Category Archives: My Life

My plants

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My blogger friends post ,made me look for my successes in my indoor plant world.

I used to kill many plants before either water them too much or not enough.

I seem to have learned a bit.  Now I am more successful.

I do love my indoor plants and enjoy seeing them grow.

See how this plant grew since January

and now:

My Plumeria indoors loves the window:

My little fig tree is adding more

and another ficus plant has grown more than 10 cm.

I am overjoyed with my greenery

and enjoy every single leaf.

 

 

 

 

Hello October!

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Welcome October !

An Autumn month with many beautiful colours.

The Motto for October is:

Smile

Every year, on the first Friday in October we celebrate World Smile Day® since 1999.

Do an act of kindness,

make someone smile today.

Make the whole world smile.

Even if you can’t see the smile wearing a mask,

your smile shines in your eyes.

Make October a Smile Month,

there is lots to smile about,

there is lots to be happy about.

Even in hard times

find the small things,

beautiful things,

things which mean a lot,

and make you smile.

“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

“When things are difficult, smile by faith.

Don’t wait until you feel better.”

 Joel Osteen

 

Wishing you an awesome October with many smiles!

 

Hello September!

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Welcome September !

The Motto for September is:

 

Make today awesome that yesterday gets jealous. 

 

Enjoy and celebrate each day,

be purposeful,

be focused,

be intentional,

bloom every day,

be happy.

Make every day count.

What you do today, may impact your future,

and will definitely create a past.

Create a past you love to remember.

 

 

Yesterday is gone.

Tomorrow has not yet come.

We have only today .

Let us begin.

Mother Theresa

 

Wishing you a really awesome September!

 

 

Short Retreat

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During this beautiful hot weather in Britain

I went for a short retreat

to Norfolk to Thetford Forest.

Our accommodation was very secluded, and really amazing.

 

So quiet and peaceful.

This is so recommendable, just relax and chill.

The Lynford Arboretum just next door,

perfect for our evening walks… trees everywhere.

We did lots of walking in the forest and at Lynford Waters.

At night. as there was no light pollution at all,

we even saw shooting Stars from the Perseid Meteor shower.

Even a short getaway is a great rest and energy giver.

 

Hello August!

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Welcome August !

The Motto for August is:

Miracles happen every day!

sunset July in London – picture taken by me

There are only two ways to live your life

One is as though nothing is a miracle

the other is as though everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein

 

Wishing you a miraculous August!

 

 

Craft trials

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Time for something new:

I tried the other day to paint a stone.

It was a very porous stone.

This is my result.

Stone

It was rather hard, I’m not so good in drawing so this will be my only one.

It looks nice in the garden, I varnished it to weatherproof it.

I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought,

so I’ll stick to the crafts I do better and enjoy more.

Like knitting  a little fragrance pouch for example.

fragrance pouch

It is good to try different crafts out.

One way to find out what you truly enjoy.

 

“Give yourself freedom to try out new things.

Don’t be so set on your ways that you can’t grow.”

Paolo Coelho

Hello July!

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Welcome July !

The Motto for July is:

Begin each day with a thank you!

Our world has gone smaller,

with staying at home more,

less interactions with people physically,

less hugs,

smiles we can’t see through masks (only in the eyes).

 

Life is different.

 

However attitudes towards everything might have changed in a positive way.

Priorities might have changed.

I am more grateful than ever for little things around me.

Thank you for nature,

thank you for my health,

thank you for my friends,

thank you for food,

thank you for all the people who are working hard to make life sort of normal,

thank you for each new day,

thank you for the sun,

thank you for my garden,

thank you

thank you

thank you

for all these things and so many more I’m not writing down.

Have a gratitude attitude!

 

Wishing you a thankful July!

 

 

Thank you little plant!

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This little plant is standing next to my computer screen.

I received it as a get well present last year in October.

It was in full bloom then.

I nurtured it and loved it even when only green.

Now as a thank you for June just ready for my Birthday

it gives me more blooms.

 

 ♥ Thank you my little flower ♥

 

 

 

More craft with shells

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While sorting I find all different things.

Using some imagination I can make something new out of it.

I had a small tray which had once candles on it.

The candles are gone, the tray remained.

The wonderful shells, received from my sister from an exotic holiday, I had displayed on a plate.

My idea was to make a wall hanging out of it.

So I filled the tray with PVA glue,

arranged the shells as I liked, then carefully sprinkled sand in between.

Once this was dry, I glued the last shells on the top.

Now all dry and I have a new picture.

 

It will go nicely in the bathroom and gives this holiday feeling.

When you find odd bits and bobs why not

recycle and make something new out of it.

It is fun to create your own ideas.