Category Archives: My Life

A very healthy and happy new Year 2021

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2020 will go down in history.

with the virus

and for the UK additional with the Brexit news.

It has been a difficult year for everyone,

a year of new challenges,

a year of learning,

a year of many changes.

We will look at life differently,

with changed attitudes of what is important to us.

We need to keep on smiling next year,

we are stronger than ever.

 

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

Philippians 4,13

 

One day our hugs

will be longer and

more meaningful than ever.

 

Our positive attitude will help us to go on,

helping and supporting each other.

May you always have a reason to smile.

Stay healthy, stay strong and stay happy.

 

Thank you, my wonderful friends for all your visits and support

during this year on my blog.

Sending you all my love! 

Have a wonderful, amazing

New Year 2021!

May it bring Peace, good Health,

Joy, Happiness, lots of Love and Kindness

to everyone!

Quince jam

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Quince is ripe during this time of year.

It makes my favourite jam and jelly – I love the taste and smell.

So I decided to make my own jam again this year.

 

I could not find the Jam sugar anywhere

so I used Pectin powder and normal sugar.

It came out rather well and tastes delicious. 

 

Here is the outcome for a delicious breakfast,

well more than one. 🙂 

 

 

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