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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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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52 Weeks of Thankfulness – Week 14

“Adopt the speed of nature; her secret is patience.” Ralph Waldo Emerson In recent weeks, I have been returning home from my walks with purple stained fingers from eating blackberries.  Did you know they that these free blessings are an abundant source of fibre, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, phytochemicals…? Sometimes, I gather a small bucket of these deep purple treasures, inspired to cook.  I have made […]

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