Some people are…

Amazing people leave their mark on our lives.
The bond is unmistakable.

Showcase Reblog: February 19 2017

Sacred Touches

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**Images via Pinterest; collage by Natalie

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Crunchy Carrot and Chickpea Salad

Here’s another Summer Salad recipe from a new blog I just discovered. Adding ingredients to my shopping list as we speak! Enjoy! 🌷

August 13 2016

In the Pursuit of Happiness

IMG_3789While I was at university in Edinburgh my favourite haunt was, without a doubt, Peter’s Yard in Quartermile. It is just around the corner from the university library and getting lunch there would be my daily treat during exam and dissertation periods when I barely did anything other than sit in the library, little did I realise back then how much I would miss those days when I started work!

Peter’s Yard specialises in the most delicious and fresh Scandinavian food with a wonderful choice of open sandwiches, salads, soups and now super thin crust pizzas in their sister restaurant just around the corner. Their breakfasts were also amazing and came on an old fashioned tin tray with fresh orange juice, fresh sourdough, cheeses, yogurt, fruit compote and jams.

Whenever I’m back in Edinburgh now, Peter’s Yard is the first place I go and the high ceilings, bright and airy…

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16 Reasons to Read your Words Aloud.

Here’s some great writing advice worth sharing. Enjoy🌷

August 14 2016

Myths of the Mirror

Most writers have learned the importance of reading their words aloud. It’s advice I heeded early on and am happy to pass along.

Writing works on myriad levels. On one level, it’s the mechanical delivery of a story, the typing of words according to rules. It’s fingers on keyboards, reams of paper and editing drafts. Beneath the surface, writing is meaning-making through narrative, tapping universal themes and archetypes that existed before man first etched his carvings into cave walls.

As an art form, writing has the ability to transport a reader into another world. We paint with words on the mind’s canvas, compose the music of language, stir smells, tastes, and tactile impressions. The goal is emotional immersion, being present in the experience.

I have an irksome sensitivity to the sounds of words, the rhythm of phrases and sentences. When I search for the right word, it’s not just the meaning I’m chasing…

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The Worthy Smiles

If you’re in search of a simple formula for living a life of purpose and meaning, MW the Mermaid, one of our loyal followers, does a fine job capturing that in her poem below. Have a read and see if you agree. Enjoy! 🌷

September 25 2016 (Showcase Reblog)

MW the Mermaid

Smile worthy smiles
Do worthy dos
Life is short
We only live once
Feel your feel
Choose your choose

Copyright © MW the Mermaid. All rights reserved.

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