Finding my Bliss

Friday, 30 March 2012

Keeping it Real #1 ~ Ebb & Flow

Ebb
Springtime and 3 acres of land, one broken American mower chain!
Planned son's visit later today maybe postponed - 
petrol stations running out of fuel, panic buying here in the UK, threat of  fuel tanker strikes.
Visiting dentist this morning, worst bit is the bill.


Flow
Blue, blue skies, maybe summer will be in March this year!
Pond is coming on a treat, we now have 3 Mallards and 
2 Canada Geese visit these shores.
I have been able to practice yoga with more ease today than yesterday.
Homemade Brioche bread & butter pudding with Cornish Clotted Cream,
I'm getting so adventurous with my culinary skills:

Method:
Soak a good handful or so of sultanas in prune juice 
or (whatever you fancy!) for 30 mins
spread 6/7 slices of brioche with butter cut into soldiers 
line dish bottom & sides with slices
sprinkle with a dusting of sugar and sultanas
layer remaining slices and sultanas with  the bread on top
beat two eggs with 3/4-1 pint of milk and sugar to taste (1 tbs), pour over bread,
 (sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg , optional)
leave to rest for 30 mins
bake in medium oven about 40 mins to 1 hour
until golden brown. Enjoy.


Linking with Mon
for 
'Keeping it Real' 
Ink & Chai

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Playing with my Heart

My heart is hanging a little lighter now,
after a harrowing few weeks
of experiencing 
both dark and light 
simultaneously,
 I'm in a playful mood now,
as you can see
I'm playing with my heart!

  • Cast off and limping better
  • My girl has turned a corner, out of hospital for good soon
  • My scary hospital day patient test proved to be fine - relief!

JOY

Sharing my joy with
Meri's Musings


Monday, 26 March 2012

It's been a while...........

.... things on my mind,
spending time in the sanctuary,
with my boy,
sometimes when I look into his eye
I think I'm looking into the eye
of God.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Inside / Outside

 Rebecca asks about views?
inside - babies snuggle,
outside - feel the need to cocoon myself in softness,
inside - the comfort of afternoon tea,
 outside - sun sparkling on Isla's Pool,
inside -  mum's day heart messages,
outside - well you can see for yourself,
we take it all in our stride,
my love has rebuilt this wall about 5 times.

Just another day in paradise!

See more views at 
Postcards from Paradise
Recuerda mi Corazon

Friday, 9 March 2012

Haiku my Heart #54 ~ Magic Performance


beaming light flashes
stirring silent sentinels
magic show alert!

For more Haiku Poetry
visit
Recuerda mi Corazon 


Thursday, 8 March 2012

Simple Things

What has brought me joy this week?
I have spent a lot of time
 reflecting quietly, 
thinking about spring and the cycles of life,
light, warmth, renewal,
and  
seeing an almost spontaneous smile 
come across my daughter's face today
whilst on leave from hospital,
the simple things really.

I'll be sharing my JOY with

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Lost


Where did light & shadow 
lead you today? 
My day started out brilliantly,
then the light changed,
 things got a bit murky, 



I felt all alone,
off the beaten path,
until I caught sight of the sisters......!

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Panning for Gold

Today
finds me 
panning 
for gold,
~>
~>
'daisies 
are 
my silver,
buttercups
my gold'.


I didn't find
buttercups
but I
did find 
the
forsythia
being 
drenched
by spring
rain.
'Every cloud has
silver lining' 
so they say. 
Whilst
I have been
pot-bound
I've nearly
finished
baby fox's
shawl!
Plus I kick my pot
off on Tuesday! 44 hrs!


Oh and the other good thing that happened this week, our pond has been planted with reeds,
water irises and wild flowers . 

I'm thinking a willow arbor and seat
for me and my love!  What do you think?

Sending my snaps
to
Postcards from Paradise