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taking photos for the blog

If you’ve read me for any time, you may know that since the blog started 7 years ago, I have always used a point and shoot camera for all my photos.   A point and shoot is lightweight, it slips into my handbag, fully automatic and simply was so easy to use. I started with a Fuji, that I loved but it didn’t take very big pictures, and a few years ago I moved onto a Lumix that I also adored.    I’ve never been really careful with my cameras, and I expect a lot of them.  They...

turning a page and giving thanks

I have to tell you that this post is written with tears in my eyes….. You may think me ridiculous… but I’ll take that risk. This morning the last of our horses left our paddock and travelled to a new home where he will enjoy a retirement with another senior horse in acres of green pastures and gently swaying trees. Three weeks ago our pony left for a new home too.  He is now with a young family and officially belongs to a little girl, and he gets brushed, fed with carrots and...

flowers and reinvention

While I’m travelling this week, signing books and meeting so many kind and wonderful people, finding myself in a very different culture to back home in the normandy countryside, and yet connecting so easily, I’ve been thinking about the words and symbols that we use as universal language. We know that a smile is universally understood and I don’t see how that could be wrong Some say that flowers are a universal language, and I can hardly argue with that either.   This whole...

will reinvention be part of your year?…

If you have been reading me  for any time at all you will know how much I love a tale of reinvention. A chance for reinvention can come around for many different reasons:  moving house;  losing a job; a change in family circumstances;  or simply because like me the nest empties out and there is more time available to pursue other interests. I think we may be the first generation to have so many possibilities laid out before us, so many avenues to explore, such exciting tools available for...

welcome to the new website!

It’s been a long time coming, but at last it’s done, I’m so happy to show you around the newly designed  website.  It seems appropriate to be making these changes as we move into autumn here in Normandy, the season that is all about metamorphosis. We have changed so much and kept so much too! This little blog has evolved a great deal since I first created it nearly seven years ago.   I could never have imagined all the doors that would be opened for me, simply because I...

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