Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Monday, 20 October 2014

inhaling peace


as a new day dawns
i realise a simple truth about
that space inside me
that empty space
abandoned by each breath-
i, and only i,
get to choose what
enters that space.
all i want to be filled with today
is
peace.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

good beginnings


fruity, colourful, healthy.
what could be better to start the day with?

Saturday, 18 October 2014

the slow march forward


one foot in front of the other
one step at a time
that's how i move forward

sometimes it can impossible
often it is achingly slow
but looking back i see how far i have come

and that gives me the strength 
to keep going
and to have faith in what lies ahead

Friday, 17 October 2014

chemistry in action


it is basic chemistry in action
but there is something magical about fireworks


watching the night sky explode in colour reaches deep into the child in my soul


but seeing my children's excited faces and hearing their exclamations of delight
was even more wonderful than the sparkles and sounds in the sky.

the firework display we attended last night was part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of the school my children attend.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

chilli jam


got a whole bunch of chillies?


process them until they are finely chopped


cook that up with vinegar and sugar till thick and jammy


store in sterilised jars {makes great gifts for chilli addicts}


enjoy your chilli jam with ... well, just about everything.

Monday, 13 October 2014

what we have lost


one of the most appealing qualities of children is something we have all lost: innocence.
with my daughter in the awkward transition stage from childhood and adulthood 
i see how innocence is gradually fading from her eyes
and i want to press pause
and hold for as long as i can.
i want her to see things with the awe and imagination of childhood
delighting in simple joys and seeing magic in the everyday
i want her soul to remain pure and beautiful 
untarnished by the realities of a cruel world.
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