Monday 19th – Sunday 25th September

“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending”. ~ Carl Bard

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A heart filled with anger has no room for love. ~Joan Lunden

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You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you  ~Andy Warhol

Meanwhile, spring came, and with it the outpourings of Nature. The hills were soon splashed with wild flowers; the grass became an altogether new and richer shade of green; and the air became scented with fresh and surprising smells — of jasmine, honeysuckle, and lavender. ~Dalai Lama XIV

The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you. ~B. B. King

The world is quiet here. ~Lemony Snicket

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“Hark, now hear the sailors cry / smell the sea, and feel the sky / let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic.” ~ ~ Van Morrison

On Gratitude

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of my habits in the morning as soon as I get out of bed is to move the blinds and look out of the window. Today the sky was showing it’s best face, smiling and beaming out the glory of a wonderful sunrise.

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I thought it was about time I posted a layout. All supplies by Anna Aspnes

Fight Complexity

‘Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life – well, valuable, but small – and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven’t been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn’t it be the other way around? I don’t really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question out into the void. So good night, dear void.` You’ve Got Mail

 

 

Simple things are usually the most interesting. This year i’m curating the small, the everyday as well as the large and exciting. For this is my life.

 

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Who are You ?

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

~ Lao Tzu

This morning I opened at random a little book called ‘High Hopes 170 Ways to Lift the Spirits in the hope of finding a good quote for my Instagram feed and I came across

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So I asked myself the question, daughter, mother, wife, friend, homemaker?  But there is more, we often neglect the other side of ourselves.

How about artist, creative, photographer, writer ? And what might I become ?

It’s never to late to know ourselves, we are always changing

 

 

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In 2016 I want to see what I can become, artist, creative, writer and photographer. I know it will be a gradual process.

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How about you ? will you join me ?

New Year New Connections

 

 

“Relationships are like farming,

if you don’t plant the seed,

you’ll have no crop to harvest”

~Rumi.

 

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My word for 2016 is connection.

As a new year begins new ideas begin to form. I’m resurrecting the blog and making new connections. New friendships, connecting with like minded souls and submitting work to publications is my goal for the year ahead.

 

 

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Instagram continues to be my favourite form of social networking, I’ve made some great connections there. I hope to continue with a quote a day.

 

 

May the stars carry your sadness away,

May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,

May hope forever wipe away your tears,

And, above all, may silence make you strong.

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Have you chosen a word for 2016 ?

What I’m reading – The House of Silk,  Anthony Horowitz.

What I’m listening to – The Afro Celt Sound System with Robert Plant

December Day by Day

 

“This month of mixed emotions”

 

 

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Enjoy a warming drink to keep away the chill

 

 

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Listen to street music

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Start decorating

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“One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”
― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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As far as I’m concerned you can never have enough socks or books ……

 

 

What I’m listening to

 

 

Check out my Slate story

 

December

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This week I almost decided to ditch my blog, I’ve been very lacklustre for the past six months about keeping it up. A number of things have made me feel this way

 

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The doldrums isn’t that a great word ? The dictionary gives this definition

” a state of inactivity or stagnation, as in business or art:”

 

 

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Well that has been me. I suppose I’m looking for a reason to blog, a goal or maybe a theme.

 

 

 

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Maybe just to showcase photographs ?

 

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To add quotes or wise words ?

“Align yourself with people that you can learn from, people who want more out of life, people who are stretching and searching and seeking some higher ground in life.”

— Les Brown

 

 

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Maybe a link up ? I really miss Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesdays and Friday Finds….

 

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Then there is the fear that if I did a link up would anyone bother to link ….

 

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So what do you think ? Would you join me in a link up ? Would you like a theme ?

 

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Maybe this might be the answer, Adobe Slate. Although it doesn’t have a social element you can embed in your blog or send a link to it via Facebook and Twitter but you can’t comment and if you do ‘Appreciate’ the author can’t see you liked it ….

Please click on image below to see my story on Slate

 

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So let me know via comments or email…..