Beer With The Locals!

“All events and experiences are local, somewhere. And all human enhancements of events and experiences — all the arts — are regional in the sense that they derive from immediate relation to felt life. It is this immediacy that distinguishes art. And paradoxically the more local the feeling in art, the more all people can […]

Radical Self Acceptance – Monday Oracle 30 December 2019

“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” ~ Mark Twain Hello, Lovelies! December has been a month for rest, reconnection and nurture. It asks that we spend time with those we love, that we slow down, that we connect back into the natural world. Keep that in mind as we explore CARPET SNAKE and the […]

What's something you loath to do?

“Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. ” ~ Carrie Fisher Hello, Lovelies! What’s something you loath to do? You know, that thing which fills you with resentment. The thing you procrastinate over. The thing that makes you sick to your stomach or fills you with anger as you contemplate […]

What's something you love to do?

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”~ Marthe Troly-Curtin Hello, Lovelies! What’s something you love to do? Horse-riding? Figure-skating? Studying? Baking fruit pies? Reading? Making stuff? Napping? Fly-fishing? Long train trips? Binge-watching Netflix? Whatever it is you love to do, make time for it soon. Think about it. Go get your Planner or your Organiser […]

My Boxing Day Challenge For You!

“The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t.” ~ Joshua Becker Hello, Lovelies! The tradition of Boxing Day originates from the United Kingdom, and dates back hundreds of years. It was traditional that on the first workday after Christmas wealthy households would make up Christmas Boxes with […]

Christmas Oracle 2019 – My Gift To You!

“A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect.” ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie Hello Lovelies, So here we are – another Christmas is upon us. It’s a joyful time for some, and a trying time for others, and I wanted to acknowledge that, and to remind you that there is always a place here at […]

Finding Contentment – Monday Oracle 23 December 2019

“Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.” ~ Pearl S. Buck Hello, Lovelies! December is a month for rest, reconnection and nurture. It asks that we spend time with those we love, that we slow down, that we connect back into the natural world. Keep that in mind as […]

My Third Challenge For You!

‘Some people get lost for so long they forget what it was like to be themselves. Find yourself again.’ ~ Nicole Cody Hello, Lovelies! Are you ready for my simple challenge? Today I’d like you to gift yourself five quiet minutes. Just five minutes. And I’d like you to do something specific with that five […]

My second Challenge for you!

Our Ancestors always operated with a sense of being in a reciprocal relationship with their physical surroundings. Whether they felt that they were being rewarded by Mother Nature or punished by her, at least they were engaged in a constant conversation with her. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert Hello, Lovelies! Are you ready for my second simple […]

I have a challenge for you today!

It is not possible to solve a problem with the same consciousness that produced it. ~ Albert Einstein Hello, Lovelies! Are you ready for my simple challenge? Today I’d like you to gift yourself five quiet minutes. Just five minutes. And I’d like you to do something specific with that five minutes. Put away your […]

Intuitive? Empathic? Drink more water!

Your Life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change. ~ Jim Rohn Hello, Lovelies. I received this message in my inbox a few days ago, and I decided to answer it here because I know that it will be relevant to you too. Hi Nicole. I am going through a period […]

Filling Your Cup – Monday Oracle 16 December 2019

‘In case of emergency, oxygen masks may drop from the ceiling. Please fit and secure your own mask before attempting to assist others. Breathe normally. Oxygen is flowing even if bag does not inflate.’ ~ Every airline safety announcement in the world Hello, Lovelies! December is a month for rest, reconnection and nurture. It asks […]

Thoughts On The Blessing of Clean Air

‘Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul.’ ~ Emily Dickinson Hello, Lovelies. This morning I am thinking about Emily Dickinson’s poem about a small bird who survives cold, storms, gales and exhile. The bird who is symbolic of human frailty, and also of human hope and optimism in the face of […]

A Dumpling Tour of Shanghai

Dumplings are for good happiness. Dumplings are for good health. All the time eating dumplings is a very good time and Shanghai Soup Dumplings are Number One in all of the world for best good dumplings.~ Mae, Shanghai Dumpling expert Hello, Lovelies!Ben and I are in Shanghai right now. Yesterday we enjoyed a fabulous tour […]

It's the last Full Moon of 2019. Here's what you need to know!

“The future is yet unwritten; the past is burned and gone.’ ~ Inscription on the plaque of The Garden of Lost And Found, Sir Edward Horner 1900 Hello, Lovelies. How are you travelling? The 12th of December is the last Full Moon of 2019, and it’s a big one. Can you feel it? I’m expecting […]

Best Christmas Cake Recipes!

The kitchen can be a sacred space. Where magic is created, whether it’s mixing up a potion, or baking a cake for friends. The whole process is part of this spell – intention being just as important as the ingredients! The Kitchen Witch keeps a warm and happy home infused with magic. ~ Sarah Robinson Hello, […]

Spinning A Healthy Future – Monday Oracle 9 December 2019

Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion. Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning and purpose to our lives. ~ Brené Brown Hello, […]

Holding You In My Heart

“Like a caring mother holding and guarding the life of her only child, so with a boundless heart of lovingkindness, hold yourself and all beings as your beloved children.” ~ Gautama Buddha Hello, Lovelies. I awoke despairing yesterday. My usual morning meditation did not lift my mood. I am in Hong Kong, at the start of […]

If You Feel A Little Unravelled…

Yes, we will all have cracks — but that is how we break without falling apart. ~ Timothy Joshua Lovelies, It’s December, and December requires you to rest. The past few years have been filled with trials, with change, and with the anguish of the planet’s environmental woes. You’ve kept going, you’ve kept growing and, mostly, […]

The Luxury Of Flowers

“In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.” ~ Okakura Kakuzo Hey, Lovelies! I’m in Hong Kong right now, a destination renowned for its luxury shopping. But I’m not a shopping kind of girl, although I enjoy looking at things. At my age I have enough stuff, and I’m not interested in buying things simply […]

Dumplings = Happiness

“A soup dumpling is a little marvel of engineering. Called xiao long bao in Chinese, shōronpō in Japanese, and “soupies” by Iris, soup dumplings consist of silky dough wrapped around a minced pork or crab filling. The filling is mixed with chilled gelatinous broth which turns back into soup when the dumplings are steamed. Eating a soup dumpling requires […]

A Late-Afternoon Walk In Hong Kong

“Every inch of space was used. As the road narrowed, signs receded upwards and changed to the vertical. Businesses simply soared from ground level and hung out vaster, more fascinatingly illuminated shingles than competitors. We were still in a traffic tangle, but now the road curved. Shops crowded the pavements and became homelier. Vegetables, spices, […]

December Energies, 2019

“Rest and be thankful.” ~ William Wordsworth Hello, Lovelies! At the beginning of every month, I discuss the energies and gifts of the month ahead and how we can best use them to make our lives satisfying, meaningful and productive. I also choose a card to support the energies of the month. The deck I am […]

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