Alan Rickman was one of those actors who I always believed; no matter whom he was creating or representing in his portrayals, I always felt he nailed it and brought the character to life. “Actors are agents of change,” he said. “A film, a piece of theatre, a piece of music, or a book … Continue reading Alan Rickman – an agent of change
lesson one: An old dog can teach his owner new tricks! i've been watching Branston's behaviour since we arrived in Wales in December. He's like a dog who's arrived in doggy heaven with a free pass to access all areas. From morning until bedtime, when he goes over to Nanny's woodland home to snuggle up … Continue reading Lessons from Branston
can it really be three months since we arrived In Myddfai, in our little piece of Welsh heaven? The time here seems to work on a different schedule at a slower less stressful pace. There are days when it's suddenly ten o'clock and all I've done is feed the birds. It's wonderful. it is also … Continue reading Croeso i Myddfai
I love watching Formula One. I've always loved cars; watching and driving and even being driven (as long as it's by someone who understands the need for a gap between you and the car in front!) and I'm often referred to as a petrol Head. when F1 announced the new cars this year, I was … Continue reading Bitter sweet victory?
In my opinion, there is too much hate in the world. Too many young people taught to continue the hatred developed and nurtured by their elders and ancestors. Too many reasons found to continue the hate despite all the obvious ones to end it, to move on. in my opinion, there are too many … Continue reading In my opinion…
When your husband asks you if you're "up for a dirty weekend in the woods" it doesn't take long to feel young and excited again (and rather bloody daring too). At our age, with my health considerations, the idea of camping-out under the stars in a woodland with no traffic or airplane noise is about … Continue reading A dirty weekend…
Over the weekend, I went to a local club and tried my first attempt with a bow and arrow. I've always loved the idea of archery, a sport strongly connected with the earth and our heritage. It's always struck me as romantic in some way. I've also always held the belief that I would never … Continue reading Choose a new string for your bow
“Don’t be so moody” a much-repeated comment from mothers of teenagers, partners (of both sexes) and many long-suffering friends. Yet is strikes me that this is a strange remark; we are constantly moody. All our actions (or lack of action) can be influenced by our mood. Every conversation or interaction will be impacted by our … Continue reading Making mood choices
How often do you find yourself lying awake at night, or waking in the early hours, dwelling on something that's worrying you? Going over and over in your head all the options and possible outcomes, seeing blocks and obstacles in your path. This is a choice. The issue may be a very real one, but … Continue reading Choose to take control
Have you got a list of choices? Choices you've been planning to make for a while now; perhaps a long while? Sometimes it can feel overwhelming - and not knowing where to start can result in not starting at all. Those choices go un-made or ignored, the progress is stalled or the inevitable is delayed. … Continue reading Pick a choice between one and ten….