Meditation

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Come into my garden,

close your eyes,

and join in a short meditation.

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Make yourself comfortable,

Listen to the sounds of the garden,

bees buzzing,

birds chirping,

rustling of the trees,

feel the sensation of the warm sunshine on your skin,

feel the small breeze against your cheeks,

breathe in the warm air,

gently breathe out,

feel the peace within you.

Focus on the stillness of the garden,

some background noises far away.

Let your thoughts wander,

empty your mind,

feel the stillness and peace.

Concentrate on your breath – in and out.

Feel gratitude for this peaceful moment you can enjoy.

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Slowly start wiggling your toes,

Move your fingers,

open your eyes,

stretch your arms and back,

ready to go back to a relaxed and wonderful day!

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Olympic Park Inspiration

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As the weather is so nice I am lately only using my bicycle to get around.

Also I do trips to the Olympic park often, as it is so beautiful and relaxing.

Here some pictures from a piece of meadow land

with plants and flowers which were planted to attract many bees and mini beasts.

It is great to hear the flying and buzzing sounds from the meadow.

Enjoy!

Flowers are our greatest silent friends.

Flowers are the music of the ground,

from Earth’s lips spoken without sound.

Edwin Curran

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On my way home I saw this in front of the local pub!

 

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Easy to know where to go…..

 

 

 

 

Biggin Hill Airshow!

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Biggin Hill Airshow

I had the pleasure to be invited to this Airshow and had an amazing day.

On the ground our 1940’s village will feature vehicles, re-enactors, entertainers and artifacts of the time both military and civil will give those that attend a true insight into the time when the future of Great Britain was in serious doubt, in the air we will see Spitfires and Hurricanes in a choreographed re-enactment of an aerial engagement.

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We saw many old planes ( from 1933), the airshow was amazing with the Red Arrows flying in formation, stunts from the Red  Bull plane, stunts from 2 Navy Helicopters, saw the Spitfire, Hurricane and a Messerschmitt flying. We even chatted to the nice German Pilot of the Messerschmitt just after he landed.

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We enjoyed vintage tea and listened to 50’s boogie / swing music.

A rally of oldies, vintage  and brand new sports cars ended in the ground. Amazing cars….

We had a smashing day!

Check out the slideshow:

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Hug Holiday

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Today  29th June is Hug Holiday– my kind of holiday!

Hug Holiday Day encourages us to give hugs to those who need them. On this day, people go out and give hugs at senior citizen centers, hospitals, and other places. The focus is upon elderly, sick and invalid, lonely people and anyone who needs the warmth, cheer, and love that a hug provides.

This very special day was created by the “Hugs for Health Foundation”. According to the Foundation:

” Hug Holiday is founded on the premise that hugs, friendship and volunteer support are vital components to the overall senior care plan.”

Celebrate Hug Holiday Day today by giving plenty of hugs to people, surprise them, and enjoy them yourself!

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Keep hugging, not only today but always.

It feels gooooood!

“Yogi Petz” – book is out

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Sketches in Stillness brought its’ first book out. 

” Praised for their originality, charm and simple depiction of powerful truths, the little sketches compiled in this book have brought inspiration, comfort and clarity to countless people around the globe.

In this very first volume the author/illustrator Francois Lange, invites you to enjoy the art of living in the present moment through his widely popular little cartoons ( the Yogi Petz) “

I had featured some drawings of Francois Lange in a post before here.

When I saw his first book, I had to have it, the drawings are so sweet and his wisdom is incredible.

The book arrived in happy drawn paper…

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the Yogi-firefly drawing inside

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This little guy “Yogi Ant”on the envelope

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The book is called ” Drop the rocks”

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Signed in the book…

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The book was wrapped lovingly and I could feel the love unpacking it.

A page in the book…

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I am a big fan and love this book so much.

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If you are interested to buy the book please visit the shop…. get yourself a copy and enjoy!

 

 

Facebook page: http://www.sketchesinstillness.com

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Twitter: twitter.com/francoislange

 

A new Award and an “oops”- A big Thank you

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My friend Terry  has nominated me for a brand new award, thank you so so much!.

And just looking back I found a draft I never posted… oops…. it said

Sandra from Quirkybooks nominated me for this new award. And I only just noticed that I am so behind with this.

A new one for me, thank you Sandra so much!

So I shall put both together!

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To Terry and Sandra , thank you so much for this award! I truly appreciate it and honour it.

And I found more… I need to do more dusting in my blog…. Ralph gave his bloggers this golden blog award and I love it, so I shall display it too!

 

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It makes me feel special and Golden!

It goes well with my blog too as I always say

Shine on….

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You all make me very happy!

Sorry about the lateness but……( better late than never)

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Now you know! ♥

 

Wishing you a wonderful Day!

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Crochet Curtains

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I do love knitting and crocheting , when time allows, well mainly in Winter really.

I had learnt how to knit and crochet in school and always enjoyed it.

Those curtains were easy to do just following a pattern.

Carmen had asked me to show her my crocheted curtain I did which was hanging in the bathroom before I renovated it. I never took a picture so I did one now.

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more detailed:

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I also made a short Butterfly one for the kitchen window. Again it is stored away as I have a blind in the kitchen.

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I crochet this little coffee mug as a sort of coaster for the kitchen!

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Do you crochet or knit?

 

 

 

3 Years -Thank You

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3 years and my blog is still running with the help and support of

YOU

my lovely people whom I love and  cherish.

I couldn’t do it without you.

A heartfelt and emotional thank you to all of you from the very first followers 3 years ago to the very new ones.

Everyone is welcome to a little oasis of calm and reflection, beauty, positivity  and music.

This blog gives me all that and more with your comments and your love I feel.

 

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So today I let you take in the beauty with photos I took last week in Germany (big thank you to my wonderful sister and her beautiful garden)

Enjoy

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“Schalbenschwanz”

 

 Wishing you a wonderful day and many hugs to all my cyber friends!

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from Ute  ♥♥♥

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