“No” vember

It’s my birthday month, so when my Facebook feed delivered up the meme “No” vember: A time to practice saying “no” to people, places and things that drain your energy – and yes! to the things that fill you up. – Erica Layne, Life on Purpose Movement, I thought I GOT this… Much-maligned Facebook has … More “No” vember

No news…

Is no news. Nothing out of the ordinary. Not good. Not bad. Which all things considered in the world at this time makes us fortunate indeed. Therefore, somewhat surprising [even to me] that a blog post [late yet again for my self-imposed monthly deadline] materialised: In the words of Flannery O’Connor… I write because I … More No news…

enough

A busy month… or so [evidenced by letting my self-imposed June blog post deadline slide] and at times harried headspace has had me contemplating how much is enough… amidst short winter days, abetted by commonplace accoutrements of day-to-day life, revolving household routines, diary full of reminders and moveable post-its, and to do list that functions … More enough

Summer edition

The tagline of this blog has always been there is an art to the everyday. For a while now I’ve been posting on the blog about once a month but pop in and out of Instagram most days; posting, commenting or liking. Currently I don’t have the inclination to write longish/numerous blog posts so the … More Summer edition

Real Self…

At the end of 2020 the first half of the forthcoming year looked tantalisingly empty. What to do with study-commitment-free time? Something creative? On 29 December 2020 I posted “Other 2021 goals involve planting roses in the garden [suggesting that old dogmas can change… previously I wasn’t much for roses] and expanding its range of … More Real Self…

Why but why not?

Mid December last year I was seeking new things to do in 2021, and signed up for A Year of Writing to Uncover the Authentic Self course with Rachel Astor via DailyOM. Lesson 1, in a nutshell, asks “Why take this journey?” “What are the roadblocks?” and invites “Let’s mine those experiences for insights and … More Why but why not?

my best life…

It’s not that I haven’t had anything to say… but my voice feels inconsequential, too-quiet and diminished by the big things and noise of broader social & news media. However, this morning, Saturday… my long-time favourite day of the week… it occurred to me that actually what I’ve been doing, repetitive and day-to-day as it … More my best life…

you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone

Today I spent most of the day in the kitchen… In addition to needing to do dinner prep, we were out of: bone broth but had beef bones; tomato & chilli jam but had tomatoes and chillies; fresh bananas but had frozen. All the recipes I needed I’d recently and conveniently compiled on a new Useful … More you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone

Timing…

Time, where does it go? Time since my last blog post? 45 days. Time since we moved from Sydney to Taylors Arm? 1729 days. Time since Coronavirus travel and social distancing restrictions were first imposed in Australia? 171 days. At time of writing. These past few months I’ve been haunted by a dream I had … More Timing…