I want to share something that is a big deal for me. They say it take at least 21 days to instil a new habit. I am a self-confessed "tea pot"! A few weeks ago I went "cold turkey" on caffeinated tea for a day. Perhaps in excess of 10 cups a tea per day … Continue reading Changing a habit: reducing caffeine intake
An update on my sabbatical. Getting back into structured time.
The Unbusy Manifesto written by Jonathan Fields (of The Good Life Project) is well worth a read if you feel that you are reacting to life rather than living it intentionally. If you feel you are being dragged through life (as he puts it), then make a choice to give yourself some 'me time', grab … Continue reading A wake up call for busyness
The two young Jack Russell's stand with one leg bent, poised to run. Unblinking, their liquid brown eyes are fixed on the well-chewed ball in my hand. I throw it and they bolt after it milliseconds after it leaves my hand. Scarlet (the female with wiry fur and red ears) skids through the grass, scattering … Continue reading Scout & Scarlet
Delighting in a sunny winter's day
finding delight in a family embroidery
I've realised over the 3 weeks that I have been back here that it is so easy to get "seduced" back into the norm by society's conditioning, by my inner critic and to get knocked off track by the pace of daily life and other peoples' opinions.
No! No! No! I will not be seduced!
Bees are metaphors for my life as it is today.
Week One of my new big adventure. Settling into my space
9th February 2019, England, Day 7 We went into some charity shops yesterday. I'd forgotten what treasure troves they are! When I buy something from one, I feel like I'm contributing to the reuse and recycle culture, which I want to do more of in my life. My latest purchase is sadly not a recycled … Continue reading Winny, my new cushion