Dear Reader

Any reference to any person living or dead is purely
coincidental, and not meant to cause offence , only to provoke humour, and as a vehicle to "get things off my chest"

Friday, 7 March 2014

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Courage Is The Key...

Courage is the key!

It's about letting love win over fear...

Somehow finding a way to face all the feelings
of vulnerability, isolation and inadequacy...
and letting that open up what comes next.

It's the only thing that has any chance of unlocking your potential.

Just when you thought''great I've unlocked that door''...
you realise that there's another door ahead....
and so it goes...

Life will always have doors to unlock.
It's about moving forward and finding
''treasures in dark places''

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Things That Make Me Happy...

This is a list of things that make me feel good and give me the ''up'', I'm going to add to it every day.


1 Candles

2 Velvet cats

3 Great music

4 The idea of things progressing...getting to the next new bit.

5 Working out more ''stuff''

6 Change that's positive

7 Friends that stay connected

8 Being warm and cosy

9 Things to do with ''the heart''

10 Having choices

11 Wine of course

12 Simple beauty

13 Complex beauty

14  Authenticity

15 People to share with

16 Celebration and Events

17 Things you know you're connected to

18 When you had a dream and you see it coming true, not necessarily in the way that you
     thought...but still it's exciting...it's connected to your vision and passion

19 Longing...when you can imagine how great something could be and you're happy to
     know that the idea will take you a long way and give you hope when you have to
     wait and have patience

20 Friends who ''get'' what you mean

21 Imagination and possibility

22 The feel of something silky

23 Sunsets

24 Dew drops on spider webs

25 Brewed Coffee in the morning

26 The smell of fresh herbs....particularly Basil

27 Having the luxury of ''waisting'' time....
     in other words doing things you want to do
     but that seem unimportant to others

28 Picnics

29 Fairy Lights

30 Recipe Books

31 Making Food

32 Sharing Food

33 Taking Photos Of Food





Tuesday, 7 January 2014


Initially...
what happened was quite unexpected,
and quite frankly left her wondering
and a bit breathless...

It was more about ''giving it time and establishing trust''...
well that's what she was thinking

However as time went on
she wondered about the outcome....
 and the big questions.

She wanted answers
but she knew that it was all
a work in progress.

 

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Just Words....

Today it's just words....



I can't say yes,
and I can't say no.

I want to say yes to your tightrope to the edge.
To having too much fun.
To long lingering looks and soft touches.
Squeezes and deep kisses.
To being lost in a zone that's not often visited.
To being on the other side and to getting perspective.

I want to say no to my fears and convention.
To the unspoken broken trash heap that we've visited before.
No to usual, trivial, fearful.

Yes to acknowledging the complex.
To finding the balance and harmony in the tension.
To beauty and fragility.
To the bit that you let go in order to find the "sweet true spot'
In the other.
Connection and re-connection.
Individual yet seeking the other.

I want to say yes, 
I want to say no.


( To be honest it's not just words..
it's thoughts and wishes and dreams 
and a whole lot of what's hard to get right 
when dealing with relationships in the real world)





Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Guest Spot...

This is a reflection from "Maxie"
thanks for sharing darling...
love your work.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Ewe...

Faith gives ewe a tightrope to walk on...



The journey of life isn't just about
getting from point A to point B...

It's about lots of little things like...
 taking small steps, focus, balance and practice.

Having trust or belief that you're on a path
 that's meant to be...

That you're learning and noticing lots of little things along the way,
 staying in the moment.

Not being overwhelmed by the thought of what's ahead,
 realising how far you've come
 and that all of those little steps
 are going to make the next bit possible.


Friday, 27 September 2013

Rozie Does The Math...


Rozie wrote a "you and me" comparative list of priorities...

(Just to get the lay of the land.)

 She was hoping to get a bit of objectivity.

Really...  it didn't look promising.

Privately, she wondered about being back at square one...


Sometimes dear viewer you get disappointed,

For whatever reason in committing to a certain path of potential relationship

(read talking, texting and old fashioned.... "getting to know you")
you hope for certain relational  outcomes...

 You believe that there are reasonable obligations
 and positive ways of communicating 
that are ongoing...
( think flow and movement).

 When that flow or whatever,

 is interrupted with no explanation,
 one really does wonder what's going on.

  One contemplates the fact that one is dealing with

a distinctly difficult situation.

Which quite frankly has the potential to provoke feelings of rejection 
and loss that is all too painful.

It means one has a a whole lot of unwanted homework.



Saturday, 24 August 2013

Join The Dots...

There's always a lot going on,
some good some not so good.

That's why it's important to take the time
  to find things and ways to celebrate.




Friday, 2 August 2013

Little Amelia...

Little Amelia felt a certain stirring of the winds of change.
She was restless with a quiet sense of hope and anticipation.

She knew that as all the little seeds
 were shaken loose and drifted on the breeze
they would eventually find places to settle.

  Growing and blossoming
into the fruit of dreams. 


That's the thing with hopes and dreams...
they start small,
but they're packed with potential.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

What comes Next...

Little Amelia found she was always wondering
what was over there
and
what comes next...

She pondered, mused and used lots of imagination
 thinking about what might be possible.


In the end she realised that it was OK,
 she actually enjoyed the little distractions in her mind.


Although she still  had to deal with the
the present...

and do her best to live there.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Little Amelia...

She decided that she wanted to live life like she meant it...
with open eyes, arms, mind and heart...

She knew it wouldn't be easy,
but she believed that it would be worth it.

Life is always giving us opportunities
 to choose love over fear, it's never an easy choice,
but that's what's going to count in the end.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Amelia Goes All Botticelli...

Little Amelia wondered how different things would be if she was a great beauty.
How and why and if her life would  be better or more satisfying.
Would a different outside make a difference inside.

Would she be taken more seriously.
Would people think her wiser, kinder, more generous and loving.

Her conclusion was maybe...
but would it really be true.

It's always tempting to make judgements about the package...
that's the appeal of marketing,
however we know that it's not really a promise of quality.

When it comes down to it it's what's in your heart...







Friday, 5 July 2013

With A Little Help Fom Her Friends...

Amelia tried to take notice of "the moment"...
not rushing blindly forward or regretfully looking back.
Just trying to be "present' and see the special beauty of what exists now.

When all of that got a bit difficult or daunting
she relied on her friends to get her back on track.

She found that even her quirky and complicated relationships
had a way of helping her focus on or observe some important detail
that she'd previously missed,  overlooked
or just never noticed.
Sometimes that helped her get back to "the moment".

She found that when it came to friendships
variety was the spice of life.



Often our experience of the present is coloured by
 beliefs  about our life that really come from denial or blindness,
an inability to see things clearly because we're afraid....

A good way to get  perspective or deal with certain difficult situations,
 is to have trusted friends who can
help us reflect and negotiate some of our blind spots.
Sometimes those friends come in surprising packages.












Saturday, 22 June 2013

Little Amelia...

When she looked at her reflection,
she found that she could see more than the surface.

It was possible to look deep inside herself
and to see her unique qualities.

It helped her to accept and get more comfortable with being her.

She knew it wasn't always possible for others
to understand or really see her.

But the more she understood herself,
the less that seemed to matter.