Sunday, 18 February 2018

Saudade (Portuguese)

Portuguese is the only language that has a noun for this feeling ...

"Saudade is 'the love that remains' after someone is gone. It is the recollection of feelings, experiences, places or events that once brought excitement, pleasure and well-being, which now triggers the senses and makes one live them again."

my babies

Happy Family Day,

Saturday, 17 February 2018


"Light reveals us to ourselves, which is not always so great if you find yourself in a big disgusting mess, possibly of your own creation. But like sunflowers we turn toward light. Light warms, and in most cases it draws us to itself. And in this light, we can see beyond our modest receptors, to what is way beyond us, and deep inside."

- Anne Lamott


Thursday, 15 February 2018

What Is Attractive?

"We cannot deny the social pressure on women to be thin.  But attractive demands no particular weight.  To each her healthy own.  We can focus on treating our bodies well, and we can build attractive on a foundation of kindness towards ourselves.  Kindness, while not always indulgent, is always forgiving."

- Lisa of Privilege


Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Food Is Always Love

"People who love to eat are always the best people."

- Julia Child

I woke up this morning with a song in my head; Let Your Love Flow by The Bellamy Brothers, do you know it? Can you hear it?


Monday, 12 February 2018


"Being full of affection for one's goofy, self-centred, cranky, annoying self is home.  It's where world peace begins."

- Anne Lamott


Sunday, 11 February 2018


"The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.  Don't go back to sleep".

- Rumi


Saturday, 10 February 2018

Creative Acts

"Faith is almost the bottom line of creativity; it requires a leap of faith any time we undertake a creative endeavor; whether this is going to the easel, or the page, or onto the stage - or for that matter, in a homelier way, picking out the fabric for the kitchen curtains, which is also a creative act."

- Julia Cameron

Ben in the garden - my latest project