• Lifestyle
  • Hello and welcome

    Like many people, my life has been difficult, some of it I must confess, through my own doing. Lol, let’s be honest, most of it!! Not intentionally, heck, things are difficult enough without deliberately undermining oneself! No, rather, through a lack of understanding the cycles I kept repeating! How often have I declared, “I can’t […]

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  • Bonkers…that’s the secret!

      “Have I gone mad?” “I’m afraid so. You’re totally bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. ALL THE BEST PEOPLE ARE!” (Alice in Wonderland) I do so love Alice in Wonderland quotes, as those of you who have read ‘Hello and Welcome’ will know! I want to thank all of you wonderful Batties for […]

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  • Intoxication

    She is warm and enticing She caresses you with her softness Her taste is intoxicating Her life force flowing through your veins She rocks and soothes you Washes your cares away She is wondrously life giving She is icy cold and foreboding She can change in an instant Filling you with fear and awe She […]

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  • A Fair World

    It is Fairtrade Fortnight (27 Feb – 12 Mar) at the moment. The Fairtrade Foundation does a great job ensuring that farmers, producers and their respective staff are treated fairly and respectfully. For anyone unfamiliar with their work here is their website: http://www.fairtrade.org.uk But what of those who don’t have the protection of the Fairtrade […]

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  • A Little Bit of Heaven

    One of the few great things that happened for me last year, was that I successfully kept this blog going. That might not sound like much but it’s a huge deal for me. I’d noticed that I had a tendency of starting but not finishing things. Being an over-thinker, I immediately turned this realisation in to […]

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  • The Thinking Cap

    Anna was a shy little girl. One would not ordinarily look twice in her direction. This didn’t bother Anna, as she hated to be the centre of attention, particularly from strangers. Folk would say of her that she was a quiet, slightly awkward child. The awkwardness was caused by Anna’s extreme discomfort at the occasional […]

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  • There is nothing like the real thing

    In my previous post (Let food be our Healer), I gave an example of my dog’s healing journey, predominantly through diet changes. However, it begs the question that if food can heal, why is there so much sickness amongst us? The Free Dictionary states that food is: ‘Material, especially carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, which an […]

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  • Let Food be our Healer

    The body is an awesome machine, capable of so much and it is the vehicle through which we carry out our lives.  But do we appreciate this and nurture it adequately, or just expect it to support us, no matter what? I have introduced my lovely little French Bulldog Esme to you previously and would […]

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  • Dance to your own beat

    Hello lovey Batties, this is the first post for 2017 so a very Happy New Year to you all. I’m determined to start the year as I mean to go on with regard to being authentic to myself, (lol, who else would I be authentic too!) I recently read a post from a gentleman by […]

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  • Happy New Year

    Hello my lovely Batties, it’s been a while since I last wrote a post. When I look back over the year, I can see that things got a little dark in the latter half. I make no apologies for that as it was me being real. I write not just to entertain others but as […]

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  • My Prayer

    May the North Wind blow her breath on the sterility within me, within this nation, this world. May it form an icicle that Thor’s Hammer can shatter into a trillion pieces. May the Spring Sun shine her gentle light and encourage seedlings of fecundity to grow in the void. May the Spring Rains cause them […]