What is Love?

What is love? Somebody recently asked me this question and I thought it might be a good topic for a blog post. One can feel love for people, places and things (we all know how much I love Bedgebury) but love for another human being is certainly the most complicated type of love. People are…

The Love of my Life

Bedgebury means the world to me and when I was told that there was a book going to auction full of original drawings from Bedgebury in the 1850s I knew that I had to have that book. I drove to the auction house with the full intention of buying that book and walking away with…

Balance and Harmony

Happy new year everyone. I hope you have had a good Christmas with family and friends. I know it can be a difficult time for many and I am saying a prayer that this year brings you much joy and happiness. I have been extremely busy over the last few months with work but I…

The Next Chapter

As I have gotten older I have come to accept change. I understand it is a natural process of life. I just have to look at the leaves on the trees and revel in the wondrous cycle of nature which turns them from green to orange and finally brown before falling off and regrowing the…

Bubbles

I am so excited and cannot help jumping up and down and singing all day long. I am desperately trying to contain these bubbles of inspiration and enthusiasm but failing miserably!! I have learned so much on my journey and I know moments of great happiness or sadness are fleeting and will soon pass. It…

Wishing you a Peaceful Sunday

Is it just me or is it the case that we all want more? I am as guilty as the next person. My values have changed as I have gotten older but I am still not satisfied. Is satisfaction an elusive entity? I wonder if Mick Jaggar and Keith Richards really meant those words when…

Energy

  If I were to ask you what the word “energy” means to you what would be your first thought? Would you think of oil and gas? Initially that is what I would think of although  today I would probably think about hydrogen bombs after hearing the news that North Korea detonated a hydrogen bomb…

The Here and Now

I love waterskiing. Part of the reason I love it so much is that it feeds my adrenaline addiction in a positive way. I love being completely focussed and giving my all to achieve a goal. It is the most incredible feeling. I have many goals in life and some are harder to achieve than…

What is Resilience?

Resilience is the ability to cope with and rise to the inevitable challenges, problems and set-backs you meet in the course of your life, and come back stronger from them. I had a conversation with a friend yesterday about resilience. I must admit I have never used this word and had to look up its…

Why?

I took this shot of Camber Sands yesterday. There is something about the ocean which is so peaceful. I have woken up this morning to the horrible news that there has been another terror attack in London last night. I am so sad. Sad for the world, sad for our children  and sad for each…

Like a Rock

I love rocks. Whenever I go on a road trip in Canada I stop at all the creeks and look at the beautiful scenery and feel grateful for my life. Funny that rocks could have so much meaning for me. I suppose they could also be a metaphor for something more. We often say that…

The Power of Nurturing and Intuition

For the last three weekends I have worked with my friend and we have planted flowers all around my house. I feel like my house is surrounded with love. I have this incredible sense of joy each time I look outside and see all the little beings that I am responsible for. By nurturing them I…