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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...

get lost!

  I have a very poor sense of direction , and sometimes this means that I get lost ….   I have been lost on my own, and  with the dogs (not that they mind), I have even been lost while being guided by Mr Google and his maps. I used to stress about getting lost, but that has changed. I understood long ago that a lot of the best stuff happens when I get lost   The wrong path that leads to a hitherto undiscovered clearing in the forest, the erroneous turning that brings me up to a...

my blog birthday and a tale of reinvention

Six years of blogging today – gracious!  really?!    I honestly didn’t know I’d have so much to talk about!  I have said it before, but blogging has really allowed me to redirect my life in a way I would never have imagined.   I am so grateful to my readers for being here, and giving me a reason to write and to share. A coupe of weeks ago I told you that this blog has been my way of reinventing myself after my children no longer needed a full time mom.   I wanted to celebrate...

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