All posts tagged: Post a Day 2013

Be who you are – you don’t need fixing!

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Acceptance / beautiful / forgiveness / Friends and family / I believe that... / I feel... / Meaning of life and that stuff / Mindfulness / Philosophy / Self acceptance

For as long as I can remember I have tried to fix myself and make myself a better person. Even in my first ten years I collected sayings and quotes about life and how to live. I was a bit of a rebel in my teens and tended to listen to the wisdom of the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin πŸ™‚ In my 20s I was overwhelmed with life and sought wisdom […]

Weekly photo challenge: One

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Weekly Photo Challenge / You must be kidding?

Today my blog looks in danger of having zero visitors. Is everyone out doing Christmas shopping? My take on this week’s photo challenge is that ONE is better than NONE! All visitors welcome πŸ™‚ Cheers Lorraine P.S. Here is an alternative take on the theme … my grandson, Isaac, around the time of his first birthday πŸ™‚   Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge: ONE ( Weekly Photo Challenge: One ( Weekly Photo Challenge: One ( […]

Global grocery shopping

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food and diets / Gratitude / recipes / You must be kidding?

This is probably a bit ‘out there’ but I thought it might be interesting to see what other people around the world (i.e. other bloggers) get in their weekly grocery order. I thought it could have a multicultural flavour to it and we could get a comparative idea about the cost of living in different places. This list is recent and includes some special items for Christmas puddings and caters for some anticipated guests as […]

Weekly photo challenge: Community

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Friends and family / funny / gnomes / Weekly Photo Challenge

A growing community of gnomes at Gnomesville in South Western Australia πŸ™‚ Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge: Community ( Weekly Photo Challenge: Community ( Weekly Photo Challenge: Community ( Weekly Photo Challenge: Community ( Weekly Photo Challenge: Community ( weekly photo challenge: community ( Weekly Photo Challenge: Community ( A Moose Finds Community; Weekly Photo Challenge ( Weekly Photo Challenge: Community ( Weekly Photo Challenge: Community (

Christmas Pudding

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Blog 2013 / Christmas / coins / food and diets / Friends and family / love / recipes

My mother-in-law taught me how to make Christmas Pudding in the way she prepared and cooked it every year for her husband and two sons. The responsibility was passed to me when she passed away in 2010. Each year I say I am not going to make it but I usually give in to howls of protests. The tradition of putting the coins in the puddings comes from my childhood. I have 15 x three-penny […]

Our deepest fear

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Acceptance / beautiful / Blog 2013 / Motivation / Passion / Self acceptance / Wisdom

  Today I was reading through some notes from a course I did in 2006 called ‘Prosper from your Passion’. It aimed to help us participants find what we were passionate about and enable us to develop strategies to make our passions become our realities.Β  The tutor was from and she provided handouts of some well-known inspirational messages including Quotes from Marianne Williamson.   The one below is my favourite …   β€œOur deepest […]

In my back yard …

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beautiful / gardening / Nature

I am a little obsessed with my ‘garden’ at present. The weather is warming up and I need to keep it well watered. I am enjoying being outside more, however, my blogging has suffered. This evening I found two frogs who willingly agreed to take part in this blog so I canΒ  have something to write about! I couldn’t resist taking another photo of my colourful new pots and their bright flowers. PS For those […]