Sunday, 31 January 2010

I have been painting again. It feels good! Just experimenting and trying out different ideas, trying to find something that feels 'right'. Art, exercise and books. My ingredients to wellbeing. Mix them all up with a good base of family and friends, the odd glass of wine, lots of kindness and a few pretty treats.

Friday, 22 January 2010

I'm learning to be mindful. It's a skill that takes practice but I can see the benefits straight away. It's kind of hard for me to explain at the moment but it's a way of bringing yourself into the present and of freeing yourself from the way that your thoughts can influence the way that you feel.I used to be a little scornful of this kind of thing but now I'm an absolute convert. It works! It's good stuff.
And right now I'm drinking ginger wine which is also surprisingly good stuff. Very warming. Tomorrow I hope to get some work done, D is here to look after the baby for a couple of precious hours. So, so looking forward to it.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

At the moment...
...candlelightCarla Bruni mindfulness waiting for David Radio 4 library visits airmail
There is so much to do. It feels like I'm trying to find time and space from nowhere and that I'm running on the spot, getting nowhere. But little moments can be snatched here and there, thank goodness. Precious little moments.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Watched Me, You and Everyone We Know again the other evening. ))><(( Such an great film don't you think? If you haven't seen it then get it out, watch it, it's beautiful! Miranda July is a hugely inspirational artist, film-maker whatever. I bought her book of short stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You, for D for Christmas. He seems engrossed. I'll get to read it next.
A little bit late in coming but here are some beautiful things lucky me had for Christmas.
Pink GHDs.
Delicious rose petal chocolates from this sweet cottage industry chocolate
maker. A Paris stamp set. Prada perfume to squirt and make me smell divine.This charm bracelet with a star and an 'A' charm ready to dangle.This moomin pocket mirror. Love the moomins, so cute.And lots more... books, pom-pom slippers, books, pyjamas, books, tickets to the theatre and a couple more books.And here's my sweetheart on Christmas morning with her ugly friend. I think she loved Christmas almost as much as me.