Things are still plodding along slowly in the post-flood recovery. Mostly, we are in a normal routine again, albeit in a different house, with less stuff. Sometimes, I miss the stuff, other times, I plan a huge declutter upon our return. I feel an unease, that I suppose comes along with times of uncertainty (we … Continue reading December: Joy and Peace.
I seem to have spent a lot of time this year well, navel gazing really. For some this may seem indulgent or egotistical, but, it's just where I am, mentally. I won't apologise for it. It is what it is. I have often felt out of place, out of sync, out of myself. Unsure about … Continue reading Finding ourselves in tune
1 // Reading. On my bookshelf at the moment I have 'Sane new world' by Ruby Wax and 'The Jewel Garden' by Monty and Sarah Don. Knowledge is power and, as it happens, out of my three years of undergraduate Physiology, neuroscience was the most interesting module to me. As a Physio too, the … Continue reading Happy Things #6
It's Nation Vegetarian Week! Still. Just. We are not vegetarians, but we have gradually cut the frequency that we eat meat, primarily for health reasons. We eat more fish than we used to, and when we do have meat we try to buy higher welfare. I'll be honest though - it's not always convenient to source … Continue reading My top 5 meat-free meals.
Girl child has fully embraced gardening this year and asks "can we garden mummy?" as if she is asking for chocolate treats. Win! Bits of tidying, planning and some planting have been like a salve for our occasional tempestuous relations when the weather has allowed. I learned last year, that gardening with a small child involves … Continue reading Garden happenings.
Er, May? What the Billy-o? Also: Spring where have ye gone? Nevermind... Still plenty to be thankful for of late methinks. 1 // Lots of garden activity at the weekend. Tidying, planting, buying too many plants… Oops. Hearing the girl-child asking if she can "do gardening" and standing there with her little watering can and … Continue reading Happy Things #4
In a sleepless haze of nap-less desperation I bundled the girl-child into the car in the hope she would fall asleep. I wound through lanes and villages around York for half an hour before she finally closed her eyes. Being lost* I carried on driving looking for somewhere to pull in and close my own … Continue reading A visit to Yorkshire Lavender.
I felt like the last post was a bit moany, so I looked back through my photos and found loads of really happy sunny times! Classic example of how the brain can cling to the negatives. Those seductive little blighters. So here are some happy things from the last few weeks. In your FACE, pesky brain poo's! … Continue reading Happy Things #3
Looking back, it seems March was super-productive - who knew? Or maybe I just took more pictures than usual because of Spring lifting it's delicate little head? There was making and baking and travels and flowers and celestial happenings and celebrations and ALL THE DAFFODILS HURRAY! We ended the month by embarking upon and painting … Continue reading In Pictures // March
Mindfulness hit the news recently, weirdly just a couple of days after I decided to start doing guided meditations again. I've used these meditations since I discovered them a few years ago and was having some stress and panic attacks at work. They really helped at the time, and even though I've not always had … Continue reading Where to start with mindfulness.