Wordless Wednesday: DAY 25 WATER #blurtselfcareathon

I’m happiest by the water whether it’s rivers, lakes, the sea. All my Australian family love the sea too. This is Flinders, a village on the Bass Straight side of the Mornington Peninsula where they live some of the time. It’s peaceful and beautiful at Flinders. #rechargethebatteries. We are so excited to see our Aussie […]

Wordless Wednesday – DAY 11 ENCOURAGE #blurtselfcareathon

My Chap, and I, do as much as we can to raise awareness and funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Here he is after pushing Beth (who lost her mum to MND), round Brighton Marathon. Beth walked over the finish line and they were both interviewed on the big screen. We’re all part of […]

Wordless Wednesday – DAY 4 SNUGGLE #blurtselfcareathon

There’s nothing I like more than snuggling under a blanket, eating cake and doing some crafting. It’s been hectic recently, so I need to make more time for this. #SelfcareMatters Follow @theblurtfoundation on Instagram And my photos and ideas (@Montonbec56) for the prompt #BlurtSelfCareathon for April 2018.

April #BlurtSelfCareathon from Blurt Foundation – Join in?

Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort. – Deborah Day, Author Be Happy Now I’m really looking forward to joining with The Blurt Foundation #blurtselfcareathon in April. I really enjoyed doing #blurtmerrycalmness it’s helped my #mindfulness practice, helped […]

In a Vase on Monday: Create your own sunshine

‘Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine’ Anthony D’Angelo – American Educator The weather has been a bit chilly and windy here in Salford, so for today’s vase I picked the brightest colours I could find in the garden – lots of different kinds of dwarf daffodils, including a […]

In A Vase on Monday – old rose, new year plans…CompassYear

‘Nevertheless, She persisted’ American Feminist expression (2017– ) I’ve been thinking this week about this tenacious rose flowering outside our front door – watching its progress – it’s been this soft peachy/yellow from bud.  This is the fourth set of flowers the rose has produced; it flowered in November too. The colour of the rose has […]

In a Vase on New Year’s Day – dogs, woods and walks 

‘It’s never too late in life to have a genuine adventure’ Robert Kurson, author (1963– ) Happy New Year everyone, may your 2018 be happy and healthy.  We’ve been down south to visit my Mum, and only got back to Salford for Hogmanay, so I decided to pick plants from both gardens. I cut some […]

In a Vase on Christmas Day – what no snow? 

‘Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share ourselves blessings, all the snow in Alaska won‘t make it ‘white” Bing Crosby (1903–1977) I’ve been thinking about blessings alot this Christmas One of my favourite Christmas songs is the duet between the mighty very missed David and Bing – The Little Dummer Boy. Though, I don’t consider Christmas […]

Wreath (not a vase )on Monday – deck the halls

‘Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la la la la! ‘Tis the season to be jolly‘ Welsh carol dating from 16th century. In this case it’s spruce but I’m sure you’ll get the idea 😉 Last Sunday, I went to a wreath making course at Ordsall Hall, a couple of […]