All posts tagged: Nature

Go Easy on Yourself.

I’m back after two days of ‘missing in action’… though I was not short of action with plenty to be done, places to attend, business to sort and a never ending list of things to organise. With that being said, you can understand why my words needed to be put on hold whilst I was living life… And so, I granted myself a reprieve to get through a couple of busy days. Let’s do a little re-cap and make up for day twenty-six, twenty-seven and the fabulous, ‘sunshiny’ day twenty-eight… If you do nothing else but scroll to the bottom and read the section in Pink… then you will gain the key message from this particular blog. Sending smiles and sunshine for your weekend ahead.  Also – my garden is blooming, I just LOVE this time of year. In my shoes for a few spring days… I then went on to write precisely 492 words below, which I have omitted, because I didn’t think anyone would really need to know, nor would be interested in my movements over the past three days…. …

Say Goodbye to the Winter Blues!

One would think we’ve been living in Cherrapunjee! Where? Cherrapunjee or more commonly known as Sohra is situated in India… because of its geographical location and monsoonal showers; it holds two Guinness world records for receiving the maximum amount of rainfall in a single year. (Source: Wikipedia) So basically Sohra is monsoonal all year round. One of the “rain-iest” places in the world… Holiday anyone?? [No thanks]. Initially when the rain began to fall (months ago) I loved it. Rainy days for me is where I grant myself permission to do nothing, go nowhere, and let the kids watch endless movies. We snuggle up, and wear our comfy, ‘daggy’ clothes and hope that it rains all day. I never feel bad for my lack of washing or cleaning and I usually throw the ‘healthy eating’ out the window and dive straight into copious amounts of comfort food. Exercise… well the rain is my perfect excuse. So really, when I think about a rainy day, it’s a casual, snuggly easy day of fun, lack of activity …

‘Micro Magic’

As the sun rose over the crest of distant hills, a magic moment became an instant fond memory. Light bouncing off the land below, shining and reflecting, it highlighted the soft mist floating over our very wet, green land. With smiles all round, there was an electricity of warmth felt in all of us. My family had forgiven me for the early morning start and frost bite on their cold noses… no words were needed, it had all been worth it. Micro Magic had been created and it was so simple and beautiful. …… This morning I surprised my family with a much earlier rise than our usual slow, sloth Sundays. “Sorry” my beautiful teenager and snuggly ‘threenager,’ “it’s time to get up… and you too hubby”! There were moans and groans. The only warning was the night before where I asked them to set out some warm clothes for the next day… They had no idea of the early morning ambush I had planned. The night before, I’d loaded the back of the car …