The town mouse and the country mouse

‘Once upon a time’ in a children’s magazine of years gone by, lived a town mouse and her cousin, the country mouse.  The magazine often featured their adventures arising chiefly from their different cultures and views on the world.  I was reminded of this dichotomy (my big word for the day! I’m going to use it all day!) recently during our week’s holiday at the seaside, when I discovered something interesting about myself. Continue reading

These 5 simple things: advice to my younger self

Do you ever wish you could go back in time and give some advice to your younger self?  Here’s what came to me today during meditation of what I might say (with love) to the young girl I once was.  Please bear in mind, we should never berate ourselves for the things we have done in the past, for these all help us to learn life lessons along the way.    This post is also for Debbie Roth’s #forgivingfridays.

Here’s my short video These 5 simple things, on the 5 pieces of advice I would give myself back then:

Have a wonderful Easter weekend, and try to remember to be kind to yourself and others.  Love, compassion, understanding, helpfulness, patience, generosity:  these qualities are what make us more human, and make life worth living.   Let’s all contribute to the earth as much light and positivity as possible! Much love, Anita.💛

Nostalgia and Love

 

What if our four-year old self knew what was ahead of us!  Would we still make the same choices, do the same things?  Or would knowledge of what was to come dampen our enthusiasm for being a daredevil, or indeed encourage us to jump outside the box from time to time and do crazy things? Continue reading

Winter soup

What do you do with a large cauliflower? You might paint a face on it (?!), play messy football, roast it with spices, or make a winter warming soup. If you live in a cold climate, soup is always a winner. So, here’s the thing. I’ve been feeling very creative recently, wanting to try out new recipes since I became vegan about 2 years ago. Today I was faced with a very large cauliflower and a list of options running through my head. Here’s my recipe for Cauliflower, Lettuce and Sheese Soup. Maybe you’ll give it a try. I’m off to serve up a bowl of the steaming nectar, along with some bread. Yummy. Oh, happy new year everyone!! (almost forgot, seems like ages since the festive season already). Much love, Anita.😊🥣

Lighten up!

The Sun God Ra is flexing his limbs in my part of the world this morning, coursing rays of love and light all over this land.  I rose at dawn to see pink clouds smeared across the sky and could almost hear the dew-topped grass, and all the tiny creatures contained therein, trembling in anticipation of another day on Earth.  I was surprised by the main story on the Scottish news today!  Read on to find out more.
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