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Remembering that everything is progress

Which can be hard, especially at this time of the year. The whole world feels like it’s already on a slippery slide to Christmas and the end of the year – they’ll be selling mince pies any minute, I just know they will!

I talked about getting your head back in the game in my newsletter recently, how changing your routine can help you to reignite your thoughts after the holiday period. Even the change in the weather is helping me – I don’t want to linger in my garden quite so much now the weather is turning, my head is less full of children, beaches and what needs doing in the chicken run whilst the weather is nice enough for everything to dry out quickly – my thoughts have naturally returned to my ambitions for this year and my business. Not that they fully wandered away but they did stray a little ;-) Continue reading

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My cat peed on my zafu! And other uses for the internet….

Yup he did.

The unmistakable smell of cat pee and a tell tale stain on my beloved zafu cushion (that’s a round meditation cushion stuffed with zafu seeds for those who haven’t a clue what I’m talking about!) as I came into my bedroom.

Now I know it’s partly my fault. I’ve left it on the floor so I can remind myself to take 5 minutes in the morning to sit on it and breath, and to be fair the cats have also both been using it as a comfy cat bed too. I don’t mind sharing with them mostly, all my clothes are covered in pet hair anyway! But my ginger tom has obviously decided to take things a step further and try to claim it for himself – cue some not very happy wails and ranting from me.

So what did I do?

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Meteor Showers and Going Viral

This week I am hoping to get to see the Perseids meteor shower. I managed to get to see some shooting stars during their appearance in our atmosphere last year and they were just as magical as I imagined they would be. Don’t get me wrong, I have seen shooting stars before, but the individual rare occurrence – even the one that fell right in front of my car down a back lane in Staffordshire one summer – pales next to the potential of seeing a sky full of streaking lights over the bay, so many that you just can’t wish upon them all.

However, this year the weather is a bit more overcast. The opportunity is still there but there will be a greater degree of luck involved in actually seeing one through the clouds. Will this stop me from standing outside and hoping? Of course not! And I may get to see a few bats, a glimpse of the extra large harvest moon and to enjoy the magic that moonlight bestows upon our countryside, transforming the trees and hedgerows into something faintly of the other world. And whether I manage to see them or not, I shall enjoy myself immensely.

It’s a bit like a meme or video or post you’ve made going viral. It’s an exciting possibility – you may even set out with the intention of that happening – but you would put out that piece of content anyway. Well, I hope you would! Continue reading

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If everyone is watching me, how can I get it right?

Sound at all familiar??

And being very honest here, that’s me too –  a much bigger amount of time than you probably believe I would think that. Especially given what I do for a living! Today has been filled with a fantastic rocking-my-thing and I-love-what-I-do moments with total self doubt if I should even be working in social media and maybe I should just give up and do something else moments. But I noticed something this evening during my evening yoga practice.

My cat has taken to watching me.

Curled up in a little ball at the end of my bed, 2 big amber eyes are taking in everything I do and quite frankly it’s off putting! Especially in any sort of balance! It feels like I’m being assessed for my gracefulness and stretching ability by a creature who has essentially evolved to be the epitome of those things. And I am rather lacking. In my own head at least. Continue reading

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Social Media & DIY

I had enough this weekend. I have hated the anaglypta wallpaper in out hall for the last 2 1/2 years, since we moved in, in fact. So when we cleared everything out to do a bit of DIY and get the floor ready so we could tile it, I just couldn’t resist that bit of lifted wallpaper where it had been caught by the people bringing the new window frames into the house a couple of months ago. And I thought I’d just see how easily it came off the wall. And how much of the plaster decided to come off with it too.

My thought process went something like

“I’m a bit bored”

“Oooh that bit of wallpaper is coming away”

“I REALLY hate this wallpaper. That little bit is staring at me”

“I wonder how easily it would come off…”
And there you have it. I now have a hall that most of the wallpaper is in the bin, the plaster is (mostly) still on the wall and we now have a bit more work to do – but I have a very satisfied feeling.

When it all comes together my hall is going to look amazing! But why am I telling you this? Continue reading