Category Archives: My Life

A Quick Break

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….. a break with no internet …

That is what is on the agenda, after having worked rather hard lately.

Unfortunately I won’t be able to look at all posts, I will try on my phone though. 

I will be back in the cyber world soon  🙂

with a report of how much nothing I have done.

 

 

In the meantime I am hugging you all!

Age

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Age is of no importance unless you are a cheese.

Today I am cheesy  – it is an important day – my 60th Birthday.

So I collected some age related words and advice:

“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”
― Franz Kafka

Today is the oldest you’ve been and the youngest you’ll ever be again.

They’re called the golden years for a reason. Getting older has its perks. For one, you’re good at using what you’ve learned. This is called crystalized intelligence, and it keeps getting better, even when you’re 65 or 70.

Older people might control their emotions better, and focus more on how to make the most of life.

You probably know that exercise and diet are important when it comes to aging well. But there is something else you control that can help you along: a positive attitude.Research shows more and more that your approach to life may be just as important in making your “golden years” your best years.

Aging: It’s in Your Mind

The Power of Optimism

It’s difficult to know what comes first — the good health or the positive attitude.

One possible answer is they build on each other: A rosy outlook may help you  exercise more and eat better. And that in turn helps you stay hopeful and happy because you feel better. You may hear that called a “virtuous circle.”

Optimism has been linked to living longer.

Things you can do include:

  •  Check yourself. If you’re having negative thoughts, pause and see whether there’s a better way to look at what’s bothering you.

  •  Seek out humor and laughter

  •  Make time for things that give you joy

  •  Find positive people and hang out with them

With this in mind,

help yourself to some cake and Champagne to celebrate with me.

Cheers!

It is getting warmer

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After a cold May with rain, hail, storms and the odd ray of sunshine

the weather realises that is is nearly June and needs to be warmer.

For the last 2 days it has been warmer and

flowers, bushes all really start to bloom.

I love it.

Lilac is in full bloom and smelling amazing.

These are my amazing finds during a walk in a park.

Can you smell that amazing Lilac?

The earth laughs in flowers

to quote Ralph Waldo Emerson

The time has come

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It is time for rest,

it is time for fun,

it is time for enjoyment,

it is time to laugh,

it is time to dance,

it is time for just doing nothing – sometimes,

it is time to learn,

it is time to enjoy the world,

it is time to change.

The time has come.

I am retired.

What a feeling!

I am grateful to know that I have made a difference to 

the company and people I worked with.

I leave with a sense of achievement and happiness. 

 

 

Testing Testing

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I looked at a WordPress Webinar and need to try things out now.

As I learnt a bit about this Block editor I shall go through different Blocks to try.

This is a Paragraph block, so here it is just for writing …..

This is a Heading block for new headings I am using here:

Listing Block

  1. this is a listing block to list
  2. numerous things like
  3. happiness
  4. joy
  5. miracles
  6. and peace

Quote Block

There is only two ways to live your life.

One is though as nothing is a miracle.

The other one is as everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein

Image from my gallery

Table Block

table 11
even with colours 🙂 
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and stripes… oh the possibilities 

Video Block

Image – Collage Block

I think I have learnt something and hopefully I’ll get round it and it will become easy.

There is still so much to explore.

Thomas News

Thomas takes it easy and just relaxes on his new favourite spot.

The sofa next to the window, the best place when the sun shines.

 

Wishing you all a very relaxing day!

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.