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The Perfect Holiday

  • Posted on May 3, 2019 at 11:07 pm
Lap top at cae Non

On holiday, leave your work behind – literally and metaphorically

I need a holiday. (Don’t we all?) Well, here we are at the start of Bank Holiday weekend – perfect! And I think that I have discovered what would make the perfect holiday for me… perhaps for all of us. It is a holiday from myself.

What do many of us do when we take a holiday? We lock up our homes and go away somewhere different… new. We engage in new activities, see new places, eat new foods, meet new people and possibly make new friends. Some people simply want to rest. Others prefer to rush around seeing the sights and throwing themselves into all manner of things – quite often doing things which they would never normally contemplate or enter into. After all, they do say that a change is as good as a rest and it can be very invigorating and inspiring.

I strongly suspect that our busy, busy holidays are often only a massive form of distraction. Continue reading The Perfect Holiday…

Swiftly Time Passes

  • Posted on January 30, 2018 at 8:25 pm
Lon Goed

A new path opens before us…

Here we are, already nearing the end of January. Daylight hours are still relatively few but the quality of that light has changed – it is brighter and lighter somehow – birds are singing and getting very frisky, green bulb shoots are growing taller and my first snowdrops are in bud.

Winter is passing. Soon, now, it will be time to take the remaining evergreens back outside into the garden – release the spirits of the natural world back into the wild where they can thrive and bring new growth. The season is rolling on and come February 1st we shall be celebrating Continue reading Swiftly Time Passes…

Take a Deep Breath…

  • Posted on December 19, 2017 at 9:53 pm
Winter tree Decorated

The Winter Tree in her frosty finery

How is it that the nearer we get to the Winter Solstice and December 25th, the faster the time seems to go? (Except for little children, of course; the time for them apparently grinds almost to a halt!)

At least I can thankfully tick several important activities and tasks off my metaphorical list now: cards all written, parcels all posted, presents all sorted (but not yet wrapped!), decorations all up and two out of our three Christmas Trees now decorated.

So far I have had a couple of marathon baking days producing literally dozens – eight to be exact – of mince pies, several rich spicy Christmas cakes and a whole raft of mini flans and sausage rolls stowed safely away in the freezer.

Yesterday I encouraged our elderly neighbour to finish writing her Christmas cards and she has now requested that we buy little boxes of chocolates to wrap and leave under her little Christmas Tree to give out to all her many carers and nurses.

It is an amazing thought Continue reading Take a Deep Breath……