May 26, 2015

THE APRON..your thoughts?

I would love your advice.....
Grand Apron
by Bowl and Pitcher
I am an apron wearer from way back and akin it to the love for a security blanket. If you are the sort of person who likes to sit on a couch with a pillow close at will appreciate the feeling...there is something comforting about that pillow. I feel the same way about aprons. They are my go to for every activity...I can always think of an excuse to wear one. Cooking, laundry, painting, gardening, cleaning..even writing on my blog.

May 19, 2015

Stepping Out…Stepping In…Smile.

Stepping up..Oudong Mountain, Cambodia

 Ever feel like you need to step out before you can step in?

You know that feeling when you get itchy feet, the mind can't quite settle and you need to 'step out', whether it be in body or mind. The remedy is often straightforward… it might be a heavy day of weed whacking in your garden, cycling along your favourite roads, kayaking to that special place that makes you hum as you glide along, having a time out at a cafe, museum wandering or sitting on a bench, watching the world go by. Wherever you go, physically or mentally…it can make all the difference.

May 11, 2015

Hip Hop Happening Mama and a Paleo Priest

A few years ago, I wrote a post about my friend Z.....and our quest to become Hip Hop Happening Mama's. We were approaching 50 and we had a plan. We aimed to be Hip Hop Happening Mama's forever more. Complaining about age was not allowed, one had to get on with it. We had guidelines..

May 8, 2015

Nine months and counting...Tahilla Farm

Greatest the most unlikely places
Conversing with the world..
Those of you who have been with me these past five plus years will know that I started Collage of Life in the midst of a move from New Zealand to England (2009) and that I continued writing through our move to Vietnam (2012). No one is more surprised than me that I am still writing in 2015.