All That Glitters

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Taking Thyme Out

Solving World Problems One Mum at a Time Sage wordsSometimes we have toTake thyme out A bouquet of Parsley Sage More Sage Rosemary and Thyme An after work windy walk to the allotment for a herb harvest. Mentally sowing spring … Continue reading Taking Thyme Out

Distrackted

A Random DiaBlog How Often Do you Notice you are Dis-Trackted? Our path in life is not always clear, actually it’s pretty unclear for most of us. For those of you who have worked out your main route (congratulations), you might notice though how often you get side-tracked, dis-track–ted, or even lost, but that’s all just perfectly how it’s meant to be.   Sometimes, it maybe just a little tiring not feeling on track,  it might be like being pulled in different directions and even trodden on. When we do slow down and take time out, how easy do you … Continue reading Distrackted

A Random DiaBLOG on Snow Monks

Half Term Zen This week during half term,  we visited our friend Yeshe Trinley, a monk at the Kagyu Samye Ling Monestery in Scotland. We were staying with our cousins in Carlisle.  so it was only an hours drive away. The Monastery really is a hidden gem, and anyone can stay or visit, it’s in the top 10 Scottish visitor attractions. It even has a a lovely coffee shop and free WiFi 🙄 There’s a wonderful selection of events on each month, so tempted by them all. A Snow Monk We also went for a beautiful walk with Trinley. I always … Continue reading A Random DiaBLOG on Snow Monks

Walk Slowly – Random Notes of Wisdom

In 2014 whilst trekking in the Usembero Mountains in Tanzania, I decided I’d like to explore meditation more, so I said out loud: ‘Dear Universe, I’d like to find a meditation mentor please.’  The next morning I was up really early to go on a dawn chorus/bird spotting walk, in these stunning mountains. I got chatting to  a lady called Elizabeth from Belize who I’d had a few conversations with back at the huts, and found out she was a Yoga and Meditation teacher. She truly was. She embodied all that was beautiful, peaceful, and kind about the practices and … Continue reading Walk Slowly – Random Notes of Wisdom

‘Miss, The Elephants’

Ladybird Ladybird  ‘Please put that back where you found it,  hurry up and get back into line,’ words shouted to a 6 year old child in a school I was teaching in a while ago. The little girl had a ladybird in the palm of her hand and was showing it to a friend.  She set the ladybird free and lined up in the straight line with all the other children. ‘Miss, the elephant’  A teaching mentor once advised me ‘Don’t be the teacher who misses the elephant walking past the classroom’ When I was teaching in Tanzania, we often … Continue reading ‘Miss, The Elephants’