Thursday, 30 June 2011

That time

The more you earn, the less you keep,
And now I lay me down to sleep.
I pray the Lord my soul to take,
If the tax-collector hasn't got it before I wake.

- Ogden Nash

Tax time...not really a warm & fuzzy is it?  Unless of course I manage to get a nice return to spend on fun things for Ellie's 1st birthday & craft supplies for my new hobbies.  Dear Tax Return Santa...I've been really, really good this year learning how to be a fantastic mummy, how about some love? x

Tuesday, 28 June 2011


Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.
- Charles Dickens

Sunday, 26 June 2011


The great essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison

Thursday, 23 June 2011


No one will believe in you unless you believe in yourself.
- Liberace

Tuesday, 21 June 2011


I was out running in the fog early on Sunday morning and someone walking on the other side of the road caught my eye.  The figure was dressed in a beanie and coat, so it was hard to make out their gender, let alone identity. The level of excitement as they waved at me could only imply they knew me...but as they moved closer I realised it was a complete stranger.  I waved back enthusiastically.  It was fantastic!  The surge of happy adrenalin I got from such a gem spurred me on for the rest of the run.  I wonder if they thought I was someone else? 

It reminded me of a beautiful friend sharing a similar experience her husband had when he was out running - he ran past a stranger who high-fived him as they crossed paths!  Gem.

Lush and dry


Monday, 20 June 2011

Sweet dreams

Dreams get you into the future and add excitement to the present.
- Robert Conklin 

Friday, 17 June 2011

I am weak

Strength is the ability to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of those pieces. 
- Judith Viorst

Wednesday, 15 June 2011


People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one.  
- Leo J. Burke

Monday, 13 June 2011

Are we there yet?

One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.
- Henry Miller

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Darers go first

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare;
It is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

- Seneca

Thursday, 9 June 2011