Taking Time to Stand and Stare

Lake District, Cumbria, Buttermere, England, Lakes in Autumn,time to stand and stare

Standing there beside the lake; Feasting my eyes on the expanse of the water, the lush pastures, the majesty of the fells; Listening to the lap-lapping of the water on the pebbles and rocky edges; The breeze caressing my face; Breathing in the clean, fresh air – deep, deep into my lungs until my chest feels like bursting, I am reminded of a poem by William Davies, one we learned at school many moons ago: What is this life if, […] Continue reading»

The Marriage Box

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What a beautiful day. The venue was beautiful. The ceremony was beautiful. The happy couple was beautiful. The guests were beautiful. Everything worked out perfectly. It was wonderful to see all the meticulous planning coming together effortlessly and smoothly. Hats off to all those who put in all that hard work. I know who you are J I am feeling very proud and ‘expanded’ – like my family grew; which it did. I now have a new daughter (-in-law) and […] Continue reading»

7 Principles for a Happy Life Together

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This is a week of great excitement. Saturday is The Big Day. My daughter is one of the brides maids and yes, my son is the groom. It feels like a milestone in MY life! Is this normal? Is this how other mothers-of-the-groom feel? And it feels like I should write something special, which is enough to make all words desert me! Google to the rescue. There are plenty of tips for a long lasting relationship and a happy marriage […] Continue reading»

Summer Celebration

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It has become a habit, dare I say Tradition, that I publish a selection of photo’s of the enigmatic British Summer. Summer in the UK is like a box of chocolates, to take poetic license from the lead character in the film Forrest Gump: “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Well, the Great British Summer is like that. Even the smart guys at the Met Office have a tough time. […] Continue reading»

On Shedding Light and Being the Light

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Marianne Williamson is one of my favourite authors. No surprise then that I have a collection of her books; the most recent addition being A year of Miracles, a collection of daily devotions and reflections to help you develop a positive, loving mindset and encourages you to live your best self to bring miracles into your life. You are supposed to take these daily devotions one day at a time, letting them sink in, contemplating them, savouring their wisdom so they […] Continue reading»

Rev up your FUN-o-meter!

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I have been told off. Again! Erm… Yes, I am over-egging it (quite a lot in fact), because the message was loving and gentle. It is a message that comes my way from time to time. Apparently I don’t heed it, or heed it enough, so it pops up again and again. And the message is HAVE MORE FUN! Bring MORE fun into your life. ALLOW yourself to have more FUN! Experience it. Feel it. Enjoy it. Let go. Let […] Continue reading»