What’s your bliss?

The weather was cold, a freezing wind, wild snow hurling around and this was March 18th 2018

After work I came home to find my bliss

A bath with a lush bath bomb, music on my ipad ‘Allegri’s Miserere” and a glass of wine.

All better now


Save a worms life today

On my way to the station I saw a worm on the pavement in great danger of someone not noticing that it’s there and consequently stepping on the worm. I carefully picked it up and placed in on the nearby earthy bank

Worm saving has been a regular occurance since I was a child, maybe my life purpose is to save worms from being trodden on 😉

The first time it happened was when I was in a car park killing time waiting for my mum to finish her appt, I saw a stranded worm and tried to pick it up , it fell out of my hands , not deterred I tried again. I then noticed people were watching me. The worms life is more important than nosey people, I reasoned. This was my first worm rescue mission

Hundreds of subsequent worm rescues missions have since followed

A tent in a field

About 10 years ago now I went camping with 3 of my children.

Maybe camping is too strong a word for it, we had been through a family drama so I thought let’s get away

I bought a pop up tent and off we went to a local camp site. It turned out to be a field next to a pub in Bridgnorth.

This was my first camping experience at the age of 41, after popping up our tent the three children and I could just and I mean just squeeze into our small round little home and we watched movies all night on a portable movie player

Small, cramped but great fun

National Obsession

The UK has a national Obsession, we are mocked about it all over the world and I am guilty of our obsession too

Yes, it’s the weather, and have we got a lot of it at the moment. The newspapers are at a frenzy with front page stories . It’s the headlines on every news related programme. What’s going on in the rest of the world ceases to exist at the moment. Facebook posts are full of either snowy beauty, or people getting cross at how long it has taken them to get home

Our obsession also brings families & friends back in touch with one another with caring messages like ” how much snow have you got” 😉

These boots. ..

A few years ago I took part in a Hymalian trek in India to raise funds for Mind, the mental wellbeing charity.

To my naive horror I had to wear walking boots. I am not a “walking boots ” type of person

I looked high and low for “pretty boots ” guess what? I couldn’t find any

So I choose the next best thing, boots for a boy (my feet are small ) and customised them with glitter and stickers. Many years on , they are still being worn and loved

Here it comes. .or maybe not

Birmingham is on edge. ..waiting for the almighty snow storm they have called the beast from the east .

There has been panic in supermarkets as people stock up food incase of stortages, appointments rearranged until next week, roads gritted like never before and every flutter of snow reported on Facebook

Today, I walked my dog and whilst out I believe the storm came and went. Half way around the park, the wind and snow picked up, for 2 minutes at least we had both wind and snow and then it went.

Maybe it will pop back tomorrow 😉

Dancing to a song about hemp milk

Last night I found myself at the Ort cafe, my favourite bohemian cafe in Balsall Heath with one of my favourite hippy bands called mobius loop

The room was cold, not far off freezing. ..but it soon warmed up when they started playing

When their song which talks about the benefits of drinking hemp milk started my daughter dressed as a fairy dragged me up to dance. No she isn’t a child but yes, my 26yrs old daughter still likes dressing as a fairy!

So up I got and started to dance to the song about the pros of hemp.

I left the night with the lyrics of one of their songs ringing in my ears. .”Go vegan, go vegan. ….”

Imagination gone wild

I am writing a book called , “Reflections of a Happy Dead Person “, it was started many years ago. Then like many a novel people start, never completed

This little novel has had new life breathed into it, I am allowing myself to be free and let it take on a new life. Which means pretty much starting from scratch with a totally blank canvas and no agenda

As I am writing I don’t even know what is coming next, it’s as if the book is acquiring it’s own personalities and is writing itself. ..I like this. A story nobody has never heard is being written for me 😉

I passed a park

Today I passed a park I have never passed before.

This isn’t that unusual as I was in an area I haven’t been before

There was a very large gathering of prams and pushchairs, visible from a distance. Attached to these was an equally large number of mothers standing on one leg

Yes, that may be considered unusual. Many years ago, this would have been considered incredibly odd, but nowadays just a tad unusual. Mums doing exercises / yoga in the park with and babies in buggies are almost as common as Nordic Walkers