Archive for July, 2014

Colour Me Happy

Putting the Love In

When I wander about in London I’m always captivated by houses that have been painted in colours that are a bit more daring, a little different from the norm. Ok, some don’t quite hit the mark like the magenta house in Wimbledon or the BRIGHT yellow one in Battersea, but others attract attention in a good way and really make the most of a property. After my windows are replaced, I’ll be painting the exterior of the house too, so now is the time for me to decide what colour I’ll go for. It’s not an easy decision!

painted street front, Thaxted Essex painted street front, Thaxted Essex

Clapham, London Clapham, London

I have to admit that I love colour and right now my house is yellow, which is not my favourite. So how do I play this? Embrace colour and be bold – or choose a neutral and blend in with the rest of the street?…

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Happy Full Buck Moon

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Full Buck Moon
By Tara Sutphen

The Full Buck Moon (Native American) at 20* Capricorn will culminate July 12, 2014 4:26AM PDT/ 1:26AM EDT (Farmers Almanac).

This Full Buck moon takes a turn to serious matters about interpreting personal security and how it’s combined with serving others and the world. Have you become comfortable with your flow of making money yet, or still struggling. Yes, that’s right; are you doing what you desire to do for a job or are you flailing. If life has been hard, you need to change to get back on track, it’s as simple as that. Struggles are swimming against the tide. Not to say we don’t have some pressing business with other areas of our lives. Generally the rule applies to all matters, struggles are signs to readjust!

This doesn’t mean you can quit your job tomorrow, while not taking account of consequences, as it’s always healthy to make wise choices and sometimes this is some planning along with courage and bold moves. And if you are perfectly comfortable in your job, it’s time to study and keep growing and learning in other ways. The harvest this midsummer has aspects asking us to take a deeper look at ourselves as we get ready for Fall. We are to work at being sensible and carry forward in healthy considerations. Remember how you’ve wanted to move forward…now’s its time. The green light is here.

Journal Questions:

• What do you want as a career change upcoming
• What are the big changes you want to make
• Where is it that you think can help others
• Who are the people you want to help
• How realistic are your plans

• Are you feeling connected to your spirituality
• What are you doing to feel spiritual

• Are you feeling connected to your choices
• Are you feeling good about what you’ve been learning
• Are you making good choices

• Are you feeling connected to your emotions
• Do you take care of others
• Are you grateful

• Are you feeling connected to your life-force
• Are you feeling connected to your expressions
• Are you feeling connect to your ego

• Is anything or anyone in your way right now
• Why?

We can be in the zone of “can’t, shouldn’t, nope, and no”. Remind yourself that there is always a solution to everything. There is always a way out and a path forward to greater peace, love and understanding. Life is to be enjoyed.

——- “To have his path made clear for him is the aspiration of every human being in our
beclouded and tempestuous existence” ~Joseph Conrad (English novelist, 1857-1924)

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How Times have Changed – or Have They?

Putting the Love In

I have this totally brilliant book in my library (I use the term as a collective noun for my books, rather than an actual room of books) called ‘The English Home.’ It was written by Banister Flight Fletcher and Herbert Phillips Fletcher (fabulous names) architects, barristers and brothers, in 1910. And it contains floor plans, sections and in depth discussions about the way the English House has been built since the 11th century and Saxon times. We think of our approach to updating our homes as being thoroughly modern and ‘of our times’, but these men were advocating the same planning and checklists for work done one hundred years ago. So how is it that we’ve lost the common sense approach when considering the health of the building as having equal importance to the aesthetics?

The English Home

Is it that the DIY revolution has introduced a level of enthusiastic but uninformed renovators…

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