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
Do you love to create 'food for the soul'? Here's a little 'story' written a few days ago. There is nothing nothing nothing like the joy of creating real bread. This. Sourdough, mild and flavoursome, no nasties, no machines, just pure and utterly alive, all the deliciousness. I started developing this loaf a few days … Continue reading A Little Bread Story
It's a pink and blue day! The eleventh of the month. It's the start of a new week. Two months after my last birthday, ten months before the next. I have a long list of Things To Be + To Achieve by then. This year I have learnt a number of new skills. I am … Continue reading Diamonds Are Created Under Pressure
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
Wherever the light gets in, that's the place to put your focus. Go to where the light pours out for refreshment of your soul. Be around those people whose words and deeds bring hope, healing, calm, grace and success. Keep it simple and be mindful. The strongest foundations are what support the tallest buildings, … Continue reading Where The Light Comes In
Have you ever wondered ... What Would Jesus Do? This is the revised version of a post published at The Holly Tree Tales on 30 April 2015. * In my quietest moments, and sometimes even in the midst of a current or a raging storm, I wonder to myself “What would Jesus do?” Over … Continue reading What Would Jesus Do ~ Revised
In a slightly stronger than usual tone ... "No guilt, no shame, no condemnation", a phrase I often hear in a life coaching forum, most certainly brings calm. If we're not where we need to be nor even desperately want to be, we must NOT carry blame. Our thinking cannot change everything in a flash. … Continue reading No guilt. No shame. No condemnation.
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
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
The WordPress Daily Prompt has disappeared and some of us are mystified. Why has WordPress withdrawn support for Writers and Bloggers on the WordPress platform to quickly reach and read and encourage one another's work? This seems ludicrous, especially when one pays a Premium fee to host a website and does what one does with … Continue reading Why Has WordPress Withdrawn Support?