Our First Day Off

Most of the things we need to be most fully alive never come in busyness. They grow in rest.  Mark Buchanan Hey, Lovelies. Today, Ben and I are taking a day off. I’ll be working all weekend on the 2022 Journeymaker’s Planner, and that’s a total labour of love and devotion! And from next week […]

Dinner With A View

Dinner? Anything will do, as long as I can eat it on toast, and make it in five minutes flat! I’m that kind of tired. Nicole Cody Hey, Lovelies! We’re STILL moving. I’m still exhausted. Ben’s back is still preventing him from doing anything but supervise. But I spent a night (on my own) in […]

About My Filthy Toes

The way I see it, the difference between farmers and suburbanites is the difference in the way we feel about dirt. To them, the earth is something to be respected and preserved, but dirt gets no respect. A farmer likes dirt. Suburbanites like to get rid of it. Dirt is the working layer of earth, […]

Nicole’s Moving House Update

Floyd could imagine a dozen things that could go wrong; it was little consolation that it was always the thirteenth that actually happened. Arthur C. Clarke Hey, Lovelies! You know when I said I’d be offline for a FEW days? (Go on, roll around laughing!!!) I’m STILL deep in moving land but I thought I’d […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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