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My dream come true!

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Yes, another dream came true.

One of my dreams always was to possess a hammock, ( in between 2 palm trees ideally)

Since I don’t live in a palm tree country… and could’t find any on Amazon 🙂  I had to improvise

I did find a lovely hammock with a stand.

I have changed my tiny garden to make it a bit nicer, and with the sunshine in August I can lie in my hammock close my eyes and I am in heaven… well where ever I like to be.

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hammock My hammock – trying it out in the front room….

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I love it and it is a little oasis in the busy world we live in.

Enjoy the moment as Meister Eckhart says:

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Enjoy the NOW, enjoy every moment! 

The ABC of genuine happiness – R

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The ABC of Genuine Happiness

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R – Read. Relax. Reinvent yourself.

“Let us read and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” Voltaire

I love reading and could get lost in bookshops.

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Relax

Everyone relaxes in a different way.

My favourite is the hammock between the palm trees…. which one is yours?

Reinvent yourself

It is never too late to start again, reinvent yourself, change, take risks, get out of the comfort zone, be a new you, follow your dreams, do what makes you happy.

You are in control of your life and happiness.

Be irresistible,

be amazing

be you!

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… to be continued ….

Wishing you  a radiant remakable and reflective day!

The ABC of genuine happiness – P

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The ABC of Genuine Happiness

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P – Pray. Paint. Play an instrument.

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Prayer the most powerful medium.

God had WIFI from day one, wireless connection which never goes down, He is always here to listen to us.

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Paint,

well I can’t paint to save my life, but I started on my stairs.

Remember I liked those stairs so much and decided to try it on mine.

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I have done the first 2 so far….. different but rather colourful.

Thomas is a bit suspicious….

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I was thinking of writing:

“Happiness comes from within!”

Play an instrument.

It is so wonderful to play an instrument and even if you don’t – singing feels as good as an instrument.

I learnt the piano and tought myself the guitar.

My dream is to try out the Cello, a beautiful sounding instrument or the double base.

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… to be continued ….

Wishing you  an positive and precious day!

The ABC of genuine happiness – O

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The ABC of Genuine Happiness

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O – Own a pet. Observe beauty

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This is my pet Thomas, a very relaxed and loving cat.

He gives me love, warmth and many purrs to keep me happy.

A pet does wonders!

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See the beauty!

Often we walk around not seeing the beauty along the road.

Have a look here!

A thank you to my sister for being able to use her Beauty – ful pictures.

Beauty is all around us.

Lie on the grass and observe the birds flying,

listen to the rustling of the leaves in the wind,

see the little bud of a small daisy flower coming out,

follow the bee how it travels through a flower,

watch the flower move in the breeze

enjoy the colourful butterfly circling round in the air.

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Watching a flower grow is an amazing treat with timelapse

even what we regard as a weed looks wonderful in nature.

 

Let’s look out for the beauty around us!

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“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” – Anne Frank

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… to be continued ….

Wishing you  an open-minded and optimistic day!

The ABC of genuine happiness – M

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The ABC of Genuine Happiness

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M – Meditate daily. Make goals

Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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Mindfulness is Buddha’s word for meditation. By mindfulness he means: you should always remain alert, watchful. You should always remain present. Not  a single thing should be done in a sort of sleepy state of mind…. you should move with a sharp consciousness. – Osho

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You are never too old to set another goal

or to dream a new dream.

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Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you’ll land among the stars. – Les Brown

 

… to be continued ….

Wishing you  a magical and memorable day!

The ABC of genuine happiness – D

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The ABC of Genuine Happiness

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D – Drink plenty of water. Dance

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We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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Dance is the hidden language of the soul.

Martha Graham

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May I add my own D – Dream

Dreams are renewable no matter what our age.
~ Dale Turner ~

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Get excited and enthusiastic about your own dream.
This excitement is like a forest fire
you can smell it, taste it
and see it from a mile away.
~ Denis Waitley ~

… to be continued ….

Wishing you  a dynamic and dependable day!

My Amazing Day Out

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As you all know it started like this:

A chat with my friend Ralph about my dream , to dance with James Jordan, a professional dancer in the TV Show “Strictly come dancing“…. the next email said “surprise” and I had the lesson with James….. unbelievable…..I could not believe it. Well the date was booked and it finally happened last Sunday.

I was allowed to take friends with me and I chose my dance teacher Kevin and my dance friend Julie. We set off to Maidstone to the hotel. We were well in time and waited in the bar to be collected by James. We all recognised him straight away and were a little bit nervous.

James took us to a big hall where there was a dance floor in the middle. After a small introduction and checking what I like to dance and how much I can do already, he started to show me the steps with handmovements. It looks so great when he does it and it is not so easy when I do it myself. As James says: practice and it needs to go into muscle memory. I wished my muscles had more memory. 🙂

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He showed me, he corrected me, (of course I did it slightly wrong) he did it with me, he looked at me on my own, we did some steps in hold….. and he taught me. He is a great teacher and no doubt all celebrities have lots of fun practising with him. It is rather hard to do the steps and learn the hands at the same time, I noticed but James was patient. The pictures are a bit blurred as we were moving all the time.

I am sure Craig (one of the judges in the TV show Strictly come dancing) would have given us a 7 but Len surely a 10!

James is an easy going teacher and great fun to dance with. He is cheerful, chatty and it made the whole experience great fun and we had a laugh. We chatted all together about his dancing and the partners he had over the years and it was really interesting. At the end we all asked him to sign and took pictures with him.

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His wife Ola was next to us and of course we also asked her to pose with us and sign the book and had a small chat.

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When my hour was finished I felt really great and I enjoyed every minute of it.

My dream Dancing with James Jordan has been fulfilled and I felt fabulous.

A very  big no huge thank you to my friend Ralph for making this possible for me.

Do something wonderful.
People may imitate it.
~ ♥ Albert Schweitzer ♥ ~

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Dreams do come true

The official letter

An official looking letter

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A quick update in my wonderful life.

I had 3 letters waiting when I got home from work. I could see that 2 were Christmas cards but

the 3rd one looked very official.

This was inside when I opened it

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…and inside that was my voucher for my dance lesson  with James Jordan!

It will be on 6th of January at 3pm

 

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It tells me on the back the conditions, what to wear, what not to wear…no trainers… and other important stuff.

My dream is getting real now,

I can’t keep it to myself, so here we are, I need to share it!

Dreams DO come true …

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As you know from my blog I do have a passion for dancing and music. Dancing makes me happy , relaxed and I can just let go of everything when dancing.

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I love the fluidity of the steps, the expression, the softness, the moving with the music. I have learnt ball room dances as a teenager and my passion since grew.  I started to learn tap dance 6 years ago and I love it so much I never miss a lesson. I can proudly say I have passed 4 exams and participated in 2 shows. My heroes are Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire. My favourite musical is “Singing in the Rain

At the moment we are practising for another show next year, where we will do a Tango as Tap and Freestyle to the James Bond Music and Lady Gaga music. It is all very exciting.

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In the UK we have a programme called “Strictly come dancing” every year starting in September until Christmas where professional dancers teach celebrities (actors, sports persons etc) a new dance every week and on Saturday it is aired live on TV. I am a follower of the programme as you can imagine. I love watching the dancers and wished I could have a dance with one of the professionals.

The other week a couple did a Charleston together which was so fantastic. I adore the Charleston and can do the basic steps and a turn but seeing the couple made me want to learn more.

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So I told my fellow blogger and good friend Ralph in one of our conversational emails that I would love to learn the Charelston with James Jordan, one of the profesional dancers on the show. This is my dream and I will save up for it and it would be on my bucket list, rather earlier than later. This is James….

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The next day I see an email called SURPRISE,  an early Christmas Present from Ralph:

It said I have a private dance lesson with James Jordan all paid for and I just have to arrange the date.

I cannot believe it. I still have to read it and read it again and again , I printed it out and it still has not sunk in.

Ralph made my dream come true.

How extraordinary, how generous, how kind, how unbelievably selfless to do this. A wonderful act which made me so happy .  He knows that I am struggling with money and I would not have saved this money but rather spend it on the children than me. I know Ralph has a very big heart and  likes giving and helping all different people in any way he can. So this is his treat, my dream and I love recveiving it with a grateful heart.

I will arrange a date with James Jordan for January and will smile and be happy every day in anticipation.

What a wonderful way from a immensely kind person to give this dream to me as a gift!

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I cannot thank him enough, and I will thoroughly enjoy the build up time to it and the actual lesson !

A dream come true and memories made for life!