“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. […]
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 […]
Such a simple act of kindness, given with complete mindfulness, becomes a meditation and a bridge of great trust, love and peace. I totally heart this!
The beauty of mindfulness
Thank you to Gems of Delight for sharing this breathtaking video. To me this video truly captures the sheer beauty and exquisiteness of mindfulness. More than words ever could. There is absolutely no doubting that the nurse is giving 100% of her mindfulness, attention, love and tenderness to this baby. And the act of giving […]
Making Peace with Right Now while Holding a Picture of a Brighter Tomorrow
Don’t let your current reality dictate your future possibility. Hold true to your dreams. Miracles are entirely possible if you dispense with miserable thinking!~ Nicole Cody The reason for today’s post comes from something seemingly ordinary. But what’s ordinary for some can be positively miraculous for others. Yesterday I walked up the stairs carrying two laptops […]
While we are on the theme of love, this post is a treasure! ♥♥♥
A great post on writing tips that work for new and experienced writers alike.
A Guest Blog I’ve written for the lovely Brenda Marroy…
A thought-provoking post on writing, reading and the philosophy of healing!
I love extending my vocabulary and today’s new word is one of my all-time favourites! Read on…
Cow-eared Dreams and Hathors
I promised yesterday that I would write about one recurring dream I had as a small child. If I am honest, it was not one dream, dreamt over and over. It was one place, and one particular image, although the happenings in the dream changed – just as life differs from day to day, even […]