Sunday, 21 December 2008
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Thursday, 4 December 2008
Winter has come to the shores of the UK, but not here in Gloucester, which is a shame, I'm sure the Coltswolds have had a light dusting, and its times like this when i do miss the car.. Most of the North has been covered in quite a bit of snow and although its pretty i do hope everyone is safe and the Homeless have somewhere to go to get warm food and blankets..
Sunday, 30 November 2008
My tree went up yesterday, i saw a few homes decorated and so it got me in the mood also.. My blood results came back normal, but no idea about the ECG results, but i have an appointment with the doctor tomorrow so hopefully i will know more then! I'm sleeping in better and the power surges have subsided a little in the mornings, and they seem to be getting better at night, although i did have one about 8.30 last night that upset me a little... I'm still convinced I'm going to have a fit when i go through them and i walk to talk to the doctor more about that...
Party season begins tomorrow and the countdown to Yuletide begins.. Have a wonderful Sunday ~
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
5 days until the big 4 0, and i feel numb about it, I'm not even going to celebrate it, well, that's how i feel today, maybe when I'm feeling better i might like to do something.
The weathers really cold here i just noticed a frost on the cars as i opened the curtains, still no snow, but they are saying the weathers going to get mild again and then cold at the weekend, but a little colder than we have had..
Can't wait until Dec the 1st, i can put the tree up, YAY!!!!
Monday, 24 November 2008
Saturday, 22 November 2008
Thursday, 20 November 2008
Monday, 17 November 2008
I managed to bag myself a really good bargain regarding a camera i brought my both myself and Sage, but its a present for Christmas, so i cant use it yet, but the minute i do, you will all be bombarded with lots of pictures..
Its half way through the month now and the dreaded 4 0 is fast approaching, and at the moment i feel OK about it, i cant really put down in words how i feel at the moment, because i don't know how i feel or how to explain how i feel. The minute i do, i will express it here, until then, have a really great Monday...
Friday, 14 November 2008
Thursday, 13 November 2008
I feel OK, getting up early still, but that's due to my bladder and not being able to get back to sleep. I can not believe that its just over 2 weeks until i celebrate being 40, well, i wouldn't say celebrate, more like face it head on. Still don't know if i can face going out into town for the evening so I'm leaning towards the Chinese takeaway at mine, maybe buy a really great DVD and just hang out with my friends and family.
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
They say life begins at 40, erm, we shall see!
Monday, 10 November 2008
Sunday, 9 November 2008
(Picture found at Google)
Saturday, 8 November 2008
Friday, 7 November 2008
Thursday, 6 November 2008
So the Cat has woken me up at 4.30 and again I'm unable to go back to sleep, so I'm here, in front of the PC, yet again in the small hours of the morning. My neck is killing me and I'm debating whether to take one of those tablets, I'm only allowed to take 2 a day so I'm a little worried about starting the course so early in the morning, but it was round about 5.30 am yesterday it all went mad! When I'm feeling a little better i will go into more detail about how I'm actually feeling...
Oh, a quick note, good choice of the right decision yesterday, i personally believe the right man was elected by the Citizens of the US, yes even here in the UK we were rooting for this man... Way to go!
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
Monday, 3 November 2008
Sunday, 2 November 2008
I can't decide what to do for my 40th, i will be with friends and family whatever, but i cant decide whether to go out into the local town and party out there, or have everyone round mine and order a Chinese takeaway? I don't go out , i cant remember the last time i went out into the unknown to party, i don't drink, although i have promised myself one Southern Comfort to celebrate being 40, or is that to forget I'm hitting 40?...LOL.. I thought about a party, but then with the economic crisis the way it is and Yuletide only around the corner i decided not to, going to see a live band is the next idea and as long as i feel OK within myself then its into the unknown we go,otherwise its the Chinese takeaway and good company in my home..
What did you do for your 40th? Answers on a postcard! (or just leave me a comment)
Saturday, 1 November 2008
So, this morning i awoke having slept through the night for the first time in ages, although the viris i seem to have caught over the past few days is still hanging on in there, but at least the room has stopped spinning and my neck feels like its still attached to my head! I look in the mirror and i still look pale and those wrinkles under the eyes seem a little too eager this morning. My head is hurting so its a mug of coffee and a paracetomol.. Lets see what the day brings as i take my first step closer to my 40th this month.. Wish me luck!!
Friday, 31 October 2008
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Saturday, 18 October 2008
Pumpkin Cake is almost like Carrot cake but a little more spicy and one of my favorites, ever since i made it last year out of the pulp left over from the Halloween carving that Sage and myself do at Halloween.. Normally i don't make anything with the flesh, as we both don't like Pumpkin, but i discovered this recipe in an Asda Magazine and thought i would give it a go, best thing i ever did, and i will therefore be making this again this year and now it will become a tradition within our family...
Heres the recipe for you in case your intreasted..
- 300g plain flour
- 2tsp baking powder
- 1tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 125g butter
- 275g soft brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 300g pumpkin, pureed
- 75g currents
- 75g walnuts, crushed
- 3tbsp milk
For the icing
- 100g butter
- 200g icing sugar
- 2tbsp orange juicegrated
- zest of 1 orange
Pre heat the oven to 180C/ gas 4
Grease two cake tins and sift together the spices, flour, baking powder..
Beat the sugar and the butter together until light and fluffy, add the eggs, one at a time and beat adding 1tbsp of flour with the last egg.
fold in the remaining flour, pumpkin, currents and walnuts, and then pour into the cake tins and bake for about 40 minutes.
To make the icing beat the butter, icing sugar and orange juice together in a bowl until fluffy add some of the zest leaving some to decorate the cake after..
Use the cream to sandwich the cake together and use the rest to spread of top, adding the rest of the zest for decoration and enjoy..
Enjoy and please let me know, if like me, your not a fan of Pumpkin but love this cake...
Friday, 17 October 2008
10 things i love
- My son
- Wildlife and Nature
- Country Cottages
- Rain hitting the windows, while I'm all snuggled up by a real log fire
- Watching the seasons change
- Having my feel tickled/massaged/scratched
- Christmas trees
10 things i dislike
- Drunken people
- Loud noisy neighbours/passersby
- Rudeness/Bad manners
- Being cold
- Being woken up at 4.30 in the morning by a cat jumping on my head
- Bad haircuts
- Dirty homes
- Hot sticky weather
Sunday, 12 October 2008
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Sunday, 21 September 2008
Saturday, 13 September 2008
About 2 weeks ago i started to use St. Johns Wort and this should start to kick in within the next week or two. When i feel myself tensing and my stomach turns at the thought off going out i can now tell myself that I'm OK and that i do have to go out and there is nothing out there that i should be worried about, and if the locals want to take at look at this beautiful and unique women, then please carry on, be my guest..
Iv been really thinking about investing in a sewing machine and who do i find out who has one they are about to sell, my sister, yep, she kept that one quiet, so hopefully in the next week or two i will be able to pick it up and start sewing all the things i have going around in my creative head.
I love spending hours looking at other peoples blogs and I'm always fascinated at the crafty ones, like felt making , dying wool, scrap book making, the list goes on and so i have been inspired and that creative women that's been a little hidden over the past few years is itching to get out.. so, expect to see a lot of my crafty ideas and works being presented to you all, well, when i eventually get that new camera for Yule you will...
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
The Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland could turn the world of physics on its head.
But what exactly is it and what will the biggest particle accelerator ever built do? Here are the answers to some of your questions:
What's the point of this experiment?
Scientists are trying to unlock the secrets and answer unresolved questions about the universe. There are fundamental gaps in our basic understanding of physics and how the universe works. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will recreate conditions just after the Big Bang (the theory that a massive explosion created the universe) and may help to fill in missing knowledge. Physicists hope the experiment will help them understand what the universe is made of, what propels its expansion and predict its future.
How does it work?
Inside the accelerator, two beams of particles will travel in opposite directions at close to the speed of light. Thousands of magnets of different varieties and sizes will direct the beams around the accelerator. Because the particles are so small, another type of magnet is used to squeeze them closer together to encourage them to collide.
Scientists hope previously unseen particles will be discovered in the debris when beams smash together. The new particles are expected to provide new leads for physicists and may confirm existing theories.
What is the Higgs particle?
The Higgs particle is a theoretical idea to explain mass in the universe but it has never been proved. The theory suggests particles had no mass just after the Big Bang. When the temperature fell, an invisible force field was formed. When particles interact with the field they become heavier. If scientists could identify the Higgs particle or field using the LHC, it would explain why some particles have a greater mass than others and would support the current understanding of how particles work.
What if they don't find anything?
They may find no new particles which would be a setback for scientists trying to secure funding for the next generation collider machine. If they cannot prove the existence of the Higgs particle, it would mean theories about matter and mass have been developing along the wrong track for decades. Many scientists might consider that an exciting prospect because they would have to start theorising from scratch.
Who is involved in this?
The new particle accelerator might be buried along the Swiss-French border but it has attracted researchers from 80 countries. The £2.4bn project has mostly been financed by 20 European member states but the US and Japan are major contributors with observer status. Ten thousand scientists from 500 different institutions have been involved in developing the LHC.
When can we expect the results?
It has already taken two decades to get this far and it will take another two months just to get the proton beams colliding. The data recorded will fill around 100,000 DVDs every year but physicists may have to wait between five and 10 years before they get any significant results.
What are the risks?
Sceptics have filed suits in the US District Court in Hawaii and the European Court of Human Rights to stop the project. They claim the experiment will create a big black hole which could suck up all life on Earth. Several safety reviews of the LHC have been carried out which show there is no measurable risk.
Will it create black holes?
Nature forms black holes when stars collapse on themselves at the end of their lives. There is some speculation that the LHC could produce microscopic black holes. If they were created, they would evaporate away very quickly and would be too small to suck in any matter. The accelerator may help scientists understand more about black holes.
What impact will this experiment have on everyday life?
The work carried out by scientists at the European Nuclear Research Centre might seem far removed from everyday life, but it does push the boundaries of existing technologies and engineering in a way that can be adapted to benefit us all. For example, earlier work led to the creation of the internet.
Scientists working on the LHC have also created the "grid" which is described as the next generation internet and is 10,000 times faster than most broadband connections.
Thursday, 4 September 2008
Friday, 29 August 2008
Thursday, 28 August 2008
Can you believe it's September in a few days?, iv noticed the mornings are getting darker already! But this summer has been lousy, iv lost a lot of food in the garden, no runner beans this year and the tomatoes are in very short supply..
Sage goes back to school next Wednesday, he will enter year eight, which back in my day was the second year of secondary school, i believe he's looking forward to getting back, but will miss his time at the skate park! Sage went on a train with his friends for the first time last weekend and i was a bag of nerves, i kept thinking he is only 12 and shouldn't be so independent yet, but then i think yes he is 12, almost 13 and its a good thing hes so independent! Plus it also lets him know that i trust him to make the right decisions and do the right thing.. Mind you he phoned me a few hours later, having had a little accident on his Skates and scrapping the skin of his nose and chin!
Iv got to enter the unknown today, money still needs to go into the bank to pay the bills, ill or not ill, so a gentle walk and plenty of places to rest is on the cards this morning....
Saturday, 16 August 2008
More August folklore includes:
“If the first week in August is unusually warm, the coming winter will be snowy and long.”
“If a cold August follows a hot July, it foretells a winter hard and dry.”
Monday, 11 August 2008
Look closer, for you will see it.. See, a baby Blackbird! This little fella was born and raised within the garden and still visits to this day, the picture was taken about June though, i was pottering around in the garden and there he was.. I had to shout to my son to get his phone and take a picture, which the bird allowed before leaving..
It's the little things like this that truely make you happy!
Sunday, 10 August 2008
Total randomness, my son took this picture a while ago now and iv just found it in the picture file and thought i would post it upon the blog. I love how he did it and have no idea how it was done on his mobile! He has mentioned lately he would love a 'real' camera for Yule, so he can take really cool pictures and see if he has a talent and a gift with it.. Im treating myself to one for Yule so i may as well buy two at the same time...
Have a wonderful weekend all~..
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
Still a Non Smoker, Yay, the money saved every month, certaintly helps and has become an incentive to never smoke again!.. Must enter the unknown today, and see what the Universe has in store..
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
What a naughty blogger i am, it's been a few months since i last left anything on the blog, but then i do, do these things.. Set up a blog and have every intention of writing there most days and before i know it, the novety has worn off..
Any how, we had the first harvest and to celebrate my sister and i went to a Barndance at our local animal park, wasn't as fun as i remember in my youth, but the money went towards the animals up keep...
August has welcomed us with rain and cloudy Autumn skies, i thought we had at least 6 more weeks of gentle summer before that all kicked in?
The picture you see at the top of the page are the birds we saw at the Medieval Festival Sage and myself go to every year, sorry, but thats the only picture i managed to take and then i took it on my phone! It's a wonderful weekend and one of the few free festivals going in the Summer..
Well, its that time of the year when you know the children will be going back to school soon and we will enter Autumn and before we know it, the grip of Winter will be upon us, i hope that with the price of fuel and food increasing almost on a daily occurance that we can all manage to get through the Winter safe and warm..
Wednesday, 7 May 2008
Beltane arrived yesterday in the form of the wonderful Hawthorne Flower.. The smell makes you dizzy with summer.
Today will be my fifth day as a Non- Smoker, and im so proud of myself! Iv tried to give up in the past and found it really hard, but this time its a little easier with the help of the patches and the inhaler...
Iv been doing some research into the 'New World Order' and the thoughts of people like David Icke, and although a lot of what he says makes sense, he then loses credability with me with the mention of the Reptilians! Nontheless, very intreasting reading, and something i think we should all read and inform ourselves about~..
Saturday, 3 May 2008
The weather has been amazing here in the UK and i spent some time in the garden yesterday, planting bulbs and pulling up some of the weeds.. Iv got to plant some vegetables soon, i think i can assume the frosts are over now!
Beltane was on May 1st, but for me not until the Hawthorne flower has bloomed do i celebrate, and as that has not blossomed yet, i have yet to celebrate.. I do belive it flowered early last year, and we had all that rain and floods! So maybe its a sign that we have better weather to come this year, something to note.. Any how, blessings to all you that celebrated on the first, only another 6 weeks until Midsummers Day,along with Yule is one of my favorite Sabbats..
Sunday, 27 April 2008
Much as I would love to reveal an inventive domestic use, there are some things that you don't want hanging around in your kitchen. Chances are your local charity won't accept them either as it's virtually impossible to resell underwear, unless it's fresh as a daisy and still in its box.
Oxfam is an exception. Although it shares this general policy of not reselling underwear, its recycling plant in Huddersfield, Wastesavers, reveals that bras are “invaluable revenue-generating items” - not something your greying M&S job will have been called before. Clothes that cannot be sold in shops end up here, when the material is either recycled, if the item is damaged, or sold to traders who send them to developing countries.
Friday, 25 April 2008
Spring has brought some nice weather with her, especially the tempeture, now its a little warmer we can finally not have the heating on and manage to save a little money from the fuel we would use, which all helps now that food prices has risen in the shops! What is this crazy world coming too? things are going a little too crazy all over the planet, but then we cant expect anythng too much from the leaders we all have, they have thought about nothing but lining their own pockets for far too long and this is the fall out!
Got up this morning and put the bins out for the bin men and theres a pile of rubbish floating about the street, why? i thought that we all paid our taxes so that this would all be cleaned up, i dont know about where you live but theres rubbish everywhere i go and i hate repeating myself all the time, but the amount of glass thats on the streets is discusting!
Anyhow onwards and upwards, i need to put some Aloe Vera on my dry sore skin and get on with my day, so that i no longer become lost within a City..
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
Wednesday, 2 April 2008
Sage celebrated his 12th birthday on the 31st of March so, that's almost a teenager! Springs finally here, you can feel it in the warmth of the sun now and the birds defently feel it also..Im hoping that the frosts have finally passed so i can get some bulbs into the garden, and plant some veggies!
Really naughty today and eat a whole bag of chocolate rasins! LOL, YUM YUM! **Smacks lips**
Friday, 21 March 2008
Friday, 14 March 2008
Thursday, 13 March 2008
Its taken from a book called; The World of Faires by Gossomer Penwyche
The Dryads Tale…
I stand alone now on the ancient land of my home. There was a time, not so long ago, when I and many thousands of my sisters lied on this once great land together. My family was magnificent forest of oak, cedar, pine and birch. My sisters and I had many children who have all now gone. They the birds and beasts, who lived in our branches, ate our fruit and spread our seeds.
Hordes of creatures struggled daily for their lives. They rejoiced, grieved, played and fought. Fed, starved lived and dies, in great numbers to many to count, over time too long to be measure. I watched their awesome toil for two hundred full turns of the seasons, and then nothing. But I stand here and remember. I stand sentinel to the memory of the lost creatures of this land, and to my own ancestors whose vital juices still flow in my vain.
I once had a name, but I have no need for it now. For there is no one or nothing to remember me. All living forms that could move did so – far away, I know not where. They ran, flew, crawled and burrowed. Slithered and swan away from here. Despite the pleas from my sisters and I. Perhaps they thought we had betrayed them. But that is not so.
My sisters were sacrificed to the mighty beasts, so hard and unbending we could not with stand them. They lumbered and roared among us tearing us down with their shiny claws and their thundering blows. Those monsters, so hard, so resistant, with out any soul, felled us by the thousand, day after day, season after season. Until there were no more. Save for me alone. But I am not done. Oh no not yet.
I am proud of my sisters for they did not go down with out a fight. You may well wonder how we, who can not move from where we stand and must bend or brake to unconscionable tyranny, can oppose such a fierce enemy. It is because we have the power of the place. We stand our ground. You may laugh and say we have no choice, but you are wrong.
One by one my sisters fell I heard their scream of fear and pain. I heard them rail against the fates, and I heard them beg for their lives. But those horrid, rolling monsters aided by those false, sharp tongued with their hundreds of little teeth were deaf to my sisters pleas. Perhaps they could not hear over the clamor of their grumbling war cries. No sound of the forest could be match such a dreadful din; not the roar of the lion or the bear, nor the thunder of the water falling over a chasm. The only sounds more dreadful were the sounds of my sister as they fell to the ground. What cries or portent they were. All the animals, birds and insects heard and understood, so did all the waters flowing, as did the flowers, grasses that lay at our feet. For the final cries of my sister spirits were curses deep and dark. “A curse in thee and all your kind” they cried. “Cursed be your children and cursed be your homes. May the darkness you create come and swallow you whole. My sister’s hexes made my leaves tremble and fall. No wind could shake me as those words did that echoes across the land.
The rampage continued for so many seasons that I dared not count them any longer. Finally the rolling monsters dragged away the last of the empty, lifeless shells of my sisters. Silence fell at last upon the barren land. But it was not the full, serene silence I had known before the enemy came. How different is the stillness of death from the stillness that exists when all nature sings, when life bursts forth and then passes at its proper time. There was daily life and death chaos and commotion in my forest home, but it has gone away forever, as I must, too.
The spirits of wind and rain have not stopped their mourning. The winds howl their rage, the lakes and rivers overflow and flood the land with their tears. Then the droughts come and the sun burns the despoiled earth. Nothing grows, nothing lives. Together, my sisters and I were once able to protect the earth from some of nature’s wrath. But I am alone now. Mt sister’s curses have come to pass. There is no magic that can undo our fate and save the world.
Now I die, too, for my time has come.
I am the last tree.
Who will remember me?
Tuesday, 11 March 2008
This simple act has captured the hearts and minds of people all over the world. As a result, at 8pm March 29, 2008 millions of people in some of the world’s major capital cities, including Copenhagen, Toronto, Chicago, Melbourne, Brisbane and Tel Aviv will unite and switch off for Earth Hour.
Saturday, 8 March 2008
Friday, 7 March 2008
Heres just a couple of pictures that i took today while i was out with the dog.. These particular pictures are taken down an alleyway thats behind some houses..
I wont even go into the amount of broken glass that's about, that's another post with another picture.. Next time im behind Asdas alleyway i will take a picture of the crap thats there, normally its full of beer cans and broken bottles and the amount of plastic bags thats there is almost like a carpet!
Thursday, 6 March 2008
Wednesday, 5 March 2008
This is the reason we should avoid using plactic bags, these will eventually break down and the wildlife will mistake the pellets for food, and we are killing them, how and when did we get so selfish? This saddens me and when i get my new camera im going to take pictures of all the plastic crap i see, then i will post them here and to the local council as well as the Prime Minister..
Sunday, 2 March 2008
Saturday, 1 March 2008
Friday, 29 February 2008
A lot of supermarkets provide canves bags now and there are plenty of cardboard boxes to pack your goods into... Whats with all these plastic bags that are covering our fruit and vegetables?, theres really no need our wonderful mother earth provides them with skin!
The new debate is tap verses bottle water, water that is bottled say in another country, thousands of miles away and then sold here in Britian, but wait theres a flaw with this, many local people, mainly the poor, are drinking dirty polluted water, while the clean fresh stuff is being sold in really posh and expensive resturants all over the world!!!! What the F**** is that all about? how is that possible? How can a company take fresh water, sell it to the richer countries, yet know that the locals are still drinking dirty water and dying from it? That, well, leaves me gob smacked! Then all those millions and millions of water bottles are then discarded onto the beaches, woodlands and nature reserves to eventually break down into plastic pellets, for the wildlife to eat and then die out, what are we doing?, think people, think!
Can we as intellent animals really be that f****** stupid!!
Tuesday, 26 February 2008
A friend said to me once, would i cut my locks in order to get the job i wanted and i replyed, but why would i?, if im capable of doing the job, then why would my hair be an issue?, if i was a coloured person with dreads would that still be an issue?, why is it so because im actually white? And if the person hiring me thinks just that then i wouldn't want the job in the first place.. Iv had dreads for over 10 years and its never been a problem job wise before, its not like i want to run for Prime Minister... is it?...
And what buisness is it of anybodies if i want to look a certain way, live a certain way, im not harming anyone, we should all worry about our own lives and how we conduct that, than what someone else is wearing whether that be their clothes or the way their wear their hair...
And so, 40 years of age or 80, im going to hold my head up high and embrace who i truely am!
Monday, 25 February 2008
Sage is feeling better, just in time for school tomorrow, bless him, he's been off for half term and spent it all being ill.. The skies blue this morning, and not as cold as its been of late, so after the chores have been done, i might get to spend some time in the garden, preparing some beds for some bulbs iv been saving for, although i shall wait until the end of April before i plant them, in case there are some late frosts to come..
Iv been thinking about buying a sewing machine, any sewing that i do, do, is all done by hand, and iv been saving up scraps of materials from clothes and other material thats meant something to me, in order to make a quilt, and eventually, i will need a sewing machine to make it look better at the end... I would also love to knit, so thats another hobby i want to get my teeth into.. And as well as that i really would love a new digital camera, my old ones not so great anymore and i miss not going out taking pictures of Gaia. Oh dear, its all about me this morning! Anyhow, time to make another cuppa and get on with the day, so, until next time..
Saturday, 23 February 2008
After sleeping well, although my nose is still red and swollen, i feel like i could make it outside into some fresh air this morning. The city is going to be crawling this morning and i always make a point of NOT going into the centre on a Saturday, but i need to go and get a new shopping trolly, my other one broke on Tuesday. There's a bright pink one with white spirals on that's caught my eye, that'll get me noticed!
My course starts on the 6th March, 10.30 am till 2.30 pm, which is great, cause it gives me time to do my housework and workouts in the morning and then i can get home in time for when Sage gets in from school. It's not for long and apparently they find you a work placement, so not only are you getting the qualifications that you need, your also getting the experience thats needed.. Yay, i can not wait to get out there and start earning a living, so that myself and Sage can eventually escape this City life!
Friday, 22 February 2008
Sunday, 17 February 2008
Friday, 15 February 2008
Those images will stay with me now for life, i knew that this went on, but when its on the news i tend to close my eyes to the images, it makes me really angry and upsets me too much... The worse thing is that you or i can NOT do anything about this, we CAN'T stop this no matter how hard we try, what can we do? Sure we can stop eating meat, stop wearing clothes that are produced from animals and research where our pets are coming from, but this WILL carry on.. Unless, we all stand togeather and make a stand that this world has never seen, im afraid, its never going to happen, there are to many evil people on this planet that will stop anyone of us from stopping their cruelty, just so they can line their greedy little pockets with more money...
If this is the food we are eating, no wonder there is so much cruel and evilness in this world, how can we as spiritual humans, eat something that has been inhumanly and with such cruelty killed, all that suffering is within that meat and you are eating it... The very essence of that animal has gone into your body, and is fueling you as you go about your day... Something to think upon!
Wanna watch the film? http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1282796533661048967
Wednesday, 13 February 2008
I can imagine the first few nights are a little scary, till you learn to get over it and maybe stop watching those horror films like 'Wolf Creek' and 'The Hills have Eyes'! LOL... Still we cant let our fears stop us from living the life we so crave.. Even the thought of living in a cottage in the middle of nowhere has its moments, but then you do have the added bonus of stone walls and not a metal frame. Maybe, one day when im ready the Goddess will send me my Scottish Knight, to travel and live in the same manner as me and share the fun and love of the land.. We shall see. Maybe theres a soul mate out there also lost within the City.. (((Grins)))
Tuesday, 12 February 2008
I haven't always lived here, iv been lucky enougth to travel throughout the land of the Britions. From the Highlands to the tip of the south in Cornwall. My favorite place is Glen Co, up in the Highlands, Scotland. I fell in love with the hills and the solitude the first time i went through this magical place and one day i intend on returning, hopefully in my converted bus, to blend away into the hills and be at one with this humble place.
Next week, my life is about to take a different turn and hopefully lead me one step closer to fulfilling that dream of escaping the City, i long for it and embrace whatever comes my way, i feel excited and yet nervous at finally getting back into the mainstream. Who knows where this path is taking me, as long as im no longer lost within the City, anything could be a blessing..
Sunday, 10 February 2008
Sage is still in slumber world, hes at that age now where he likes to stay up a little later than his mum,makes him feel like hes the only one awake in this big wide world.
Down my street there are a lot of bins outside peoples homes and yet the street looks like a Shanty town, why is it that when there are bins right in front of you, people still choose to chuck their rubbish on the roads and pavements? That really makes no sense to me at all! And what is it with men and kicking over all the bins at 3 am in the morning? Is that what drinking too much does to them? For some bizarre reason they have to kick everyones bins over, so not only do they wake everyone up, they have scattered yet more crap onto the streets!
Its amazing that when the first signs of spring presents itself how fast it advances.. It was not too long ago when i went into the garden at Yuletide, and the earth was deep in slumber, then a few weeks ago i noticed the first signs of Daffodiles gently pushing their way through the earth, even the Bluebells have surfaced from their slumber early and it was these that i noticed well before the Snowdrops, which to me is the first sign that Spring is on her way. Sundays are nice in the mornings, if you get into the garden, its quiet and sometimes if your real lucky you can hear the bells from the local church chime, and for a while it makes me forget that im lost within a City, but really working on my own bit of land and that soon the chickens and the ducks will waddle over, to nudge me gently for their breakfast..
Saturday, 9 February 2008
I hate all that plastic the supermarkets wrap their foods in, theres really no need for all that.. Vegetables and most fruit have their own skins to protect them, we can take our own bags rather than use their 'free' plastic bags! Mind you it wont be long before the season to forage is upon us, free cherries, blackberries and nuts, yay!
I like to take the back routes to the market, through the field that backs upon the railway lines, through a couple of alleys, and within 15 minutes im there, and most of the time i may not see a car or another human until i get into the carpark of the market and then its all noise and hustle and bustle from there onwards, then i have to fight my way through noisy crowds, just to get a few essentials, what is it with people and their trollies?, why on earth would you want to stand in the middle of the ailes yapping to someone, you really don't want to be talking to anyway, why would you want to stand in everyone elses way, and then look at them like they have done something wrong!
Anyhow, a few chores and then into the garden, and for a while, i can forget that im lost within a City....
Friday, 8 February 2008
This is my life, and how im going to put the above into reality, no matter how long it takes, im going to live that dream, of how life really should be.
Im a 39 year old single mum to one child, well i say child, he's almost 12 years of age now and in ancient cultures, well on his way to becoming a man, in this blog, he will be known as Sage, and me, well you can call me Meadow.
We live in a City in the UK, its an old Roman City, right on the brink of beautiful countryside, but i hate living here.. I spend hours dreaming of getting out of here, and living in an old converted bus, trailer, even an old train that iv spotted abandoned on the railway lines near the field where i take our Collie for walks and where i like to commune with nature, if thats at all possible it a dirty, grim filled City, full of Chaves and drunks... Get out, i hear you say, stop complaining and just leave, if you hate it that much, but.. its not as easy as you think and belive me, i have tried... I don't own my own house and i don't really have a great job, i went back to college and then Uni to change all that, but when you are travelling over 100 miles a day and on a low income and the car gets broken into and you cant afford to have it repaired, you tend to put these things on hold until things get a little better.. Well a few years later and Sage a little older, im going back to work, and in just over a weeks time i will embark on the first step to living that dream and getting out of this City..
I live in a 2 bedroom terraced house, neighbourhoods ok, but the summer can be a nightmare, idiots with their music so loud in their cars that my windows shake and sometimes i have to close the windows just so i don't have to listen to their crappy music! At least i have my garden to escape to, here i have tried to recreate a woodland theme, wild flowers, herbs a couple of trees and as much wildlife i can persuade to visit, with birdhouses and tables filled with nuts and seeds. Each summer i grow my own vegetables, as much as my little plot allows me to and here i dream of having a couple of chickens, one day soon.. But then the sounds of the city drift in and i am once again reminded that im lost within a City.