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
* Three months ago, my son set off for university, for the first time. A few short weeks ago, my son announced that he had decided to write a film script. He had joined his university's Film Society, had attended several meetings as part of the group of enthusiasts there, and wished to enter into … Continue reading The Perfect Story – A Short Film
Earlier this week, I woke to see the most magnificent moon staring in at me through the window. It was pitch dark outside otherwise. I opened the window, feeling the icy chill enter the room, and stuck my arm out to try and capture the moment. Little else was visible beyond the silhouettes of … Continue reading Super Moon Insight
Do you know what #holiness is? Sometimes in life we wonder why we feel drawn away from the crowd, why things that others are doing does not feel right to us and holds little appeal. Sometimes we find ourselves alone in situations where it would be easier to go with the flow of the many, but … Continue reading On Holiness
Love Spent In A Moment Love struck as sharp as lightning; So what if merely for an instant? It clutched me to its sensual bosom, Held my thoughts, and soul, imprisoned. Infatuation, in this game, Wants its name to come before all else, Yet this time I know that it is Love Who has captured … Continue reading Love Spent In A Moment – A Poem
I came across this beautiful poem today. It touched me and I thought it would quite possibly touch others too. I share it here, for all of us ... MAY YOU ALWAYS FEEL LOVED May you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always understand. May the pain you have known … Continue reading May You Always Feel Loved – A Poem By Sandra Sturtz Hauss
A little story in pictures by my beautiful childhood friend, Adrienne Silva, exhibiting her artwork in Lisbon (earlier this year). Such talent, such beauty.
I am so honoured to call you my friend, Adrienne.
My Walk About with viewers were planned by Ana Paula. I loved it. A South African’s story told in Lisbon
Fellow artist, Nuno, Adelaide also came from Lyons France…flew to Lisbon in her Cessna, and I. The last time I saw Adelaide is when I met her at Mundial in Cape Town.
Friend and fellow painter from Sintra.
Jaya comes from Paris. We visit my work in Principe Real.
The three painters Adrienne , Isabel and Jirina. A gathering in the gallery for our Walk Abouts. A few days after opening.
If your life is all about striving, you will never be satisfied. If your life is all about being, even while you are striving, you can always be real and you can always be satisfied. With love, Holly x
In the past few weeks, I have seen several writings and little signs about the importance of letting go. For many of us, this is incredibly hard to do but, when things build up to a crescendo, we realise that we really have to release what is holding us back from peace. I have had my … Continue reading She Let Go – A Poem by Safire Rose
No matter their colour, a simple bunch of tulips is always welcome, with their quiet freshness and stunning simplicity. A vase full of tulips never fails to delight, even as they quietly fade ... Quite unlike many other flowers, over time tulips fade with elegance, beauty and grace, such as these lovely red ones above, whose blooms matured with ever increasing richness … Continue reading Elegantly Fading Tulips