And now let us welcome the New Year.
Full of things that have never been.
Rainer Maria Rilke
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.
I love it and it is a little oasis in the busy world we live in.
I love reading and could get lost in bookshops.
Everyone relaxes in a different way.
My favourite is the hammock between the palm trees…. which one is yours?
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.
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.
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.
I have done the first 2 so far….. different but rather colourful.
Thomas is a bit suspicious….
I was thinking of writing:
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.
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!
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.
Watching a flower grow is an amazing treat with timelapse
even what we regard as a weed looks wonderful in nature.
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
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
Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you’ll land among the stars. – Les Brown
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. 🙂
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.
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.
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.
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.