Books As Friends And Holly’s Reading List Update

Who loves to read? Do you love to read to grow, to learn, to relax, to be inspired, motivated, guided ... or do you simply like to have a few books lying around or sitting prettily on a surface in your styled space? Since I was a little girl, I have loved to read. I … Continue reading Books As Friends And Holly’s Reading List Update

The First Mince Pie And Musings

I had my first mince pie of the season for afternoon tea on 23rd Dec 2020. It was laced with blessings, made with love. I ate it slowly, carefully, mindfully. I had mixed the fruit brew on 22nd, while our ancient Land Rover was being made roadworthy, emergency repairs at a garage mechanics’ workshop (not … Continue reading The First Mince Pie And Musings

Keep Calm At Christmas

We heard the news last night, of greater restrictions across the United Kingdom.This has been a year of all sorts of uncertainty, changed plans, upheaval, disappointment ... and it has also held blessings.Now, we must decide what it is that we shall focus on. Each day we have the opportunity to choose what it is … Continue reading Keep Calm At Christmas

3 Shortcuts To Unstoppable Success

Discover the 3 shortcuts used by the world’s most successful people that will allow you to achieve 2-5X more in half the time. After this training, you’ll know the exact shortcuts highly successful people like Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffett, and Richard Branson took to shorten their paths to success. Wherever you are, I want you … Continue reading 3 Shortcuts To Unstoppable Success

How Will You Lift The Vibe?

How are you getting on?Are you working from home and finding it too much?Are you finding it tough to keep on top of your 'Do' or your 'Be' list? Is the atmosphere getting to you, for any reason? Is the load overwhelming?What ONE thing can you do (or decide to not do) to make a … Continue reading How Will You Lift The Vibe?

Make An Impact

How are you handling the ups and downs, the ins and outs, the yin and the yang, the black and the white of life? 🤍 . Are you learning and growing? 🤍 . Are you practising new skills? 🤍 . Are you looking for ways to extend yourself a little beyond your comfort zone each … Continue reading Make An Impact

Autumn Mists And Country Sounds

As dawn breaks and the Autumn mists roll in, making the little valley beyond our property invisible, the birds in my organic garden are in full chorus ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWZKLN3mjmI In the background, the urgent bellowing of bulls and the sounds of farm machinery, add another layer to the tone. Soon the leaves on the trees … Continue reading Autumn Mists And Country Sounds

If You Can ~ A Poem

If you canLive where you love the sounds that you'll hearWhere you love the sights that you'll seeWhere you love the feelings you getWhere you love the hope that you hearIf you can.Where you love the people you'll meetWhere you love the beat that you'll feelWhere you love the sunrise or sunsetWhere you love the … Continue reading If You Can ~ A Poem

A Moment Away From The Tech

I took a moment today, away from humming old computer and the up to the minute laptop screen to go outside and feel the light and warmth. It is almost the middle of August, soon Autumn will be upon us and temperatures will plummet, but for now it is warm and the warmth makes my … Continue reading A Moment Away From The Tech

Why “The Holly Tree Tales”?

Someone asked me recently why I had called my blog “The Holly Tree Tales” and whether it had some special meaning. I was pleased to be asked, as I had been meaning to write about this ever since setting up the blog on 1 January 2015! If you have ever seen a holly tree in … Continue reading Why “The Holly Tree Tales”?