Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Cherish Each Moment

Although it is pleasantly exciting to look to the future, consistent and continual joy comes from cherishing the present moment.  Each instant of life offers the richness of love, humor, stories, messages, healings and blessings.
Today, place your intention on cherishing every second that you experience.  Notice the details within each situation and the beauty of every human interaction.  Allow yourself to feel the emotions stirred by each moment.  Be consciously aware of the present moment.


I notice the present, focusing on the minute details of what I see, feel, think and hear.  I find the humor within situations, and I appreciate this very moment, right now.

Taken from "Daily Guidance from your Angels" By Doreen Virtue

Friday, 10 December 2010

WANTED: Fellow Fruit Loop

For some unknown reason, I have been feeling quite lonely this last month or so and I am finding it really strange as I have never been lonely before. 

I didn’t have the time to feel lonely growing up as I spent half my life at boarding school.  When I wasn’t swimming (swimming was a big part of my life when I was younger) I was with my friends. 
I then left Capricorn and moved back to Zimbabwe where I made new friends. I fell pregnant with my son at 16 and had him at 17 which is also when I met my ex husband.  We were together for 10 years and were always on the go  (we got married, had a baby, enjoyed family life, both worked  full time, did catering for the Round Table during the evenings,  studied etc..) and during this time I was lucky enough to have met my special friend, Carol. 
Gareth and I ended up getting divorced and, roundabout at the same time, Carol and her hubby got divorced.  We supported each other through it.  Carol would often come and spend the week – end with me.  We’d go out or just stay in, it didn’t matter which.  There was always something on the go back home – drinks, house parties, clubbing, braai’s, random road trips.  It was awesome. 
I left Zim 6 years ago and moved to the UK.  I didn’t know anyone here apart from my family (mom and brother) but have never been particularly close to them.  I made new friends and started to build a life for myself and my noo’s.  I have met some really dreadful people here but at the same time I have met some really lovely people and have made some good friends which is nice.
I am quite a busy person.  I work full time, have just finished an Advanced Diploma, do my own house work, am always cooking something, I have 3 blogs on the go, do cross stitch or parchment craft and yet I am lonely.  Doesn’t make sense does it?! 
I don’t think working in an all male environment helps.  When they aren’t talking techie (I work in IT) they are talking porn.  I don’t socialize with them like I used to when I worked at the Funny Farm (where I used to work).
I think I just yearn for a close friendship like the one I had with Carol.  I am still friends with Gareth and Carol.  In fact, they are my best friends and always will be.   The only difference is we are now scattered around the world.  Yes, they are still there for me as I am for them and, yes we are still close, but I am missing the closeness.  Being able to go out and have a few drinks, hang out or just be completely random with.  I haven’t found that yet. 
Am I completely insane?  Surely there must be another fruit loop out there? 
If you are reading this and can relate to what I am saying then let’s go for a drink – this could be the start of something *insert ending here* ;-)

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Meet the Gang

As Christmas approaches I have been thinking about my family and how much they mean to me. 

Without them I wouldn't be the person that I am today so I'd like to take this opportunity to dedicate a post them.

Darryn, Savannah, Gareth, Carolla, Liana and Michael - you guys mean the world to me and I love you with all my heart.

Meet my son, Darryn. 

Darryn aka Dizzle

He is 16 and in his last year at High School.  He likes to eat (a lot), listen to music, DJ and play rugby.  He has an awsome sense of humour, is over 6 foot and wears size 11 shoes!  I still can't quite believe that he was once my little boy! 

Meet my daughter, Savannah. 

Savannah aka Vannah aka Leek

She is nearly 12 (we are counting down the days!) and has just started High School.  She loves to bake and often writes me notes and stories to tell me how much she loves me.  She is
such a sweet little girl and she makes me smile each and every day.

Visiting Picadilly Circus, 2009

Darryn, Gareth and Savannah

Meet Gareth.

Gareth aka Ga

Not only is he one of my best friends but he also happens to be my ex husband.  We met when I was 17 and spent 10 happy years together.  Despite parting ways, he is a major part of my life and always will be.  He is a successful author, life coach, mentor, friend and dad.

Meet Carolla.

Sonia aka Carol aka Carolla

We have so much in common and have been best friends for close on 12 years now.  We have been through so much together and, although we no longer live in the same Country, we are still as close as ever.  She is an amazing baker, chef, mom and friend.

Carolla with her noo's - Michael and Liana

Meet Bella

Bella aka Bella-anna-wella aka woowoo is my mental 4.5 year old Cocker Spaniel.  She is absolutely nuts but I love her to bits.