A Busy Weekend of All Things #Books

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” ~ J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye […]

Requiem For A Lost Poet – #Lyme

“I don’t need a cloak to become invisible.” ~J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone   I found out earlier this week that a fellow Lyme sufferer in the USA took her own life. I never met Heather, but I know her journey. All late-stage Lymies know, and understand, because so easily, that could […]

Kindness Challenge – Week One

“What this world needs is a new kind of army — the army of the kind.” ~ Cleveland Amory   Hello Friends, and welcome to Week One of our six week Kindness Challenge. To participate in today’s challenge all you need to do is select and perform one of the following kindness activities. The beneficiaries […]

Will you join me for a Kindness Challenge?

“Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” ~J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.” ~Khalil Gibran, The Essential Kahlil Gibran   I have always believed that kindness is a powerful act of magic. Would you like to […]

A Day Just For Me

“Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” ~Eleanor Brownn   I’ve designated a day of rest. Today I have no agenda, no chores to do, and nowhere to be. I’ll leave the […]

Saying Goodbye To Julie

“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people […]

Two Steps Forward…

  “Progress, of the best kind, is comparatively slow. Great results cannot be achieved at once; and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk, step by step.” ~ Samuel Smiles   It’s been a frustrating few days for me. I’ve recently changed Lyme doctors, and begun a new regime of drugs […]

Easy Nutella Cheesecake Recipe

“….I can dream away a half-hour on the immortal flavor of those cheese cakes we used to have on a Saturday night.” ~ Mary Antin, ‘The Promised Land’ (1912)   This is probably the easiest cheesecake I have ever made. It only requires a few ingredients, and it is seriously yum. Not too sweet, not overpoweringly Nutella flavoured, […]

Exhausted, with Aprons…

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”  ~ Albert Einstein   What a lovely weekend I’ve had. Our friends and their children visited the farm, and to my delight I found that these particular children had a […]

Around the Campfire

“So, I looked up and we were in this giant dome like a glass snowball, and Mark said that the amazing white stars were only holes in the black glass of the dome, and when you went to heaven, the glass broke away, and there was nothing but a whole sheet of star white, which […]

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