Monday, March 24, 2014


Mondays - most people loathe them.  I'm trying to learn to love them. (With a little help from my friend coffee)  It's another day to get closer to your dreams.  If what you do on Mondays fills you with dread perhaps it's time to think about if it's taking you one step closer to where you want to be, or one step away from it?

Monday, March 17, 2014


It's too easy to let our dreams and goals slip through our fingers because it can seem to hard to achieve them.  More than ever, when you're dreams feel far away, that's the time to dig in, get up and keep on going.  You might not get there today, but you can move forward.

Coffee helps ;-)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

February flashback

Can you believe it's already March?  I can't.  2014 is going insanely fast.  I've decided to call a bit of a halt and look back on some of the highlight of February before I move on to the fullness that March is bringing with it.

At the beginning of February I was in the second week of holidays in Spain.  A trip to the Guggenheim in Bilbao was one of our highlights.

We enjoyed some fantastic wine and food in San Sebastian and Rioja.

Gaudi made a huge impression on us in Barcelona.  And so did the food & wine.  We definitely over indulged here.  But hey... that's what holidays are for.

I decided it was time to get really motivated on Mondays.  

And all that motivation made me hungry.... for some new recipes for fast food - not the fatty type - the fast to prepare type.

March is proving to be crazy at work.  Lots of local travel but not much opportunity for holidays.  Here's hoping I manage to keep up my regular blogging streak :-) 

Monday, March 3, 2014


I took this photo on Sunday morning while I was walking my dogs.  It had been raining for the better part of the week and they were a little like caged tigers wanting to pull me in every direction and get in as much sniffing and walking as possible before the next shower begin.  With two beagles on a joint lead it's usually all I can do to stay upright and keep walking, but I did stop and pause to see these tiny little plants which had sprung up because of the rain.

It got me thinking about life.  We spend so much time focusing on the big things - the stuff that really makes up the bulk of our hours - that we often forget it's the little things that bring the most joy and lead to the richest life.  The smile you get from a stranger when you pick up your coffee, the random message from a friend 'just thinking of you', the tea your partner makes you while you're curled up reading.  These are the things that really demonstrate who we are as individuals.  These are the things that show what we value.  These are the things we remember.  These are the things that make a difference in life.

This week while there are many big things I need to get done I'm taking a moment to remind myself how much the little things count - and to remind myself not to forget that they matter.