Triple Layer Pavlova

In 2015, my pavlova style changed forever after witnessing Welsh actor Michael Sheen’s winning triple layer pavlova  on “Great British Comic Relief Bake Off. ” Michael used passion fruit and lemon curd for his filling – a beautiful combination. In March, I used an alternative filling of fresh raspberries and blueberries, to create a celebration birthday … More Triple Layer Pavlova

Donegal – The Coolest Place on the Planet

This week’s Bikes in Bloom post attracted a lot of lovely feedback, and many of you commented on the natural beauty of my village, located in Donegal, Ireland. Your have inspired me to share this post once again, which includes a collection of photographs, showcasing my homeland. A secret location on one of my favourite walks My first … More Donegal – The Coolest Place on the Planet

Bikes in Bloom

Floral display outside my favourite restaurant – “Danny Minnie’s” I live in County Donegal, on the north west coast of Ireland, which was recently voted “The Coolest Place on the Planet” by National Geographic Traveller (UK). My village has been participating in Ireland’s national “Tidy Towns” competition for several years.  One of our star attractions … More Bikes in Bloom

New Beginnings

If you were inspired to clear out clutter after my post Letting Go of Clutter, you may find this post helpful for the next stage of your healing journey. Your front door is the entrance for positive energy or CHI into your home. Imagine you are seeing it for the first time. What impression does it give ? … More New Beginnings

The Garden in May

The view across the garden last week The garden is flourishing after a very warm start to the month of May, plus a few much needed downpours in the past fortnight. If this is your first visit to my garden, you will notice that it is devoid of grass, and filled with a number of (mostly) raised beds, … More The Garden in May

Colour Your Day

I share LOTS of self healing tools in my memoir  “Watching the Daisies” This is one of my favourites: I ALWAYS begin my day with a colour visualisation; I have done so for many years and I find it helps me stay centred through the good times and the not so good. I begin by closing my eyes and sitting or lying … More Colour Your Day

Rainbows Over Belfast

Titanic Belfast Today I am re-posting a taster from the prologue of my memoir  “Watching the Daisies – Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow.” “Rainbows Over Belfast,” describes my colourful experiences at a Tom Jones concert, in August 2012. “Seconds later, a series of efficient roadies dressed in sombre shades of black, grey and olive … More Rainbows Over Belfast

Put on your SPF!

It is such a joy to spend time in the mighty outdoors after a long winter. However, I am re-posting “Put on your SPF” which originates from May 2016, as a reminder to use a sunscreen. Yesterday, I drove around 30 miles, parked my car then climbed two long flights of stairs to a large waiting room. I felt … More Put on your SPF!

Blogging and Balance

Blogging is not for the fainthearted; it takes real commitment and many hours spent at a computer to create blog posts, comment on other blogs, reply to comments, create bonds with new followers… It is also rather addictive! Finding a balance between real life and blogging takes quite a bit of fine tuning… My own … More Blogging and Balance