Month: June 2015

Good Morning

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Family / Life / Love

Good morning or good evening depending where you happen to be. It’s Saturday morning here and while the sun isn’t exactly shining it’s trying it’s best to break through the grey clouds that are insisting on hanging around my particular patch this morning. I haven’t ventured outside this morning as it’s a little damp and I can see the breeze move through the trees. So, I’m sitting at the kitchen table looking out on a […]

The Beauty that Surrounds Us

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Family / Life / Love

How come we never stop to take in the beauty that surrounds us on cold winter days or rainy spring days? Why is it that the sun seems to be a natural relaxant, slowing us in our tracks and making us aware of what is so familiar to us? Today as I walked the dog in the early morning sunlight I noticed the many different shades of green that coexist in the hedgerows of our […]

Rituals, Routine and Staying in the Moment

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#100happydayschallenge / Life

Lately I have found myself feeling disconnected from the here and now. I’ve forgotten how to be mindful, present in the moment and have lost the sense of gratitude that comes with reflecting on the simple things in life. I’ve found myself in a much different place than this time last year. I am lucky to have secured work for the year and find that this has brought with it both positives and negatives. I am […]

Anniversaries and Lazy Weekends

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Family / Life / Love

Love doesn’t sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all of the time, made new. ~Ursula K. Le Guin I think Le Guin has hit the nail on the head. Love is fluid and changes over time. Yesterday marked the 16th anniversary of our wedding day. A day that was celebrated in a low key manner with a few close friends and family. It was a day that marked […]

Looking forward to the weekend

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The Simple Things

In every gardener there is a child who believes in The Seed Fairy. ~Robert Brault So. The power of the list is working. Busy day here at Crabtree Cottage. Work this morning, homework this evening and then while  the eldest was at her drama class I managed  to plant some seeds and sow some more vegetables. I’m no gardener so fingers crossed they grow. I love watching them sprout and grow, it adds a sense […]

It’s been a while …..

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gratitude / the small stuff / work/life balance

Hello! It’s been some time since my fingers tapped away on my keyboard and how I have missed the feeling. My work life has been pretty hectic and full on since December 2014. I didn’t really get time between jobs to regain my balance and found myself completely immersed in note taking and making, ensuring I was fully informed on the subjects that I teach. I found myself caught up in a never ending cycle of […]