Picturesque Goa

Picturesque Goa
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TONFERNS CREATIONS

TONFERNS CREATIONS
TONFERNS CREATIONS - Tony's Art & Hobbies

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Edna's Pickles - Flavours from the Heart



A new delicious flavour
 from Edna's Pickles
for the upcoming Fall and Xmas Art & Craft Shows 2017.

SWEET MIXED FRUIT CHUTNEY

A sweet Chutney cooked with Green Apples, Cranberries, Clementines and Dates in white wine vinegar along with spices like cloves, ginger, cinnamon etc.. giving a rich taste.
This Chutney can be served on toasted bread or with cream cheese on crackers or alongside Ham, Pork, Turkey & Chicken main dishes. This Chutney is packed with flavour straight from the heart.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Why Me Lord

Why Me Lord

Why me Lord, what have I ever done
To deserve even one
Of the pleasures I've known
Tell me Lord, what did I ever do
That was worth loving you
Or the kindness you've shown.
Lord help me Jesus, I've wasted it so
Help me Jesus I know what I am
Now that I know that I've need you so
Help me Jesus, my soul's in your hand.
Tell me Lord, if you think there's a way
I can try to repay
All I've taken from you
Maybe Lord, I can show someone else
What I've been through myself
On my way back to you.
Lord help me Jesus, I've wasted it so
Help me Jesus I know what I am
Now that I know that I've need you so
Help me Jesus, my soul's in your hand.


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Hopscotch and other games of a bygone era

~ MEMORIES OF A BYGONE ERA OF HOPSCOTCH ~ 

The picture seen here of the gleaming white Holy Cross picture was taken during my visit to Cumbiem Morod, Guirim, Bardez, Goa, nearly 2 years ago. I was amazed with nostalgia to see how it has stood the test of time until now for 3 generations in front of an ancestral family home in our village. The area around this Cross was once our childhood playground of various types of games including the timeless common and simple games of 'Hopscotch', 'Foueio' and 'Lobieo' that young girls and boys from the village played after coming home in the evening from school. An overlay of the hopscotch pattern drawn over the picture is a touching remembrance of a bygone era bringing back a flood of good childhood memories.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Playing Hopscotch in front of the Cross - Goa

~ MEMORIES OF A BYGONE ERA OF HOPSCOTCH ~ 

The picture seen here of the gleaming white Holy Cross picture was taken during my visit to Cumbiem Morod, Guirim, Bardez, Goa, nearly 2 years ago. I was amazed with nostalgia to see how it has stood the test of time until now for 3 generations in front of an ancestral family home of our close neighbours in our village. The area around this Cross was once our childhood playground of various types of games including the timeless common and simple games of 'Hopscotch', 'Foueio' and 'Lobieo' that young girls and boys from the village played after coming home in the evening from school. An overlay of the hopscotch pattern drawn over the picture is a touching remembrance of a bygone era bringing back a flood of good childhood memories.

There are various Crosses of this nature in Goa. Many are found in front of houses. Some have built-in niches for holding candles or clay wick lamps. Crosses are also found along the roadsides and paths through the fields and on riversides, seen gleaming on a moonlit night.

They are built in a typical fashion as shown above from laterite stone and cement/mortar, and finished in limestone white wash lasting for generations. The lime wash is a product made from burning limestone in a kiln mainly coral and shells. 

Saturday, September 02, 2017

EPIC VOYAGE


Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Today marks the 50th anniversary when I first boarded the B.I. steamship s.s. Sirdhana from Bombay (now Mumbai) to Dubai, U.A.E. (then The Trucial States of Oman). It would be my first venture abroad. Many on the Indian sub-continent knew where it was, but perhaps in those days very few people knew about it in other parts of the world.