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Magic Deeds.

20 Sep

Your life becomes better by making other people’s lives better.

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Happy birthday Hayley over at www.feijoadesigns.co.nz

  • Be a surprise in disguise for someone in need.
  • Be a good fairy and secretly grant someone a wish.
  • Go ahead and nurture others.
  • Practise the art of giving, just because you Continue reading
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When I Grow Up.

11 Jul
Finley Stapleton-French Age 6 'Monster Girl'

Finley French (Age 6)- Awesome artist. Image Copyright. This is his ‘Monster Girl’

When you were six:

Did you think it was possible to draw monsters all day for a living?

Did you wish you could marry a prince or princess and live happily ever after?

Did you want to become the Continue reading

Valentines Day.

9 Feb
A love cake for The Wolf

A love cake for The Wolf

Something that I like to do on Valentines Day is to create a theme and an atmosphere that sets the day apart from any other day. I am not sure why some people think that celebrating the love you have for each other has to be commercial, flashy or expensive when cake and a really fun conversation can create delightfully happy memories.

This year I’m going for a fairytale theme and here are my questions: Continue reading

Finding Beauty.

30 Nov

Golden light fills the clouds and turns them the colour of toffee.  I feel a gentle breeze stirring and I’m thankful that for an early evening in autumn it’s still warm enough to sit outside. I catch a glimpse of how the early snow sits, like tears in wrinkles on the blackened mountain ranges that today seem closer. A mower drones on in the yard next door as a plastic bag dances in a unexpected puff of wind marching in from the south.

toffee sunset-photo by Greg Keith

I take a moment to capture the blessings this ever-changing landscape offers. It never fails to entertain and delight me in the simplest of ways.

The scent of a roasting chicken reaches my nostrils and I giggle. It drives our vegetarian son out of the house muttering something about his saliva daring to threaten his new found beliefs.

I place my hand on my heart and take it all in, this richness of color, this Continue reading