Sunday, September 30, 2007

Our Day Out

Today we had a drive to Toodyay a little country town a couple of hours inland from our house. There were plenty of wild flowers in bloom..................
The river was running....................
The locals where relaxing...............
The fields were lush............................
The road was long..................

Friday, September 28, 2007


Why is it that some people will swerve to miss ducks crossing the road, yet will kill a lizard, snake, cat, dog, kangaroo, deer, sheep, pig, cow....................................without a second thought? We are all one, each being is connected to each other by the wondrous strands of light that radiate out from our physical bodies. It does not matter whether our outer body be covered in feathers, fur, scale, skin or shell, each and every living being is part of you, whether you like to believe so or not. To harm anyone or any other living being is to harm yourself, and by intentionally harming another living being you go against the principals this Universe is based upon, thus you will have negative energy to sort out, especially if are one of those people who like to crush ants on the way to the bus stop, drown defenseless spiders in the bath, poison flies and anything else that has the gift of wings, not to mention harsh and cruel owners of domestic pets, as well as the inhumane farmers of animals in general. I may be laughed at (frequently) for crossing the road rather than stepping on ants, I do not kill anything, not even flies. Oh sure they can get annoying when they are buzzing around you, yet does that justify murder? I don't think so. If only all humans could see the animal kingdom as I do, see the beauty in every single living creature that shares our world, large or small they are all divine, just as we are. I know that every time I move the spider that has taken to living by our front door, I know she will come back, she does, without fail. What harm is she really doing nesting by my front door? She is behaving as a spider should, catching bugs and flies to eat, why should we have a problem with that?? It is this air of superiority that humans have that I can not connect with, it is the main issue that I have to deal with this incarnation, I do not like being part of this cruel human race, it saddens and outrages me continually and there is nothing I may do about it, other than live in my truth and radiate my Light in the hope that dedication of my actions it somehow assisting, cleansing and healing this cruel and unbalanced planet.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Garden Update

We are unable to do any work in the pool area prior to the liquid limestone going down, much to my frustration. We have marked out the pathways though seeing as we now have a date, 9 November.
We have picked a pattern and have asked to have as many curves put in as possible to soften it all. We are also stopped from planting at the top end of the pool where the Bali hut / gazebo will be as we are not quite certain on the dimensions of it as yet.
It will be worth the wait, and once the limestone is down I will be planting like there is no tomorrow, I can hardly wait, I have had it with sand!
So for now there is not much I can do other than plan and perhaps buy some plants to be ready to get stuck in as soon as the limestone drys!

Blossom's Leg

Bless her heart, Blossom has a habit of sitting with her back foot between her two front ones. This back leg of hers has a mind of it own and often when she is walking it slips of to the side as if she were doing the rumba, and occasionally it will keep going when she stops to sit down, she will normally lick her foot, I think that is to stop us from laughing, she likes to make out that she planned to do it!

How can you laugh at that face????

Friday, September 21, 2007

Monkey With A Death Wish

No matter how many times I watch this video I always laugh at this VERY cheeky little monkey. Just shows that it is not only us humans that like to play the fool, although I wonder does this little imp realise who he is dealing with? Bless his heart little mischief maker that he is.

I trust it will also bring a smile to your face.


Thursday, September 20, 2007

Today I went for my first walk in about a two weeks, it has been raining pretty much all the time and what with my knee being how it is at the moment I did not wish to fall walking along the slippery paths. As I wandered along happily in time with the music I was listening to I could not help noticing how much of a difference two weeks has made.
Spring appears to be in full bloom here now, there were daisies adding a vibrant splash of yellow in the normally green dominated coastal scrub. I was nearly flown into twice by daring little swallows who were chasing each other up and down the path. Bless them they are so tiny yet filled with a happiness that made me giggle out loud as I narrowly avoided being hit, wondering whether they were actually looking at what they where doing, then impressed by the way they manoeuvred out of my way at the last second. I was also accompanied by a flurry of white butterflies, trust me to forget my camera. It struck me however whilst I was walking along, how delicate and gentle these fluttering beauties are. To walk amongst these gentle creatures as they danced around me was magical, I was totally mesmerised by them for quite awhile ambling along smiling to myself and thinking how truly amazing this world of ours is.

Life of Pi

I have just finished reading Life of Pi and for all you bookworms out there if you have not read it, get it read.

It is the most extraordinary novel I have ever read. It is shocking, uplifting, funny, informative, heartbreaking and inspiring.

I was going through a real lull reading wise, nothing captivated me, and the book I finished before this one nearly put me off reading for life (it has put me off anything Oprah recommends in any case), now I am looking forward to reading Self the another novel written by Yann Martel, from what I read on the back cover in the bookshop the other day it promises to be as enthralling as Life of Pi.

Electric Moon

Today is the first day of the month of the Electric Moon, it brings with it the energies of activation bonding and service. Service is love made visible. This is also the third month of the year (for me) and tone three brings in the power of the trinity. This month I will focus upon how I may be of service, to myself in accomplishing my goals and rising towards the Light in myself, but also how my actions can be of service to this planet, to aide the ascension of this planet as it rushes towards the new world age, The Age of Light. By acknowledging my Light and my part in this wondrous Universe I am bringing down and illuminating the Light for this planet. To be activated is to be alive, and a being who is activated is one who has a sense of their mission. My mission is to rise above the callings of the ego, to see past he illusions of our society, to stand firm in my truth, to cease stopping my progression towards my own awakening and to allow myself the gift of remaining totally in the NOW, knowing that I have come here at this time to be apart of the dawning of a new world age. One of the greatest service we have as individuals make is to know without a doubt that we are one, connected by shafts of brilliant rainbows of light, pulsating in rhythm with the Universe. To remember the the greatest service we can do for humanity is to know that no other is separate from ourselves, killer, teacher, terrorists, friend...............................all of us are connected, we are not separate from those we condemn, in effect to condemn another is to condemn our self. Each of us comes here to learn a life lesson, and we come here knowing our fate, our storyline written and agreed for our highest learning and experience. We have all lead thousands of lives, we have been it all, king or queen, rapist, victim, murderer, preacher, man and woman. We strive to understand all aspects of this human world of love and suffering, therefore I do not judge or condemn, I honour all souls for the journey they are presently on, I trust that their mission is achieved, that, like me we all ascend to know we are ready to move forward into the Light having put another emotionally charged life on Earth behind us. Which ever story we wish to live in any given carnation, it is not our right to judge the path of another. My service to humanity is to send love to all upon this planet in these chaotic times and know that by silently uplifting my personal Light I am being of service to the rest of humanity. I know that my personal struggles may seem pathetic in comparison to others, however to me they are real and painful, as I imagine yours are too. We are not here to compare the journeys we lead, (although I know we do), we are not here to worship those we feel are above us spiritually, as in reality we are all enlightened beings slumbering for awhile in this realm. We are here to live our own life, to walk our own path and to strive towards remaining in love when fear presents its self to us time and time again. As this month begins I know that I am reclaiming my power, my sovereignty I AM my own creator as you are yours, and I know once I ignore the ego mind once and for all I will rise above the trappings of this material world, and the illusions of superiority reclaiming the inner wisdom we all hide deep within us, like the Phoenix rising from the ashes.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


There is no such thing as death.

When you become tired of wearing one colour every day of your life, it is a joy to take off that suit of clothing.

Your body, you may say, is a suit of clothing.

When you take off that clothing you do not cease to be the wondrous jewel you are.


Animals Can Teach Us Love

I remember seeing these photo's of this very unusual family in 2004 when the tigress lost her litter of cubs and sank into a deep depression, the zoo staff thought that if she could adopt another baby it may well assist her in reclaiming her zest for life. All that was available was these precious little piglets. How loving and tender these photo's are, the contentment is written all over this mothers face and her babies so trusting of her.
I thought at the time, would it have made any difference if the piglets did not have tiger skins on? And was it real tiger skin? For those among us who think that animals are dumb and emotionless creatures photographs like these prove the depth of love this mother has for her family of tiny little scallywags.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Isn't She Lovley

My little angel was enjoying the afternoon sun and to stop me from squeezing her and showering her with cuddles and kisses disturbing her slumber, I took a couple of photo's instead.
I adore this little white ball of fluff, god bless her heart she is the most precious little cat in the world (to me) I often wonder what it is she dreams about, I am only happy that she is free to do so now without having to endure the suffering she did before we found each other. Dream on little angel no one will ever harm you again.

Why I Do What I Do

Why the news papers, television, radio and magazine's play such a tiny part in my life. If the Sun is shining, whether it clear skies or grey, all is at peace in my world. If the birds are singing and the flowers are blooming all is at peace in my world. My world consists of what directly happens to me or indirectly through my immediate family and friends, my world does not involve countless others throughout the world whose stories are sold for media companies to make a dollar. My views I know does not suit others and that is fine, as long as I am not forced to become another mindless person who uses their spare time reading about the misfortunes of others, interfering with the personal mourning's of the passing of another's loved one etc, etc..... I live my life in the old way, where I am only concerned for what happens to me and my loved ones in any day of our lives. It is not part of my journey to included what is happening to someone in another country or another city, even what is occurring in my neighbours lives is of no concern to me. I prefer to live my life knowing that I am responsible for all that happens to me by what I create with my mind, and if I spend time worrying about the journeys of others then I am not being true to myself. This does not mean that I am not compassionate to the plights of others, indeed I honour all souls upon this planet, yet I respect them enough to allow them the privacy to live their life without the prying eyes of others forever watching. Maybe that is one of the reasons that I do not fit into the so called civilised western world, we are to preoccupied with what everyone is doing or has, and spend very little time focused upon our own growth and happiness. My friends that send me lovely truly happy animal news stories, (which you must admit is pretty rare these days), do so as they know of my dedication of this planets animal kingdom, it is a pleasure to know that someone out there actually wishes to pass on some messages of love. Give me a secluded farm in the middle of nowhere where I can grow my own vegetables and offer an sanctuary for animals in need, allow the seasons to come and go. Give my family and friends the means to be able to visit or live with me whenever they feel the desire and I would live in utopia. This world with its 'perfect' celebrities, false friendships, materialism is not for me, yet I am entwined within this society for this incarnation with no end in sight. I understand why my body fights against me as I struggle daily to make sense of living in a senseless world, as I struggle against the tide of sleeping humans, those who never question why they do what they do week after week, month after month, they simply work, watch sport (organised war), shop,eat, sleep.................................................. I question all that I do, all that I am, I question why I feel so out of place on this planet and why I wanted to come in the first place. I question the way so many people will follow before questioning what it is they are following. I feel that if we all spent more time getting to know ourselves better, loving ourselves for the miracles we are, we would wake to find that those that walk beside us are not that different at all, that they are part of us, like us in every way. We are all here to radiate love, yet this is one thing we do not do. Open hearts pulsate to a harmonious and peaceful rhythm and if all us us opened our hearts to be love, our world would begin to heal. We are One, we are all tiny sparks of this magnificent Universe, when will we find the peace that this planet and humanity craves so deeply?

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Oliver Mtukudzi

Last night was FANTASTIC as it turned out it was not African Drumming I went to watch but two bands, one was a local band (African must find out the name) and the other was a talented performer from Zimbabwe, Oliver Mtukudzi and his band. The music and the atmosphere was electric, we were surrounded by hundreds of loyal fans of Oliver Mtukudzi, who now live in Australia. I can tell you from now on I too will look out for his return visits, he was astounding. My heart and soul was moved by what I heard and saw, happiness filled the arena and I could not stop smiling and moving in time to the beat. To see people dancing their traditional dances, to see the joy on their faces, it is one of those moments I shall aways treasure, I understood none of the lyrics yet it did not matter, the music moved me to a level of bliss I have never attained before. I purchased a CD before I left and it has been playing today, it is meditative and mellowing it transports me to another time, perhaps another life, I seem to know this music it calls me on a cellular level calming me to my core.

Friday, September 14, 2007

I don't know about going out tonight I am nearly asleep! I have nearly been up for 16 hours already seeing that I did not return to sleep after all last night. Good news is I am going to watch some African drumming, if I fall asleep listening to that I will amaze myself, especially seeing as it is standing room only! Not sure how the knee will hold up either seeing that has decided to give me some grief the last week or two, last night in particular. Maybe I can snaffle a chair from somewhere, gracious I feel like an old biddy. I know, I know watch what I say and think, thoughts are things, what has happened to me? I once prided myself on my positive attitude and outlook, too much time spent being a poor me in regards to the Australian move has not highlighted the best in me, pleased that I recognise the signals at last, as a dear friend said to me recently I have wasted far too much energy on that, time to move on. I do enjoy it when my friends offer me the advice I would offer them, it makes me see that my wisdom is not something to take for granted, that I am such a grand and unique being simply playing out the life lessons that I chose to deal with in this incarnation, bless me, I do give myself a dreadfully harsh time. I know I said some months ago I felt a shift coming, well I do feel it is here, I mean even as recently as a few weeks ago I would have said you were mad if you told me that I would be going out at night on my own, (meeting someone there, you know what I mean), and we are planning many more things now too, it appears that now we have stopped trying to run away by buying another house, (as if that would have made it all alright) we know that like it or lump it we are here for the foreseeable future so we might as well get on with it. And as I well know, trying to do something will never get you what you desire, because you are always TRYING!!! Is that the shower I hear beckoning me? Yes it is, time to make myself beautiful..............
How hard is it to place ones dirty dishes into the dishwasher in the morning (afternoon, dinner time)? Is it a man thing? Every morning there they are placed DIRECTLY above the dishwasher waiting to be placed inside, the challenge here is what????? And while I am having a rant, shutting the bathroom doors actually is quite simple too! I must admit I do not like a messy untidy house, (although I too have my off days) my pet hate is dishes left hanging about in the kitchen, especially now our kitchen is in the middle of the house. I like everything in its place, no clutter, no piles of papers or magazines left lying around. Unmade beds, clothes left lying around, messy cupboards and drawers things left dumped on the kitchen worktops all annoy me. I feel that your home reflects what you feel about yourself, if it is messy and untidy, organised chaos what does that say about you. I like my house clean and tidy, uncluttered and filled with plants also there is always incense, oil burners and candles burning to create a harmonious atmosphere. Clean and inviting without being clinical. I have always been the same because as a young girl I always thought that god is in every part of us, our home and our possessions, this has not changed, I know that we are connected to everything animate and inanimate objects they are all part of god / the Universe / great spirit whatever terms sits well with you. Therefore we ought to respect and look after all that is in our care, what we think of our self is reflected in how we care for our homes. I know that I always feel comfortable and relaxed in my home, and all who visit say the same thing, I feel that how we treat ourselves and our homes reflect what is going on inside us, in that case I feel I am doing alright. Our home is warm and inviting, a calm and tranquil environment, and with all that has happened to me this year I feel that says an awful lot.

Can't Sleep

I have developed a pattern it appears, if you can call two nights a pattern? I wake at 1 am and then fail to return to sleep. I always advise people who are a unable to sleep to write down what ever is on their mind......................I have lots of stuff whirling around my head, gardening, what to wear tonight ( I am actually going out, shock horror), getting the spare room (my midnight sanctuary) sorted out so that it is a more restful room, detoxing (in preparation for my fast approaching surgery), getting back into yoga, quite a bit for ones brain at this hour of the night.

Not quite certain what woke me up, yet as always when I wake Madame B awakens too, she has had her midnight feast and I returned her to bed, at least one of us ought to get our beauty sleep. I sometimes like these quite nocturnal hours to myself, it is so still and sedate at this hour of the night. Often I will wander about the back garden (oops sorry, sandpit) watching the stars, gazing at the moon, breathing in the luminous glow that radiates from her core. I can feel the presence of my guides and angels at this hour of the night, feeling so small and at times insignificant as I stare at the vastness of the sky that looms above me. Wondering how many star people are watching me at the very same moment.
My knee is also very painful, I have had to take a couple of tablets, something I avoid as much as I am able, perhaps that is what woke me??? I think too much at this time of night, I go over what has happened the day before, what I wish to do tomorrow..................thinking Gemel you ought to know better, you only need to BE.

Stillness has been lacking greatly from my life of late, you would think that with all the time I have I would not have a problem attaining my stillness, yet I do. I know that I have been my own worst enemy, which of course if we are honest, we all are. I stand in my way sometimes so defiantly, offering resistance to myself for all that I wish to achieve, and then I beat myself up about what I
have done, stupid really, still how many of us are remorseful at such behaviour? We only have ourselves to accuse if our life is less than perfect, yet this is the wrong course of action to apply, letting it go and accepting what has been is the only way forward, what is done is done, past and unable to be changed, therefore carrying with you the burdens of yesterday serves you no purpose at all, it only gives you an excuse not to live your life fully present and in true harmony.

And with that said I am off to bed!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Before Shots

This is the canvas blank and extremely sandy! Above and below shall be the tropical room, limestone is around the poolside it is cool under foot in the harsh summer sun, at the top end a Bali hut sits on timber decking with an centrepiece at the rear of the hut which has a small Buddha bringing serenity to those who sit and relax. This is surrounded by lush tropical gardens, palms, birds of paradise, frangipanni trees and perhaps a oriental lantern or two hidden throughout to add an extra exotic touch. A Buddha stands and prays over the pool blessing all who swim there. There will also be palms and hibiscus trees along the fence line to add colour and movement.
Welcome to the native room (below), as you wander along the path to enter the pool you will stroll past a wonderful selection of native bird attracting plants, perhaps you may be even lucky enough to watch one of the local birds bathing in the bird bath. With a selection of the finest gervilliea's, native rosemary, kangaroo paws, bottle brushes, native hibiscus and perhaps a wattle tree too, it will be a bird watchers paradise as well as giving the pool a more secluded feel.
A winding limestone path which will separate the native room from the alfresco / lawn room extending our existing alfresco area slightly we will have an area of lawn surround by smaller native gardens, to hide the fence and to add softness in front of the windows. A lovely area to enjoy that pre-dinner drink or perhaps relax and read a book.
Looking back from the lawn and alfresco area (below), watching the palms swaying in the late afternoon breeze, the final birds are slowly leaving the garden calling to their mates as another day ends.

Me, well I am about to go and have a late afternoon swim, relishing the splendour of our little paradise...........................................................

Rain, Rain Beautiful Rain

Rain, rain beautiful rain, blessing us for another day.

My kangaroo paws are growing ever so high now, they have all started to flower, catching up to the pale yellow grevillea that has a mass of nectar producing flowers all over her at the moment. The whole front garden is really starting to flourish becoming the vision that I saw so clearly in my minds eye when I planned it. Having added two more grevillea's yesterday and a kings park bottle brush tree on Sunday it is now becoming the sanctuary that I crave so desperately. Trees swaying in the wind, the morning chorus of birds as they awaken to greet Ra our rising Sun, a sound that had been lacking in our area since our arrival. The sweet smell of boronia lingering in the air on the warm spring days, it really is delightful.

It is giving me more incentive to get cracking with the back garden, yet the limestone must go down around the pool area first, otherwise my newly planted angels may be hurt in the process. I feel that I am impatient now as I see what a difference nearly one year has made to our front garden, I wish to plant before the spring has ended, it requires this rain to get it started in preparation to our harsh long dry summer. I still have a week or so until my operation,and I trust that I am not as long winded in recuperating this time, that I loose this weight around me and swing back into action and into my life full of vigour and enthusiasm.

A Real News Story

"Much of life can never be explained only witnessed." Rachael Naomi Remen, MD
A baby hippopotamus that survived the tsunami waves on the Kenyan coast has formed a strong bond with a male century old tortoise in an animal sanctuary in the port city of Mombasa.
The hippopotamus named Owen and weighing about 300 kilograms (650 pounds), was swept down the Sabaki River into the Indian Ocean, then forced back to shore when the tsunami waves struck the Kenyan coast on December 26, before wildlife rangers rescued him.
"It is incredible. A less than a year old hippo has adopted a male tortoise, about a century old, and the tortoise seems very happy with being a 'mother'," ecologist Paula Kahumbu, who is in charge of Larfarge Park told AFP.
"After it was swept away and lost its mother, the hippo was traumatized. It had to look for something to be a surrogate mother. Fortunately, it landed on the tortoise and established a strong bond. They swim, eat and sleep together," the ecologist added. The hippo follows the tortoise exactly the way it followed its mother. If somebody approaches the tortoise, the hippo becomes aggressive, as if protecting its biological mother," Kahumbu added. "The hippo is a young baby, he was left at a very tender age and by nature, hippos are social animals that stay with their mothers for four years," he explained. "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

This is a real story that shows that our differences don't matter much when we need the comfort of another. We could all learn a lesson from these two creatures of God.

"Look beyond the differences and find away to walk the path together."

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

What To Read

What to read next???? I appear to be going through a period where I am unable to get into any of my books, I have started three in the last week and can't seem to continue with any of them. It doesn't matter whether it is fiction or one of my non fiction books, nothing appears to hold my interest. And it is not because the books are not to my liking.
Could it be that I am ALL read out for awhile????? Have I overloaded my brain with too many non fiction books this year? Perhaps I may require to pursue another pastime for a few months? Maybe I ought to spend more time being still instead of reading? I know that my still time has dropped considerably this year, and that is not something that I wish to continue.
I feel that I have reached a turning point again, perhaps it is a sign of returning to a healthier me, don't get me wrong I enjoy nothing more than reading a great book, however with all this time spent sitting life gets lost along the way.

I feel I am ready for more activity and less sitting.

Seems I have answered my own question, bless my heart.
What a glorious morning, the wind is howling and the rain is torrential. The sort of day I love, stormy weather has always seemed to fill me with joy.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Now me being me thought that all people who practised healing, meditation, massage and the like were all open and loving people. That they would honour others in their field and allow them to practice in the same area, knowing that the Universe would provide clients for all. A fair assumption?? I thought so too. However I have seen that in my local area there appears to be a self-centred and nasty holistic person wishing to keep all the clients to herself. I placed leaflet advertising my therapies in a local shopping centre on the notice board, only to find that mine has been taken off, no where to be seen and another healer / meditation teacher has placed hers in exactly the same spot. Is it any wonder I am feeling like I am about the people here? Yet another one who does not live by their example, how on earth can she spread light and love if she has done such a thing? Yes I know, her journey, still it leaves me wondering why she would do such an nonspiritual thing. Don't give up a voice is saying, how many times must I not give up?????

A Note from The Universe

The evolution of faith, Gemel, usually spanning millions of years, typically looks like this... Not believing in "the Universe."Believing in "the Universe," but secretly doubting it, too. Fearing "the Universe," but secretly loving it, too. Loving "the Universe," but secretly fearing it, too. Realizing that "the Universe" was you, all along. Yours truly, The Universe
I still have the worst hair cut in the world, another week and it is still embarrassing to go out in public.................................when will it grow back aahhhhhhhhhh

Monday, September 10, 2007

What is happening to us as a race? Today I was waiting for the lights to change and a man who was in a lane with right of way appeared to have broken down, or so I thought. What actually was happening, the woman in the car behind him had apparently been driving aggressively behind him so he simply stopped his car and refused to go through the green light, thus holding up all the traffic behind him. The woman behind got so annoyed that she started blowing her horn and drove so close behind that it was rather dangerous, he then stuck his arm out of his window and started to make gestures to indicate that at she had a big mouth. The light is still on green, he gets out of his car and goes and knocks on her window and they start to argue. Everyone else behind them starts blowing their horns and shouting at which stage the lights changed and I was able to proceed on my way. I was utterly amazed at what I had seen. I know from my own experience the drivers here are far from courteous and the aggressive undertone has the tendency to become lethal, road rage is an excuse in my opinion for people to bully and intimidate others on the roads, perhaps getting rid of their anger, rather than dealing with it in a therapeutic manner. I get my fair share of abuse let me tell you, I refuse to speed, and the amount of maniacs I get flying up behind me in an attempt to drive me along at their speed is incredible. They mouth obscenities at me among other things to try to get their way and make me either speed up or get out of their way. Why do they feel that they are within their rights to do this? Why did that woman this morning feel that she could push another motorist along and harass him so that she could speed along on her way to where ever she was going? If she was late maybe she ought to get up earlier or accept the fact and explain once she arrived at work. There simply is NO excuse for this sort of behaviour on the roads or anywhere else. I feel at times that people forget what it is they are in control of, a huge power hunk of metal that when driven aggressively becomes a lethal weapon. Most people who speed also underestimate their ability to control the car if something were to happen, they all appear to think that they are all competent F1 drivers (in their dreams), that have the skill and the reflexes to drive themselves out of any life threatening situation, which of course they are not able to achieve. What makes me laugh in a cynical type of way is that these same maniac motorists are the same 'friendly people' who later in your day will be greeting you in a shop, a restaurant, a cafe asking if you are 'having a nice day' as if they give a hoot! How can these people be one thing at their place of work and quite another behind the wheel of their car? I hardly feel this is normal or stable behaviour, yet in this is becoming the way to drive in this city, perhaps it is the same elsewhere, in any case it is all going to end in tragedy. I am not comfortable on the roads here, I always choose the quite way, even if this means driving out of my way. And they say the people here are laid back! Mmmmm yeah right!

Friday, September 07, 2007

Blossom Got Mail

I came home today to find that the postman had left a parcel under the doormat whilst I was out this afternoon, and guess what it was??? A purple chenille and fur trimmed jumper for Blossom, all the way from home (beautiful England). I have not laughed so much in AGES, when I opened the package to find a kitty jumper, ACE. Madame is not impressed mind you, watch this space for the fashion snaps! Thank you Auntie Tra

You Learn Something Everyday

I found out today that the cashew tree produces a fruit as well as its yummy nuts, it is edible and shaped like a pear and called the cashew apple! Now then, it is extremely rich in vitamin C, and apart from being tasty eaten raw is also makes delicious jams, marmalade's and juices, where are they hiding this fruit?????

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Blossom is feeling better this morning, she was shouting at me when I was making the bed because she wanted her morning cravers, greedy little imp.

I have increased her dose of aloe vera as well as introducing colloidal silver again, of course she is not impressed, bless her. I was even snubbed last night, little madame that she is.

I have had a busy yet relaxing start to my day so far, having been to the pool to do my aqua rehabilitation exercises followed by my daily walk, I feel calm and completely relaxed. It was quiet busy along the seaside seeing as it was so early. And as I was beginning my walk I said to myself how nice it would be to see a rabbit, when presto, right next to the path sat a baby rabbit. Of course I stopped to say hello before it went off into the bushes. Delightful, how people can shoot them is totally beyond me. Anyway I am off to do some weeding in the front garden, it is remarkable how my enthusiasm for gardening has returned since we have decided to stay in this house.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Blossom is a poorly girl

Blossom was not a well little cat last night, in fact she is still a bit off it today too. She spent last night rushing to her litter tray, yet when she go there not much happened, I feel she may have a bladder infection or a chill. Bless her wonderful little heart.

She seems a tad perkier today, although she has vomited, will keep an eye on her and see how she is tomorrow, if no better a visit to Mr Vet may be in order.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Some Live Food Facts

Sprouted / Live Foods One of the greatest studies ever done in the field of natural health was supervised by Dr Edmond Bordeaux Szekely over a period of 33 years, where he evaluated more than 120,000 people on the experimental effects of eating raw live foods. Raw live foods are seeds, legumes and grains that have been germinated into baby plants within three to five days. Nutritionally bursting with enzymes, antioxidants, anti-aging constitutes vitamins, trace elements, amino acids, chlorophyll, complete protein and fibre. Eating raw live food improves digestion, vitality, energy and improves protection against free radicals. What can be sprouted; * The seeds; pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, alfalfa, mustard, fenugreek, buckwheat and clover. * The grains; quinoa, millet, wheat, rye, maize, corn, oats, barley, spelt and amaranth. * The nuts; almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, pine nuts, pecans, pistachio and walnuts. * The pulses; lentils, adzuki beans, kidney beans, navy beans, chickpeas, black eyed beans, soy beans, lima beans and mung beans. The soaking of the seed activates the release of otherwise dormant additional enzymes. There is no greater life energy than that created by a new life force. The seed absorbs the water and swells to double its size, simultaneously, the nutrient content swells too. The husk of the seed contains the embryo, which grows into both the root and the shoot. Meanwhile, the endosperm and the cotyledons (two inside halves) become food supply for the growing plant. Enzymes, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, proteins and essential fatty acids all dramatically change during this process. Finally the germination process effectively pre-digests the seed, making its nutrients totally available for digestion and assimilation by the body. For people who have sensitivities to certain legumes or grains eating them this way the pre-digestion process makes them perfectly digestible to their body. The end result is a super food with enormous levels of protein, vitamins, trace elements, chlorophyll pigments and enzymes which have multiplied anywhere from 300 – 2,200 percent in the most easily digestible form.
They say there is a week between a good and a bad hair cut, this quite simply is not true!

Energy Change

Yesterday afternoon I had the impulse to change the rooms of our home around, I had thought about it before, something was not flowing right, seem to lack the right energy. I had thought that I would attempt to do it by myself today, as a surprise, however I was prompted to raise the subject after dinner last night, and after a rather guarded response we set to and move three rooms completely around. This morning I have got up and the house feels so much lighter, more flowing and quiet homely, something that it lacked before, and that was not through lack of attempting to do so, after all I had started the 'feel good' factor when we were building the house by placing crystals throughout the brickwork, to enhance the vibration of peace, love and serenity into the home. I will also add that I was left to do this on my own, I think that I was viewed as quite odd! In any case the house feels warmer now, all in harmony. Perhaps this is a good start for a new beginning? I am glad that I did not attempt this on my own, as my knee quite obviously is not up to that kind of strenuous work as yet, and this morning it is very sore and tender. So thank you La La's for your intervention, they know me well, if we had not have done it last night I would have attempted it myself today.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Interesting Facts

Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet - Albert Einstein. In fact many of the worlds greatest thinkers and scientists throughout history have been vegetarian and affirmed its necessity from the standpoints of morality and logic. Noble Laureates Rabindranath Tagnore -- 1913, Literature Albert Einstein -- 1921, Physics George Bernard Shaw -- 1925, Literature Sir C. V. Raman --1930, Physics Albert Schweitzer -- 1952, Peace Linus Pauling -- 1954, Chemistry and 1962, Peace Gearge Wald --1967, Medicine Issac Bashevis Singer --1978, Literature Chandrashekar Subrahmanyam -- 1983, Physics Elie Wiesel -- 1986, Peace The 14th Dali Lama -- 1989, Peace Aung San Suu Kyi -- 1991, Peace V.S. Naipaul -- 2001, Literature JM Coetzee -- 2003, Literature Eminent Scientists and Inventors Sir Issac Newton -- father of physics John Ray -- father of English Natural History Leonardo Da Vinci -- architect, inventor and artist Benjamin Franklin -- author, journalist, scientist, inventor and statesman Thomas Edison -- inventor Nikola Telsa -- inventor, physicist and engineer Srinivasa Ramanujan -- mathematician Edward Witten -- physicist and string theorist Brian Greene -- physicist and string theorist Jane Goodall -- primatologist Vijay Raj Singh -- medical physicist Kalpana Chawla -- NASA astronaut Steve Jobs -- founder and CEO of Apple Computers Nathaniel Borenstein -- creator of MIME (email) language

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Green Fingers

I have just come in from weeding the front garden, listening to a lone crow talking away, calling his friends no doubt, and I am feeling very calm and grounded. I do love the garden that I planned out the front of the house and it is all staring to grow wonderfully now, I am delighted that we will be staying to watch it grow and blossom, attracting the birds, I made certain when choosing the plants that all that I selected were natural food for the local honey eating birds.

I am so excited about the back garden now as well, did not take me long to get inspired, I was wide awake at two o'clock this morning wandering around outside, I feel I require a project, it will keep me busy and give me a lot to do as well maintaining it, I feel it will give me what I require to take my mind off being somewhere else. I have always loved gardening, natural therapy for the soul.
Theme will be tropical around the swimming poolside of the house, with a scented garden around the back, on the other side of the house will be bougainvilleas along the fence with geraniums in window boxes, perhaps with a few herbs too. Although before all this happens I must mulch again, as you can see the first lot is very dry now.

I have a vision in my head, and I am all geared up, just in time for my second operation! Never mind it will give me an incentive to get back in shape. I feel much better now that we have made a decision, and I am going to put all I have into creating a garden and a home that wraps around me when we enter the door, a sanctuary of peace and tranquility where the world simply disappears and relaxation and serenity prevail.

Words of Wisdom

Never Never Never Give up Winston Churchill

Some Soy Facts

Soy Foods The western world is only just beginning to scratch the surface with the versatility of soy foods. An acre of land where soy beans grow produces twenty times as much protein as a acre that is used to produce beef cattle, an acre of soy beans will yield 1/3 more protein than the average grain crop. As an ordinary item themselves soy beans are disappointing, most people do not enjoy their taste, they take an incredibly long time to cook, soy beans are more valued for the foods they create. * Tofu and miso are important parts of everyday diet in China, Japan and other parts of Asia. * Tempeh is the staple food of Indonesia. * Shoyu and tamari which are natural soy sauce. * All these foods are readily usable by the body. Soy beans are the only legume with complete protein and with eight amino acids. These amino acids are readily used by the body and do not require complementing with other foods. Containing 35% more protein than other legumes, soy beans are also rich in polyunsaturated oils which assist in lowering cholesterol levels; they are high in fibre, minerals and vitamins; * Iron * Calcium * Phosphorous * Potassium * B1 * B2 * The oil in soy beans contains vitamin E; it is a rich source of essential fatty acids and lecithin, nutrients necessary for brain function and fat emulsification. Research has shown that the consumption of soy bean products is now being associated with reduced rates of breast cancer; findings may be related to the presence of isoflavone compounds that are mildly oestrogenic and anti-carcinogenic. Soy bean products contain several anti cancer compounds including phytoestrogen.

What, no fire!
Madame B was not impressed to find the fire switch off, she gave up after awhile and went marching off into the bedroom and waited to be lifted up onto the bed, bless her.