Saturday, January 17, 2015

The wings of change...

There are times in your life 
when you need to take a deep breath and let go. 
I am feeling it now.
The wings of change are in the air.

Miss Claire (L) and Miss Christine (R)

My girls take change in stride. Moving countries, a few times, 
during your informative years, does that to a person. 
They have a joie de vivre for life and easy confidence 
that I admire. I also like to think that
they picked up a few pointers from me. :)

Happy New Year!

These days they live 16,000 miles apart and countless hours by plane. 
Each visit together is a gift and they have no trouble making the most of it.

Peace and Love

I love that some things never change...

Sisterly love, Miss Claire (L) and Miss Christine (R) 

I wanted to write today, for the girls, for two reasons.

Christine is back to work in Sydney, Australia 
where she lives and today is her birthday! 
If you are around Bondi Beach today and
see our bright eyed gorgeous girl...please wish her a 
Happy Happy 
Bondi Birthday Christine!!!

Miss Claire is back in the USA, packing her bags 
for a six month study abroad programme in Cameroon.
She flies off tomorrow evening...for an adventure of a lifetime.
And so begins my six months of deep breathing techniques.
Happy travels to Miss Claire! Hong Kong

As for me... I am back in Vietnam, feeling those wings of change.
I am being mindful of taking deep breaths and letting go.
Why does it always sound so much easier than it actually is???

I think Buddha has the right idea. 
I will try leaning into it and draping myself in flowers.
Sending you warm wishes from Chateau Mango!

Jeanne xx

Thursday, January 01, 2015

A new day, a new dawn, a new year....about time!

If my calculations are correct, we have all rolled into 2015 by now.
And what about 2014...what a year that was! Are any of you
as happy as me to see the backside of it? Phew!

A new day, a new dawn, a new year..
about time.

I have thought about my New Year's resolutions and
decided to put it all under one umbrella.
Follow that dream..simple enough?

One of them is to spend quality time with my
two favourite girls...
Miss Christine (L) and Miss Claire (R).

 We are off to Hong Kong for the weekend...
a little mother and daughter time before
Miss Christine heads back to Sydney and
Miss Claire and I join the rest of the gang in Japan.
We are starting the year with a bang.

In the meantime, for those of you who
have so kindly asked about Tahilla Farm.
We have lift off!
I have decided there is nothing better than
sunshine over a construction site.
I think the building crew would agree.

Hoping you all have a wonderful start to the New Year!

Jeanne xx

The Aussie coat hangers in the photo at the top of this post are
 a Christmas gift from Miss Christine for Tahilla Farm.
We just love them! 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Come sit with me...

Come sit with me...

I recently received a message from a friend asking me to consider eight women who have touched my life, eight women that I would like to sit at my table. She asked me to forward the following message along, which I did. I then started thinking, why stop at just eight when there are so many people, men and women, who have touched my life. So here it is, I count YOU as one who as touched my life. You are reading these words, that in itself is the greatest compliment one could receive and for that I am truly grateful. 

You do not have to do anything with the following words but if you would like to share the love, by passing it along (photo too), please do!

For you...

I don't usually forward these things, but this one is special. Sit with me. 

There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who created it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living. 

I'm suppose to pick eight women who have touched my life and might participate. Please send this back to me. Remember to just read the quotation. That's all you have to do. There is nothing attached. Just send this to eight women you would like to sit at your table and let me know what happens on the 4th day. Thank you!


Today may there be 
peace within. 

May you trust 
that you are exactly 
where you are meant to be.

May you not forget 
the infinite possibilities 
that are born of faith 
in yourself and others.

May you use the gifts 
that you have received
and pass on the love 
that has been given to you.

May you be content 
with yourself
just the way you are.

Let this knowledge settle
into your bones, 
and allow your soul
the freedom to sing, 
dance, praise and love.

It is there for each 
and every one of us.

Oh yes, the fourth day be honest, I haven't a clue what happened on the fourth day. It is what has happened since I read this quote that mattered. I am writing to you...passing on the love. :)

Sending you warm wishes from Vietnam...

Jeanne xx

PS... I took the photo above this past weekend on Phu Quoc Island in made me think of you. :)


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