• Supporting women’s craft this Christmas

    What are you doing for Christmas presents this year? As you know I am massively into supporting women to support themselves and their families through their creativity, and that includes in the developing world. I much prefer this approach, and micro loans, rather than charity. […]

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  • In memoriam

    A year has passed since a tragedy shook our local community. Barely a day goes by when I do not think of dear Una, who on one November morning lost her husband and two precious daughters. Each time I see her family I ask for […]

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  • Count your calories! … but not the way you might think

    So this is The Year of Enough…Last week’s “homework” was to make a list of everything you do in a day. So you wrote everything down, right. Or did you? Have a little look over your list. Did you put in all the emotional stuff […]

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  • Joy Pockets

    Joining up with Mon over at  Holistic Mama to celebrate our weekly Joy Pockets. My gratitudes this week include… Fluffy slippers . Making clay angels . An email from Steve Biddulph . A disappearance of tantrums . Two whole tea house writing days – 15 […]

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  • Hello little voice…

    A full day of work today. Productive contentment and focus in the storm tossed tea house. And yet I noted when I was writing, a little voice in my head was my constant companion. It was always there and just kept saying over and over […]

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  • A Community … for Kids

    I have always hated the idea of living on a housing estate. Too many neighbours, too close for comfort, identikit houses, and not our sort of people. No siree, not for me. And certainly not for my kids. They need a vast lawn. And a […]

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  • This doesn’t count… The Year of Enough

    Do you ever find yourself telling yourself this… This extra chocolate biscuit (or three) doesn’t countThis work doesn’t count – because I enjoy it/ do it in my spare time/ don’t get paid for it- (I do this for my blog, my JUNO work – […]

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  • Something for the weekend

    It’s alright to turn up empty-handed… with a full, open heart.Empty your head, stop trying so hard. Stop, open, be. End of! This is what came to me during my 11/11/11 meditation. Quite good advice – so I thought I’d share it! I hope you […]

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  • Joy pockets

    My gratitudes for the week… Rejuvenating the autumn wreath with auburn dock seeds, fairy apples and ruby rose hips My female friendships – Paula, Becky, Mary, Leigh, Tracy… An impromptu breakfast party with my new neighbour friend  A wonderful winter edition of JUNO waiting to […]

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  • Full moon rising – November

    So we are rocketing towards 11/11/11. In true human style, people are getting excited about the day with the triplet date. Mayan elders have been crossing the width of the US with 13 ancient crystal skulls, between the last day of the Mayan calendar (October […]

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