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This Little Piggy…

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. This little piggy does not belong to us even though it seems at home running through our garden no one knows who it belongs to even the local pig farmer didn’t think… Continue reading

Inherit the Way

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. It was this BIG! the man stated with emphasis on size the woman was doubtful that his version of events was true and her body language revealed her doubts but she did… Continue reading

The Abandoned Hive

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. There’s buzzing in the walls a deep steady thrumming hum signalling that time of year when bees get busy there’s a bumblebee nest in the loft and the sound of activity is… Continue reading

The Eyes in the Hall

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. The day was windy cold and overcast inspiring the pursuit of shelter across the moat through the great doors and into the warmth of Oxburgh Hall on the walls within eyes were… Continue reading

Why She Was So Bold

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. While observing my cat who was stalking an unseen by my eyes prey I admired the pleasure with which she explored the garden how every blade of grass held a treasure for… Continue reading

In Hallucinatory Terrain

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. I was told that if the palms of your hands itch you’ll soon be coming into money and if the soles of your feet itch you’ll soon be traveling … to a… Continue reading

Between the Bees

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. Just when you think that it is safe to go back outside something reminds you that it’s not … Stephen and I recently took a trip to one of our local garden… Continue reading

A Blossoming Comes

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. After the hibernation of Winter is over nature jolts into action the time has come to Spring into life bare branches burst with new green buds push through their hard protective casings… Continue reading

This is Not an Easter Egg

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. A cracked and opened egg emptied of what was once within abandoned and alone in the middle of a green newly mowed lawn what a surprise from where did it come the… Continue reading

What the Eye Can’t See

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. When you look at an image your eye scans all the data available absorbing a vast amount of information which it passes on to your brain which then uses personal filters to… Continue reading

Loves or Loves Not

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. Think of something or someone you love why do you love it or them is it because they fit into a well-ordered system meet your criteria for something or someone to be… Continue reading

When Blue Apply Tea

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. We need a teapot was all I said in passing and thought no more of it once it had been said the moment had passed into the infinity behind me the following… Continue reading

As Thick as a Brick

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. This block of densely compacted earth with added straw, flint, and other locally sourced scraps mixed by the rhythmic treading of hooves of horses until a clay paste placed into moulds and… Continue reading

Finding Your Colour Palette

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. There are times when we find in nature a colour scheme which we’d like to replicate for an interior, for a product design, for an art project, or perhaps for a blog… Continue reading

A Dukes of Hazzard County Adventure

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. When things go wrong when plans go awry they can end up being the best right to ever happen this shot was supposed to be in focus but losing your balance while… Continue reading

Sunshine on a Plate

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. I don’t know who invented breakfast in bed and whether they realised that they were creating a wish for others to have and to long to come true but there is nothing… Continue reading

Crystal Reflections

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. Many of the sights we see along the road taken through life as vivid as they are when we are there they fade once we’ve moved on unless they light a flame… Continue reading

Hands Seeking Flowers

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. Words are similar to flowers and when we love another we may pick the finest ones wrap them up together and offer them as a gift . “To see a World in… Continue reading

A Gathering of Lace

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. There are certain things which endure against the odds given to them by us we say they won’t last yet they do beyond their expiration date and they continue to thrive through… Continue reading

A Token of my Love

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. When I first felt the brush of love’s breath against my heart whispering awakening fluttering the feathers of wings which I did not know it had within it was all so playful… Continue reading

Steel Your Heart

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. As an adult I had a dream in which for every year of marriage I received a plain ring as a Happy Anniversary token and once my ring finger was unable to… Continue reading

Most Precious Keepsakes

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. On the tenth Happy Anniversary of your marriage you are traditionally supposed to give your loved something made of tin or perhaps a tin of something … I found this tin in… Continue reading

What is That doing There

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. The plant sits in a copper pot upon a rusting porthole which rests upon the top of a an old chimney both repurposed to make a table of sorts and these are… Continue reading

With a Pinch of Salt

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. When we look at the world we don’t solely behold it with our eyes we breathe it in feel it brush against our skin hear it tapping out a tune on our… Continue reading

The Seven Year Itch

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. I think I may have unwittingly found the root cause of the seven year itch and thus possibly have also found a simple solution to avoid it traditionally on the seventh Happy… Continue reading

A Spoonful of Sugar

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. Sugar the sworn enemy of the health conscious a danger to your diet an addictive substance a villain lurking around every corner stalking you waiting to pounce to deceive to lure with… Continue reading

The Perfect Gift

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. The book pictured above is The Perfect Hostess by Rose Henniker Heaton it was given to us by my aunt whose father Alfred E. Taylor illustrated it it is a humorous guide… Continue reading

By Gaslight

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. Before passion can burn it is a gas waiting to meet a spark once they meet then the fire comes as if by magic but even magic can fade away if the… Continue reading

Tough as Old Boots

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. In the first year you’re wondering why you did this to yourself in the second year you’re plotting your escape in the third year you’re putting one foot in front of the… Continue reading

The Breathings of Your Heart

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. Everything and everyone can be broken down into fragments facets torn bits of paper splinters of words this is a superpower of the mind to take things apart our memories do this… Continue reading

Paper or Cotton?

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. The other day Stephen and I celebrated a wedding anniversary and like many of those who do that kind of thing I looked up online to see what by traditional and modern… Continue reading

I do solemnly declare…

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. I do solemnly declare that I can only recall five words of the wedding vows we spoke when Stephen and I got married 20 years ago today and the reason I recall… Continue reading

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known

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. Now here in this moment together yet apart cosmic winds dancing between us time zones ticking ahead tocking behind Happy New Year even if you’re still in the old year wherever you… Continue reading

Was Pandora Framed?

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. At this time of year we pause to reflect upon what has passed us by and what we have surpassed upon reflection we may glimpse our karma motif the design of our… Continue reading

Traveling Light

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. What makes you smile naturally unconsciously surprising your mind by the sudden feeling of lips curled upwards with pleasure ? For me it is light traveling cutting a path here and there… Continue reading

There for the Noticing

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. What is this photo all about? It’s a note to self an idea one I didn’t want to forget thus I wrote it down on a bright pink post-it and stuck in… Continue reading

A Taste of Gold

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. “All that glisters is not gold; Often have you heard that told…” ― William Shakespeare . Tis the season to treat yourself a little a lot indulge after all you made it… Continue reading

We Need Them All

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. “Before you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerizing video displays, let me remind you that information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows… Continue reading

Keep it Brief

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“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough” Albert Einstein . The above quote by Einstein is a favourite wisdom piece of advice from one complicated human to another… Continue reading

Close Your Eyes and Look

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. “Serene, I fold my hands and wait, Nor care for wind, nor tide, nor sea; I rave no more ‘gainst time or fate, For lo! my own shall come to me.” –… Continue reading

Seasonal Meetings and Greetings

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. “I did work in a bakery for one day. But the boss went off and when he came back I was lying on the floor eating cakes.” ― Noel Fielding . This… Continue reading

There is a Crack in Everything

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. “Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen, Anthem lyrics . I didn’t have… Continue reading

Capturing the Introvert being an Extrovert

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. “Perhaps it is indeed time I began to look at this whole matter of bantering more enthusiastically. After all, when one thinks about it, it is not such a foolish thing to… Continue reading

The Shadow on our Shoulders

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. “I have daughters and I have sons. When one of them lays a hand On my shoulder, shining fish Turn suddenly in the deep sea.” ― Robert Bly . A father promised… Continue reading

The Footprints of Our Ancestors

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. The footprints of our ancestors Familiar as our own faces Remote as fossils Written on clay And washed away Over and over Over and over – writing on a Peddars Way Songline… Continue reading

Be Careful! Mirror Loose Head Comes Off

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. “In chaos, there is fertility.” ― Anaïs Nin . The lady seems calm and content relishing the scent of her rose bouquet perhaps she does not know that the mirror in front… Continue reading

The Drawing is on the Wall

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. “I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.” ― Kahlil Gibran,… Continue reading

How to Attract the Ladies

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. “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” ― Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady . Take a moment the… Continue reading

Frozen Hope

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. “Many people seem to think it foolish, even superstitious, to believe that the world could still change for the better. And it is true that in winter it is sometimes so bitingly… Continue reading

The Village Clown

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. “Everyone hates clowns,” Otis said. “Even other clowns hate clowns.” ― Rick Riordan . The clown pictured above does not wander around during the day terrifying children nor does he creep through… Continue reading