Hello all. Well, it’s been a week, I tell ya. Our car started losing power and then righting itself and then losing power again and so on. As it’s still under warranty, we contacted the car dealership to get it fixed. We were told to bring it in on Tuesday – a week from when … More The Downside of Island Life & The (surprising) Upside
We picked up our company van on the 22nd. It needed a service, so we booked it into the mechanic for the 27th. In the meantime, I managed to break the rear window whilst trying to turn around in one of the many tiny spaces in our apartment complex. Like many of the buildings in … More A Trip to the Hospital, Another (Small) Accident), Lovely San Agustin & an Anniversary
It’s been just over 3 weeks since we arrived In Gran Canaria and we love it here. But, as with any new country, there are some differences. All the windows open inwards This actually makes sense because, anybody walking past on the outside, won’t hurt themselves by walking into an open window. 90% of the … More Life So Far and a Small Accident!
We were heartbroken to have to have our darling Chewy put down last Monday. We’d had her for 17 years and she became my shadow for 15 of those years. She became so much a part of our lives, it was hard not to see her every day. I looked for her at certain times … More Goodbye to Chewy and Selling up for Our Move to Gran Canaria
Hello everyone! It’s pretty cold here this week and a howling little wind which doesn’t help. All the leaves are gone, so our street is looking pretty bare, and I got out my winter clothes from storage and bought myself some new winter boots and slippers. Although, we are experiencing some beautiful sunrises I had … More Fun With Grandchildren & A New Kitten
Hello all. At the beginning of the week, we had a day or so of quite cold and rainy weather, and then back to warm and sunny. ❤️ Maggie’s been spending her days soaking up the last of the summer sun. I’ve been doing well on my new exercise and meal plan and am feeling … More The Last of the Summer, Italian Coffee and a Birthday
We were born with only one obligation – to be completely who we are. Yet, how much of of our time is spent comparing ourselves to others? This is encouraged by our elders as necessary in the pursuit of excellence. I can still hear my mother’s voice, “Why can’t you be more like ______ ?” … More We Were Born With Only One Obligation
There is a Buddhist tenet that asks us to be aware of how rare it is to find ourselves in human form on Earth. This is a really beautiful view of life that gives us the chance to feel enormous appreciation for the fact that we are here as individual spirits filled with consciousness, doing … More There is Only NOW