• The greatest show on earth…

    The circ-lus, as my three-year-old calls it, is truly the greatest show on earth. You can keep your operas and ballets and Shakespeare plays. Circus is where it’s at for me. The smell of horse dung, dry ice, popcorn and saw dust. Powder pink wafts […]

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  • Joy Pockets

    our boy turning six purple-painted toenails Bird by Bird – who knew a book on writing technique could be so laugh out loud funny Irish strawberries sweaty sleeping baby curls  a stupendous new issue of JUNO a clear post-migraine head horse-drawn rubbish collection – apparently […]

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  • Share the love: Shiny happy people!

    Sometimes we just assume… We just assume that everyone knows how much we love them…That they know how much their work is appreciated…That they are special…That their simply being in the world matters…deeply.The world is a better, happier, kinder, funnier place for their presence in […]

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  • This Sunday – International Be good to Yourself Day!

    Yesterday my book proposal headed off to its preferred publishers… Our boxes are unpacked… The sun is shining… We’re all healthy… Hurray!!!!! So I’m ready for the energy to flow even better.I am ready to get jamming with the Universe! So tomorrow, to mark Lughnasa, […]

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  • Happy days – summer highlights

    Summer days …. free and easy… no compass but our own… a life lived to our own heart beats and desires… Warmth in our bones, sun on our skin, sand in our sandwiches and fresh strawberry muesli for breakfast, with a dash of double cream! […]

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  • Sunday surf…

    A round up of some interesting reading you may have missed… There are certain things we all “know”, that all health agencies and writers on all aspects of health refer to, one is drinking at least 2 litres of water – not tea, coffee or […]

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  • The memory keeper

    One of our sacred functions as mothers is to be our children’s memory keepers. To keep momentoes of their precious years which they are too young to remember fully themselves. I realised this more fully when putting boxes away in the attic this weekend. A […]

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  • Joy Pockets

    Baby Ash loving the monkeys at our local safari park – we’re going once a week at the moment for the sheer pleasure of seeing her ooh-ooh-oohing at them in pure delight! My soul-sister being home for two whole weeks My new life of mystery […]

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  • Ta-da!

    That is our baby’s most recent “word”. She drops something on the floor – “ta-da!” She puts cereal in her cup of juice “ta-da!” So mama bear and dada bear were making the baby bears’ beds. Mama bear and dada bear start to get snuggly […]

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  • “It”

    The theory goes that whatever you think is “it”, is not really “it” at all! That sounds very Zen… So it’s probably also true. Cos those Zen folk are famed for wisdom, not wise cracks. If you think life will suddenly be right if you […]

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