All posts for the month November, 2012

Delightful Dalliances

Published November 8, 2012 by Healthy Living with nature


Pleasing to the eye.

I find it strange when a particular thing keeps popping up everywhere I go.

In recent times, especially when I have been on holidays, my eye was constantly drawn to objects that were predominately RED! I wanted to share these colourful times when all things that caught my eye were Red and were so pleasing to my inner self.

These are Kayden’s favourite toys

One day we went to Eimeo pub up on the cliffs looking out over the bay and treated ourselves to devonshire tea. Even the jam was red.


A light bulb on the ceiling of the dining area

The motif on Kayden’s shirt

A fancy hubcap on a parked car
The no smoking sign on the wall

Later we went down to the harbour to join the throng of people walking about there and ate icecream- as one does on a warm spring afternoon.

The tail light of a parked car
The red roof of a tiny lighthouse on the fore front
     A sexy car we spotted                 The ice cream fridge                                      

RED is my favourite colour. Maybe that is why I am so aware of it.

It is brilliant, vibrant, eye catching and soul uplifting.

It is the colour of my life’s blood,

 the colour depicting my heart where my love is based.


Cups and backing ties in my kitchen

   My favourite places to see the colour RED is in the colour of lipstick, sunsets, glowing coals in my winter fire, the backing tiles in my kitchen,that brighten up the decor of that pleasing and much used used area of my home.

  Even when were travelling overseas and mostly in London, I found many things that were RED and familiar to my eye (from pawing over travel brochures and watching travel videos ) I really loved London.


 London Phone box

Famous double decker bus

And so it could go on. But if I do I’ll be seeing a different kind of RED!

There are another 100 RED photos or more  that I could use.


More Musing and Meandering (Journal 11/09/08)

Published November 6, 2012 by Healthy Living with nature



This time next year I want to be fitter and healthier than I am right now. To achieve this is to feel empowered, energetic,more motivated,get more done,fit more into my life.That sounds GREAT!

I will need to walk, garden,work, relax,eat more fresh food,drink more water,enjoy,sleep, have fun,draw,paint,eat less spicy food,eat less carbohydrates, think healthy,

 I will ask God to help me, and call on my Guardian Angel to guide me, to read up on healthy living,research the best foods to to give me the healthiest edge, think positively,find the good in every thing and every one,stop complaining, problem solve instead of finding fault,begin each day with happiness and smile,encourage and praise myself and others for a job well done!

My GOAL for next year :

To enjoy the rest of my life.

In order to achieve that goal I need to look at being fitter. I keep very well for a person of my age. I think that being tired is an emotional thing. When things are going okay I’m bubbly and  pain free. As soon as a challenge arises and keeps on keeping on, I get tired, I need to GET OVER IT, PROBLEM SOLVE, LOOK TOWARDS THE OUTCOME I WANT, think POSITIVELY. Don’t allow myself to be dragged down by NEGATIVITY- my own and others!







Since Then:06/11/12

I exercise most days

 I blog to keep positive

 I have been on a Flat Belly diet and lost 10kg in weight

I pray most days

 I garden,

 I craft,

I write to remind myself of the good in every day.

I eat fresh food from my garden. I eat very little meat and bread

 I take lots of vitamins

Finish each day and be done with it.

You have done what you could do.

Some blunders and absurdities have

crept in; forget them as soon as you can.

Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it

serenely and with too high a spirit to be

encumbered with your old nonsense. Emerson

Journal Jottings 10/09/08

Published November 4, 2012 by Healthy Living with nature


I want to have more contact with my family. I want our family to realise they have parents. I want to see more of my family. We are in the downhill run of our life and I want to be remembered with love.

We will still live in Nanango The peace that is there makes life worth living- not rushing through life, through each day without remembering what happened. Live every moment- not just exist. Not sitting around , not being lazy, not vegging- getting lots done

 We already have pets- lots of work but good company, and give unconditional love It’s better when we go on holidays in the van and they can go with us.

 This time next year I will be close to retirement.
I will be seeing more of my family.

 I will do more travelling

 make things for my grandchildren

loving life in general

enjoying relaxation.

 I am going to phone my children once a week

 my goal is to gain courage to do it- put aside a time each night to ring one family. DO IT. (Thursday is out because I go to art class, which I enjoy)

At this present moment I am working towards retirement.

my goal is to be ready, not to suddenly get there and find I have nothing in place to fill the void where work used to be.

I will get courage to phone my family every week. COURAGE! COURAGE! COURAGE!

I will LIKE using the phone

 It can be user friendly COURAGE!COURAGE! COURAGE!

 I LOVE my Family.

 I am proud of their achievements

 I like who I am

I am proud of my Achievements!

Whatever you can do, or dream, you can begin it.

Boldness has genius power and magic in it. Goethe


What’s happened since then

I have semi retired

 I have a part time job to be with children to ward off  loneliness

 I do get to travel

 I have been to see my children on a number of occasions.

 I still have not conquered my telephone phobia.

 I have gained a driving Phobia.

 I keep busy.

Most of the time I enjoy life. I don’t attend art classes any more. Have to find another art class.