I’ll be offline for a few days!

Of course it’s bloody raining… Ben Hey, Lovelies!We’re on the final week of packing, lugging, and transporting what the removalists won’t take, and selling the last of our farm equipment and building supplies, as we get ready to leave our farm and head north towards the treehouse by the beach. We still can’t get access […]

Boxes, Coffee and Possibilities

The beginning is always today.  Mary Shelley Oh, Lovelies! This girl is soooooooo tired from all this moving business. Today we’re ferrying the first of our ‘packed but not needed yet’ boxes to a storage unit close to our new home. We’re also using the trips to scout out new coffee locations. Life’s about the […]

Not Being In A Rush

What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies. Jack Kerouac Hey, Lovelies. This packing up your life thing is […]

Imagining A New You – Monday Oracle 15 February 2021

I dwell in possibility… Emily Dickinson Hello, Lovelies! This Quarter I will be using the Wisdom of the Oracle cards by Colette Baron-Reid for my weekly oracle readings. This week our card is 20 – IMAGINE. It’s a week for opening yourself to new possibilities, to bigger dreams, to innovations and opportunities. IMAGINE encourages us to dream of better […]

Busy Baking and Making Lists

In Ireland, you go to someone’s house, and she asks you if you want a cup of tea. You say no, thank you, you’re really just fine. She asks if you’re sure. You say of course you’re sure, really, you don’t need a thing. Except they pronounce it ting. You don’t need a ting. Well, she says then, […]

Easy Melt and Mix Banana Cake

Like all magnificent things, it’s very simple.  Natalie Babbitt Hey, Lovelies. I would have loved to do some glamour shots of this fabulous banana cake. Actually, who am I kidding? I was lucky to even get a photo of it before Ben and his hungry hordes of workers cut into it for Smoko. I’m in […]

The Spider In The Shower

Spiders so large they appear to be wearing the pelts of small mammals. Dave Barry Hey, Lovelies! Our little farmhouse is a spider haven. We have ‘house spiders’ in every room, and more come out each night. We’ve grown used to them. They don’t harm us (although they have occasionally given us a fright!) and […]

The Mother, The Daughter and The Fire Alarm

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace […]

What Should I Pack In My Moving Day Survival Box?

The art of our necessities is strange That can make vile things precious. William Shakespeare Hey, Lovelies. I need your advice. What should I pack in my moving day Survival Box? You know, the box you unpack in the middle of all the chaos that has the stuff you need to get yourself through the […]

The Power To Transform – Monday Oracle 8 Feb 2021

In order to make a lasting contribution to humanity, we cannot allow other people’s expectancies to limit our development or restrict our dreams. We must live our own lives unaffected by other people’s expectations. Kilroy J. Oldster Hello, Lovelies! This Quarter I will be using the Wisdom of the Oracle cards by Colette Baron-Reid for my weekly […]

Friends, Thank You

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.  Elbert Hubbard Friends, Your kind words, your messages of friendship and support, the sharing of your own shames and insecurities and fears and hard experiences, were a balm for my tired hurting heart yesterday. I’m grateful for you, and for our friendship. […]

Shame

Never start a sentence with the words ‘No offense’. Gretchen Rubin Can I tell you something? I struggle often, sometimes daily, with being who I am. Although I am accepting of who I am, I also carry a deep sense of shame about that, and I am working hard to parent myself out of this […]

Cristo Velato – My Strange Dream

I dream my painting and I paint my dream. Vincent Willem van Gogh I had the strangest dream last night. I was lying on a narrow bed, like a chaise lounge, my head propped on pillows. I was immobile, and my body was cold. Everything was cold. I wasn’t breathing, but I was alive. It […]

Ah, Romance!

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. Mignon McLaughlin Hey, Lovelies. It’s our 21st Wedding Anniversary today. I wouldn’t have remembered, except that Google reminded me. We almost never remember. Ben forgets, I forget, and usually when we remember, months have gone by. Sometimes, years have gone by. […]

What’s the Plan? – Monday Oracle 1 February 2021

Start today creating a vision for yourself, your life, and your career. Bounce back from adversity and create what you want, rebuild and rebrand. Tell yourself it’s possible along the way, have patience, and maintain peace with yourself during the process. Germany Kent Hello, Lovelies! This Quarter I will be using the Wisdom of the Oracle cards […]

When The Universe Gives You A Message And You Keep Ignoring It…

Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind. Their leaves are telling secrets. Their bark sings songs of olden days as it grows around the trunks. And their roots give names to all things. Their language has been lost. But not the gestures. Vera Nazarian Hey, Lovelies. I’ve pretty much been on call […]

Quiet Time As A Coping Tool

You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s […]

Feeling Brave? I Have A Question For You

Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life. Shannon L. Alder Hello, Lovelies! There is a powerful question I ask myself at least once a year. It’s a confronting question, if you are truly honest with yourself. […]

Why Australia Day Isn’t Okay With Me Any More #AlwaysWasAlwaysWillBe

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.  Aldous Huxley Hey, Lovelies. Have you noticed? The world is changing. That change is messy, but it’s necessary. It’s time to stand and face the inequalities and injustices on which our current society has been built. The #MeToo movement, #BlackLivesMatter, LGBTQI+ and gender inclusiveness, recognition […]

So, this weird thing happened…

You are one positive change, one new choice, or one unexpected chance away from a different way of life. Hold on tight and don’t let go. Rediscover the original story that has been inside you all along. Christine E. Szymanski I know, I know. You’re going to say to me, ‘Nicole, weird things ALWAYS seem […]

Up Early, Cos America!

Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny. Steve Maraboli Dear America, Like many people in the world, I changed my day around to watch the inauguration. Just like I did for the COVID-19 Memorial Ceremony in Washington. You […]

The Blessings of My Neglected Garden

I wanted to rest my eyes on green meadows. I wanted to sit on green grass under the shade of a green tree. I wanted to eat cool green salads. I longed for arugula tossed with olive oil and parmesan, for asparagus tips dripping with melted butter, for a salad of sweet and bitter green […]

A Week To Get Stuff Done – Monday Oracle 18 January 2021

I guarantee that if you just buckle down, and focus, you can get twice as much done today as you got done in the last two days combined. Monroe Mann Hello, Lovelies! This Quarter I will be using the Wisdom of the Oracle cards by Colette Baron-Reid for my weekly oracle readings. This week our card is […]

Totally Distracted By Crystal Grids

The Wounded Inner Child is the primary gateway to healing and integration. When you invite your woundedness out of subversiveness and into your awareness you finally begin to honor the past pain. You also minimize its contractive influence on your life. And you begin to offer yourself the potential of something more. Markus William Kasunich […]

The Tree House In The Forest

Old Person: What are you going to do when you grow up?Nicole, Aged 5: Live in a treehouse and write stories. Nicole Cody Hey, Lovelies! Yesterday was a big day for us. In the strangest and most unexpected of ways we have found ourselves affected by a series of synchronicities which has led us to […]

Cycles of Life

Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else. I’ve felt that many times. My hope for all of us is that “the miles we go before we sleep” will be filled with all the feelings that come from deep caring – delight, sadness, joy, wisdom – […]

So, I Started My Own Book Club…

A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition. Like money, books must be kept in constant circulation… A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold. Henry […]

A Week Of Synchronicity And Insights – Monday Oracle 11 January 2021

I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.  Charles de Lint Hello, Lovelies! This Quarter I will be using the Wisdom […]

Back In Lockdown

Another way to be prepared is to think negatively. Yes, I’m a great optimist. but, when trying to make a decision, I often think of the worst case scenario. I call it ‘the eaten by wolves factor.’ If I do something, what’s the most terrible thing that could happen? Would I be eaten by wolves? […]

The Comfort Of Ritual

This is what rituals are for. We do spiritual ceremonies as human beings in order to create a safe resting place for our most complicated feelings of joy or trauma, so that we don’t have to haul those feelings around with us forever, weighing us down. We all need such places of ritual safekeeping. And […]

I was going to blog, but America!

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.  Friedrich Nietzsche Dear Everyone, Sometimes history unfolds before your eyes in the most important of ways. Oh, America! I can’t look away… Normal blogging will resume tomorrow. Thinking of all my American friends. Stay safe.All my love, Nicole xx

2021 – How To Navigate A Year of Spiritual Awakening

For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction. Cynthia Occelli Hey, Lovelies! 2021 brings a turbulent and unsettled year ahead, but one thing is certain – it’s a […]

When In The Day Is Your Time?

For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope […]

A Week For Nurture – Monday Oracle 4 January 2021

I am old, Gandalf. I don’t look it, but I am beginning to feel it in my heart of hearts. Well-preserved indeed! Why, I feel all thin, sort of stretched, if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread. That can’t be right. I need a change, or […]

2021 – Guidance For The Year

Home wasn’t a set house, or a single town on a map. It was wherever the people who loved you were, whenever you were together. Not a place, but a moment, and then another, building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever […]

Seeing In The New Year, Farm Style!

We love the night and its quiet; and there is no night that we love so well as that on which the moon is coffined in clouds.  Fitz-James O’Brien Hey, Lovelies! It’s New Year’s Eve here in Australia – one of my favourite nights of the year. It’s not a night where we go out […]

Self Doubt Will Always Be A Thing (And That’s Okay)

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. William Shakespeare Hey, Lovelies! As we hurtle towards 2021, I want to remind you of an important truth that I hope you tuck in your back pocket and refer to as needed. Self doubt will always be […]

Using This Week To Dream

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C.S. Lewis Hey, Lovelies. This week supports us resting, contemplating and dreaming. What dream will you dream for the year ahead? Can you muster enough courage to push past ideas of merely surviving and instead look at how you can […]

Rest, Contemplation and Decisions – Monday Oracle 28 December 2020

Usually, when the distractions of daily life deplete our energy, the first thing we eliminate is the thing we need the most: quiet, reflective time. Time to dream, time to contemplate what’s working and what’s not, so that we can make changes for the better. Sarah Breathnach Hello, Lovelies, December energies encourage you to find […]

My Christmas Oracle Gift For You – 2020

A friend is a gift you give yourself. Robert Louis Stevenson Hello, Lovelies! So here we are – Christmas. What a year 2020 has been. Let’s take a moment and give thanks – because we made it, we’re still here, and that’s worth celebrating. Christmas is a joyful time for some, and a trying time […]

Our Office Hours and Schedule For the Christmas Break 2020

There is more to life than making a living. Do not work more than you live. Mokokoma Mokhonoana Hey, Lovelies!My team are taking a well-deserved break from today until January 4, 2021. If you have a reading booked with me in that time, rest assured that we have a system in place for all of […]

All Alone And A Long Way From Home This Christmas?

That, I think, is the power of ceremony. It marries the mundane to the sacred. The water turns to wine; the coffee to a prayer. Robin Wall Kimmerer Hey, Lovelies. Christmas in the time of a global pandemic means that many of us will be looking at a season which looks a lot different from […]

Earth, Stars and Ceremony – Monday Oracle 21 December 2020

Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them. Marcus Aurelius Hello, Lovelies, December energies encourage you to find time for yourself, to rest and renew. It’s a month that brings an urge to have more freedom, and which gifts you a readiness to make big decisions. Keep that […]

The Treasure In Our ETSY Store!

Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. King James Bible Hey, Lovelies! I’m so proud and excited to let you know that our little ETSY store has finally opened. Right now our offerings include my Journeymaker’s Planner for 2021, my beautiful Journeymaker crystal Mala, and a selection of tumbled stones from my […]

ETSY STORE Almost Ready!

I know it seems impossible now, but everything will get done – with cups of tea, music, coffee and hugs! Nicole Cody It’s been one of those weeks, where I have been having ongoing health issues after last week’s thunderstorm asthma attack, so we’re a little behind in finishing things up because I’ve been in […]

That Elusive Starry Sky

The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night. Haruki Murakami Hey, Lovelies. I had a restless night last night, and found myself drinking ginger tea at 3am, waiting to either be sleepy enough to go back to bed, or alert enough to start […]

Update on My new ETSY Shop!

Patience, he thought. So much of this was patience – waiting, and thinking and doing things right. So much of all this, so much of all living was patience and thinking. Gary Paulsen Hey, Lovelies! The wait is almost over. I know I promised you my Planner would be available on ETSY, as well as […]

New Moon Manifesting Ritual For December 2020

All journeys meet crossroads. Where the river ends, the ocean begins. We must have the courage to embark on these journeys, to choose our paths, and to let go of the boat once we are across the river. Thomas Lloyd Qualls Hey, Lovelies!Today we are under the influence of the New Moon in Sagittarius and […]

Celebrate, Plan and Dream – Monday Oracle 14 December 2020

You must understand that your creativity comes alive when you spend time alone focusing on your projects without distractions. Sunday Adelaja Hello, Lovelies, December energies encourage you to find time for yourself, to rest and renew. It’s a month that brings an urge to have more freedom, and which gifts you a readiness to make […]

A Lungful Of Air

With every breath, the old moment is lost; a new moment arrives. We exhale and we let go of the old moment. It is lost to us. In doing so, we let go of the person we used to be. We inhale and breathe in the moment that is becoming. In doing so, we welcome […]

Christmas Ideas That Support Sustainability!

“Western civilization is a loaded gun pointed at the head of this planet.” Terence McKenna Hello, Lovelies! COVID has certainly changed the Christmas landscape this year, and I urge you to celebrate with gatherings based upon the medical advice for your home state or town. Staying home, and keeping things small, is better for everyone. […]

Have You Organised Some Down Time Yet?

Slowing down does not indicate that you are giving up. It simply means that your soul is seeking some well earned recharge. Christine Szymanski Hello, Lovelies! December’s energies bring opportunities for rest, recharge and reconnection. But that won’t happen magically, all by itself. Have you crossed out some days in your diary yet? Have you […]

My Favourite Christmas Fruit Cake Recipes

“Are you a witch?” I ask, reaching in and taking a bite of one. It’s like Monster Cake, the Sequel—freaking Christmas in my mouth. I already want more before I’ve even managed to chew.” Emma Lord Hello, Lovelies! Have you made your Christmas Fruit Cake yet? Here are my favourite recipes to help you create […]

Watching It All Burn

Adults keep saying we owe it to the young people, to give them hope, but I don’t want your hope.  I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. I want you to act. I want you to act as you […]

The Energies of December, 2020

There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, What if you fly? Erin Hanson 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 […]

Simplify and Remember to Breathe – Monday Oracle 30 November 2020

You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass. Timber Hawkeye Hello, Lovelies, November energies bring renewed optimism, connection and flow. It’s a month for spiritual pilgrimages, soul work and opportunity. But December is almost here, and with that comes an urge to have more […]

Manifesting Magic And Baked Goods

Dare to dream! If you did not have the capability to make your wildest wishes come true, your mind would not have the capacity to conjure such ideas in the first place. There is no limitation on what you can potentially achieve, except for the limitation you choose to impose on your own imagination. What […]

Doing It My Way

If I have one piece of advice to give you all about what to search for in your quest for What Next, it’s to find where the line blurs between hard work and happiness for you. To find that thing where working hard at it makes you happy, and where you’re happy to work hard […]

Busy on Elf Duties

Why does Santa Claus get all the attention when the elves do most of the work? Anonymous, but probably by an elf Hey, Lovelies! I’ll love to write more, but today I am busy on elf duties, packing Christmas orders for my Inner Circle members. So many lovely things are going in my packs – […]

A Message Just For You ❤

Know that you are loved ❤ Hey, Lovely i know sometimes life can get you down you can feel so small that you wonder if anyone knows you’re here you might even wonder if anyone cares life’s burdens may weigh upon you until you wonder how you’ll ever take another step until you wonder if […]

There’s Something Wrong With Your Husband

Since we all have varying degrees of tolerance for pain, and have equally varied experiences with different types of pain, it makes the scale feel kind of meaningless — especially when you consider that the person trying to ascertain how much pain the patient is in has his or her own experiences with pain that […]

Truth, Love and Progress – Monday Oracle 23 November 2020

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always. Mahatma Gandhi Hello, Lovelies, November energies bring renewed optimism, connection and flow. It’s […]

Don’t Wait For Someone Else To Meet Your Needs

With every act of self-care your authentic self gets stronger, and the critical, fearful mind gets weaker. Every act of self-care is a powerful declaration: I am on my side, I am on my side, each day I am more and more on my own side. Susan Weiss Berry Hey, Lovelies. I was speaking with […]

Thoughts about Christmas

When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.  Bob Hope Hey, Lovelies! I bookended my day morning and night yesterday with sitting on our front steps. Ben and I sat together in the dark after my work day […]

4.30am – Sitting On The Front Steps

“You are the trembling of time, that passes between vertical light and darkened sky,” Pablo Neruda Hello, Lovelies. I had a restless night. Too much on my mind, the house still overly hot from the heatwave, the weight and worry of caring for others heavy on my shoulders. Eventually, at 2.20am I rose, and began […]

The Journeymaker’s Planner 2021 Is Here!

“Perhaps we only leave So we may once again arrive, To get a bird’s eye view Of what it means to be alive. For there is beauty in returning, Oh how wonderful, how strange, To see that everything is different But know it’s only you who’s changed.” Erin Hanson Hello, Lovelies. I’m delighted to announce The […]

Love and other Glorious Possibilities – Monday Oracle 16 November 2020

“I dwell in possibility…” Emily Dickinson Hello, Lovelies, November energies bring renewed optimism, connection and flow. It’s a month for spiritual pilgrimages, soul work and opportunity. Keep that in mind as we explore the gifts that this oracle card from the  CELTIC LENORMAND brings us this week. The CELTIC LENORMAND, with its beautiful Pagan and Celtic themes, is written […]

I’m Going On A Pilgrimage

The purpose of a pilgrimage is about setting aside a long period of time in which the only focus is to be the matters of the soul. Many believe a pilgrimage is about going away but it isn’t; it is about coming home. Those who choose to go on pilgrimage have already ventured away from […]

Please, Be Kind

Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness. George Sand Hello, Lovelies. My wise grandmother always used to say, “If you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything at all”. In these uncertain times of climate change, extreme […]

Truth, Empowerment, Justice – Monday Oracle 9 November 2020

How would your life be different if…You stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day…You stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others Steve Maraboli Hello, Lovelies! November energies bring renewed […]

The Tawny Frogmouth Family

“I may not always be with you But when we’re far apart Remember you will be with me Right inside my heart”  Marc Wambolt Hey, Lovelies! Ben sent me this grainy photo yesterday, taken with his phone on maximum zoom. It’s our Tawny Frogmouth Mumma and her two chicks. Dad is just out of shot, […]

Some Thoughts On Failure

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston S. Churchill Hello, Lovelies. I received an email yesterday morning from a client whose children have disappointed her because she and her husband are highly intelligent and very accomplished, but her young son is in the bottom learning […]

On Finding Yourself Stranded Far From Home

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. Gautama Buddha Hello, Lovelies. Yesterday one of my community reached out to me, to ask for ‘Any help you can give the souls that have been stranded in alien places due to corona virus… I know […]

No Time For Perfectionism

Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, […]

The Energies of November, 2020

The purpose of a pilgrimage is about setting aside a long period of time in which the only focus is to be the matters of the soul. Many believe a pilgrimage is about going away but it isn’t; it is about coming home. Those who choose to go on pilgrimage have already ventured away from […]

Full Moon Ritual For The October Blue Moon

You have no idea of the great release and peace you will feel when you totally give up judgment. Gabrielle Bernstein Hello, Lovelies!Have you been feeling unsettled, anxious or exhausted for no good reason in the past few days? If so, blame it on the moon. On October 31 (USA), or November 1 (Australia) we […]

Are You Overcomplicating The Act Of Getting Started?

Don’t let perfectionism become an excuse for never getting started. Marilu Henner Hey, Lovelies! Is there something you really want to do? Is there a dream, a goal, a vision you hold for the future? Maybe you want to be a published writer. Maybe you want to be a healer, or an architect, or a […]

Knowing When To Quit

If you quit on the process, you are quitting on the result. Idowu Koyenikan Hey, Lovelies. Everyone tells you not to be a quitter. Everyone. And that’s fine, if what you are quitting on is actually what you want. Hence the quote at the top of this page: If you quit on the process, you […]

Thank You, Melbourne and Victoria ❤

Always remember people who have helped you along the way, and don’t forget to lift someone up. Roy T. Bennett Hello, Lovelies. Today I am dedicating my post to the good people of Melbourne and Victoria, who have endured one of the longest and hardest lockdowns in the fight against the spread of COVID. As […]

I Put Myself To Bed Early Last Night

When we think, we hurt. When we feel, we heal. Adrienne Posey Hey, Lovelies. We had a big day in our little household yesterday. Deep conversations, major decisions, and the kind of love and problem-solving where families can truly shine. I got so much done, personally and professionally. By day’s end I thought I would […]

Hope, Insight And Encouragement – Monday Oracle 26 October 2020

Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.” Laini Taylor Hello, Lovelies! October energies support sustainability, and finding healing for, and solutions to, our problems. […]

What If You COULD make a positive difference to the planet?

It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your […]

The Anxious Girl And The Birds

“Nothing can wear you out like caring.” S.E. Hinton Hey, Lovelies! A dear friend of mine has two daughters, in year 1 and year 3 at school. My friend is a First Responder. It’s a stressful job, and he is constantly worried about the many threats we are facing from COVID, climate change, and then […]

Counting Birds

Some people are very competitive in their birding. Maybe they’ll die happy, having seen a thousand species before they die, but I’ll die happy knowing I’ve spent all that quiet time being present. Lynn Thomson Hey, Lovelies! It’s Birds in Backyards week, here in Australia, and I have elected to take part by spending twenty […]

Sometimes It Doesn’t Make Sense But You Need To Say Yes Anyway

The day you realize you don’t have to make sense to anyone is the day you start to make sense to you. Greg Behrendt Hey, Lovelies. Over the past decade I have participated in a wonderful event known as NaNoWriMo (which stands for National Novel Writing Month). It happens every November, and is a month […]

Death, Rebirth and New Life – Monday Oracle 19 October 2020

In the oddity or maybe the miracle of life, the roots of something new frequently lie in the decaying husks of something old. Craig D. Lounsbrough Hello, Lovelies! October energies support sustainability, and finding healing for, and solutions to, our problems. Keep that in mind as we explore the gifts that this oracle card from […]

It’s Time To Soak The Fruit For Your Christmas Fruit Cake!

Friends are the fruitcake of life – some nutty, some soaked in alcohol, some sweet.  Jon Ronson Hello, Lovelies! Do you make your own Christmas fruitcake each year? If you do it’s time to get ready to soak your fruit, in preparation for a flavoursome and moist cake. If you haven’t made a fruitcake before, […]

Easy Two Egg Omelette Recipe

You can eat an omelet at midnight, at lunchtime, all day long. It’s perfect for every occasion. Wolfgang Puck Hey, Lovelies!One of my favourite breakfasts is a quick omelette. But just like the quote says, it’s an easy meal at any time of day, and I’ve been known to whip one up for dinner when […]

My Happy Little Lockdown Herb Garden

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. May Sarton Hello, Lovelies! A few months ago, when I realised I would be stuck in the city, and Ben would be stuck at our farm, because […]

Come Explore Your Dreams With Me!

“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?”  John Lennon Hi, Lovelies! Feel like catching up for a cuppa, some comfort and company and […]

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