Thursday, 20 July 2017

and there's more...: act of kindness....

and there's more...: act of kindness....: How true.... Imagine how you would feel if for no reason at all someone showed you kindness with no expectation of thanks or payment... (j...

act of kindness....

How true....
Imagine how you would feel if for no reason at all someone showed you kindness
with no expectation of thanks or payment... (just the feeling of WOW...I just did a kind thing)
may be you are the lucky person that this has happened to....
and imagine if this happened when you were at a particularly low period of your life


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most of us would say if given the opportunity...we would be kind
and that we would be happy to do a kind deed for another human being...
but how many of us actually did a kind deed today or yesterday..
or indeed this month/year....
you can see where I am going with this????
So the moral of this story is....
Intention is fantastic....but doing is amazing....
imagine if we all did just one random act of kindness ( for no reward ) each day.....  

Lets start today...
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and there's more...: 1st day of 'Gun ex'

and there's more...: 1st day of 'Gun ex': oh my days... Only a 45 minute class...they said...�� now I understand why!!! You wouldnt do a 46 minute class �� And to anybody looking...

1st day of 'Gun ex'

oh my days...
Only a 45 minute class...they said...πŸ˜ƒ
now I understand why!!!
You wouldnt do a 46 minute class 😨
And to anybody looking in.. this is just swinging a rope...Easy.
yeah right


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dont think I was expecting this to be as hard as what it was...
exhausting...will I do it again????
watch this space...
( and no...unfortunatley.. these guys were not in my class )😭

#GUNNING™ is a group exercise with GUN-eX® COBRA elastic ropes. Recommended group size is 10 – 20 people.
Benefits of training with GUN-eX ropes are: high energy expenditure, muscle toning & pumping, developing speed, acceleration, strength, and power.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

and there's more...: cant mix oil and water

and there's more...: cant mix oil and water: so this is the science of it...hmmmm...oh well it all makes sense now!!!!   so how do I apply this to members of my family.... becau...

cant mix oil and water

so this is the science of it...hmmmm...oh well it all makes sense now!!!!  


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so how do I apply this to members of my family....
because it dosnt matter how I try....
SHAKE>>STIR>>PUSH>>SQUASH>>ENCOURAGE>>

and just like a good oil n water...u think they are mixing....and turn ye back fr a minute and they separated again

they just cant mix....obviously different POLARS!!!!!
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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

and there's more...: crash bang wallop...descending crow

and there's more...: crash bang wallop...descending crow: From Bakasana to.....fall from tree �� so this was the day ( today ) that I fell from grace or to be more precise from my crow pose!!!! I...

crash bang wallop...descending crow

From Bakasana to.....fall from tree 😒

so this was the day ( today ) that I fell from grace or to be more precise from my crow pose!!!!
I know the instructor said come down gracefully!!!!πŸ˜•

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and yes I have done it in the past...well even as recent as last week

but just to keep me on my toes ( literally speaking ) it was decided by a higher power than me
that I should fall flat on my face ( and shoulder )

its true to say that I have been working out a lot on my arms this week!!!
and yes it was just too much for me...

what can I say...
'Its a learning curve '   ( curve being the operative word ) 
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No pain ...no gain...
     

and there's more...: letting go

and there's more...: letting go: So we have just celebrated several birthdays in one week!!! BIG FAMILY!!! �� yes to say I'm exhausted is an understatement.....physica...

letting go

So we have just celebrated several birthdays in one week!!!
BIG FAMILY!!! πŸ˜‰
yes to say I'm exhausted is an understatement.....physically and emotionally
not just due to running round organising...
shop runs for food etc....
selecting cards ( which always presents.. (pardon the pun )   me with a massive headache )..πŸ˜“
keeping the peace!!!
so its fair to say an emotional roller coaster
which is always worse when you remember the people that are no longer able to celebrate the birthdays with you πŸ’”
the sad thing ( may be sad isnt the right word ) is when the family get together its painfully obvious that its no longer just my family...
its my family with their ' husbands and wives ' my extended family
all with different personalities....even my own childrens personalities have changed
and the painful truth is I as a mother, who in the past has been very much in control, am no longer in control...
I cant say 
'go and sit down and stop being difficult '
( well I cud..but they might not take kindly to it πŸ˜‰especially the outlaws..oops I mean the Inlaws)

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And just accept the fact that I need to Let Go......



Sunday, 16 July 2017

and there's more...: Namaste

and there's more...: Namaste: Namaste.....???? Some of you may be looking at the screen in confusion.... has she changed language? has she mis-typed has she been dri...

Namaste

Namaste.....????

Some of you may be looking at the screen in confusion....
has she changed language?
has she mis-typed
has she been drinking ( possibly πŸ˜‰)

I'm guessing a lot more will recognise it as a 'Yoga term '

The literal translation of the word “Namaste” breaks down into three sections…Nama means bow; as means I; and, te means you. Thus, I bow to you. The gesture is one of greeting in India. Most often we hold our hands together in the prayer position at our heart chakra. Often our hands move from our third eye to our heart in acknowledgment of our teacher. And usually Namaste is said at the end of a class, but it is equally appropriate to utter it at the beginning as well.

greetings to you....

its fair to say that I am loving my yoga...and love discovering something different every day
problem is ..I am in such a hurry to learn more that I am jumping from one new thing to another without really taking anything in....

But I guess this is true of so many things in life...especially when we are loving them...
racing along to discover the next new wonderful chapter

( and really I need to slow down and enjoy the moment...enjoy today ....enjoy everything about it....the smells, the sounds, the sensations, the sorroundings,the sights... the discovery )

wow... the 5  'S'  lol  πŸ˜‰

I hope you will enjoy being with me on my journey ...not just my yoga journey....but my life journey


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Friday, 14 July 2017

and there's more...: Make it one of your one aday

and there's more...: Make it one of your one aday: It makes sense... go on....make Yoga one of your one a day...�� even if you just manage to find 10 minutes a day thats 50 minutes ...

Make it one of your one aday


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It makes sense...

go on....make Yoga one of your one a day...πŸ˜ƒ

even if you just manage to find 10 minutes a day

thats 50 minutes a week
( thats with weekends off πŸ˜‰ )

200 minutes a month...
wow ...

and all it starts with is 10 minutes a day...
it will be as familiar as brushing you teeth or 
doing your hair...

Benefits enjoyed include....

increased flexibility
increased strength
increased core strength
increased balance ( surprisingly )
increased calm..ummmm
increased control
and so much more

Image result for Enjoy yoga everydaysurprise yourself...start a little journal....a daily diary....and just be wowwed with your journey
but always remember...its your journey...not a competition with any one else....
listen to your body...be kind to yourself...be gentle on yourself....and just go to your gentle maximum
and each day is a new day....
just because today didnt feel improved....tomorrow may do....

Let yourself be amazed.....
Namaste






Wednesday, 12 July 2017

and there's more...: Yoga every damn day

and there's more...: Yoga every damn day: OK OK.... may be not every day at a class....BUT .. we could do a little bit at home if its not possible to get to a class... ( some people...

Yoga every damn day

OK OK.... may be not every day at a class....BUT ..
we could do a little bit at home if its not possible to get to a class... ( some people even prefer to work out at home ..on their own  πŸ˜‰ )

And on another plus..you can spend time getting that position right...reaching your gentle maximum..
Because its YOUR JOURNEY.....

So we can take those stretches and Asanas (a posture adopted in performing yoga.)
and that all important Meditation with us...from the class and bring it home to practise and use it when it is practical to do so

Feel that positivity...enjoy your day....

A YOGA ADAY.....😺

Saturday, 1 July 2017

and there's more...: Yoga day

and there's more...: Yoga day: Loving my Yoga ...loving our new Yoga instructor....loving how it makes me feel... so after we lost our body balance instructor its f...

Yoga day


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Loving my Yoga ...loving our new Yoga instructor....loving how it makes me feel...

so after we lost our body balance instructor its fair to say that I didnt think Id feel the same about any other class..
BUT...
here I am ...couple of months on and I am loving my Yoga classes

Its tough .. but our instructor is awesome... she makes us feel anything is possible
I am not just enjoying the asanas..but also the meditation...
I feel I am a lot more relaxed, that I can really get into the mode...
I know its just the beginning of my yoga journey and I am looking forward to it...
So in the word of our instructor......BREATHE
(lovin it)

Thursday, 29 June 2017

and there's more...: keep trying to prove myself

and there's more...: keep trying to prove myself: Its fair to say that most of us are constantly trying to prove ourselves!!!! and most of the time its to others.... to prove we are worthy...

keep trying to prove myself

Its fair to say that most of us are constantly trying to prove ourselves!!!!
and most of the time its to others....
to prove we are worthy..
to prove we can do something...
prove we are as good as others...
and is anybody really bothered...( they're more interested in theirselves...fact )

And then sometimes ( especially in my case ) 
its about proving to oneself!!!
And I think its a lot harder job...
we as individuals... are very critical ..especially to ourselves..
that inner voice pushing us..questioning us..
' You could do that better '
' you could accomplish that if you tried harder '
' you could be a better wife/mother/friend '
' you could be kinder/more considerate '
' you could be slimmer '
' you could run faster '
' you could be more flexible '
And so it goes on ..... And where does it end...

the moral of the story ????

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really?? who are you trying to kid ( my inner voice already !!!! LOL ) πŸ˜„πŸ˜„


Sunday, 25 June 2017

and there's more...: new membership

and there's more...: new membership: For quite along time now we have been looking at other gyms in the area ours is adequate, but a li'l tired and never renews/updates equ...

new membership

For quite along time now we have been looking at other gyms in the area
Image result for gym cartoonours is adequate, but a li'l tired and never renews/updates equipment and only does a few classes in the day....
so we've been visiting some others ( my cousin and I )
they are council run centres and on !st impressions ...very good..
one in particular
Crystal Leisure Centre

got some good offers on and price includes classes and swim ( we do not have a pool at ours )....so yes excited
So do I join...few things to consider
need to be quick as special offer ends end of june!!!!!
Yes its quite a bit further than my own..
another membership..
and are the classes going to be any good..
Decisions decisions

and there's more...: Portugal

and there's more...: Portugal: A little bit about my 7 day break in Portugal...  fotos by chardonnay 2017 Four of us ladies on a 7 day break in sunny Portugal ( ...

Portugal

A little bit about my 7 day break in Portugal...

 fotos by chardonnay 2017

Four of us ladies on a 7 day break in sunny Portugal ( which was very hot..about 30 degrees most days ) 
we were very fortunate and stayed in a beautiful villa belonging to someone we knew...to say it was amazing was an understatement.... beautifully and exquisitely furnished....with everything one could possibly need...in an amazing location...( yes you are waiting for the BUT? )
BUT....
and this is not a critisism 
it was too quiet for me personally
I like people watching..and I also like to be amongst the locals...local cafes...etc
( this was more for very wealthy british retirees )
We did go into Lagos one day  which I really enoyed...
beautiful cobbled narrow sreets...quaint cafes...a lovly marina..lots of locals mulling about... a few market stalls...lovly..
(unfortunately I did not take many fotos as I thought I would be returning to Lagos....sadly I did not)  I think the moral of this is always take the fotos when the opportunity arises..
( dont put off til tomorrow what you can do today !! )

 foto by chardonnay 2017
some of the beautiful flowering cacti
its fair to say I feel very priviliged to have the opportunity to see this beautiful country
Thank the Lord 

Thursday, 15 June 2017

and there's more...: WOW...its been too long

and there's more...: WOW...its been too long: More than two weeks ( 15 days ) since my last post to be exact.. And what a busy 2 weeks its been... a bit of a roller coa...

WOW...its been too long



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More than two weeks ( 15 days ) since my last post to be exact..








And what a busy 2 weeks its been...
a bit of a roller coaster emotionally to be fair..😟

it included a lovly holiday to portugal..😎😎🍹

A lovly family day out to an annual air show...πŸ›ͺπŸ›¦✈✈

and 2 visits to our local hospital ( one a lot more worrying than the other )πŸ₯πŸš‘ (thank the Lord ...prayers answered )πŸ“Ώ

and of course several trips for retail therapy .. πŸ›

and of course several Costa trips for social and survival therapy..πŸ˜‰

so thats bought us up to speed ..... And there's more...

But not just yet....😘


Monday, 29 May 2017

and there's more...: comparison

and there's more...: comparison: A rose can never be compared to a sunflower A sunflower can never be compared to a rose A tree can not be compared to a daisy the beginni...

comparison

A rose can never be compared to a sunflower
A sunflower can never be compared to a rose
A tree can not be compared to a daisy
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But yet we compare ourselves to others every day.....

their slimmer than me
their smarter than I will ever be..
their car is faster than mine
my outfit is like rags..hers is just divine

And the truth of the matter is...
we are all unique....special in different ways...cus the Lord made us that way
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we all bloom at different times..
for some that can be a life time....

The moral of the story is ....

Their blooming time is different to your blooming time

🌸


Friday, 26 May 2017

and there's more...: irrational.... to say the least

and there's more...: irrational.... to say the least: MENOPAUSE.... Periods usually start to become less frequent over a few months or years before they stop altogether. Sometimes they can sto...

irrational.... to say the least

MENOPAUSE....
Periods usually start to become less frequent over a few months or years before they stop altogether. Sometimes they can stop suddenly.
The menopause is a natural part of ageing that usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age, as a woman's oestrogen levels decline. In the UK, the average age for a woman to reach the menopause is 51.( NHS )
So thats what the NHS said!!
I say...   storm...hurricane...tornado...black clouds...thunderstorm...
Black moods...tired...IRRATIONAL

so I am 54 and in the early stages of this awfullness...
so periods are not as regular( could say thats a plus ) but if it is ..its the only one!!!
so my womb and other child producing bits and bobs are now surplus to requirements....
hell NO says my body...

so my personal symptoms include the dreaded hot flushes...
the inability to talk.( well get my words out..cant remember the words ).salivating...
impatient...trying to move on to other tasks before finishing the one I'm doing
not paying attention...so accidents happen..I walk into things
Related imagefeel fat...bloated..belly like I'm 5 months pregnant ( well my body is trying to prove a point !!)
tired...so fatigued...I just want to drop to sleep...sleeping 7/8 hrs when i usually sleep 5
(and then other night cant sleep at all )
joints aching...legs feeling like lead
dont want people round me...want to be on my own
irritated if people speak to me... cant be bothered to answer...too much trouble
trying doubly hard to be nice....really want to be rude and loose my cool with them
breathe...........................


breathe.... not easy with this black cloud

(a week on)  222.05.2017
so this is about a week on from the above symptoms
last couple of days I've felt generally under the weather...
joints aching..fuzzy
tingling face, body,
bit fed up
very tired...fatigued...too tired to go to the gym!!  I actually asked myself  ...'may b Im fatally ill..may b I have a disease..dying'
Image result for menopause cartoonirrational thought  ( because my diet etc is better than it has ever been )
specifically this morning feeling like I have a weight pressing down n my chest and throat
even got a sore on my lip!!!  ( noticed in the gym class struggling with poses that I was coping quite well with  a few weeks ago )
shoulder stand etc !!!!
waking up and feeling instantly down and fed up..
thinking of giving up my new job

????   (  sure im putting on a brave face and smiling...carrying on but is this normal )

so am I just getting old.. ( my lovly cousin is a good 15 years older than me and seems to be so much healthier and up beat)
or is this more symptoms of the menopause  ( I havnt had a period for 2 months )
had some of the symptoms...as described at top of this blog ... sore boobs etc

its only fair to say that 2 hrs after writing the above...my mood lifted
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the sun came out..the sky was blue...the birds were singing...the spring breeze gently spread through the trees...and the world was good...
went to the gym
did just 1k run..few shoulder weight    and I gotta say I feel fab
go figure...

So until the next ' black period '  I will close on a positive note by sayng..

Have a Fab Day



Wednesday, 24 May 2017

and there's more...: Manchesster....walk on

and there's more...: Manchesster....walk on: So another dark day for us all.. not just Manchester ...but England... Great Britain..United Kingdom...Europe..The World This awful terror...

Manchester....walk on

So another dark day for us all.. not just Manchester ...but England... Great Britain..United Kingdom...Europe..The World

This awful terrorist attack on innocent people will have affected us all...

Parents and families having to live with the reality that their loved ones..their babies...kissed them / hugged them and said goodbye to them for the last tie....the reality that they wil not be coming back

how do they move on from that....

well in solidarity Manchester stood defiant ...against these awful individuals who inflict terror and pain on innocent people

Beautiful acts of kindness and positivity....love and compassion showed through
 people from all walks of life and all cultures....offered help
giving free taxi rides...free food...free places to shelter....and more importantly gave their time and care to those who needed it

showing that the hatred of radicalised individuals will only strive to push people together and show solidarity ..to stand together and not let them win      
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This was the vigil attended by thousands in Manchester (cdn.images.express.co.uk )
RIP victims of the Manchester terror attack

WALK ON MANCHESTER
with hope and pride in your heart


Friday, 19 May 2017

and there's more...: calm and beautiful

and there's more...: calm and beautiful: so this is my day so far today...beautiful...spiritually calm...chilled ( which is a million miles away from the awful day I had 2 days ...

calm and beautiful

so this is my day so far today...beautiful...spiritually calm...chilled..
Why ??
not for any particular reason.. but I woke up..I'm breathing..and smiling...do we need any other reason to have a fab day....?

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( which is a million miles away from the awful day I had 2 days ago ...
I will probably blog about it soon ..when I feel able to revisit it!!! πŸ€’)

Although I havnt done a yoga class for a few days ..I do feel that I am benefiting from it..even when I am not in a class.
not just physically but mentally too

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have your day is fab too

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

and there's more...: beauty, energy, peace, calm, that is the falls

and there's more...: beauty, energy, peace, calm, that is the falls: #Rhaeadr Falls Abergwyngregyn Gwynedd my first visit to this enchanting pace and I hope it wont be my last Nature at her best.... Abe...

beauty, energy, peace, calm, that is the falls


#Rhaeadr Falls Abergwyngregyn Gwynedd

my first visit to this enchanting pace and I hope it wont be my last
Nature at her best....

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Aber Falls is a waterfall located about two miles south of the village of Abergwyngregyn, Gwynedd, Wales. The waterfall is formed as the Afon Goch plunges about 120 feet over a sill of igneous rock in the foothills of the Carneddau range. Wikipedia
( foto by Chardonnay )

 (foto by Chardonnay)
Cant believe I havnt been here before.
It is peaceful and beautiful and awe inspiring...
and it takes about half an hour to walk from the carpark to the top of the foothills.
and it is well worth it...to see the beautiful views
the going is a little steep and definitley warms your calves!!!  lol
and the sheer drop at the top is breath taking


 (foto by chardonnay)

Sunday, 14 May 2017

and there's more...: Cant I do the tadpole

and there's more...: Cant I do the tadpole: So our very lovly yoga instructor said it would be a good idea to have a go at the frog pose  -  Mandukasana mandu: frog asana: pose    ...

Cant I do the tadpole

So our very lovly yoga instructor said it would be a good idea to have a go at the frog pose Mandukasana
mandu: frog
asana: pose

Image result for frog pose cartoon      benefits include...stretching the inner thigh, groin and hip areas. Go slowly and don’t push your body beyond its limits.  ( she said )
well that wont be difficult because my limits seemed to be confined to being on all fours!!! ( i have a very long journey ) oh my days
and the pain...for days after.....
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I have since suggested that my body may be more suited to the tadpole!!!!
my hips definitly dont want anything to do with a frog!!!
in any shape or form

a frog in your throat???  probably the best place for it πŸ˜‰

Mandukasana (man-doo-KAHS-uh-nuh), also known as the Frog Pose, is a simple yet intensive pose that frees your spirit while alleviating back pain. Before attempting this pose, ensure your knees are warm and are able to bend completely. Start slowly, in child’s pose, to test your flexibility before beginning the pose. During each exercise, make sure to maintain a focus on your breathing. ( as described by www.gaia.com )


Wednesday, 10 May 2017

and there's more...: funny kind of week

and there's more...: funny kind of week: beautiful spring morning...and I'm wide awake at 3am which allows me time to ponder on the last couple of weeks.... its fair to say th...

funny kind of week

beautiful spring morning...and I'm wide awake at 3am
which allows me time to ponder on the last couple of weeks....
its fair to say that they have been full of mixed emotions...
good ..bad..and in between

new jobs tend to do this to me...I get stressed and cant sleep
which inevitably leaves me a bit fragile and emotional

     (photo by Chardonnay)  

then add another adorable  grandchild into the mix...
and the emotional roller coaster speeds up...

and just for good measure...7 family birthdays in the last 2 months!!!
emotional roller coaster overload... but in a nice way                                                                                                                   

and there's more.....3 bank holidays    

and its at these times that my past always has a way of seeping into my thought path...

needless to say it also reminds me of how truly blessed I am...
and that each individual blog is just a fraction of my very beautiful life
                                            ( photo by Chardonnay  )                                               
Thank the Lord for my life


Tuesday, 9 May 2017

and there's more...: how do they see through my veil...

and there's more...: how do they see through my veil...: sure I drive a nice car sure I live in a nice house in a desirable area... with good schools not too far yeah Ive been blessed with a hal...

how do they see through my veil...

sure I drive a nice car
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in a desirable area... with good schools not too far
yeah Ive been blessed with a half decent brain
    how can they see through my veil ...its just insane

but I know without a doubt what they see...
the old me...
they think 
'she shudnt be in that car'
must be stolen..must be on finance
its plain to see..from the way they stare at me
    how do they see through behind the veil...its insane  

why is it so hard to leave the horrors of our upbringing behind
that dirty smelly scruffy vagabond that was me
the only memories that never seem to leave my mind
remembering you were that child...the ones NICE kids avoided
being part of the in group was something i never enjoyed ( or even experienced!)
     how do my associates see through my veil....
why is it impossible to leave it behind..its insane

so even when you drag yourself up the life ladder ...
kicking and screaming from what you were born into..
really its to no... or very little avail
dont misunderstand..
 as its not about wether you succeed or fail
its more about what we see in the mirror
cus these people dont know my background!! 
      do really see through my veil. .(behind my smile...)
may be its just ME thats insane

Saturday, 6 May 2017

and there's more...: cus sometimes ye best isnt good enough ( 1 )

and there's more...: cus sometimes ye best isnt good enough ( 1 ): yes I guess when most people think of this statement...they could be forgiven that someone is giving someone else a hard time...... ...

cus sometimes ye best isnt good enough ( 1 )

yes I guess when most people think of this statement...they could be forgiven that someone is giving someone else a hard time......
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but when its yourself that your not good enough for......well thats a whole new ball game...
cus sometimes positivity isnt  quite enough...

( this will become clear when the mist clears...)




Thursday, 4 May 2017

and there's more...: Surya namaskar

and there's more...: Surya namaskar: so this is how I start the day...not quite Surya namaskar...( its the easy option  ��  ) I am enjoying my new yoga classes so mu...

Surya namaskar

so this is how I start the day...not quite Surya namaskar...( its the easy option πŸ˜‰ )


I am enjoying my new yoga classes so much....( but why didnt someone tell me how hard it is!!! )



my body ached in a new way after my 1st class....I felt strong and challenged....with a yearning for more
our instructor is just amazing...beautiful and confident and informative
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she actually puts me in the mind of a ray of sunshine
her inner beauty shining through

Namaste

Sunday, 30 April 2017

and there's more...: a day in the amazing journey that is life

and there's more...: a day in the amazing journey that is life: what a full day its been  full of the most amazing experiences.. shared by my other half... ( which is really unusual because he...

a day in the amazing journey that is life


what a full day its been
(fotos by chardonnay 30/4/17)
 full of the most amazing experiences..       
(fotos by chardonnay 30/4/17)
shared by my other half...
( which is really unusual because hes usually busy with his golf or work )
and it didnt cost a fortune...well it didnt cost a penny to be exact
we explored the beautiful world that we are so fortunate to live in
well a very minute part of it
the wind blew in our faces as we experienced the beauty that is spring
nature at its most amazing
birds singing and calling out to each other overhead
 as we walked beneath the trees full to bursting with new life
ducks diving under water for fish..
carrying twigs to complete their new nests
and to await their new babies
riches that can not be bought ....full of natures treasures
we just need to leave ourselves open to this amazing journey that is life
(fotos by chardonnay 30/4/17)
a new and unique journey evey day
ending the day with a sweet exhaustion
and still yearning for more...
thank the blessed Lord for it
feeling blessed and fortunate

and there's more...: its the weekend

and there's more...: its the weekend: Stay calm ..its the weekend And there's more...  its a bank holiday weekend .... what ever you are doing  make it ama...

its the weekend

Stay calm ..its the weekend


And there's more...

 its a bank holiday weekend ....

what ever you are doing 
make it amazing


Friday, 28 April 2017

and there's more...: dance like no body's looking

and there's more...: dance like no body's looking: A wonderful message to us all... Because at the end of the day who really cares only US... when we have missed that window of o...

dance like no body's looking


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A wonderful message to us all...
Because at the end of the day
who really cares
only US... when we have missed that window of opportunity..

that one time..

When we really wanted to dance 

When  we really wanted to love ...and take a chance

When we wanted to sing at the top of our voice..

bcause at the end of the day its our life..our choice

because at the end of the day NO ONE cares
 
only us....

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

and there's more...: 50 something and a li'l stiff

and there's more...: 50 something and a li'l stiff: So I want to do yoga  �� We'll ok I said to myself... I started following these yogis  ( is that even a word !! ) They are all bea...

50 something and a li'l stiff

So I want to do yoga πŸ‘Œ
We'll ok I said to myself...
I started following these yogis  ( is that even a word !! )
They are all beautiful lean individuals who r so flexible it blows my mind...
Now I have to b realistic I say
U r 50 + ( I tell myself )
Who am I kidding ...I cudnt of done those positions the day I came into the world ( God give me strength!!! Or flexibility lol... or both !!!! )

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but i will persevere!!!!

Sunday, 23 April 2017

and there's more...: Heaven sent

and there's more...: Heaven sent: It has been one of those amazing times in life when there is just no comparison.... feeling blessed I have been blessed with a...

Heaven sent

It has been one of those amazing times in life when there is just no comparison....
feeling blessed


I have been blessed with another beautiful perfect little granchild...
A brand new life 
that moment when that special moment ...never to be repeated moment
when the little fella takes his first breath
a gift from God
and a moment in time which you were privileged to witness
Thank you Lord for this new life
I pray you will be with him always 
to guide him on his special journey
to protect him and love him
and I pray Our Lady will surround him with her love and guidance
Thank you

Thursday, 20 April 2017

and there's more...: stay calm...its yoga

and there's more...: stay calm...its yoga: So it would be fair to say we were devastated when we lost our body balance class...not just because we ( me and all the girls in our class ...

stay calm...its yoga

So it would be fair to say we were devastated when we lost our body balance class...not just because we ( me and all the girls in our class )  loved the class but we also loved our instructors..they were so passionate and encouraged us to be the very best we could....
Related imageso the thought that we woudnt have them again was very sad...
and we didnt think we would get a replacement any time soon!!!!
But amazingly we had a new instructor start within about a fortnight....
And she is amazing...how lucky are we...
she is a yoga instructor ..and our 1st class was last night....and it was damned hard...
but what a lovly lady.... hopefully she will stay

And as they say...no pain...no gain.... ( and breathe )