilot said that we couldn't take off from such a small runway with full fuel tanks!!!! It's the smallest runway I've ever been on and it was quite an experience.....i thought we were going to end up in the sea!!
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My Holiday 2007 (Skiathos Greece)

The very first morning! A great shot of the rising sun as it shines it's rays into our apartment. Our view was fantastic! We stayed in Megali Amos just a 5 minute walk from the busy Skiathos Town. Skiathos Town is situated just over the hill toward the rising sun. A pretty little town with an Old Port and a New Port. The filming of the Movie 'Mama Mia' was taking place in the old Port. We went to watch them filming in blazing heat. Julie Walters was being made up ready for her part. Tom Hanks was producing and we just missed him by 5 minutes! I was gutted!

The weather was fabulous but we did have 2 days of rain........needed to cool us down!

We stayed in an apartment block with a fantastic pool and bar area, the hosts Ramona, Achilles, and Lorenzo were brilliant!

The only downfall of having a holiday is that you have to come home!
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Thursday, 16 August 2007

Elvis - 30th Anniversary!

Extraordinary! To still be as popular now as when he was alive! There is only and will only ever be ONE Elvis!

It's 30 years since he passed away but he keep's rocking on! Now that is truly amazing! A unique talent with an exceptional voice!

My favourite Elvis song: If I Can Dream (a fantastic performance and powerful voice peformed during the '68 Comeback Special!)

My favourite Elvis performance: '68 Comeback Special (makes the hairs stand up on the back of my neck!)

Elvis may have left the building but he still rocks it!!

If I Can Dream
There must be lights burning brighter somewhere
Got to be birds flying higher in a sky more blue
If I can dream of a better land
Where all my brothers walk hand in hand
Tell me why, oh why, oh why can't my dream come true
There must be peace and understanding sometime
Strong winds of promise that will blow away
All the doubt and fear
If I can dream of a warmer sun
Where hope keeps shining on everyone
Tell me why, oh why, oh why won't that sun appear
We're lost in a cloud
With too much rain
We're trapped in a world
That's troubled with pain
But as long as a man
Has the strength to dream
He can redeem his soul and fly
Deep in my heart there's a trembling question
Still I am sure that the answer gonna come somehow
Out there in the dark, there's a beckoning candle
And while I can think, while I can talk
While I can stand, while I can walk
While I can dream, please let my dream
Come true, right now
Let it come true right now
Oh yeah