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40 words of love

Jacqueline at has passed on a challenge called ‘spread the love’ which apparently began on Valentines Day. The idea is that you write ten sentences, each with just four words, about love. She quotes some of the clichés that have become part of our world through pop culture, ‘All you need is love’, ‘Love is in the air’ etc, and I have to agree with her that four word sentences are difficult to come up with. Here are mine.

Love an open heart

Love given out returns

The souls key? Love

A true love endures

Love removes all barriers

Don’t limit your love

Wrapped up in love

Ready? Feel the love

Dancing stars of love

Mind full, mindful love

The other part of the challenge is much easier, except what to choose? We have to post a poem or favourite quote about love, and I’ve chosen one from Rabindranath Tagore. As a mother and mma it sits well with me.

Children are living beings – more living than grown-up people who have built shells of habit around themselves. Therefore it is absolutely necessary for their mental health and development that they should not have mere schools for their lessons, but a world whose guiding spirit is personal love

Like Jacqueline, I’m not going to nominate anyone to take the challenge but if you want to know how visit Meg who started it all!

How to Spot a Feminist

Lucid Gypsy:

Made me smile, made me think!

Originally posted on idealisticrebel:


How To Spot A Feminist

Two fun-loving hijabi women ask the big questions.
by Adam Grannick for the Moral Courage Project“If someone is dressed a certain way, they are representing to the world that they adhere to a certain set of beliefs.” Comedians and actors Radhika Vaz and Nadia Manzoor are shattering this assumption with their new video, How To Spot A Feminist.Manzoor and Vaz play two hijabi women, Shugufta and Fatima (Shugs and Fats), who are struggling to make hipster Brooklyn their home. Vaz and Manzoor, who are both sketch comedians and writers, decided to launch Shugs and Fats as a web series together. “We had amazing creative chemistry and we had to work together,” they said. “We felt doing it with our clothes on was the best way.”They venture into new territory in this short video, produced in collaboration with Moral Courage TV, where they’re “looking…

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Let’s Get Together and Be All Right

Lucid Gypsy:

‘Open your heart and keep it open’ Words of wisdom from Barbara.

Originally posted on idealisticrebel:


I believe this song is familiar to at least half of us. I love to listen to it while having a bad day. We, the citizens of the world have had a bad week. Mass murders in Nairobi and in Paris. More people were killed in Nairobi and my heart cries for them and their families. May they all RIP and may their families find comfort and freedom.

In Paris, we also had murders. We had a crazy horrible breach of Charlie Hebdo offices and twelve people were dead. Both events left the world shaken and stunned. This is the bad part, the painful part.

The good part is the love shared by the people around all of the victims. It is the love we, the rest of the people in the world feel for all those effected. The good part is also people drawing together to support each other.

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Wordless Wednesday


There are many people who post Wordless Wednesdays, here are just a few that I know of.

Travelling home

Lucid Gypsy:

Meg and I found each other a few months ago and she is a real treasure, someone that I feel a real connection with. Today she has posted about her journey home from her daughter’s in Queensland to new South Wales – around a thousand kilometres, and a ‘wonderful woggly journey’. She passes through places with names both familiar, Clyde, Glen Innes and Yeoval, and really funny like Toogong, Wee Waa and Cumboogle! If you’ve ever wondered about the real Australia, away from the big cities and famous beaches, come along on the drive. Meg’s photos of the landscape are beautiful, but her words on their own bring the places to life. Enjoy a lovely read. Meg, I’m touched that you thought of posting this for me, thank you, thank you dear lady.

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For you Gilly at

I hope you enjoy being our companion as we head home after solstice celebrating.


I’ve been away from home for nearly a month now. It’s time to head south again, on one of those wonderful woggly journeys that use backroads for maximum pleasure and that evolve as we go, sitting at intersections, reading the map and debating the next part of our route.

We leave Stanthorpe, still needing frenzied windscreen wipers. Ultimately our journey passes through Tenterfield, Glen Innes, Inverell, Bingara, Narrabri, Wee Waa, Pilliga, Coonamble, Gilgandra, Gulargambone, Dubbo, Yeoval, Cumnock, Molong, Cudal, Canowindra, Cowra, Boorowa, Yass, Murrumbateman, and Bungendore, before we head down Clyde Mountain to the coast. Other place names include Gum Flat, Staggy Creek, Sandy Creek, Gilgooma Rd, Eumungerie Rd, Cumboogle, Eurimbla Rd, Gumble, Shingle Ridge Creek, Woolpack Creek, Toogong, Moss Hollow Creek, Frisby Lane, Fox’s Elbow Rd. I couldn’t resist…

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2014, a Photo a Month

I thought I would look back over the photos I’ve taken this year and choose just one from each month, easy right? Wrong, it’s taken ages to narrow down to one that I like, means something to me, shows a glimpse of Devon or may just be a little interesting.

A little magic

So that was 2014, any thoughts? any smiles? any boos? :-)
Have a very wonderful Old Years Night and I’ll see you next year.