Prince William Goes on Hunting Trip With Ex-Girlfriend Jecca Craig and Pals: Picture

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Nothing screams “reunion” like hunting wild boars. Prince William and former flame Jessica “Jecca” Craig reunited during a hunting trip in Spain taken last weekend with a group of pals, while wife Kate Middleton and son Prince George stayed home in London, a source confirms to Us Weekly.

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Craig and the Duke of Cambridge were photographed on Thursday, Feb. 6, joking and chatting animatedly together along with a bunch of pals — including Prince Harry — arriving at the Seville airport. William, wearing a royal blue sweater, jeans and sneakers, led the pack of hunters with Craig, who looked casual in jeans, chucks and a green utility jacket. The troupe then took a helicopter to the countryside property of the Duke of Westminster to “shoot wild boar and stag,” the insider tells Us.

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The African heiress and William were linked during his years at Eton, when the two were teens, and remained good friends in the years following. Craig even attended the royal wedding back in 2011 with boyfriend Captain Philip Kaye.

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While William and his pals bonded over the recent excursion, the hunting trip has enraged animal rights advocates. British rocker Morrissey wrote an extended letter slamming both Princes on Sunday: “One day prior to giving a public plea on behalf of animal welfare, Prince William is to be found in Spain (with Prince Harry) shooting and killing as many dear and boar as they possibly can!” the former frontman of The Smiths said in a statement.

 

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Kefalonia – Cephalonia

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Kefalonia is the island to visit if you want to avoid the crowds. The island’s mountainous landscape is a welcome break in the otherwise commercialized Greek islands. In Kefalonia you will find a tranquil atmosphere, the island has a reputation for being a bit more sophisticated and in summer the island attract several celebrities. Stephen Spielberg is one of those who have enjoyed the sun and beaches Kefalonia. The island has been rebuilt after a devastating earthquake that destroyed much of the infrastructure in 1953.

The restaurant and bars in Kefalonia has replaced the plastic chairs for better-looking wooden chairs. The overall feeling on the island is quality and the islanders are friendly and genuine.

The fish may be a bit more expensive here, as well as the souvenirs, but on the other hand you do not find many karaoke bars blasting music until 4 am. Kefalonia has a nice mix of visiting nationalities; many Italians take a boat over to the island. Neighbouring islands to Kefalonia are Zakynthos, Lefkada and Ithaca. There are day trips over to Ithaca from Kefalonia and the journey takes about one hour.

The island is the largest of the Ionian islands and the nature is lush, its southern coast is lined with nice beaches popular by families with small children. On the east coast you can enjoy the dramatic scenery that only a mountainous island offers, while the plains are covered with vines. It is here the Robola grapes thrive, providing dry wine with distinctive citrus character. During your stay here you will find plenty of opportunity to taste the wine.

Facts about Kefalonia – Cephalonia

Capital: Argostoli Inhabitants: 45.000 Airport: Kefalonia International Airport Local transport: Local bus, taxi, car hire, moped and motorcycle hire

Getting there

The largest port on the island is Sami linking the island to Patras, Ithaca, Corfu, Ancona, Bari and Brindisi in Italy. The second largest port of the island is Poros and connects the island to Killini.

From Argostolis port you can travel to Poros, Lixouri and Killini daily. It is also possible to get to Zakynthos with Hydrofoil from Argostolis port.

Where to stay

The biggest tourist resort on the island is called Lassi, another popular place is Skala, but if you want to rub shoulders with celebrities you shall choose the trendy Fiskardo.

Sights

The historical and folklore museum in Argostoli will give you an insight to the island life. The gift shop offers some great souvenirs to take home as a memory.

Enjoy a day trip up to the mountains.

Melanissi Lake, a fascinating underground lake, the magical interplay of light and water inside the cave are simply magic. No trip to Greece is complete without a visit to the lake. The best time to visit the cave is at midday when the sun will be at its zenith, so that the entire cave is filled with a strange blue light. According to the myth, the cave was named after a nymph named Melissanthi who committed suicide because her love was not answered. The water in the lake is a mixture of freshwater and seawater, you will find the cave close to Karavomilos village.

Best beaches

Myrtos is one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. The intense colours, the pebbles and its crystal clear waters, make its visitors wanting to return. Antisamos beach, also known as Captain Corelli’s beach. Kamini Beach, this is the beach where the sea turtles lay their eggs.

Nightlife

The nightlife in Kefalonia offers everything from a quiet drink in the harbour to modern night clubs. In the tourist resorts you will find plenty to amuse you. Try Kastro Club in Fiskardo, there has been no saving of gunpowder in this club. The club is a former mine, now converted into a nightclub with a huge dance floor. This club is popular by the elite in their designer outfits, no socks and sandals in here please. The prices of drinks are high, but why not indulge for an evening? The club is open only during July and August.

Shopping

There are plenty of shops that will tempt you with local produce. Ceramics, the local wine, the islands wonderful honey and almond pralines.

Do not miss

Do not miss a day trip over to Ithaca from Kefalonia, the journey takes about one hour.

Visit Calliga Vineyard, Gentilini Vineyard and Metaxas Wine Estates, all located near Argostoli.

Did you know?

Movie recording on the island For those of you who have read the book, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Kefalonia will certainly feel like home. The book follows a family from Kefalonia for several decades; the film based on the book was obviously set on the island.

Although Zante is the most important nesting site for loggerhead turtles, there is a nesting site at Kefalonia by Kaminia beach.

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What are memorial poems

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Memorial poems – often called in loving memory poems – are those often read during funerals or memorial services. These works are appropriate to commemorate the event, as well as, compliment the life of the deceased.Here are some memorial poems

The Unbroken

There is a brokenness
out of which comes the unbroken,
a shatteredness
out of which blooms the unshatterable.
There is a sorrow
beyond all grief which leads to joy
and a fragility
out of whose depths emerges strength.
There is a hollow space
too vast for words
through which we pass with each loss,
out of whose darkness
we are sanctioned into being.
There is a cry deeper than all sound
whose serrated edges cut the heart
as we break open to the place inside
which is unbreakable and whole,
while learning to sing.

This Trembling Heart

i did not wake up one day
and choose to love you
or decide
that my life would now
be focused
in your direction.
this trembling heart
like a magnetized needle
of a compass,
a splayed, obsidian lotus
in a sea of fire
simply returns again
and mysteriously again
to where your soul resides ,
to the breathing star dust
and tender flesh
which temporarily hold
the flowering river
of who you are.

Excerpts from a Eulogy

You were a dove
descending from heaven,
your white wing was one with the moon.
I was an obsidian raven,
ascending from the under-world.
My wing was one
with the unknowable mystery.
You were drawn to light and lightness,
did not enter easily into conflict,
your house was filled with flowers.
I was drawn to the not-yet-conscious,
to the primordial beauty of mud
and swam with conflict
like underwater lightning,
a portal into deeper intimacy.
You filled my heart with flowers.
I brought to yours a quality of love
you had secretly dreamed of.
We met in the golden space
beyond darkness and light,
we touched through our unwavering
honesty “the gold,”
again and inexplicably again.
Through love’s invisible alchemy,
the wing of the moon
became the wing of the night
became the song
became the sangha
became the unknown echo of “This.”
Intrigued by your feral beauty
your elegance, tenderness,
directness and laughter
I surrendered into your love~
relinquishing
my arsenal of excuses
with a humble bow of gratitude.
…And today,
nearly thirteen years later,
I place a small, handmade box of ashes
of your once-vibrant body
on my altar.
(So caringly placed in a zip-lock bag,
wrapped in a lavender cloth.)
I feel you leaning into me still,
Beloved friend.
I feel the wingtips of your ageless soul
like never-ending branches
of a deeply-rooted tree
gazing into my window
from eternity’s threshold.
Your absence
has blossomed into
Presence.
I can still hear your laughter,
still feel you
lavishing me
with adoration
and kindness,
offering generously,
like you so often did,
your samurai editor’s
sword of truth and bluntness!
Yes, here you are~
still editing my poetry,
cutting out words here and there,
anything superfluous,
even as I write this eulogy…

here where the rivers meet

here where the rivers meet
mist gathers colder
than in a dream
earth and sky
the song and the cry
are wed and one
between
blurred contours
of mountain and cloud
the heart’s longing
endowed and deep
like prisms in the wind
when we scattered your ashes
the moon
a golden hawk bell
in talons of the dawn.

International Searching for relatives

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In the past, intercountry adoptions were almost exclusively closed, and it was believed that there was little to no possibility of locating and reuniting with birth parents. Although in many cases it is still quite difficult to locate birth relatives abroad, searching internationally has been more common since the 1990s.

Many of the resources discussing international birth parent search are targeted toward adoptive parents searching for their child’s birth relatives, but some of the tips for adoptive parents are also relevant to adult adopted people. Country-specific articles, blogs, and support groups may be the best sources of information for those interested in beginning an international search. An online search for information addressing the unique issues and tips relevant to the birth country may help point international searchers in the right direction to get started.