The Balinese Priest’s Bell

My Balinese Priest’s Bell accompanied by a photograph of its creator The Indonesian island of Bali first crossed my travel radar when I read Karen Kingston’s inspirational book “Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui,” around 1996. Karen’s book quickly propelled me to London, and two of her weekend workshops on Spaceclearing – the art of cleansing and purifying the … More The Balinese Priest’s Bell

When Sally Met Sam

Sally Cronin is an incredibly generous writer and blogger who supports LOTS of authors and bloggers (myself included) through her blog Smorgasbord Invitation – a blog with a view – on books, music, humour and health. She has written ten books on a variety of topics, ranging from health to media training. This week I read and reviewed … More When Sally Met Sam

A Gift from Barbara

A gift from Barbara  The blogging community is overflowing with creativity; I enjoy following authors, artists, cooks, photographers, gardeners, travellers, fashionista, health and wellness experts and gifted handcrafters: Barbara Lindsey hails from Melbourne, and showcases a multitude of beautiful cards and gifts on her blog. She runs classes from her home “teaching card making, mini album making … More A Gift from Barbara

“Watching the Daisies” is now available in print

“Watching the Daisies – Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow” is now available in paperback format, on Amazon! It will soon be available on other sites through Ingram Spark. I am forever thankful to Orla Kelly for her “warm personal bespoke service” in formatting my book for both Amazon and Ingram Spark. Orla is … More “Watching the Daisies” is now available in print

Miracles

  A few weeks ago, I was feeling particularly overwhelmed and totally out of my depth, at the thought of formatting “Watching the Daisies” into paperback form. I sent out a prayer for HELP! Miracles do happen… A reply came forth immediately. A lovely Irish lady, (who had crossed my path a few months back, but I had forgotten … More Miracles

Decoupage Days

My first decoupage project – a bird box I have just completed a four week class in the art of decoupage with the very talented teacher – Martina Montgomery Folan. We transformed plain bird nesting boxes in week one, with a striking bird pattern. To create a similar project, you will need: A bird box, … More Decoupage Days

The Garden in March

  A view across the garden last Sunday evening March has (mostly) been warmer than usual.  Weekend temperatures soared into the high teens, a welcome reprieve after the inclement weather of our St Patrick’s Day festivities. The garden looked quite different in early March:   The miniature daffodils were smiling ahead of schedule. Crocuses were in full bloom: Pompom … More The Garden in March

Enjoying the Journey

Fibromyalgia makes driving long distances a challenge for me; I am comfortable on short drives around home, but anything beyond that requires careful planning and extra rest, both before, during and after the journey. Last week, an unexpected funeral around 60 miles away, took me out of my driving comfort zone. However, I decided I was going to enjoy … More Enjoying the Journey