Sitting here with Paddington Bear at Paddington Station in London I’ve always had a fascination for trains and stations. My favourite station is Paddington. I love the architecture, the expanse of the place and the ambient yet buzzy vibe the place has.
I love watching all the people, busily going from A to B, stopping along the way for a coffee and a bite to eat.I’ve spent the last four days in London, sitting in cafes just relaxing the afternoons away drinking lots of coffee (I love soya cappuccinos), eating vegan cupcakes, wandering around, going to galleries, on an Access Consciousness bars course – (see this post about that) and generally having a little holiday.
Birmingham German Christmas Market ~ Dec 2010
I went to the Birmingham Christmas Market a few weeks ago, on a random trip to Brum, surprise from some friends 😀 I even got to see the new Harry Potter movie. It was when we had our first snowfalls, oh I thought that was the end of it… (still snowy!) I love German bread, have done since I went to München (Munich) in 1997. So was looking forward to visiting the Christmas market.
Since I’ve been here in Scotland here with my dear Sister, she baked me a cake when I arrived ( the banana and date one), it was so nice ( we ate it with cups of tea and with help from my dad), so she baked another one this morning, we’ve had a morning & afternoon just baking, and listening to my loved tracks on last fm it’s been great as I’m on holiday here for a while and I so need a holiday.
We’ve made a trifle, rum truffles and the banana and date cake
Banana and Date Cake
This is so easy to make, my sister has a small baby (24 weeks old) and she can make it in between feeds.
High above, in the clouds on my way to Edinburgh ~ 26th June 2010
I should really be fast asleep, listening to my meditation cd on my Squeezebox, drifting into la-la land, but I’m here getting inspiration for a new blog post instead… the idea for this post came about by having a good day, it’s been a little while since I’ve felt one of those really well and today was it
It’s starting to come back the feelings of grace and gratitude within me, which is nice.
They are such lovely feelings, well really states of beingness as that’s where you are with grace and gratitude they are like sisters who are just close and you know that they get on like a house on fire. The appreciation of life I have is phenomenal and it helps me deal with all the stuff that crops up in my life. I know on a deep level that everything has an order even the chaos is an illusion and I do my best to hold steadfast and see the grace in all situations.
Barbican – Isobel Campbell with Mark Lanegan September 10 2010 / 19:30
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This will be the first time I get to see these two perform live; I’m beside myself…
I’ll be off down the M40 towards London, as not sure where else they are playing so off to the Barbican again I saw Ute Lemper there last year
I miss London as the music scene is great, but me blasting down the motorway in my Zed is so worth it