Sunday post. When I was about fourteen, I got hold of a guitar. I would take it and sit on the back step of our suburban house, and watch moonlit clouds silently go by overhead, and realize - there's a bigger world out there. I remember listening on a crackling radio to Melanie Safka singing Carolina in My Mind, and Leftover Wine, and the loneliness that was a numb lump in my gut turning into a keening savage ache in my heart, because now I knew what it was, and could go out and look for love in the world. Without music, I would have died.
We have a set of the Crowded House Deluxe Editions to give away! To enter, simply ‘like’ the Neil Finn Facebook page - and post below in the comments your favourite song written by Neil Finn. Winner drawn Sunday 12th March 2017. Team NF.
Lisa's Mum here. Unfortunately Lisa has taken a turn for the worst. Her body is no longer absorbing nutrients leaving her very weak and resulting in her collapsing at home yesterday.
We are back in the Palliative Care ward where the team are working hard to keep Lisa comfortable and pain free.
As you are all aware Lisa's wish was to pass at home, at this stage we aren't sure if this is possible as the first priority is to get Lisa comfortable and pain free.
Lisa was intending to update you herself but this has not been possible. We have been receiving many messages asking how Lisa is but it's been impossible to respond to them with so much going on.
Can I please ask you all to continue to keep Lisa in your thoughts and prayers. We (the family) just want Lisa at peace and pain free. She has won this battle many times over but even the strongest of soldiers need to stop and rest.
Thank you so so much for your ongoing love and support, you have no idea how much strength and determination you have given Lisa in recent months. Lisa now feels she will leave this world having left her mark with each and every one of you. An amazing achievement for a 35yr old woman who's life had only just begun.
Please bear us, we will update you as and when things change.
These children love their new preschool, where they get nutritious and balanced meals in an environment that stimulates learning. Rewa helps to run the program and says new teaching materials, books and toys are helping to make learning fun. “The toys have really got the kids excited to come to the centre. The children don’t have these kinds of books and toys at home, so they look forward to learning new things here.” Learn more about the importance of early education: http://bit.ly/Early-Learning Photo by Neola D’Souza, World Vision