Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Product Spotlight: Eat Real

I love a good snack and when I find a new one, I get really excited. As we know though, too much snacking on the less healthy options can be bad for our health. Don't get me wrong, I have my share of the less than healthy options sometimes too. I'm of the mind that everything in moderation is fine. However, recently I've been trying to make some healthier choices for my diet to balance things out.
Photo credit: Eat Real Healthier Snacking

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Red Sun on Monday






This is the beautiful red sun from yesterday morning here in Wiltshire, UK ☀ It doesn't look as red on my video as it actually was, but it gives an idea of what it was like.

Apparently it happened because of the coming together of three conditions at the same time: the effects of Hurricane Ophelia, dust being carried over from the Sahara desert and smoke from the fires in Spain. It was incredible to see it. It looked like an eclipse was happening because it got quite dark and looked like a sepia photograph. What an incredible thing that these elements came together at just the right time and created something so unique.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Book Spotlight: The Sky is on Fire

I've said it before and I'll say it again. I love books for many reasons and one of my favorite reasons is their ability to transport us to another place and time. I don't believe it's hyperbole to say that books hold a kind of magic within their pages.


In The Sky is on Fire by Magsie Hamilton Little, readers are taken on a fantastic journey with the author as she rethinks her life on a trip through the Hoggar mountains in central Saharan Africa. This is the author's account of her time travelling with her guide Samir, his father Suleyman, and a camel named Fleabag. This is an intriguing tale as she immerses herself into the nomadic culture while on her mission to heal Fleabag. On their quest for healing, they draw upon ancient Tuarag plant medicines and other solutions. The journey made this a fascinating read for me.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Happy Weekend

These are the asters in our backyard after an afternoon rain shower today. I love the color of these beautiful flowers :)

Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Book Spotlight: Sleeping With The Rabbits

I love books. They are a wonderful way to experience so much and they offer the chance to get a glimpse into peoples' lives. We may find common traits which we share with others or we may see ways of being that are much different to our own lives. Overall, when people share their stories it is an opportunity to ultimately understand the human condition from various perspectives and this is what I love.

In the new memoir, Sleeping With The Rabbits, by Susanne Defoe, readers are presented with the author's own story of  her suffering through violence, bullying at school, and having difficult relationships in her adult life. The title stems from Susanne's love of sleeping in the rabbit hutch at her childhood home when she was very young, in order to escape the stresses of her childhood.