5 years – 9.6.2012

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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

 

Weekly inspiration No 23 – Meditating tips

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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,

mindfulness,

gratitude,

body scans,

sleep

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.

With love

from me

❤ ❤ ❤

My garden changed again

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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!

 

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Now I can invite you in my garden

for a peaceful and happy time!

Weekly Inspiration No 22- Every day is special

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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!

Be alive!

Much love

from me!

❤ ❤ ❤

 

Being British

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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.

On Wednesday

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!

Weekly Inspiration No 21 – Refresh your mind

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As you open all the windows in your home

to let a breeze go though

 

 

Open the

window of your mind,

feel the fresh crisp refreshing breeze

blowing in and out of your mind

gently clearing out and

refreshing every cell of your mind and body.

Relax and feel the fresh new energy.

 

 

 

 Much love

from me!

❤ ❤ ❤

 

A day in Oxford

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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:

 

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We finished a wonderful day out in Oxford

with a traditional English Cream Tea.

 

Cream tea – refreshments

Weekly Inspiration No 19 – Thank you body

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Thank your body.

Think of how much your body does every day – every moment.

Feel the gratitude for your body

 Give love to the body parts which are tense or don’t feel so well

 

Dear body,

I love the way you make my smile,

I love the way you move my arms so I can hug people,

I love the way you make me happy when my feet dance,

I love the way you keep my muscles to carry the shopping,

I love how my fingers move over the keyboard to write this,

I love how every breath comes automatically,

I love how my eyes can see the beauty in this world,

I love how you restore me while I am sleeping.

Dear body

I love you and I thank you.

I will take care of you and be gentle with you.

 

 

Much love

from me!

❤ ❤ ❤