Monday, 30 April 2018

A Good Book


I only need a roof

Four walls

Water and power

Books and plants

Maybe a bed and a pillow and duvet to burrow into

Peace and quiet

And coffee ... copious cups of coffee



These days you can find it all in the middle of nowhere

I love being nowhere

With a good book


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Sunday, 29 April 2018

Finding Me


Knew her

Lost her

Found her

Almost lost her again

Found her

Being her at last


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Saturday, 28 April 2018

Unbusy


I used to blog a lot

I used to garden and grow a lot

I used to do a lot

Now I don't

Unless I want to

You don't have to want to

Unless you want to


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Thursday, 26 April 2018

The Open Road


We're on the road a lot these days 

I love to travel

The open road and him and me

Sometimes it's soothing 

To get away 



It really is

But it's also good to be home

Occasionally


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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

My Place


I found my place

It turned out to be an old place

One visited and revisited

Many many times

That's sometimes the very best kind of place

A happy place

A simple place

My place


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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

To the rescue


I couldn't agree more 

9

Doing my little bit the other day



Sugar solution for exhausted bees - 1/2 teaspoon sugar and a couple of drops of water

Never give them honey



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Monday, 23 April 2018

Weirdos and Memories



I'm so lucky

I found my weirdo fourteen years ago



We're busy making them

Together

And hopefully we will continue to make them for a long time 

Together


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Sunday, 22 April 2018

From Sunshine to Shade


Stepping from the sunshine to the shade

Through greenery that soothes my soul

Taking time to touch leaves and notice wildflowers

So tiny on the pathway 



As I pass through I usually forget what I went for

It could be old age

But I prefer to think of it as the peace descending


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Friday, 20 April 2018

Just this ...



Take time for yourself

Time to wonder and be amazed

Time to simply be


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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Small Cake - Large Number


A Smaller Life = a smaller cake ... even if it does have a scarily large number on it  😉



Even Google knows ...


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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Sometimes ....


The first step can sometimes be the most scary

But it's usually the most exciting



Removing the unused and the unnecessary is so very necessary


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Monday, 16 April 2018

Less Stuff


When you have less stuff

You need less room to take it with you

Where ever you decide to  go


So even in a small car

You have the space to take the things you love

To start a whole new chapter in your life

And even fit yourselves in too



So true

Less stuff = Freedom


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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

A Smaller Life = A Smaller Wardrobe




When you're living a Smaller Life you can have a Smaller Wardrobe


But how small is a smaller wardrobe

Is it just the basics ... the bare minimum



Or perhaps lots of choice, but made up of clothes that mix and match and can all be used together


Or maybe there's a happy medium

Not quite just the basics

But just enough

For the Smaller Life you are leading

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All these photos come from the brilliant Blog The Vivienne Files  it's on my sidebar 

I used the Starting from Scratch page at the top of the blog and worked my way through the instructions for building my new Smaller Wardrobe

It's an excellent resource


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Sunday, 8 April 2018

The Great Orme, Llandudno


We walked along part of the pathway that goes around the Great Orme in Llandudno today

We've been saying we would do it for years


The sea birds circled


Our starting point at West Shore was busy with walkers ... with and without dogs ... and children played on the swings, slides and roundabouts their happy shouts of 'watch me Mum' breaking the spell of the fresh, peaceful Spring day

A lone swan circled the boating lake, tucking his head under his wing to keep the world away ... making us both think of a day long ago


The feral goats were as laid back as we felt


 Busy doing nothing in the long grasses and bracken


After an hour or so we were tired, and little Pug legs had had enough

 Next time we'll take the tram


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Friday, 6 April 2018

Rainy Days



I did clean the house a bit




Then I sorted the house a bit




Then I decided to put things into perspective and drink coffee .... a lot of coffee


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Monday, 2 April 2018

It's Monday


It's Monday 


It feels like Sunday


And there's snow ... in April ... at Easter.

You have to love such a contrary world.


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