All posts tagged: Nature

Day 355: 10 more days of appreciation, Walking in the rain, This meme, When a Marley kid meets Erykah Badu and Cheese Mushroom Croissants…

10 more days of appreciation! Grateful! / This meme – so true! Unfortunately! – Grateful I’m not the only one! / When Stephen Marley meets Miss Erykah… it’s all just a bit easygoin’… know what i’m sayin’? ūüėČ / Cheese and mushroom croissants… YUM! My latest lunch time craves! / Walking in the rain… while listening to this song…¬†post-yoga. Get my drift? =) You see the rain isn’t problem as long as you accept that you’re going to get wet. If you can make peace with that, well hey… don’t just walk in the rain… DANCE in it =) x

Day 346: Mom’s Gratitude article, A walk through Finsbury Park, Being able to see these purple flowers, This picture of Sue, My local Superdrug and Pretending a country is my client…

‚ÄúTo say we feel grateful is not to say that everything in our lives is necessarily great. It just means we are aware of our blessings.‚ÄĚ – My mom sent me this article from the Change Blog last week. I didn’t read it right away but I’m glad I saved it for today. Because it couldn’t have come more at a more opportune time. Grateful. / I loved my walk through Finsbury Park today and I really am glad it’s right at my doorstep. That… and Superdrug! Convenience is… well, convenient! =p / These purple flowers… I’m grateful I have eyes – and the time – to notice. As one of my favourite quotes from WH Davies goes, “What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare.” / Sue – lol, thanks for this! Good to see you’re having fun over there! / When you start to think about an entire country as a client… things get interesting =p My brain says thanks for the challenge.

Day 334: Little creatures, Lunch break freedom, Pictures that will restore your faith in humanity, Catching up with my momma, Embody Wellness Studio, The summer solstice and The day I finally understood why the chicken crossed the road…

Dear world, today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Many people are celebrating today because of this. I know my yoga studio was offering a special summer solstice event where people do 108 sun salutations as an offering. At first I was pretty bummed I couldn’t make it. I have been practicing at home the last 2 weeks to save money and give myself time to focus on my own ambitions and various other projects in life… what I did not expect was to visit Embody Wellness studio for an interview and be given a 90 min comp class for free. So I got to practice during the summer solstice after all! =) And you know what the best part was? The opening intention was all about… you guessed it, GRATITUDE! I could not help but smile at the wonderful serendipity of it all. And I couldn’t be more grateful. Thank you for this opportunity. Thank you Paul and Anya. It was a pleasure meeting you today. And hopefully this is …

Day 326: This morning, Liquid Dub, Liquid DnB, Moustache Smilees, Aunty’s Bracelet and Foyles…

This morning reflects my mood =) grateful! / This is actually the most chilled out track list in the world. Especially the opening remix of¬†Sweetheart of Kairi. Man you just feel like a balloon lifting higher and higher, getting smaller and smaller in the sky listening to this… =) Awesome. Grateful. / And this… well, this is just powerful! ūüėČ / Today, I discovered you could make moustache smilees! I know! ={O! The conversation went like this:¬†Joanna:¬† holy shit¬†can’t wait to hear this story¬†:S¬†me:¬† haha……yea…..¬†Joanna:¬† okay defo lunch date¬†me:¬† lol thought so¬†=[p¬†woah¬†hahahah¬†its a sticky tongue motuh with a moustache!¬†new smileee!!¬†Joanna:¬† Haha i love it¬†=[)¬†=[(¬†;[P¬†me:¬† )¬†oh¬†Joanna:¬† haha¬†me:¬† OMG¬†it has a tache!!!¬†HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA – Yea. In short? GRATEFUL! / Aunty, thank you so much again for my prayer beads. I will look after them and keep it close to me always =) / Thank you also for offering to bring home some presents for my sister. Really appreciate it =) / I <3 Foyles. Best. Bookstore. Ever. x  

Day 190: Lying on the grass, Staring at the clouds, Avicii, Phoenix and Despicable Me!

http://www.facebook.com/v/540012186802 Grateful for the opportunity to lie on the grass and even out my ridiculous tan today. / Grateful for having a quiet moment to myself to plug in my earphones and stare at the clouds blowing past above my head. / Grateful for Phoenix and Birdy’s cover of their song, ‘1901’. / Grateful for a brilliantly hilarious start to the day, with both Gwen and I pissing ourselves laughing (or more like I was pissing myself laughing with tears streaming down my face) because of my random sleep talking conversation and this clip from Despicable Me! It’s so fluffy I’m gonna die! / Grateful for one last breakfast with James and Gwen. Until we meet again! Here’s my soundtrack for the weekend, ‘Levels’ by Avicii =)

Day 187: Australia Day, The smell of rain, Not having to wear a suit to work, Hot desking and DJ!

I might have been working all day, but I’m glad I was here on Australia Day. Nice and timely =) / I love the smell of rain. One of the best things in the world =) / I love that I have a job where I don’t have to wear a suit into work every day =) / I love that my job allows me to travel and work from pretty much anywhere in the world. So long as I’ve got this laptop with me, I’m all sorted! / I love DJ. Forever and ever one of the bestest friends I will have in the world. Thank you for being in my life. And thank you for staying on the line with me while I tried to sort out the ghost in my room =S Love you (and chocolate milk!) long time! xxx

Day 182: The Scottish Highlands, Snowcapped mountains, The Land Rover LRX, RDJ and the escapism of the cinematic experience……

Today, I really really appreciated the drive up from Glasgow to Glencoe through the Scottish highlands. What an incredibly romantic, incredibly picturesque, incredibly breathtaking and inspiring landscape to weave and wind through. Especially when you’re experiencing it through the new Land Rover LRX! / I am grateful I got to see snow-capped mountains this winter, especially when they look like the chocolate crinkles I used to eat growing up! / I appreciate and accept that I was not meant to hit the slopes today. When there are gale force winds that are so strong they manage to rattle and shake an otherwise hefty and grounded Land Rover, and force every other ski resort in Scotland to shut (yes, we did try every other possible option to get me on a board!), I can accept and understand that safety comes first and that this is probably the world telling me now is not the best time to risk death and getting injured, not with this really important business trip and my yoga course coming up. / …

Day 99: Thelma & Louise, witnessing the world turn orange at sunset, combat boots and veggie sausages from WOW!

I was trying to think what it is about road trips with Jo that I love. Is it the music? The company? Getting to kick off my shoes in the front seat? Is it the service station stop offs and the cups of crap coffee to keep us awake on the drive home the next day? Is it simply the convenience and continuous novelty of being driven in a car, or the fact that, because we’re such good friends, we don’t really feel the need to make conversation the entire time and that’s perfectly okay? Is it screaming old school tunes and the latest chart toppers at the top of our lungs, off-key and not giving a damn? Is it the catching up the morning (or afternoon) after and the one-on-one heart-to-hearts speeding down the motorway? And then I realized I cannot pinpoint one of these things because it is all of these things that make our roadtrips and weekend getaways special. So thanks, Jo, for another UH!-mehzin weekend. I think the film says it …

Day 71: Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, chasing after sun, getting invited to a BBQ by a bunch of complete strangers and chocolate guinness cake!

I’ve lived in a 5-bedroom house with a swimming pool, 2 kitchens and room service; 3 and 30-storey high condo blocks; a seaside flat and a hilltop duplex… I’ve lived on an island where I had to take a ferry to school every morning. I’ve lived in halls. I’ve lived in an ex council house flat and a couple of flats that roasted above the local chicken shops. I’ve lived in an old gatekeeper’s cottage and a fully-serviced apartment. I’ve lived in a 5-star beach resort and I now live in a pretty pimping house with two surfboards in the garden, a marble bathroom (still, clearly, can’t get over that!) and a crazy actor for a housemate that leaves me 6-minute voicemails about nothing in particular and random free merchandise as pressents on my bed every other day… But never, have I lived in a place like Sir Giles Gilbert Scott… What a truly strange but fascinating brief it must have been – to turn an old college into a living complex split into 100 …

Day 70: DIY, Complimentary t-shirts from Dephect & my Butterfly Palm tree…

Who knew DIY could be so therapeutic? Little Miss Bob the Builder I am!¬†Today I successfully built 2 x storage boxes (easy), 1 x storage chest (medium), 1 x kitchen trolley cum bedside table (hard!). I felt like a child playing with lego again – except much more challenging and pernickety! But hey, I got there in the end =) Now – if I get a proud sense of achievement from building just this, no wonder people get so excited about building their own houses! But… I think I’ll leave that for now!¬†/ Thanks, Paul, for the Dephect merchandise =) Will wear to my next gig ūüėČ / And finally, am very thankful today because I finally finally¬†finished doing up my new room. I had one last thing on my list of things to buy, and that was a big, green and leafy tree to bring a little bit of the outside, inside. So now I am a proud owner of a Butterfly Palm tree… and an all natural, organic air purifier. Nice.