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 self care continues to be a […]

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Breakfast in Amsterdam

I have just returned from a four night break with my dear sister in Amsterdam, where we stayed at an exceptional Band B – http://www.barangay.nl – run by three lovely men – Wimmo, Edson and Godwin or God. Our room at Barangay was a delight – furnished with an eclectic mix of artwork from the boys numerous trips overseas, and the added bonus of a beautiful garden room, perfect […]

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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 and scrapbooking.” Barbara has created a […]

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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 about) e mailed me that […]

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A Birthday Makeover

My birthday falls on 8th March – International Women’s Day.  I felt in need of a beauty boost this year, so I booked a makeup lesson with local beautician Nikki Doherty . You can see my “before” photograph below: I wore a jacket embellished with flowers which I hope to wear to future book signings… Nikki is a genius with makeup and taught me […]

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Angelic Assistance

Last week I recorded my first podcast – an interview for a new Mind Body and Spirit Internet Show.  I did my usual morning colour meditation , called on some divine angelic assistance and thankfully felt incredibly calm throughout.   I met one of the show’s creators – Lana Morris, through social media, and our mutual love of colour healing.  Lana is a […]

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Rest

Today, I am thankful for rest, as I recover from my chest infection. Mother Nature has also been a great healer, as I watch her through my kitchen window. The weather has been unusually mild, but the birds are very hungry.  They seem to be eating more than usual.  I wonder why? I feed them with nuts, seeds, and other goodies, and they also […]

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Joyful Reading

The busyness of Christmas has now passed, and I have been blessed with two weeks of rest, including a good few hours of very joyful reading. I stepped out of my usual self help and travel genres, and read a couple of excellent crime thrillers, an inspiring novel, a collection of short stories and an illustrated storybook about a little black cat called Charm. An […]

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Calm after the Storms

Mullaghderg Beach in the lead up to Storm Barbara Today, I feel blessed that the storms of the past week have settled and calm prevails.  I managed to get some great photographs and yet another video, before they peaked. The busyness leading up to Christmas has ended, and I am enjoying a much needed rest.  I have spent some quiet time alone, to reflect on […]

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