Sometimes life just doesn’t go to plan…
People think dreams aren’t real just because they aren’t made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes. ― Neil Gaiman Hey, Lovelies. You may remember me telling you about an interesting dream I had last week, where I was working […]
It’s funny: I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some kind of inner toolbox full of shiny tools: the saw of discernment, the hammer of wisdom, the sandpaper of patience. But then when I grew up I found that life handed you these rusty bent old tools – friendships, prayer, […]
Don’t you love it when life surprises you with new things!
Yay and freak out! The kind of day where I’m feeling everything at opposite ends of the spectrum at once. Hmmm…. Let me explain.
Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero. Marc Brown Hey, Lovelies. Yesterday I was home alone with the dogs. It was also a heavily scheduled day of client readings for me. I stayed locked in my writing room, and after their breakfast and ablutions Ben left the dogs to roam the […]
They say good things come in threes. I am not sure if that’s an accurate description of my morning so far…
The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes. Arthur Conan Doyle Hey, Lovelies. The strangest thing has happened. Just over a fortnight ago I bought quite a selection of (mostly) high quality chocolate bars. The reason? I intended to make chocolate truffles this week. I thought I’d make some […]
I guess sometimes the greatest memories are made in the most unlikely of places, further proof that spontaneity is more rewarding than a meticulously planned life. J.A. Redmerski Hey, Lovelies. I planned a beautiful meal for Sunday night. A pasta dish, with carefully selected wine (just a glass cos Monday is a work day), a […]
People tend to find books when they are ready for them. Neil Gaiman Hey, Lovelies. So, it’s started. The big unpacking and putting away process that will be my new writing room (I refuse to call it an office!), and the rest of our belongings that need to find a place in our new home. […]
Crack – it’s addictive, it’s delicious and you can cook it up at home!
I was waiting for the longest time, she said. I thought you forgot. It is hard to forget, I said, when there is such an empty space when you are gone. Brian Andreas Dear Kate, I called your number last night. It was late, and I was writing, and sipping tea, and playing music softly […]
The trick to not being discovered until it is too late is to become part of the expected surroundings. Stealth is more the art of blending in with the background than sneaking through dark shadows. Raymond E. Feist Hey, Lovelies! I know that you’re not supposed to have favourites But I do. This girl. Daisy […]
“Now we had two invisible intruders. Because one wasn’t hard enough.” Ilona Andrews Hey, Lovelies! I’d like to be able to tell you that this morning was peaceful, and that my meditation ended with feelings of calm and deep comfort. I’d like to tell you that. Instead I will tell you what really happened! I […]
“The noise was like, well, it was like a thousand vampire cats clawing on Plexiglas—it made their teeth hurt.” Christopher Moore Hey Lovelies, I had one of those days yesterday. I was sitting at my desk, almost immobile as I thumped away on my keyboard, writing, writing, writing. The dogs were asleep on the bed. […]
“Until fairly recently, every family had a cornucopia of favorite home remedies–plants and household items that could be prepared to treat minor medical emergencies, or to prevent a common ailment becoming something much more serious. Most households had someone with a little understanding of home cures, and when knowledge fell short, or more serious illness […]
“There are two things in life you cannot choose. The first is your enemies; the second your family. Sometimes the difference between them is hard to see, but in the end time will show you that the cards you have been dealt could always have been worse.” Carlos Ruiz Zafón Hey Lovelies, I received an […]
“I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” Johnny Depp So, this happened to me yesterday. I live in an old farmhouse on an organic farm in the hinterland of Byron Bay. Our farm is at the end of a quiet and trafficless road only […]
“If you want the answer—ask the question.”~ Lorii Myers Hey, lovelies! Want to know the #1 Question I get asked? (We’re not going to count the ‘What’s this rash?’ question. Oh, the joys of being a medical intuitive…) The #1 Question is: Hey, Nicole, do you really think I might be psychic or intuitive? My answer, […]
I don’t believe in guilty pleasures. If you enjoy something, you just enjoy it. No sense feeling guilty about it. Cristina Moracho Hello, Lovelies! Just like the quote, I don’t believe that a pleasure should be guilty either, although I do believe that some pleasures should definitely be enjoyed in moderation. And don’t you think […]
“A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other invention with the possible exceptions of handguns and Tequila.” ~ Mitch Ratcliffe I have a new computer. It’s been sitting in a box beside my desk for weeks. I knew I needed to change over from my old one, but I had tight deadlines for a […]
“We are always told that anyone over the age of eighteen should know what they are doing. The fact is, they don’t.” ~ Rae Earl One of the most important lessons I ever learned in life came from a trip to the corner store at the end of the street. I was cooking dinner and realised I […]
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