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

A Shropshire Lad In Berwickshire

  These beautiful blooms, from my garden last Summer, are called "A Shropshire Lad". They're one of the David Austin Roses' selection of beautiful English roses. I planted one of these in our last garden in NSW, Australia, and have planted four on the walls of our home in Berwickshire, UK. They are such lovely … Continue reading A Shropshire Lad In Berwickshire

Snowdrops And Fortitude

Pictured above, snowdrops in our garden, just beginning to spread their carpets of beauty in the first month of the new year.  Snow has not yet fallen, but the snowdrops are creating the elegance of white calm on the ground. In various social media spaces lately, I've seen fleeting mentions of a ten year challenge.  … Continue reading Snowdrops And Fortitude

In The Winters Of Life

In the Winters of Life, everything shows up more clearly. Seasons come and seasons go. When we pare it all back to the basics, we see what really matters ... but there is also much that cannot be seen with average sight or understanding. Sometimes we have to take it deeper and check in on … Continue reading In The Winters Of Life

A Moment Before Christmas ~ Revisited

This piece was written on Monday 21 December 2015.  I share it here, as a mindfulness offering in the lead-up to Chistmas.  It will be my fifty sixth birthday on Tuesday next week, 11 December, and two weeks after that will be the day that we celebrate another's birth, after whom the festivity and 'holiday … Continue reading A Moment Before Christmas ~ Revisited

Notice The Gold All Around You

Dear Readers, Today I thought "it is time for a little catch-up".  How quickly we can lose our days, when we do not stop and take in the little moments, which are each as precious as life can get.  Hence this post. It is Friday, my week has been crazy, I have been learning all … Continue reading Notice The Gold All Around You

A Mindful Advent 2017

I sat down to write a little message, which was simply going to say what I had posted on my Instagram account yesterday, 1st December 2017: Wishing everyone a very happy Advent season and then it seemed to me that more needed to be written besides these few words.  I became mindful that so many … Continue reading A Mindful Advent 2017

Papery Bark

The papery bark of Betula Utilis Jacqmontii is so beaUtiful, I almost feel that it should be written on. This glory grows metres away from where I tap my wordy keyboard. It and a few matching companions are silvery birches that I have contributed to the "God's Acre" that we live on in the UK. … Continue reading Papery Bark

Late Autumn Musings

The year of fairly mild temperatures experienced in our little pocket of the British countryside is coming to an end.  Suddenly temperatures dipped severely this week, as we were hit with the first frosts of the Winter season ... but Autumn is not yet over and all the trees are still shedding their leaves, so … Continue reading Late Autumn Musings