Tuesday, October 31, 2017

I'll never forget

On Sunday we visited a local town and went to look at a church which was built in the 11th and 15th centuries. The church has a crypt which was open to the public. I don’t usually enjoy visiting crypts as they are almost always damp and dark and cold and smell musty. This one had double doors open to the street so I was persuaded by my husband to take a look.

 As we walked in someone started to sing Ave Maria. The singer was a young woman whose voice was absolutely beautiful. Her singing echoed around the arched ceilings which made the sound even more incredible. Unfortunately when she realised she wasn’t alone she stopped and hurried away. I was sorry that we’d disturbed her, but I’ll never forget that moment.


Inside the main church


This part was built in the 11th century

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Good start to the day!

My office is upstairs. This morning when I opened the shutters before starting work; a tree passed by! An Olive tree was being transported on the back of a truck. The kind of start to the day I love. I wonder what will happen next.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Appreciation in July

As the year changes there is a shift in what I appreciate. We’ve recently had very hot weather so obviously I appreciated the cool of early morning. Now the temperature is more comfortable and we’ve had rain.

The coolness of early morning
Birdsong
The abundance of fruit ripening on the trees
Long light evenings
Strawberries
The smell of rain on the dried out earth
Hearing children playing outside

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The song of the Sea



 This is what music from the depths of the soul sounds like. You can read and hear more about this music here

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Appreciation

Although I haven’t posted a list here for a while (two years!), I do try to appreciate the day as I fall asleep every night. I usually don’t get much further that my breakfast orange before dozing off. As I have written in the past; I sleep much better too!

 An orange with my breakfast
Coffee
The green of new grass
Seeing the buds start to open on the trees
Early morning bird song
The clock tower on the church striking the hour
Lighter mornings
Coming into the warm house after a walk

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Candle Flame



I've decided to go back to meditating and I found this candle flame online. There is no sound and it lasts for a whole hour. I meditated for 15 minutes and didn't feel the time pass at all. It really helped to quieten my mind. Thank you to whoever put this online.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The breeze of 2017

I don’t know about you, but at this time of year I find that being cooped up inside a warm house becomes stifling. Today the sun is shining and it is so pleasant to step outside into the cold fresh air – even for just a few minutes. There is a brisk North-Easterly breeze and the washing is drying well outside for the first time in ages.

2016 has been a strange year all round: A year of sadness and unsettling change throughout the world. I’m going to focus on 2017 as the brisk breeze of changes for the better. Have a Happy New Year.