Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, and a wonderful 2018. Thank you for your support and kind comments throughout the past year. I shall be taking an extended rest, and enjoying some good company, great food and more than a few lovely books… I will return to reading, commenting and posting from the week beginning … More Merry Christmas

Time Out

I will be enjoying some quality time with loved ones over the next couple of weeks, and switching off all social media. I look forward to speaking to you on my return.

10 Tips for Living with Fibromyalgia or Another Life Changing Illness

  In 2010, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that affects millions of people around the globe. The majority of them are women. As yet, there is no cure. I had enjoyed a successful career as a natural medicines therapist and teacher, but fibromyalgia forced me to stop working for 2 years, reassess … More 10 Tips for Living with Fibromyalgia or Another Life Changing Illness

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

On the Beach

Cloudy skies  I purchased a little, open fronted beach tent two summers ago; it has been such a blessing – I can now spend quality time by the seaside in inclement weather. The beach called me last Wednesday, so I packed my tent and a picnic, before heading out to a quiet cove. A few clouds graced the Donegal skies:   Inside … More On the Beach


April 12 I have an aching in the right side of my abdomen today. After my usual bedtime bath, I notice a rash of red spots on my tummy and my right side. It stings a little. I am thankful that somewhere in my consciousness, I recognise the rash as the first signs of shingles … More Shingles

Stopping the World

A HUGE “Thank you” to everyone who sent kind messages after my post Time Out  I really appreciate your support. I envisaged taking a few days out, but my Spirit needed longer… I travelled back to my father’s death back in 1995 from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – a terrible disease that ravaged his poor body, settling in his … More Stopping the World


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 … More Rest

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 … More Joyful Reading

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 … More Calm after the Storms