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 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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is it really intuition, or are you simply afraid of the unknown?

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness concerning all acts of initiative and creation. There is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans; that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one […]

For You Who Are Weary And Don’t Know Why

Let me ask you outright, gentle reader, if there have not been hours, indeed whole days and weeks of your life, during which all your usual activities were painfully repugnant, and everything you believed in and valued seemed foolish and worthless? E.T.A. Hoffmann Hello, Lovely. Many of my community have been asking me if there […]

Remember, you are Stardust!

The amazing thing is that every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t […]

The Kid Who Would Rather Have Trees And Bees Than Toys!

People need to stop buying kids so much stuff. It’s wrecking our planet. Ebony – age 9 Hey, Lovelies. One of our community reached out to me yesterday. She comes to my ‘Colour and Cuppa’ sessions sometimes, and enjoys making the recipes on my blog. She sent me an email, which I’ll include below just […]

Counting Down The Sleeps!

“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” L.M. Montgomery Hey, Lovelies. Overall I’ve been doing okay, […]

The Newsletter That Really P*ssed Me Off!

Don’t underestimate me, and don’t devalue me, just because I live with limitations. Nicole Cody Hey, Lovelies. I received a newsletter in my inbox yesterday, that really p*ssed me off. It was written by a friend who has a huge following in the entrepreneur and wellness industry, and it began with a photo of athletic, […]

How To Be A Superhero

Do not try to save the whole world or do anything grandiose. Instead, create a clearing in the dense forest of your life and wait there patiently, until the song that is yours alone to sing falls into your open cupped hands and you recognize and greet it. Only then will you know how to […]

For Kate, who might read this from Heaven

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 […]

Sometimes Healing Means Closing The Door On Something

It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over. Paulo Coelho Hey, Lovelies. Once upon a time I used to think that in order […]

Don’t ever give up on change

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new  Socrates Hey, Lovelies! I’m back in the city after my whirlwind trip away. I am delighted to inform you that I drove safely to my destination, had a relaxing time with family, and then […]

I bought myself a birthday gift

What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God. Hans Urs von Balthasar Hey, Lovelies! I’ve had a wonderful four-day weekend, taking some time to reconnect with family, and to disconnect from social media and work for a few days. We celebrated my birthday with a simple home-cooked […]

Finding Your Power Zones!

The greatest weariness comes from work not done. Eric Hoffer Hey, Lovelies! Do you know what your Power Zones are? Power Zones are times of the day where you have strong energy – either mental or physical. You might have a peak period for creativity first thing in the morning, but find that mathematics or […]

It’s Okay To Look How You Feel

Your emotions make you human. Even the unpleasant ones have a purpose. Don’t lock them away. If you ignore them, they just get louder and angrier. Sabaa Tahir Hey, Lovelies. Thanks for your wonderful comments here on the blog and over on Facebook and Instagram in response to yesterday’s post, where I shared K’s message […]

I am okay with getting old

The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.  Robert Frost Hey, Lovelies.I got an interesting message yesterday from a fellow entrepreneur, which I am sure was well intentioned. I’ll pop it here for you: HI Nicole, how are things? You know I love you and your work right? Just wanted to let you know that […]

A message for strong people who aren’t coping

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius Hey, Lovelies. Right now my inbox is jammed with messages from strong people who are suddenly not in a great headspace, or who are having problems coping with the curve balls 2020 has thrown their way. […]

Can I ask you a question?

Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.   Grace Hansen Hey, Lovely, Can I ask you a question? I want to know one simple thing. In your day, how much of that day is time for you? Life is short, and there is no do-over. Every minute gone is […]

The Geranium Story

If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree. Michael Crichton Hey, Lovelies. A friend came to visit yesterday, to drop some supplies off for me. In return I gave her some geranium cuttings from my garden. I also gave her […]

Can You Offer A Small Act Of Kindness?

Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life. Jackie Chan Hey, Lovelies! We’re in the middle of a difficult year, and there’s no end in sight to these strange times. Everyone is impacted in their own way. And often, there will be no visible sign that someone is […]

My Top Coping Strategies For When Life Gets Really Hard

It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change. Leon C. Megginson Hey, Lovelies. I’ve just come off the back of an unexpected period of intense and stressful days. Lots of family stuff. Some big decisions after life suddenly changed. A stupid amount of work […]

Baby Nicholas And I Are Sleeping In!

Your future depends on your dreams, so go to sleep.  Mesut Barazany Hey Lovelies,Hopefully as you are reading this I am still asleep this morning. I got no sleep the night before, worrying about the little unborn baby who needed emergency surgery to come into this world safely, and yesterday was such a big work […]

Relationship Check-In Time!

Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order Of The Phoenix Hey Lovelies, August is almost here, and it’s a big heart-centered month. So, before we get there, I want you to check in with yourself. How are your relationships going? I don’t just mean […]

5 Magical Reasons To Join My GOAL MAGIC Course NOW!

“Let me tell ya. You gotta pay attention to signs. When life reaches out with a moment like this it’s a sin if you don’t reach back… I’m telling you.” Matthew Quick Hey, Lovelies. Do you have a big dream but you don’t know where to start? Or you feel you’re here to do something […]

Goal Magic Hardship Scholarship Now Available

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” Barack Obama Hey Lovelies, I created my Goal Magic […]

Have You Had A Pattern Of Quitting Or Not Even Starting Lately?

“If you quit on the process, you are quitting on the result.” Idowu Koyenikan Hey, Lovelies. I launched my Goal Magic course yesterday. It’s an eight-week online coaching course that I created to support people who have struggled with creating habits, making decisions, and working to completion on goals and tasks. Before lunch my inbox […]

My new course GOAL MAGIC is here! Come join us!

“We are judged by what we finish, not by what we start.” Anonymous Hey, Lovelies! Do you remember a couple of days ago when I asked you if you were having problems completing things? Does that sound like you right now? Or maybe you can’t even get started. Or you’re frozen and can’t choose anything […]

Are You Having Problems Getting Stuff Done?

“Your future is being created through the actions you take today.” Clyde Lee Dennis Hey, Lovelies. Are you having problems getting stuff done? Maybe you’re stuck and you can’t choose a direction. Maybe you feel uninspired and flat and everything seems too hard. Maybe you’ve got a plan or a project but you can’t seem […]

Are These Feelings Even Yours?

“Sometimes I think,I need a spare heart to feelall the things I feel.” Sanober Khan Hey Lovelies, This is a message for all of my empaths, intuitives, psychics and highly sensitive souls. We’re living in a gigantic soup of energy right now. Emotions are running high. People are fearful, anxious or angry. People are worried […]

Another Kind Of Mother

“Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.” Robert A. Heinlein I have no children of my own. For a long time I felt sad about that, grieved it, even though I knew it was also a blessing to not have them. I live with chronic illness, and I am certain I would […]

Three Powerful Affirmations For Uncertain Times

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” Roy T. Bennett Hey, Lovelies! In these uncertain times I have a few favourite positive affirmations that have been really helpful. I thought […]

Scraping Myself Off The Ceiling

“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. […]

A Spell For Bad Martha

“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 […]

How To Live With Pain…

“I DON’T CARE!” Harry yelled at them, snatching up a lunascope and throwing it into the fireplace. “I’VE HAD ENOUGH, I’VE SEEN ENOUGH, I WANT OUT, I WANT IT TO END, I DON’T CARE ANYMORE!”“You do care,” said Dumbledore. He had not flinched or made a single move to stop Harry demolishing his office. His […]

Coping Skills for Overwhelm In These Intense Times

“The most significant gifts are the ones most easily overlooked. Small, everyday blessings: woods, health, music, laughter, memories, books, family, friends, second chances, warm fireplaces, and all the footprints scattered throughout our days.” Sue Monk Kidd Hey, Lovelies. Are you doing okay? It’s a crazy time, isn’t it? So many things that need attending to. […]

What If Your Life Isn’t A Failure After All?

“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” Albert Einstein Hey, Lovelies. I’ve had a steady stream of emails and messages in my inbox this year. They are from people of all ages, all countries, and from all walks of life. But they share a common theme. These excerpts […]

I cleared space in my calendar last night

“Death twitches my ear; ‘Live,’ he says… ‘I’m coming.” Virgil Lovelies, I remember one particular morning so clearly. It was the day we all thought I would die. None of the treatments had worked. There was nothing more to be done. And so I waited through the long hours of my last night, wrote my […]

Stop ignoring that niggle-y thing!

“Red flags are moments of hesitation that determine our destination.” Mandy Hale Hi Lovelies, this is a little reminder, because I know one of you needs to read this today. That funny feeling you are getting (you know it’s a heart thing or a tummy pain, or a light-headedness or some other not usual thing)? […]

When Friends And Lovers Fall Away…

“Friendship plants itself as a small unobtrusive seed; over time, it grows thick roots that wrap around your heart. When a love affair ends, the tree is torn out quickly, the operation painful but clean. Friendship withers quietly, there is always hope of revival. Only after time has passed do you recognise that it is […]

Feeling Lost Right Now?

“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.” Masaru Emoto Hello, Lovely. Are you feeling lost right now? Feeling lost is […]

A little bit social…

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” Linda Grayson Hey, Lovelies! How are you coping, where-ever you are in the world? We’ve been in self-isolation here at the farm, Ben, me and the pups, since late February. It hasn’t been too bad overall. We’ve loved the slower pace, […]

Are You Stuck In Survival Mode?

“You don’t ask people with knives in their stomachs what would make them happy; happiness is no longer the point. It’s all about survival; it’s all about whether you pull the knife out and bleed to death or keep it in…”  Nick Hornby So, lovely, we need to have a talk… Something interesting happened in […]

Meet The Newest Member of My Team!

“Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there.” Amy Li Hey, Lovelies! I’m delighted to announce the newest member of our team. She’s someone whom I’ve worked with several times before, and someone who has been with me from the earliest days […]

Do you feel empty and exhausted too?

“I feel like this Nicole. Like if I let myself rest for as long as I need I might not wake for a whole month. How many of us have been walking around, hollowed our shells of humans for years and years on end. Social distancing has given me a welcome reason to withdraw at […]

What I Did When I Was Empty

“On the fifth day, which was a Sunday, it rained very hard. I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.” Mark Haddon When I was empty and had nothing left to give I sat quietly. I cried. Then I gathered myself up with […]

That long COVID night…

I’ve been thinking: This is what the living do. And yesterday, hurrying along those wobbly bricks in the Cambridge sidewalk, spilling my coffee down my wrist and sleeve, I thought it again, and again later, when buying a hairbrush: This is it.Parking. Slamming the car door shut in the cold. What you called that yearning. […]

You Got The Tired?

“Fatigue is an excellent gauge of well-being because it is a very hard symptom to mask. The only way to get rid of fatigue is to treat the underlying causes. Fatigue has many faces, but they all say the same thing – the mental and physical load are too great.” Kathleen Kendall-Tackett Hey, Lovelies! Are […]

Ordinary Luxuries

“Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them instead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the joy of tasting tomatoes, apples and pears. Show them how to cry when pets and people […]

Self-Care Looks Like This Right Now

“Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others. Anytime we can listen to true self and give the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves, but for the many others whose lives […]

Honour Your Feelings

“Never apologize for showing your feelings. When you do, you are apologizing for the truth.”  José N. Harris Hey, Lovely. How are you travelling? I wanted to check in with you and see how you are doing. Myself? I’ve been up and down. So have my team. It’s a period of high emotion, uncertainty, chaos. […]

The Best Place To Go This Easter

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”  Albert Einstein Hey, Lovelies.I have an excellent suggestion for where to go this Easter break. Home! The best place for you to be is home. But it doesn’t have to […]

An Inspiring Dinner Tale

“There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate.” Robert Breault Hello, Lovelies! I thought you might appreciate this little tale of an Australian family, living on a farm in the Outback, who are members of our online community. Last week Emma and her kids Harry and Holly joined me […]

The Survivor

“The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.” Roy T. Bennett Hello, Lovelies. It’s funny (or not) how nature has lessons for us, if only we pay attention. Last year, here in Australia, we experienced terrible drought here at […]

How to stay home, work from home and stay sane

“Everyone is driven by the need to fill their life with meaning. Sometimes this need is articulated clearly and then a purpose emerges and that leads to a sense of direction and a sense of mission. Most times it is not. So the void is filled with action. People have kids, gets mortgages, raise families, […]

Another Weird Day In Byron Bay

“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 […]

How Coronavirus Threw Me Back Into My Forgotten Past

“I’ll just tell you what I remember because memory is as close as I’ve gotten to building my own time machine.” Samantha Hunt Hello, Lovelies. A strange thing happened to me yesterday. I’m in lockdown here at the farm right now, just me and my husband, and our two dogs. I have internet connection. I […]

Making the most of social isolation, quarantine and lockdowns

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”  Earl Nightingale Lovelies, I […]

A Quiet Week of Rest For Me And Harry

“Every sickness has an alien quality, a feeling of invasion and loss of control that is evident in the language we use about it.” Siri Hustvedt Hey, Lovelies. Did you notice I didn’t blog yesterday? You know it. I know it. If I didn’t blog, there’s something seriously wrong. And if it’s a recipe blog? […]

Valentine’s Chocolate Oracle Of Love

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my […]

If You Weren’t Afraid

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” Anais Nin If you weren’t afraid, what would you do? Who would you be? How would you live? If you weren’t afraid, what would you differently today? Tomorrow? Close your eyes. Imagine you were already doing that thing, and that the outcome was in your favour. […]

Being okay with what is

“The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Robert Burns Hey. Lovelies! I had expected to wake up at the farm this morning, in my own bed, with the sound of rain on the roof, and with my husband and dogs beside me. Instead Ben woke up at the farm, to rain, happy […]

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