parties, fun and one to cross of the list!

Number 21 on my list of 29 things to do before I’m 30 was to have more parties! There was a time when we’d have people round several times a week… while I don’t want to go back to those days I do miss having folk around. The last years been a tough one, and I’ve isolated myself somewhat.  It was our 8th wedding anniversary at the end of August, we decided to have a bbq party. We had around 40/50 people in the garden, and had  a fantastic time! It was great to catch up with people I hadn’t seen for a while, and remind myself of all the lovely friends we have. After having had so much fun, we decided to have another (smaller) bbq this weekend. A couple of friends hadn’t been able to make the last one, and we’re trying to make the most of the nice weather before winter sets in! It was a tamer affair this time, and we didn’t sit up half the night… but I had a fantastic time again. I’ll definetaly be throwing more parties very soon! In fact…. I’m thinking of throwing a big fancy dress party for my 30th…

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Saturday Link ♥ Love

source Spreading a little more link love again this week…. here’s a few sites that I’ve been loving this week. Firstly, a super exciting collaberation between Julianna at Shakti Mama and Mon at Holistic Mama. There’s are two blogs that I adore, so I was excited to see their new joint blog Spiral Sisters.  Spiral sisters was born out of many women currently choosing authenticity, asking questions, wanting depth, seeking personal growth, and wanting to spread love. Also  I made a new friend, Debbie at The Loving Path. Debbie lives in Ontario, and her blog is a reflection on the life that she lives and everything that goes into it. I love it when I come across a kindred spirt. I discovered photographer Gypsy Rae.I’ve been doing some reading of her journal and looking at her photographs… I’m a little bit in love.  I’ve also been inspired by: this article from zen habits the beautiful poems here by Maya Stein I’ve discovered the joys of hooping! I’ve just about mastered my first two tricks, I’ve been spending alot of time on Hoop City picking up new tips.  and finally for now this manifesto made me smile!  love and blessings xox

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List 8: Self Care Habits

source Autumn is in the air, and I can hear it calling me to nurture my mind, body and soul. drink lots of water daily hooping sessions simple, whole foods. No dairy, no white bread. Just lots of fruit, veg and whole grains daily painting/crafting time lots of fresh air yoga listen to my body early nights make and use those affirmation cards that are on my list

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Friendship

source So, Monday I was feeling a little raw. Maybe much of it was imagined, or over-exaggerated in my head. Feeling excluded. Wondering what had been the point of the last few months. It seems that every time I manage to get back on the right path, start taking baby steps away from feeling so low.. .something comes along that makes me doubt it all. I’ve spent most of my life shutting everyone out, not letting anyone get too close so that they can’t hurt me. I’ve pushed people away and lost friends rather than risk being hurt. Of course, by pushing them away and losing friends, I’ve hurt myself anyway. I spent all day Monday fighting against my feelings… feelings of not being good enough, of not being liked, etc. Not new feelings, but ones I’ve been working hard to suppress and ignore. Trying to ignore the voice in my head telling me there is something wrong with me… same things keep happening over and over and over… it must be my fault, right? With a couple of days perspective, the lack of invite doesn’t hurt so much. It’s time to move on, accept that what will be will…

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