Sometimes we just need a hug,
no words required.
Here is my special hug for you today.
Let it soak in and enjoy!
For more hugs please see “Hugology“
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Today is my 5 year Blogiversary.
Since my first post I have written 545 more posts,
gained many friends all over the world
and am enjoying it even more than when I started.
Thank you to all my blogging friends,
readers, commenters and followers,
who are caring and loving ,
who make me feel wonderful!
Top posts of the year:
2012 – A jar or a journal
2013 – Follow your dreams
2014 – Count your blessings
2015 – 100,000 Wow
2016 – Piece of Paradise
To begin your day this way
is the best way.
Meditation helps tremendously here.
I have recently found a fantastic free App for my Smart phone
called Insight Timer.
It gives you the choice of guided meditations
or timed meditations.
On the featured meditations
there are some for stress,
and many more.
I have done some sleep ones too and they are just amazing.
You have a profile and collect stars for consecutive days of meditation.
With this App , I am eager to meditate every day,
whereas before I wanted to but didn’t always get around to it.
I always find time to do it now.
I feel great and calmer, more mindful, peaceful, happy and less stressed.
Have a go and check it out.
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My small garden needed some more care.
After the new fence was done,
I decided to have some decking down to hide a grey concrete floor.
We worked hard to get it all done.
We made it very quick really.
but now it needed rearranging….
so I moved pots, potted new plants, and changed things around.
I am happy with this now!
You can see the left side is my “Strawberry Field”
Through an inspiration from Sartenata’s Blog,
I used some old shoes to pot plants in.
Also I made a planter from an old pallet and painted it.
Now there is parsley and mint on one side and petunias on the other.
I do love my tea cups in the garden too!
Here is more detail in the slideshow.
Now I can invite you in my garden
for a peaceful and happy time!
Don’t ever save anything for a special occasion.
Being ALIVE is a special occasion.
I remember these beautiful cups from my childhood.
They came out when we had a celebration like a birthday.
This one was always my favourite (next to the red one)
My mum said I can take it home.
Now I can celebrate every day,
as every day is special,
with drinking my tea out of this very special cup.
Celebrate each day!
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Wednesday, 24th May was a special day for me.
After living in London, UK for 30 years,
I have finally become a British citizen.
I attended the official ceremony in the Town Hall
and my British Citizenship started from this day.
I am very proud to be British as well as German now.
Come and enjoy a very British cup of tea with me!
Oxford is a beautiful University city in England.
It has been a town since 9th century and has an ancient university.
My friends and I recently visited Oxford for a day out.
Here are my impressions:
We finished a wonderful day out in Oxford
with a traditional English Cream Tea.