Sunday, July 27, 2008

Madame B is wondering what on earth is going on in the front room, her basket is surrounded by all sorts of things plus her busy body view is obstructed by a bookcase!
Rest assured my little lovely all will be returned to normality before days end.

The dinning room has become a temporary storage place for our books this morning as the painting of the front room commences.............
Having moved all the furniture around yesterday in preparation for today's' work the room looks like a bomb has hit it!
I am excited for the transformation that will take place within a matter of hours, really it takes very little to please my Soul..................

Quiet Time

As my life returns to the stillness that is vital for my Soul to endure the oppression that I feel inhabiting a human body often presents to me I am retreating more and more to the stillness within, able to find the serenity that I desperately long for that eludes me in my waking life. In my inner sanctuary I am connected to the Source and in this immense and powerful feeling of love I am cocooned tightly to the bosom of the Universe as it pulsates its vitality within me. Retaining this stillness is at times a challenge to maintain as the vibrations of others often weave their way into my aura mingling and disrupting this calmness I strive to maintain. The human aspect of my being fights for recognition and control over the true inner me that is who I really am, it is this human me that I strive to embrace and subdue as I work to reach the Oneness that is my Souls purpose. At times this journey is difficult, and I stumble backwards in my endeavours to be at One in any situation. Perhaps I am too harsh on myself at times? Perhaps I ought to relish this human experience while it lasts, although at times I find the journey in this third dimensional reality a chore and desire nothing more that to be released to return home among the stars.

The newest edition to my ever increasing menagerie of wild and stray animals.
This little dove was content to sit and doze in the warm winter sun as Blossom and I had our afternoon stroll around the garden.
Keeping a watchful eye on us as we wandered around.....
Delicate and utterly exquisite, true perfection, I am forever moved by the grandeur of the Universe's creations, be it bee, ant, whale or dove the miracle of life is astounding.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Penny For Them

Madame B was miles away dreaming about sunny spots to lie in the warmth of the sun or maybe a succulent meal of tasty kitty treats!
And the result of a days hard work is ................................................

All that is required here now is for the skirting board to be laid and light fittings to be found and put up then this part of the house will FINALLY be finished............

Today I found time to enjoy three of my favourite things.......................................
Coffee, reading and being with my special people (one of them of course is Blossom!)

Morning Birds..

My reading was briefly interrupted this morning by the arrival of 'my crows' and the discovery that their food bowl was empty! Where are they to find good help!!! After a good telling off I dutifully went and gave them their breakfast..................................
They both happily ate their breakfast before flying off to have their morning drink.
Taking a moment to contemplate the world before flying off to enjoy the remainder of his day.............
I never tire of watching these beautiful birds on their daily visits to the garden knowing that they have one safe place where they are guaranteed of finding food and fresh water as their natural habitat is fast disappearing around them at an alarming rate.

With spring around the corner I anticipate the arrival of their babies and trust that like their parents my garden will continue to be a sanctuary for them all.
At long last the bare white wall are being painted over, and I am joyous at the sight of it, having chosen the colours long ago I have eagerly awaited the transformation to commence. The colour aptly named 'lama' really has already added a heartiness to our home it complements the floor and brings a vibration of serenity to the house which will enhance the already tranquil aura our house radiates.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Warming Winter Curry

Lentil, Quinoa and Pumpkin Curry, just the thing to get you warmed up on a cold and windy night!

Giggle Time

The following questions were set in last year's GCSE examination in Swindon, Wiltshire. These are genuine answers (from 16 year olds) Q. Name the four seasons A. Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar Q. Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink A. Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists Q. How is dew formed A. The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire Q. What causes the tides in the oceans A. The tides are a fight between the earth and the moon. All water tends to flow towards the moon, because there is no water on the moon, and nature abhors a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins the fight Q. What guarantees may a mortgage company insist on A. If you are buying a house they will insist that you are well endowed Q. In a democratic society, how important are elections A. Very important. Sex can only happen when a male gets an election Q. What are steroids A. Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs Q. What happens to your body as you age A. When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental Q. What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty A. He says goodbye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery Q. Name a major disease associated with cigarettes A.. Premature death Q. What is artificial insemination A. When the farmer does it to the bull instead of the cow Q. How can you delay milk turning sour A. Keep it in the cow Q. How are the main parts of the body categorised (eg the abdomen) A. The body is consisted into 3 parts - the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels: A,E,I,O and U Q. What is the fibula A. A small lie Q. What does 'varicose' mean A. Nearby Q. What is the most common form of birth control A. Most people prevent contraception by wearing a condominium Q. Give the meaning of the term 'Caesarean section' A. The caesarean section is a district in Rome Q. What is a seizure A. A Roman Emperor Q. What is a terminal illness A. When you are sick at the airport Q. Give an example of a fungus. What is a characteristic feature A. Mushrooms. They always grow in damp places and they look like umbrellas Q. Use the word 'judicious' in a sentence to show you understand its meaning A. Hands that judicious can be soft as your face Q. What does the word 'benign' mean A. Benign is what you will be after you be eight Q. What is a turbine A. Something an Arab or Shreik wears on his head

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Bonding of Love

Within these hands love flows, joining together two special people.
Sharing of moment of quiet after a magical private wedding was a wonder to behold.
As I watched the love, laughter and happiness on the face of this adored young woman beginning her next exciting chapter of her life I was overwhelmed with a deep and powerful feeling of love.
As she walks towards her tomorrows and all that they hold may they continue to be filled with dreams that are fulfilled and surrounded by love.

Celebration Time..............

Birthday celebrations where in full swing this weekend for a special someone in my life, Blossom was nearly swallowed up by a sea of discarded wrapping paper and a plastic bag or two...
Birthday breakfast......................crumpets with Vegemite and birthday candles!!!! Not every ones taste I should imagine, although they went down a treat let me tell you. And I was impressed with my find of these candles that burn with different coloured flames.
Madame got fed up with someone else getting all the attention and decided that enough was enough and headed for her breakfast, as much as I adore her she does not warrant breakfast in bed!
And of course that left me to clean up, anyone who knows me well enough is fully aware that my gifts come laden with LOTS of glittery stars and things to add even more sparkle to that special someones day..........................................

What A Surprise

I opened the front door yesterday to find this little package of goodies waiting on the doorstep, just as well I was expecting someone as it could have been there for the duration, the front door is not one that we use to often.

In any case, firstly I was puzzled as to why someone would leave a plain cardboard box by the front door, though after carefully peering inside I saw it held another package within with all sorts of delectable treats.
What a way for two special people to say thank you, it was not expected or required, it was our pleasure.

So thank you for the thank you, it really was a delightful surprise.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Fostered Red Panda Cub

This dutch tabby cat can teach humanity a thing or two about unconditional love having taken on a abandoned red panda cub as one of her kittens. Animals always love unconditionally anyone who has ever shared their life with a pet can tell you that, yet sometimes it takes a sight such as this for many to acknowledged this trait in animals. I am particularly grateful to the zoo keeper who decided this little cub was worth enough to save, how many would have just had it put to sleep, thinking that it simply would not survive. Animal life has little value in the majority of human eyes, and yet a story like this will have thousands of people cooing over how cute it is, yet they will still get stuck into eating a piece of cow, lamb or pig later in the day, not seeing that these animals too have as much love as this ordinary little cat.

Love is what living is all about, loving every different species of life on this planet is a characteristic not many of us are blessed with, most perceive human life as the only one worth worrying about, animals are a commodity that are exploited to feed and clothe them, not many are considered to have feelings. I constantly save a variety of creatures every day, spiders, flies, ants, snails, slugs in fact anything that I pass that I feel someone may squash just because they don't like them, the comments I get from doing this varies, mostly people are nasty about it, and of course think I am weird. Who gave us the right to decide which life is more important than others? All life forms on this planet have senses like we do they feel pain and they feel love, stories like this give proof of this fact, yet even so the animals continue to suffer at mans greedy hands.

Perhaps this common little tabby cat may reach a few more hardened human hearts enough to make them reconsider the true nature of animals, to enlighten them enough to realise that they do feel love just like we do, that they too have the right to live. The Universe was designed by a being far more compassionate and enlightened than many can comprehend, and in the wisdom of this creation all life forms to play a vital part in the balance of this planet, as man has continued to believe the illusion that he is the superior species the planet is spirally out of control. This ordinary little tabby cat is showing the world about REAL love bless her beautiful little heart, a lesson humanity desperately requires.


My creative juices were flowing again the other night, I created a wonderfully hearty winter meal. I adore nothing better than peering into my pantry and selecting one item and from that my mind begins to construct a tantalising dish, and all of a sudden I am surrounded with herbs, spices and a assortment of vegetables. Black eyed bean casserole which was packed full with all sorts of luscious flavours, served with root vegetable mash which had potatoes, sweet potato (both red and white) and celeriac which was the outcome this particular evening, just what was required to warm our bodies up after a gusty showery day.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

The Universe bestows it's love upon us every second of every day, even when most of us are not looking!

Light is Love

Love is Light

Love is Everywhere

Love is You

I AM Love

Love is the snail crossing the path wet with morning dew

Love is the printer that does not work

Love is the warmth of your toes nestled in your socks as you warm them by the fire

Love is the rainbow

The waves

The rain

The cows

The trees

Love is Our Earth

Love is our Bodies

Love is Light................................................

Time For Friends

The scene is set for a night of great food and fabulous friends. Preparing for this event I realised how much I had missed having friends around for dinner as one of my greatest pleasures in life is the feeding of others.
My creative juices were flowing as the thousands of possibilities for a menu begin to swirl around my head, not to mention the laying the table and lighting the candles, it is not just about the food you know!
Our non-vegan/vegetarian friends are always excited to come to our house for dinner as they are continually intrigued as to what I will cook for them, like many other carnivores they are a little pushed when the prospect of cooking a meat-free meal presents itself, therefore coming to our house is viewed at first as a novelty then they actually looked forward to being invited as they know that apart from a great evening they will learn something new about vegetables. As I pottered about my kitchen I felt myself returning to my inner world of bliss, music played in the background and I softly sang along as I chopped away creating with awareness and love a meal that I knew would tantalise their tastes buds.

So what did I create?

(Before I go any further I must apologise for the blurring food photo's, new camera so still getting use to it, and everyone was waiting for me to take the food photo's so that they could eat!)

Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato soup, served with Sourdough Rolls with Basil and tomato Butter (vegan of course) which if I do say so myself was DIVINE! The roasting of the tomatoes and red peppers prior to adding to the soup gave this soup a rich flavour.
For the main course which was far more colourful than this photo actually indicates was Root Vegetable Crumble, Stuffed Chillies and Stir Fried Vegetables. The reaction to the vegetable crumble was quite amusing, everyone was only use to having a crumble as a desert, there they stood the four of them thinking this is messing with our brains, this should taste like apples! The chillies were stuffed with quinoa, fenugreek, chopped garlic, tomatoes and soy sauce and oven baked, yummy does not come close to describing their taste. And the vegetable stir fry was a mixture of cauliflower, garlic shoots, red cabbage, olives, red pepper and coriander. The garlic shoots give a vibrant splash of green as well as a tangy spicy taste, delicious!
And desert, for some the 'highlight' of the evenings culinary delights was Chocolate Hazelnut Raspberry Cake served with Coconut and Lime Sorbet....................... followed with green tea for most and slippery elm tea for me. All in all a great night of conversation and laughter, not to mention marvellous food, okay I will mention it!!