Life is like a game of chess. Changing with every move. Chinese proverb Ain’t that the truth. When was the last time you played Chess? I had a game with my 17yo son on the weekend at his suggestion. It’s been years since we’d last played. He set the chess board up, an elaborate wooden set … More Focus, Action … Checkmate
I have a confession to make. I’m not a very good mum. In fact I’m neglectful, thoughtless and sometimes I wonder how I could possibly deserve the awesomeness in my life. How else can I explain leaving Harry in the car overnight, for thirteen hours?
It’s not very often I write a blog post about food but last night in my kitchen everywhere I looked I saw food in circles. And I thought it was so apt for Frank’s Tuesday Challenge: Circle that this post is the result. Everything comes full circle. Let me elaborate.
A world without animals would be exceptionally dull. At least in my books. I grew up with cats. We adopted many strays that ventured into our back yard. Well at least I did. I’ll never forget the day my dad sat in the kitchen and told me there was no way the cat was staying. Behind … More My world of Animals
Today in Melbourne I woke to a cold grey sky and a wet and dreary morning, which matched the heaviness in my heart. But I refused to let it overwhelm me. So I rugged up, donned my gardening gloves and hit the garden for a bit of green thumb therapy. My garden is a mess. … More Mundane Monday Garden Gratitudes
The only lamb I’ve ever had in my kitchen was a roast one, infused with garlic and rosemary. But today when I got home and walked into my kitchen I was greeted by a small four legged variety, a scrawny cute looking little ewe. My daughter, who works part time on a sheep farm in … More Lamb on Friday: A B-a-a-d idea?
Lately I’ve been exploring close to home and today was no exception but what I found was fairly typical of what’s in many rural communities. Mostly. Like this cow who eyed us as we stopped. She looked pretty relaxed, and why wouldn’t she with no stress, a lush paddock to enjoy and a view of … More Wednesday’s hard to bear
As my own personal Mindful in May mission draws to a close I reflect on Week 3 of the Kindness Challenge – Focus our Energy and how incredibly powerful our thoughts are in everyday life. How they affect everything we do and everyone around us. What we put out comes back and what we focus … More A Kinder Growing Energy
Today was a perfect day to bake a cake. It was cold and wet outside and inside I had the fire going and the house was toasty and warm. No need to even pull out the books. I knew straight away what I’d make as I know this recipe off by heart. This is my … More A Slice of Summer – Banana Berry Cake
Sometimes it’s the little things that have the biggest impact. This week the Kindness Challenge was all about observing kindness around us. With my own personal focus on being mindful this month it was a great prompt to keep my eyes open to what was going on around me. And here’s what I found. Kindness … More Blooming Kindness