Category Archives: Thoughts

Life, death and everything in between


    I love autumn. It is my favourite time of year, with the myriad of colours, fresh breeze and crunching of leaves underfoot. It is a time of change. And a lot of things always seem to change at this time of year, not just in nature but in life as well. With people …

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A restored soul and a new part to Esstiiet Oriandus


Between being away on holiday and having relatives visiting from overseas, the last few weeks have been rather busy. On the plus side, I was able to reignite my creativity with views like this:       Wandering around streets like this:       Hiking through nature like this:       And witnessing sunsets …

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Step off, dream


Last night I was bombarded with a whole host of weird dreams.  They weren’t nightmares, per say. Nor were they those surreal-what-the-hell-is-happening, am-I-going-to-die type dreams.  They were unsettling and strange.  And they woke me up – several times. The first one I don’t even remember now but it woke me up enough to make me …

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Filling the Self-esteem bucket


Someone shared this onto my Facebook page the other day.  I thought – that is so true.  Then someone commented that such a thing is easier said than done because of other parents who raise their children to be mean (she actually used a stronger word here!)  and it got me thinking how right she …

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New discoveries, new ideas, new outlook, new writing


So, it’s been almost eight months since the last time I really engaged in the world of blogging.  I managed to not write a single blog post in those months.  Sad, right.  So, what have I been doing?  Well…quite  bit of procrastinating…a fair amount of getting myself together…making a few new discoveries (new for me …

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A Universal truth


“It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces.” ― Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones’s Diary I love Bridget Jones’s Diary.  So much of what she says and does, resonates with me as I am certain it does with you too.  One thing I …

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Being grateful


Well, it’s that time of year again, where New Years’ Resolutions abound.  Blog after Blog, Facebook page after Facebook page, spatterings on Pinterest, etc, etc…Always the same old stuff:  lose weight, drink less, be nicer… I am not doing New Years Resolutions this year because I do them every year and they never work out.  …

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Toxic Friendships


Below is a transcript of my imagined conversation with a toxic friend whom I have recently taken the most difficult decision to remove from my friends : Her: Hey, I just noticed that I am not on your friends list anymore.  Why is that? Me: You’ve just noticed?  Really?  It’s only been a couple of …

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I am an ISFP


I am an    Yes, it sounds like a swear word or an acronym for something weird, but it isn’t.  What this is, is a personality profile – MY personality profile.  now, I am not normally into labelling myself or placing who I am and what I feel into a little box but I do …

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The comment #hashtag


The use of hashtags in Facebook (and indeed Twitter – the home of the #) is becoming more common place and I have to ask myself WHY? Why do we need to hashtag everything we say so that our comments can become part of a global LOOK AT ME I AM TALKING craze that sucks …

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