Changing Mindset Why is it that it always seems to rain when you have made some weather dependant plan? Where I live, rain is a frequent visitor. On the recent Bank Holiday, it rained, changing plans and the events of the day. Rain – cold, wet and grey – is always ready to make aContinue reading “On a Rainy Weekend: How to Find Sunshine in the Grey…”
Ever since March last year, I have found the concept of time to be a strange, paradox… Some days, even weeks, are apparently ephemeral. Minutes and hours seem to slip away as if some wizard has magically accelerated a sand timer. One blink of an eye sees a new month appear on the calendar. OnContinue reading “Finding the Time…”
I have always loved singing. There is something delightfully liberating about throwing your head back and belting out a favourite tune at full volume. Opera, pop, jazz, county, rock- it doesn’t matter what the song is, or which genre it belongs to, it is the singing that is so wonderful, so fun and so freeing.Continue reading “The Power of the Voice”
When the midwife placed my son in my arms, almost 23 years ago, I will never forget the rush of emotion. I was just 21, and after nine (seemingly endless) months and two weeks of waiting, he was finally there. New. Beautiful. A stranger. At first, after the initial euphoria, I remember the strangeness ofContinue reading “The Privilege of Being a Mother”
Today’s post is an A-Z ‘to do’ list, to inspire us to take the time today for ourselves, and for others. I admit that, caught up in the pressures of day to day life, often I forget to be grateful, choosing instead to focus on the minutiae, rather than on the many reasons I haveContinue reading “A-Z Of Showing Love For Yourself And For Others Today…”
Does everyone perhaps find their kitchen, somewhat bewilderingly, like the Tardis? How is it actually possible to suddenly realise, on a Saturday afternoon, that you have been in there for several hours, without actually noticing the time slipping by? How can it be that you sit down to chat, over a cup of tea, orContinue reading “The Joy Of Kitchens- 10 Ways To Show Love For (And In) Your Kitchen Today!”
Today, I want to reach out to you with a creative challenge. Before I share this, allow me to give you a little anecdotal context. Although I am no expert, I find the process of writing rewarding. All kinds of writing. I am never happier than when I’m sitting, with a sense of purpose, waitingContinue reading “The Joy Of Creativity – Poetry Challenge!”
For me, as I am sure for many of you, a huge change that has affected my daily routine, over the past year, has been the amount of unclaimed time I now have had on my hands. I remember at the start of 2020, busy with working full-time, how I yearned for time, spending (ironically)Continue reading “How Do You Spend Your 1440 Minutes Each Day?”
Today started with a strange juxtaposition – the sight of a few errant, spring snowflakes falling on my pots of almost opened tulips, just outside the kitchen window. I have been so full of embracing the associations of spring – newness, fresh starts, beauty, new potentials – and incorporating them into my daily activities andContinue reading “Snow On The Tulips – 20 Things To Do Today To Embrace Potential”
Why is it that the sight of variously sized chocolate ovals, gaudily wrapped in golds, blues, and purples, brings out the excited child in us, no matter what age we are? “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Charles M Schulz At 44, and on a (fairly) committedContinue reading “Reasons To Eat Chocolate This Easter (and then go back to juicing tomorrow!)”
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