Reminiscing about my Danish Grandmother who used to cook Orange cake for Sunday afternoon tea, I remembered how, as a child, I looked forward to visiting her house as I could smell the aroma of baking, as we arrived. Anyone can find ten minutes to spare, right? How long does it take to post on… Continue reading Ten Minute Orange Cake Recipe
Some people know I'm preparing for a seachange; I'm 'pulling up stumps,' as they say, in the suburbs, and have already moved, in the interim, to a trendy townhouse in the inner city's dress circle. What is it like, you might ask? Think Gourmet ice cream and Vegan eateries, Sushi Trains on many a corner,… Continue reading The Downside to Hipster Living
Dear Marie, My husband, (aka MOTH), is not happy. Because of you, our house will never be the same. Because of you, my house is tidier. But the MOTH - The 'Man About the House' - is frustrated! If you haven't heard of Marie Kondo, it may be that you don't have a TV set… Continue reading Marie Kondo – Because of you
We all live on planet earth and everyone wants their own space. We are all individuals yet we share our world with billions of others. Timeless words As a social species, we depend on others to live in this world. Yet we will be alone in the world if we do not have a bridge… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Building Bridges to Happiness
It seems like the only people I have seen in Japan carrying extra kilos, (Sumo wrestlers notwithstanding), has been more often than not, Australian tourists - like me! I was thinking that there was something in this. Perhaps it should be a wake up call for Aussie lifestyle and diets. At breakfast the morning after… Continue reading Eat Like the Japanese
What happens when life takes an unexpected turn and we need something out of reach? Do you pause and think, panic or reach for the phone? Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com Necessity makes a Naked Woman Learn How to Spin ~ Danish Proverb Knaegemølle, Denmark What is life if our best-laid plans are not to… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Needs
Mostly anonymous, proverbs are a portal directly through time to generations past and echo a diverse range of cultures. They speak of the experiences of many lessons learned and the wisdom from thousands of lives already lived. I invite you to comment on their varied meanings and intentions.
Is this true?The graphic depicts the common stereotypes, but it does not depict the individual who comes with conflicting viewpoints and contradictions.Stereotypes fall in the face of humanity. We human beings are best understood one at a time. Anna QuindlenStereotypes might even be a mind's way of dealing with the infinite complexities of our human personas,… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Stereotypicals
I became fascinated with traditional proverbs and sayings, their metaphorical layers and the many different interpretations found within just a few, succinct words. I marveled at their ability to transcend race, religion, opinions and age.
This week on Proverbial Friday we are looking at saying on Happiness. What can they tell us? Are they useful suggestions, or glib words?
Freedom is a need. I have a cat. People feed this cat; they pet this cat; they give the cat everything he needs. But every time the window is open just a little, he runs away. ~Dalai Lama Freedom is a fundamental need for humans; and controversial in terms of geopolitical refugee issues. We might… Continue reading Proverbial Friday – Freedom
Are you too hard on yourself? Too judgmental on others? This week on Proverbial Friday we discuss patience, expectations and a pure heart.
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