Friday, 12 October 2012

I'm moving...

Dear friends,

I have decided to move my blog. I am still using blogger but have long wanted to unify my google accounts etc to make my life that bit simpler. I’m all into the simplifying movement at the moment and by also doing a bit of long needed housekeeping and decorating, I intend very much to set the scene for what is to come. I believe that with a few simple but focused intentions I will find my way back into this delicious blogging world. So please do join me over at and join me on this next path of my journey.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Back to the connection

Sometimes I find that it is best to just hold up your hands and admit that life got in the way of a project, that it is time to let that project go, instead of letting that unfinishedness turn into taunting - another endless item on the to do list. I fully intended to follow through the August Break Project, in fact I do have the photos for the last weeks but never got round to the haiku and the posting. It has been a bit of a rocky summer (understatement), one that I would rather move on from into my beloved autumn, and because of this I had to put aside a few creative hats for a while.  

And of course, the longer I've stayed away from blogging, the more intimidating that return post has become for me, an affliction I am sure many of you are also acquainted with. So I choose to begin again, without reproach and should haves, it simply is what it is. I will however share a few of the left over photos with you, just because I like them and wish to put them out there into the world.

In the last days of August I...

managed a few moments of self care...

felt the grass between my toes...

tended to my garden sanctuary...

welcomed the small moments of light...

explored nourishing comfort food...

finally purchased that reading chair...

created a foxy canvas bag, a present to myself...

and finally, travelled to see a kindred spirit.

Monday, 20 August 2012

August Break. 12th-19th.

Day 12.
ethereal beacon.
companion of the sleepless.
jewel of solitude.

Day 13.
the clatter of shattered nerves
bewilder all thought.

Day 14.
two hearts wide open.
fierce understanding connects.
together we heal.

Day 15.
uncertain black lines
appear with difficulty
a strong will persists.

Day 16.
oh to be an aunt!
roaring, delightful spirits
have stolen my heart.

Day 17.
worn threadbare today.
head and heart lay crestfallen.
aloof fog presides.

Day 18.
crumbled into jars,
the heady scent of lavender
remains reachable.

Day 19.
her ruby wings sing
be present in this moment
such beauty surrounds.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

August Break. Days 6 to 11.

Day 6.

proud and with much grace,
pink dancing ballerinas
weave in soft ruffles.

Day 7.

reminders surround.
speak the words out loud.
let them nest inside.

Day 8.

strung sequins reach out
into a day of dull clouds.
my footsteps guide me.

Day 9.

a long time ago
the story housed in my mind
spoke, "you cannot bake."

Day 10.

glance in the mirror.
confident layers of purple.
a stranger stares back.

Day 11.

vision and spirit.
intense woman of colours.
storyweaver soul.

(about Frida Kahlo)

Monday, 6 August 2012

August Break. Days 3, 4 and 5

Day 3.

strong, fierce, passionate.
finder of wondrous items,
turns world upside down.

Day 4.

myself reflected.
bold fortress of rich beauty.
roots spread deep and wide.

Day 5.

just me this early,
savouring spoons full of light.
time to breathe deeply.

Friday, 3 August 2012

August Break. Day 2.

still. unassuming.
an orb of glowing amber
melts away edges.

August Break. Day 1

It is that time of year again and I can't wait to begin! For the month of August I shall be taking a photo or two a day to record the day to day of my summer break. Taking part in this project is a wonderful way of keeping grounded, keeping my senses wide open and making mindfulness a regular practice. Usually I try and pair up my photos with a quotation that I love, however this year I am aiming for a haiku a day to accompany my images. So here it goes:

rich and earthy pods
ignite. create dancing fire.
now I can begin.