A Bike, A Dress, A Zed, Permaculture and A New Blog

Busy, Jeez thought I’d never stop!

It’s great when things take off and move; more on why this happened so quickly later…
It’s good to get your feet under and really sort things out

I’ve always been an initiator, I like moving things along and I follow through sometimes it takes a while (lots of patience, faith and being a tad tenacious is important here) Though of late the moving part I don’t really need to do, which in my book is fab as it means a lot less effort on my part. How does it get any better than that? What else is possible?

Dress
I love it when things fall into place all by themselves and just seem to work out. One of my targets this year is getting fitter, never been really unfit, just wanted to be more toned and curvy; that’s been happening without me really having a proper fitness plan in place. This is where my new dress comes in… I love dresses, not really OTT flowery girly ones, just hourglass friendly shaped ones that make me feel like a million pounds. I haven’t bought any clothes for a while and I enjoyed buying my new dress; I’m not a huge shopping excursion fan, I prefer buying CD’s and wandering around market stalls and smaller vintage community shops/areas like Brick Lane & Portobello Road Market in London.

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Reiki – where do I start on this one?

reikiprincipleThe love of Reiki

You know when a friend has her hair done or some nice new makeup or just looks fresh-faced and happy, well a friend was just like that she looked radiant, so my curiosity was piqued to say the least, I asked her what it was she had done, she told me she had just learnt Reiki.

So I asked her about it, it’s interesting as I have been able to feel energy since I was a teenager, but kind of dismissed it as didn’t know what to do with it. I asked at the local spiritual church but was told categorically to come back in 6 months, so I thought this isn’t the way forward. So I went to a talk with Chris Parkes a Reiki Teacher whom my friend had just done his reiki course  and while I was having some reiki saw myself sending it to my mother (which is a reiki 2 level course, that I hadn’t done yet!) So I thought I’d better look into this and I did, it felt right to do the Reiki 1 Class with Chris and I’ve never looked back since.

Reiki is more about self-development for me than about giving and receiving the energy, that’s important too as so much love, healing and peace can be given and received by a reiki treatment, it’s  a wonderful gentle way of giving yourself or another some much-needed love, support and TLC.

Reiki for me transcends lots of spiritual boundaries, it has opened me up and helped me let go, love and detach from situations and people fo the last 13 years. It helped me deal with some very difficult issues and to be supported by the energy is wonderful and very comforting.

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Happy like an ice cream cone in Summer ~ my love for essential oils

Rose Otto (Rosa Damascena)

I love essential oils with an ultimate passion.

I found aromatherapy way back in the mid 80’s when I was living in London.

I found it by mistake really I was not looking for it or that particularly interested at first. I was much more interested in Astrology and was taking an evening class in Hackney with Wanda Sellar who is a fine astrologer and I was also about to find out a wonderful aromatherapist too.

So I joined Wanda’s class in astrology, I got to know Wanda quite well as I did quite a few classes with her. She asked me along to her aromatherapy class. So I went along not really knowing what to expect.

Well after a few classes she pulls me to one side and tells me I’m a complete natural and asks me to be her assistant. She helped me to see what I couldn’t which was an affinity for essential oils and a natural talent at massage.

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Working on my website

Getting There!

I’ve been busy over the last week blogging and also thinking about all the good stuff to go on my website

I’m about to start uploading it then I’ll have a chat with my friend Nick who’s a web/graphic designer (Delazo is his company) to get everything moving so it’s all nice and pretty to look at
I’m getting quite excited as I’ve always wanted to do this and It will look fab once I’ve got the pictures up and text written


My Therapy Room

I sanded and varnished the floors myself!
I painted it with the help of my trusty assistant Ross (my son)
My room is nearly finished I just need to purchase a lampshade and some lovely voile for the window

Love and Inspiration

Patti Smith by photographer Annie Leibovitz appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone in 1978

I have this picture (a very small postcard sized version) in a crude frame hanging in my hallway. I’ve spent countless years quizzing guests who have come to my home about who they think this is, more often than not most people don’t have a clue who it is. A few (and I mean a few… they know who they are) got it right first time.

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