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Monday Morning Musing #68 – the gift of experience

Earlier this month, Terri Colby wrote in Forbes magazine that we should give experiences rather than physical gifts this festive season. She claims, “Gifts of experiences, not things, will keep on giving long after the holidays.” I would agree. Experiences are much better value for money and very Marie Condo. To start with, there is… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #68 – the gift of experience

Family

Monday Morning Musing #67 – Home, and not just for the holidays

  The house is now trimmed with the usual Christmas decorations and a few new ones have made their debut. True to my word of my last musing, I've been happily creating. On the front porch, fresh cedar boughs are gathered and topped with bows. My Kitchen wreath of old has been spruced up –… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #67 – Home, and not just for the holidays

Writing

Monday Morning Musing #66 – This Writer’s Winter’s Tale

The trouble with winter in Northern Europe is that it’s too easy to stay home in the warm. When you work as a writer, like me, your work ties you to a desk and it can be an isolating experience. I find that the loneliness creeps up on me. It’s wily and insidious and its… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #66 – This Writer’s Winter’s Tale

Art, Inspiration

Monday Morning Musing #65 – A beguiling owl as a muse, a time to create

Oh the beauty of this owl – this elaborate paper owl – as delicate as a feather, as grand as an esteemed work of art. It was revealed this Friday evening for the kick-off to Kimberley's Christmas shopping season. Stores were trimmed with pine and sparkling with decorations. We shoppers mingled, sipped on festive libations,… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #65 – A beguiling owl as a muse, a time to create

Art, Inspiration

Monday Morning Musing #64 – For The Love of Maud

Dearest Jo, I hope your mum is feeling better and so pleased to hear that you managed to make the best of the situation during her recent visit. The gallery with interactive and mixed pieces sounded wonderful. So very true that art connects, enlightens, inspires, and as you rightly say Jo... also connects through the… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #64 – For The Love of Maud