Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Thankful On Thursday

Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend... when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present -- love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure -- the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth. Sarah Ban Breathnach

This week I am thankful for this view that I see every morning from the platform of the commuter train station. If we have to be up at the crack of dawn this is not to bad a vantage point to watch a new day crack open.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Sunrise On The Harbour

are like sunrises.

If you wait too long,
you miss them.
William A. Ward

Photo: Harbourside
Cleveland Australia

Kit & Caboodle

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

Thank you to everyone who came to today’s big training event. Kit & Caboodle brings the whole lot to everyday folks who can not travel to CKU or other big events. We spoil them for a full day of training in techniques, products and tools while pushing their boundaries into paper crafts they might not tried before. They patiently play along with us to see what creations we can come up with and for trusting us in their exploration, we are thankful.

These goodies were part of the day. Recipe: traditional rice crispy treats as detailed on the side of the cereal box, moulded in icecream scoops and rolled in sprinkles.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Something to kick your week off with a bit of fun. Do you like guessing games and challenges?

On the All The Rage Magazine blog they have a little guessing game with prizes.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Beaute’ – Belle – Beleza

'Since love grows within you, so beauty grows.
For love is the beauty of the soul.'
Saint Augustine

The dictionary explains Beauty as a noun
a combination of all the qualities of a person or
thing that delight the senses and mind.

Sadly too few people feel the beauty within themselves.
Inspired by the new Dove advertisements Ngaire has started
"Beautiful.. like a rainbow” and inviting others to participate
Hope to see lots of folks there in their finest Belle Delux selves.

Saturday, May 19, 2007


The richest men
are those whose
pleasures are the cheapest.
Henry David Thoreau

Friday, May 18, 2007


This a poster about a friend’s art exhibit in France.

Tourism Office of Brionne (27) - Normandiefrom 05/29 to 07/01/2007Art Exhib' Title : "Les Fauves sont lâchés" / All rights reserved.{ThE fReNcH tOuCh}
a name for a bilingual artsy blog : english & français

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Nature's Beauty

Everybody needs beauty
as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in
where nature may heal
and cheer
and give strength
to the body and soul.
John Muir

Photo: Mandy in a Pearl Maple mood

Monday, May 07, 2007


If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
St. Francis Assisi

www.linknet.com.au/chrisy/ Link to our local wild life rescue service

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Sunday Sunrise

It is always sunrise somewhere;
the dew is never dried all at once;
a shower is forever falling;
vapour is ever rising.
Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn
and glowing, on sea and continents and islands,
each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.” John Muir

A sneaky peak of one of the projects for our column
in All The Rage. Can’t wait to share with you all soon

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Marvellous Nature ?

In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous. Aristotle

Thanks but sometimes I still wonder why? Why does this water dragon want to live on my back step, tapping on the screen door? Surely my microwaved lean cuisine dinner is not that appetising?