When I think that I’m riding my bike through the warm misty night in complete solitude, admiring the sleeping fields and quiet skies, I see a moose couple, admiring the sleeping fields and open roads. For a passing moment, the whole world is taken by surprise, gravel crunches under the wheels and I, I smile.
Happy Weekend Everyone! I’m doing some renovations at 3Rooms + Kitchen, so sorry in advance for any disturbance; Plaster dust, noise, and I can’t seem to hang the paintings right with this new theme. But we’ll get there and hopefully the newly renovated & decorated blog will look better than ever, fingers crossed 🙂
This morning as I was struggling to get out of bed I saw the neighbor’s cat gracefully stretching on the stone wall between the gardens. His manner was full of purpose and ease; yet one eye on the birds. Could I have a cat’s heart full of grace and unpredictable joy? A cat’s will to go my own way? A cat’s curiosity to explore the world and a cat’s flexibility on my yoga mat? Today, for a passing moment, I dreamed of having a cat’s life. The fat cat on the mat may seem to dream of nice mice that suffice for him, or cream; but he free, maybe, walks in thought unbowed, proud, where loud roared and fought his kin, lean and slim, or deep in den in the East feasted on beasts and tender men. The giant lion with iron claw in paw, and huge ruthless tooth in gory jaw; the pard dark-starred, fleet upon feet, that oft soft from aloft leaps upon his meat where woods loom in gloom — far now they be, …
March was a good month – and went fast. I had some good food in good company Enjoyed spring beauty bought a lot of china Met new people Fell in love with orange Did a lot of yoga and ate even better food
It’s absolutely fantastic to have a walk in the forest or by the water when the air is fresh and the pale winter sun is shining over a landscape covered in a delicate layer of frost. Hear the leaves rimmed with frost rustle under your feet, feel your lungs fill up with fresh cold air and just for a moment: forget about everything else.
The week went so quickly it was hard to keep up with it. Lately I’ve been really feeling the end of year approaching as the tension in my neck has been growing and the mental to-do lists have gotten longer and longer. “I should” do this and “I should” get that organised, but actually what I really need to do is stop with the “Shoulds” and take time for myself. Everything will be OK, one thing at a time. Today is a beautiful sunny winter day and I’m going to go outside, meet some people and smile. Anyone else feeling the Christmas stress trying to take over?
(Actually, I’m knitting at home. But I did have this cocktail once and I’m dreaming of one now!)
How to stay awake in November, that’s the question. Well here are a few simple tips to get you through the darkest month of the year. Light some candles: no better time than this to enjoy the calming soft light.Read books: wrap yourself in a comfy blanket and get carried away by a story. Snuggle. Eat a lot of fruit and veggies. And sometimes treat yourself a little. Get creative: the internet is full of crafty ideas for xmas decoration or presents and now is the time to make them! Exercise: I know, it’s a drag in the morning but makes the whole day! Tea: try adding some ginger, mint, cinnamon or star anise to your favourite tea.And finally: Find some great people to share all or some of this with!