The site of: new packages arriving from Ebay
The sound of: being able to listen to music at work
The touch of:  my two dogs wet noses in the morning
The smell of: Indian food floating through the open door
The taste of:  steamed spinach and tomato with salt and pepper

Alone, but not

Tree

Some days, when you’re on this eating regime (see how I didn’t call it a diet), you feel alone.  All alone, but supported at the same time.  This photo I took reminded me of how I am feeling today.

I am down about 6kgs on and off and that is really good, but I expect way too much of myself. I need to take the time.  Enjoy. Read. Recover and rediscover the love I have for my body and all it gives me every day.

Recipe for a great day

Tomorrow I go on vacation near the water for three days.  Alone.  All by myself. I am so nervous and excited at the same time.  I’ve not really done this before, and whilst it might not be a long time, it will be much needed time for me to heal and to re-evaluate what I’m doing and where I want to be going.  Being sick in the middle of the year has taken it’s toll and I’ve finally realised I need to take stock, put my feet in ocean and ground myself. Literally.  I have my Kindle full of books, an ipod full of music and nothing but the ocean to look at.
I will shop at the Farmers Market, eat fresh fish that have been caught the same day, find a yoga class, get a facial or massage and realise how very lucky I am to have this opportunity to reflect.
I found this post just now about the ‘Recipe for a great day’ and couldn’t agree more – let’s see how many I can tick off – but only if I want to.
  1. Smile at a stranger
  2. Wear a really silky dress
  3. Listen to your favorite three songs on repeat
  4. Gulp down your favorite drink
  5. Don’t consider buying a single thing, just go out into the world with total control and complete contentedness – you have everything you could ever need
  6. Take photos
  7. Write a letter to someone you miss
  8. Talk with someone you miss
  9. Ride a bike and only think about the wind on your face
  10. Breathe deep

Found here – fab blog – well worth a look.  Pictures thanks to Aubrey Road, another blog well worth checking out.