Wheatbag for Warmth – DIY

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For a simple heat source,

a Wheatbag is the best idea.

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I have two and cannot live without them.

They heat up within minutes in the microwave and give warmth for a long time.

They do not get cold like hot water bottles but keep the warmth of the body.

I love to heat up the bed with them in Winter.

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And here is how I made them:

Use some leftover material you like and sew up a small square

like a pillowcase.

( 20cm by 20cm or 8 inches by 8 inches).

Leave it open on one side.

Buy some Barley from the store

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and fill the bag with about 1 kg Barley.

Once the Barley is in

sew the remaining side together,

and your bag is ready.

I also made some covers for mine, just like a pillowcase,

so  the bag itself stays clean.and

I can wash it from time to time.

 

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When you need some warmth,

put the Wheatbag into the Microwave for 2 or 3 minutes

and enjoy the warmth coming from it

on your legs, on your feet, everywhere.

It can be used for aches and pains too, i.e. like stomach pains, etc

They are very versatile

and can be used cold too.

I have made some small ones (10 cm by 10 cm)

as they fit nicely into a bag into the freezer as ice packs for any injuries.

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You can if you like  put a bit of lavender inside too and it keeps smelling lovely too. I do like the smell of heated barley though.

 

Enjoy the warmth!

 

 

Weekly inspiration – No 5 – Daily Advice from the Heart – Dalai Lama

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“To be kind, honest and have positive thoughts; to forgive those who harm us and treat everyone as a friend. To help those who are suffering and never consider ourselves superior to anyone else; even if this advice seems rather simplistic, make the effort of seeing whether be following it you can find greater happiness.”

 

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With love

from me

❤ ❤ ❤

How to relax – bear style – Danny’s weekend

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Danny’s first trip in the 2017 took him to Norfolk in England.

He planned a relaxing weekend away.

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He stayed in a Mock Elizabethan Grad 2 listed Building, which is a 4 star hotel, near Norwich.

A beautiful building with fountain

 

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First he enjoyed a wonderful cup of tea,

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before going to the swimming pool to swim and relax.

 

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Then a visit to Norwich with its castle:

 

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Back to the hotel for a wonderful sleep in the spacious bed

 

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The next morning was verrrrry cold….

 

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Such fantastic icicles.

… and it was time to go back home to London.

Now that was a calm and relaxing time.

Why not try it yourself!

 

Snow… yay…..gone

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Newsflash:

Many of other countries and cities have snow regularly in Winter.

London, UK doesn’t.

BUT:

Yesterday it rained really heavily,

then I couldn’t hear it any more,

looked out

and

it snowed. 

Snow in London!

How exciting.

A little bit stayed on the car roofs.

The children in school were so excited , some of them had never seen snow before.

One child came to the first aide saying he got a snowflake in his mouth. Bless him.

Well, by the time I wanted to take a picture it was all gone.

I said it was a news FLASH, 🙂

gone in a flash….

… so we just look at the lovely snow pictures again.

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Keep warm!

 

Weekly Inspiration No 2 – Seize every moment

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Every moment is precious.

Gone….

This very moment you are reading this….

then it is finished.

Everything is happening right now

in this moment.

Make your moment last,

make your moments memorable.

Life is not measured

by the breaths you take

but by the moments

that take your breath away.

Eckhart Tolle is the best teacher for this:

 

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Nothing has happened in the past;

it happened in the Now.

Nothing will ever happen in the future;

it will happen in the Now. 

Eckhart Tolle

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Much love

from me!

❤ ❤ ❤

 

Weekly Inspiration No 1

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After a meditation session I attended last year

we were asked to write a letter to ourselves to be opened in a years time.

I just found it:

perfect to start the new year with

here it is:

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I wish this gives you inspiration,

determination, to go on

and love you can draw on!

Much love

from me!

❤ ❤ ❤