Intruder Alert!

“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 […]

Let Go What Weighs You Down – Monday Oracle 13 July 2020

“Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” Roy T. Bennett Hello, Lovelies! July energies are all about authenticity. It’s a month of endings and beginnings that will help us move into better alignment with our true self, encouraging us to […]

Nola’s Ginger Pear Date and Cake with Caramel Sauce

“Imagine what our real neighbors would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person. There have been so many stories about the lack of courtesy, the impatience of today’s world, road rage and even restaurant rage. Sometimes, all it takes is one kind word […]

Midnight Chat with a COVID-19 Emergency Doctor

“He ached with weariness, but it became part of him; he scarcely noticed now that he was weary, he might always have been thus, it was so familiar to him.” Tanith Lee Last night I was woken by the flashing of the screen on my phone. A friend in New York was sending me messages, […]

When Love Comes To Town

“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. […]

When Spirit Guides You…

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” Rumi Hello, Lovelies. I’ve been in Sedona for the past week. It was never part of my original plan for coming to America. I was going to Scottsdale to a conference, and then to New […]

Do You Want To Take A Journey With Me?

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ~ Ursula K. Le Guin Hello, Lovelies! So, here we are in 2020. If you’re working with my Journeymaker’s Planner or if you read my January 1 blog post, you’ll know that this is going to […]

2020 – Guidance For The Year

“Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.” ~ Tim Fargo Happy New Year, Lovelies, and welcome to 2020! It’s the start of a whole new year, a whole new decade, and a whole new energetic era. New Year’s Day is always a special time for me. I like to welcome the day with […]

Getting Ready For Retreat ❤ Plus Advance Notice For My Next Offering

“Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.”~ Vera Nazarian Hello, Lovelies! My house is filled with boxes. There are crystals and books on every spare surface. Outside, on the back veranda, more boxes… My Platform Retreat starts tomorrow morning, and […]

No Blog Today

Hi Lovelies, I’m busy suddenly supporting someone who is helping a dying parent pass over. So, I’ll catch up with you tomorrow. Sending so much love your way, Nicole xx

I had this crazy dream, and you were in it!

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair” ~ Khalil Gibran Hey, Lovely!I had this crazy dream last night and you were in it. We met in the forest, you, and me. There were other friends there too. We all hugged, but none […]

Using Intuition In Relationships

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Hello, Lovelies. I have some friends going through hard times in relationships right now. They are wondering how they ended up where they are – with a lover who cheats, with a husband who suddenly wants out, with a boss who […]

Emotional Cleanse – Monday Oracle 21 October 2019

In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it. Mitch Albom Hello, Lovelies! October is a month for developing clear future vision and for believing in yourself and your dreams. You’ll be able to build on what you have already decided or created […]

Working With The Unknown Angels

“You want help? Ask for help. You want love? Ask for love. If you want anything from the universe, anything from yourself, you must first ask.” ~ Kamand Kojouri Hello, Lovelies, Do you ever forget that you know something? Something that would be helpful if only you actually did it? There is something I teach in […]

Platform Retreat Hosted by Nicole Cody

Do you consider yourself a heart-centered or spiritually-aware entrepreneur? (Or you’d love to be!) Do you have a message you want to share with the world in a way that supports you financially as you work to support and guide others? Are you feeling called to get your business up and running for 2020? Do […]

Claim Your Personal Power – Monday Oracle 8 July 2019

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” ~ Steve Maraboli Hello, Lovelies! July is a powerful month, bringing insight and empowerment. It’s a month for understanding what is holding you back and keeping you trapped. It’s a month for honestly identifying and owning […]

Our Second Winner is…

“Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all; and, from belonging to a family that accepts you without question.” ~ Willard Scott I’m a firm believer in the power of community. There is something wonderful about finding a place to belong, a place where you […]

Save The Date For Our Tea Party!

“Teapot is on, the cups are waiting,Favorite chairs anticipating,No matter what I have to do,My friends, there’s always time for you.”~ Author Unknown Lovelies, mark your calendars! Our ‘Fantastically Fairy Solstice Tea Party’ will be held in Brisbane on Saturday, June 22nd. More details to come but for now, save the date. It will be […]

How To Be Strong

“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 Someone asked me yesterday how I came to be so strong. […]

I was going to write something else…

“Good stories are like those noble wild animals that make their home in hidden spots, and you must often settle down at the entrance of the caves and woods and lie in wait for them a long time.” ~ Hermann Hesse This morning started as it always did. I meditated at 4am, and then rose with the […]

Nana’s Easy Pavlova Recipe

“Like all magnificent things, it’s very simple.” ~ Natalie Babbitt We have a friend and her young daughters staying with us right now. The girls love to help me in the kitchen, and for their mum’s birthday I helped them to bake and decorate their first pavolava, which is a favourite dessert of their mum. This recipe […]

Help Can Come From Anywhere

“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 The other morning, as the house slumbered on, I quietly […]

An Aware and Connected 2019 – Let Me Show You How

“You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realising who you are at the deepest level.” ~ Eckhart Tolle The New Year is almost here. (In fact, her energies showed up on December 26!) 2019 is the start of an important four-year cycle of growth and evolution, and I am […]

Panettone Heaven – Our Trip to The New Farm Deli

“If your mother cooks Italian food, why should you go to a restaurant?”~ Martin Scorsese Tradition has always been important to me. Maybe it’s because I’m a Virgo. Or perhaps I have Royal Blue in my Aura. Or maybe it was the way I was brought up. I’m not sure. One of my favourite traditions […]

How to nurture your Spiritual Connection

“Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”  ~ Joseph Cambell   Have you seen the bumper sticker that says ‘We are all Spiritual Beings having a Human Experience’? If you’re reading this, chances are that you are awakening to your own Spiritual Self. […]

Understanding Intuition and Gut Instinct

“Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.”  ~ Oprah Winfrey There is an unseen force that lives within each of us, and that connects us all.  We are energetic by nature, and that energy can guide us if only we can tune in to it.  One of the simplest ways to do this is […]

Sorry You Missed Me Yesterday…

  “Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.” ~ Gever Tulley I was intending to blog yesterday, and then I couldn’t. Early on Monday morning I was strapped into a heart monitor and holder for twenty-four hours, and while I was wired I had to stay […]

The Gift of a Quiet House, Away from People

“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full […]

Love and Devotion Look Like This

“Rather than remain a sealed jar, she sought only to pour herself out to others. Everything she did mirrored her faith. It was as though every waking hour of the day she was devoted to pleasing her God by serving others. This God that she worshiped consumed her. It didn’t ask for a brief visit […]

Stones, Crystals and Meditation Magic

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” ~ Caroline Myss   I have long been a meditator. In fact it has been a daily practice for me since adolescence. Even with my recent bout of ill-health I haven’t missed a day. It’s as much a […]

The Strength Of Your Song – Monday Oracle 12 June 2017

“Inner guidance is heard like soft music in the night by those who have learned to listen.” ~ Vernon Howard Hello, Lovelies! Here’s the oracle card I have chosen this Monday, and my take on the energetic outlook for the week ahead. I use any oracle or tarot cards shown as a prompt for channelled messages and my own intuitive […]

Is Perfection Your Secret Disease? – Oracle for Monday 6 March 2017

“Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in.” ~ Leonard Cohen Hello, Lovelies! The oracle card I have chosen to guide us this week is ‘Perfection’ from the Chakra Wisdom Oracle Deck by Tori Hartman. If you read my forecast for March, you’ll […]

Listening To My Body

“The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers; Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon! This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon, The winds that will be howling at all hours, And are […]

The Strange Dream

“Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.” ~ Edgar Cayce   I had the strangest dream last night. A dream that seemed less like a dream and more like a garden party. My grandfather was there, handsome and charming as ever. Dressed in his best summer nautical whites. My grandfather passed away some years ago. […]

Pop Up Shop Changed Hours for Friday!

Hi Lovelies! We have just found out that the Anglican Hall has accidentally double-booked us!!! We will still have access to the hall today, but not until 4pm. I’m so sorry for any inconvenience! We’ll set up just as quickly as we can, and if you want to help us out with that your help […]

The Week Ahead – Oracle Reading for Monday 29 August 2016

“According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more […]

Mini Online Chakra Wisdoms Retreat – Day 1

“It’s more than ok to say no to the people and places that harm your peace.” ~ Nikki Rowe   Right now I am running a very special Chakra Wisdoms retreat here in Byron Bay – a delicious week of meditation, shamanic wisdoms and a facilitated journey deep within as we explore our chakras and […]

Graffitis and Curiosities

“Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don’t come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they’re having a piss.” ~ Banksy   It’s the last day of my holidays today, and then I’ll be on a […]

Wonders and Whimsies

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.” ~ William Blake   Some holiday snapshots today. The picture above is of the sun coming up over Santorini. We were on deck in the cool […]

10 Things You Might Not Know About Me – Part 2

“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson   After I hooked you all in yesterday with my endlessly fascinating list, I thought I’d better do the right thing and finish it off. Here goes… I […]

On Travelling With A Fairy…

Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, For I would ride with you upon the wind, Run on the top of the dishevelled tide, And dance upon the mountains like a flame. ~William Butler Yeats, “The Land of Heart’s Desire,” 1894   Some of you who know me well will also know that […]

Beautiful Bangkok!

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” ~ Anita Desai   So here I am in Thailand, after a wonderful flight, with many good movies and some delicious (really!) food. We got into our hotel at about 10.30pm local time, after midnight by my body clock, and Ben made the sensible choice and […]

The Importance of a Grace Day (Also Known as an Oh F*ck It Day)

“Following all the rules leaves a completed checklist. Following your heart achieves a completed you.” ~ Ray A. Davis   I’ve been catching up with my Year of ME Deluxe group in this past week, talking to them about their One Big Thing and the areas they have chosen as their support focuses this year. […]

Chop Wood, Carry Water, then Surf the Net!

“Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” ~ Zen Buddhism quote “When hungry, eat your rice; when tired close your eyes. Fools may laugh at me, but wise men will know what I mean.” ~ Zen Buddhism quote   It has been a frustrating week. Due to a faulty landline I’ve […]

Nana’s Queen of Puddings Recipe

“People don’t realize how easy they have it these days. Most kids have never known what it’s like to go without anything. They want something, they get it. If there isn’t enough money, they charge it. We never wanted anything because we never realized we could have anything. We never missed what we never had. […]

My Blog Today is Cr@p because… WiFi!!!

“Maybe we could use a messenger pigeon, with a waterproof USB strapped to its leg?” ~ Husband   I had a whole other post for you today. But it won’t load. Sorry. 🙁 In fact I am uploading this alternate post from my car, using my phone as a hot spot. Out of desperation. Let me explain… […]

It’s Here! The Year of ME Planner – 2016

“Our soul is like a soft and gentle flower, it needs to be nurtured, cared for, tended to, with sufficient sunlight, fresh air and freedom to bloom into its most precious and beautiful form. This, my friend, is self-love.” ~ Miya Yamanouchi   I’m so proud and excited to announce… the launch of my Year […]

Project Madness and Jean-Luc

“And how many hours a day did you do lessons?’ said Alice, in a hurry to change the subject. Ten hours the first day,’ said the Mock Turtle: ‘nine the next, and so on.’ What a curious plan!’ exclaimed Alice. That’s the reason they’re called lessons,’ the Gryphon remarked: ‘because they lessen from day to […]

Crystals To Soothe Anxiety

“P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll still be okay. If you sing off-key, get beat by the competition, have your heart shattered, get fired… it’s not going to kill you. Ask anyone who’s […]

Remembrance Day, 2015

“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.” ~ Rose Kennedy   At 11am on the 11th of November 1918 the guns of the Western Front finally […]

Listening as a Healing Tool

“You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. […]

Colouring Crew Clubhouse!

“Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air — explode softly — and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth — boxes […]

It’s The Little Things…

“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, Anne of Avonlea   Yesterday was […]

Letter Writing Challenge – Week Two

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ~ Charles Dickens “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” ~ John Holmes   Welcome to Week Two of my Letter Writing Challenge. For six weeks, every Monday, I am posting a theme and ideas, and […]

Simple Stewed Plums Recipe

“What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?” ~ Logan Pearsall Smith There is something deeply comforting about a bowl of warm sweet fruit, and stewed fruit is so simple that it should definitely be a go-to recipe in every household. I love this […]

How to do a Ten Minute Mini-Retreat

“But this revolutionary act of treating ourselves tenderly can begin to undo the aversive messages of a lifetime.” ~Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha   I have a girlfriend who is about to wing halfway around the world to gift herself a two-month retreat at a health and […]

What It Feels Like to be Hijacked By a New Story

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.” ~ Franz Kafka   Last year, on one of my retreats, something very interesting happened. Just a passing thing. But it would not let me go. I […]

Practicing Mindfulness with Your Power Word

“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.” ~ Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times   Well, here we are, nearly at the end […]

Remembering Tropical Pie

“Sometimes you have to travel back in time, skirting the obstacles, in order to love someone.” ~ Frances Mayes, Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir   When I was a kid, growing up in the seventies, there was this pie Mum used to make. ‘Tropical Pie’ it was called, if memory serves me correctly. I loved […]

Poems, Prayers and Promises

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ~ Mary Oliver   I saw a new lyme doctor yesterday. Why a new doctor? It goes like this: The first doctor I saw diagnosed me but wouldn’t treat me because ‘lyme was contentious and he was trying to […]

Quick Christmas Macadamia Shortbread Recipe

“For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.”  ~ W.J. Ronald Tucker   This is a super recipe. It’s rich and buttery, and the lovely crispness of the shortbread goes perfectly with a cup of tea. I like their rustic style […]

A Busy Night

“When the world is itself draped in the mantle of night, the mirror of the mind is like the sky in which thoughts twinkle like stars.” ~ Khushwant Singh, Delhi   It’s a short blog today. Sorry. I was up most of last night talking with a client whose daughter was involved in a horrendous […]

Magical Teacup Oracle

“As far as her mom was concerned, tea fixed everything. Have a cold? Have some tea. Broken bones? There’s a tea for that too. Somewhere in her mother’s pantry, Laurel suspected, was a box of tea that said, ‘In case of Armageddon, steep three to five minutes’.” ~ Aprilynne Pike, Illusions   Will you join […]

A sneak peak at Day One…

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ~ Mother Teresa “Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” ~ Ruth Reichl   The picture at the top of this post is a rather large crystal mandala, […]

Green Boost Detox Smoothie

“If you don’t take care of this the most magnificent machine that you will ever be given…where are you going to live?” ~ Karyn Calabrese   One of my most favourite things is food. And I want my food to be a delight – even as it is healing and nourishing me. This smoothie is […]

A Newsy Update and Writing Reminder

“Are you ready?” Klaus asked finally. “No,” Sunny answered. “Me neither,” Violet said, “but if we wait until we’re ready we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives, Let’s go.” ~ Lemony Snicket, The Ersatz Elevator   This will be quite a newsy post, hence the title. Breaking News and Announcements: Husband Update: Ben […]

Random Magical Things

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” ~ Roald Dahl   Here’s a collection of random magical things, because it’s Friday, and magic seems appropriate today, don’t you […]

Kindness Challenge – Week Five

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ~ John Muir   It’s fitting, in a way, that I couldn’t bring you last week’s kindness challenge due to in part to the extreme weather events we were experiencing in our part of the world. But here we are. On with the challenge!   […]

Adventures in Toowoomba!

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt   My darling husband has brought me to Toowoomba for a few days for a ‘romantic getaway’. Or so the story goes. If we get to […]

Meditation – Taking Energy From Trees

There is a simple meditation that I do sometimes, when I feel the need to be strengthened. It is something my Aboriginal Aunties taught me to do. Let me show you how to do it too. Find a tree. It could be a big tree, or small, gnarled or straight. Stand where you can see […]

And Then It Was Done…

“When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live.” ~ Greg Anderson   Since early this year I’ve been hammering away at a memoir. I started writing it because you, dear readers, suggested that it was the thing you most […]

Announcing our Advanced Channelling Intensive Retreat

“The soul itself is the center of all that we have come to call ‘psychic.’ The word itself translates literally to mean “of the soul.” When we embrace our psychic potential, we embrace our soul’s potential.” ~ Kim Chestney   Are you ready to take your intuitive and psychic abilities to the next level? Do you […]

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 […]

A Flower Mandala for Heart Chakra Healing

“It’s so curious: one can resist tears and ‘behave’ very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer… and everything collapses.” ~ Colette   I’ve […]

Feather Oracle – For Inspired Messages!

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” ~ Emily Dickinson Every night at my farm a big owl alights on my clothesline. I feel very safe and loved in the presence of this owl. Often I am […]

Easy Peach Chutney Recipe

“The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world. ”  […]

Friends around the Dinner Table

“Some of the most important conversations I’ve ever had occurred at my family’s dinner table.” ~ Bob Ehrlich   When I was younger I used to knock myself out throwing Dinner Parties. I would pore over cookbooks and foodie magazines, spending hours putting menus together, striving to get the balance right. I felt pressured to choose […]

There’s a Change in the Air…

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”  ~ Barack Obama Can you feel it? There’s great shift coming. Great change. There’s nothing you need to do, if you choose […]

Did you smell that?

“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”  ~ Rumi I’ve had lots of comments and queries from the mention in my recent post You see dem owls? of smelling odours such as cigarette smoke or flowers when there was no obvious source for that smell. It’s a big […]

Nicole’s Fruit Slice Recipe

“If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.” ~ Tom Stoppard This week’s offering for my ‘Slice Extravaganza’ series – recipes taken from the hallowed  Family Recipe Book – is known simply as ‘Nicole’s Fruit Slice’.  Why? When I was a little girl it was my absolute favourite, and I never tired of it. […]

The Anzac Spirit – Alive and Well

“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.” ~ David Foster Wallace I live in the picturesque Byron Shire – a million miles away from […]

Making My Life Work for Me – Week 5

“Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” ~ Daphne Rose Kingma “There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.” ~ Jessica Hatchigan Welcome to Week 5 of our six week Making My Life Work for Me Program. (If you’ve only just stumbled upon us, pop […]

Cloud Oracle – A Reading for your Emotional Well-Being

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” ~ Edward Abbey Today I’ve channelled through some messages for you for emotional guidance and support. Right now there is strong energy for personal growth. The image you choose  will help support you […]

Treasure Hunting in Bangalow!

“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”  Holy Bible: King James Version, Matthew 6:21  What’s your idea of treasure? Mine is finding old and still-useful objects to give life to by bringing them into my home. They have an eclectic personality and quality of workmanship that is often missing in newer, mass-produced goods. […]

Easy Apple and Cinnamon Bundt Cake Recipe

I love this easy cake.  It takes five minutes to make, and is a favourite for morning or afternoon tea, or as a simple warm dessert. It’s a moist, light vanilla cake with a caramel-ly soft apple topping and a mouth-watering crust of cinnamon sugar. Even if you’re not a cake maker I encourage you […]

Home, after Rain

“There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.”~ Jane Austen I’m home. I slept last night in my own bed. After so long in the city it was good beyond measure to be here at my little farm, surrounded by a thick blanket of peace and the sounds of night; cattle lowing, croaking frogs, […]

I could have been blogging…

but my brain doesn’t work right. So instead of blogging I’ve been meditating… napping… eating my own body weight in greenery… consuming medicinal concoctions that taste, let’s just say, questionable… talking to Upstairs… napping some more… and generally just lazing about. Thanks for your kind thoughts and healing energies. They mean so much to me. […]

2012 in review – Thanks WordPress!

So much can happen in a year. I feel humbled and honoured to have shared my journey with you over the last twelve months, and I look forward to many more shared adventures together in 2013. Thanks for your friendship and support. Wishing you all things fabulous for the year ahead. Bless ♥ Nicole xx The […]

What Real Food Looks Like…

On Saturday morning at the crack of dawn my husband and I went into Lismore, a small country town about 25 minutes drive from our farm.  We needed to buy some hay for our weaner calves, and there was a truckload of bales for sale at the showgrounds, which is also home to the Lismore […]

Some great writing ideas here, and a little magic…

Poor Form, or Confessions from a Bookstore, Byron Style.

  So, I unexpectedly find myself in downtown Byron Bay, at a bookshop cafe, while I wait for a friend. Except for a brief visit to a second-hand book store on the way to a friend’s funeral a few weeks ago it has been many months since I’ve been in a bookshop. It’s been too […]

Berry Nice Fruit Crumble Recipe

This is one of those desserts you just throw together. It’s fantastically easy and it tastes like heaven in a bowl. It comes to you courtesy of the mulberry tree in my back yard, and the amplitude of strawberries in my refrigerator.  I would like to claim that I grew the strawberries too, but alas, […]

Nana’s Pikelet Recipe and a Few Good Yarns

Find yourself a cup of tea; the teapot is behind you.  Now tell me about hundreds of things.  ~Saki Pikelets are a bit of an institution round here, especially for morning or afternoon tea. For those of you not in the know, pikelets are like fluffy little pancakes – very tasty with a cup of […]

Grounding Myself in Life Again…

“Go to foreign countries and you will get to know the good things one possesses at home.” ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   I’ve spent the past five days running a meditation retreat. It was a fabulous course, and I was totally absorbed in a world of ritual, magic and spiritual connection. But today I […]

The Gift of Small Kindnesses

“When true friends meet in adverse hour; ‘Tis like a sunbeam through a shower. A watery way an instant seen, The darkly closing clouds between.” ~ Sir Walter Scott When someone is going through the bumps and difficulties of life, a friend can make their journey that much easier. We have become a society where […]

Orange, Walnut and Fennel Salad Recipe

The orchard at our farm is laden with citrus at this time of year, so whipping up a tasty salad is easier than ever.  This salad is perfect with crusty bread, and can be a vegetarian meal on its own (vegan if we omit the feta) or a perfect side for a barbeque or roast. […]

Soul Messages – The Gifts of Colour

Scroll down through the images and pick the one that speaks to you – the one you find the most vibrant or attractive.  Then go back and select the one you are least drawn to. When you’ve made your choice, go further down the page and find out what messages your Soul has chosen for […]

My Embarrassing Affirmation Confession

You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition ~ W. Clement Stone Affirmations are a known powerful tool for change, and are used by many people for creating positive shift and personal growth.  Louise Hay has made affirmations a modern-day medicine for the soul. (You can sign up for her daily affirmations here) An affirmation […]

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