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Midnight Mellowing

Sunday, May 01, 2016      5 comments

1st May, and, true to my usual style, I decided on a theme for the month ahead: I am going to stop stressing about things and practise being more mellow. I even found a helpful guide on wiki-how!
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Choose Joy

Friday, April 29, 2016      6 comments

Today's writing in the Simple Abundance book is about 'allure' = charming & mysteriously attractive - defined by an intangible sense of being confi... Read more

Gosh! April is almost all used up!

Thursday, April 28, 2016      8 comments

I've enjoyed working through the Simple Abundance book during April - and its focus on the senses has been wonderfully enriching. I'm still read... Read more

Variety is the spice of life!

Sunday, April 24, 2016      9 comments

Today's writing in the Simple Abundance book is about 'taste' - both the sense & also the appreciation for things that bring harmony & joy. I am currently reading the section on taste in The Natural History of the Senses - so right in rhy... Read more


Saturday, April 23, 2016      10 comments

After my post about senses yesterday, I was bowled over when a friend asked if I wanted something from the bag of 'freebies' she'd received - there were shower gels, hand lotions, body sprays in Strawberry & Pomegranate or Coconut & Lime; I chos... Read more

Come Fill Up My Senses!

Friday, April 22, 2016      9 comments

At the beginning of April, I mentioned that I'd bought a book which had been recommended by Sarah BB: A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman. It is a GLORIOUS read - non-fiction exploration of, well, the history of the senses (!) and... Read more

mmm........ that smells lovely!

Thursday, April 21, 2016      6 comments

Twice a week, an aromatherapist comes to work with one of the people I support (at work). Her arrival is heralded by a wonderful smell ........... and we all get the benefit of the aromas wafting around when she visits! We all make (nice) joke... Read more

Having a Soak!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016      10 comments

Today's writing in the Simple Abundance book is about the benefits of having a daily soak in the bath. The warmth, the smells, the candles, the music... Read more

When you Hunger and Thirst

Sunday, April 17, 2016      8 comments

I haven't posted a blog for the past few days - first due to work/time, then because I have a cold/cough and just haven't felt creative at all! There have been a couple of interesting readings in the Simple Abundance book - one was talkin... Read more

Is self-love really the only weight-loss aid you'll ever need?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016      8 comments

Well I find myself disagreeing with Sarah Ban Breathnach today - she puts forward the idea that if we love ourselves enough and tune into our authentic selves, then we will eat when we're hungry, drink when we're thirsty etc and achieve our idea... Read more

Make Peace With Your Body

Tuesday, April 12, 2016      15 comments

Today's writing from the Simple Abundance book is about honouring our bodies - just as we are. About accepting ourselves in all our glory. She points out how, over time, ideas about beauty and the 'ideal' body have changed - from women in the ... Read more

Finishing Touches

Monday, April 11, 2016      10 comments

I finished reading one of the books! Yay! I completed 'Elizabeth is missing' - what a great read that was - I didn't anticipate the ending - brilliant! Next up is 'Twenty Tales from the War Zone' by John Simpson - this is on loan from the libr... Read more

Thrift-Shop Pleasures

Sunday, April 10, 2016      11 comments

Sunday morning here & it's like a second winter now - dark, wet, windy - grim! I've lit candles to cheer my cottage up! I enjoyed wearing my 'diamond' earrings yesterday. I also wore those 'smart' classics I've mentioned - navy trousers a... Read more

Affordable Luxury

Saturday, April 09, 2016      14 comments

Today's writing from the Simple Abundance book is about being open to the lovely things in life. She (Sarah Ban Breathnach) says we are often very generous in our giving to others, but not so willing to receive gifts ourselves. I think I... Read more

More Dash Than Cash

Friday, April 08, 2016      8 comments

More Dash Than Cash is the theme of April 8 in the Simple Abundance book. Kind of - set your intention and let the Universe bring you what you need. I am currently wearing a pair of jeans from a charity (goodwill) shop, a t-shirt from a c... Read more

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