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One of my children, now grown up, was given this collection of shells and seeds by a friend’s family from Playcentre. They had contact with various scientists and were happy to gift us this array of treasures. The land snail … Continue reading
It is graduation week in the family. On Monday I attended the graduation ceremony for my adult daughter as she received her recently gained qualification. She studied a course that is only provided by the Open Polytechnic so all her … Continue reading
I regularly use this phrase “I love to get the juice out of things.” But what do I mean by that? For me it is about looking deeper, looking wider and looking again. It might be “getting the juice” out … Continue reading
“Thou shalt not try to be all things to all people.” “Thou shalt schedule time for thyself and thy supportive network.” From: The 10 Commandments for reducing stress.
I see in the newspaper this morning that it is International Literacy Day. “Adult and Community Education Aotearoa is encouraging people to engage in Random Acts of Reading today to celebrate the written word and acknowledge the importance of global … Continue reading
I’ve had a week that has taken me away from blogging and even from reading very much but here is a quote that I want to share today because I love books and all they offer to me: For some … Continue reading
Today I have been reminded on several occasions to be aware that everyone is carrying some issue, challenge or burden. Being kind to one another seems a good place to start.
Earlier this year I posted about planting garlic in my garden, Garlic and Gumboots. The ordinary garlic is sprouting away but the elephant garlic is not visible at all. So I decided to use an old gardening trick, normally used … Continue reading
Over the weekend I saw this suggestion for encouraging writers to write. Begin sentences with “I write of”. Here are some of my sentences from today: I write of nature because it contains so much beauty, power, rhythm and a … Continue reading
Here is a list of books that have mattered to me or influenced me in the past few years. Many of these authors have websites and blogs to explore. The Mindful Woman – Sue Patton Thoele Buddha’s Brain: The Practical … Continue reading