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Looking with eyes closed

This post does not pull any punches. It’s about homelessness, the reality of self and personal agendas. It is not targeted at anyone but myself and the experiences I have recently had on this topic. I realise it may not sit well with people. Please consider your responses before you comment. I appreciate you reading my thoughts. ~Miriam * Over the past two weeks, I have … Continue reading Looking with eyes closed

Gratitude Day 16: Some of us just need a plan.

Last Friday I was having a swim with the hubster and chatting about the weekend to come, and in particular Saturday. Everyone was either working or out or studying and I, well, I really didn’t have any plans or agenda as to how I was going to spend the time. There was a time when this didn’t bother me but in the past couple of years, … Continue reading Gratitude Day 16: Some of us just need a plan.

Gratitude Day 15: Extra Energy = Cookies

So, you know how I’ve been on this Paleo thing since before Christmas? Oh, no? Well, I have. I started of with about half my diet being more focussed and have gradually removed types of food and introduced other things. It’s been really interesting but there is one particular thing that seems to have been significantly impacted. I have energy.  I didn’t really realise this … Continue reading Gratitude Day 15: Extra Energy = Cookies

Gratitude Day 14: Excitement grows excitement

Just a quick post today as I am rushing about like a headless chook. A funny thing happened about half an hour ago and I just wanted to share it with you. I got up at 6 and feeling tired, wondered if I might skip the poetry group I am planning to go to today. I have been trying to get to this group for … Continue reading Gratitude Day 14: Excitement grows excitement

Gratitude Day 13: Shopping in my own wardrobe reaps it’s own rewards

To really feel like I could actually do this whole capsule wardrobe concept (Miriam-esque, of course), I made 24 outfit combinations out of just 12 of these items. The leather jacket can go with so much and it’s really outerwear so I didn’t include it but it could easily go with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt for cooler days.

Here are the outfit combos I made, and take note: this is with just one pair of trousers (thank you David Lawrence for an amazing pair of pants!): Continue reading Gratitude Day 13: Shopping in my own wardrobe reaps it’s own rewards

Gratitude Day 9 – These People

So it’s now just 15 days until Christmas, 2015. For the past week and a bit I have been writing about the things in life that I am most grateful about but today I felt like it was time to say something about the people I’ve been doing life with. Because what is a life of gratitude if it does not give homage to the … Continue reading Gratitude Day 9 – These People