Thursday 18 April 2013

Moment to Moment

I'm trying to find a new way of being, experiencing where I am now,

accepting my pain

living each moment as far as is possible

being kinder and not striving.

I'm trying to let go of the stream of thoughts of what needs doing next,

of what others think,

the "should" and the "ought to."

I'm trying, (but not too hard) to feel the sun on my face,

 the wind in my hair,


 the taste of each mouthful,

 fear, sadness, happiness and peace.

I'm hoping to live in this moment, the only moment I own.

Sunday 14 April 2013

The Colours of the City

More from Lisbon...

We came across plenty of vividly colourful graffiti. I'm hoping to be able to use some of the images in my design work for textile art.

Many of the larger pieces (and these were huge!) had a political message and the textures they created were wonderful.
We even found some yarn-bombing!
More to come soon......

Wednesday 10 April 2013


We have just been very fortunate to spend a wonderful week in Lisbon.
I have been very aware of how precious these family times are as the children grow nearer to flying the coop!

We walked miles, saw so many wonderful sights and of course, took time to sit outside with a drink, watching the world go by.
It is amazing how much good a little sunshine and blue sky can do!
I was really excited by the sight of orange trees growing in the city.

        They taste so lovely when they are glowing with sunlight!