I have a nasty habit…

that I need to break, truth be told, I have a rather large amount of habits that I need to break but this one particularly needs to go. I often assume that my veiw of the world matches that of others around me… scandalous, I know. My grandpa Radford used to always say, “Neva assume…

Social Media Madness…

I have never had the patience for social media. I do not have an Instagram account. I have never tweeted on Twitter. I do have a Facebook account that occasionaly drives me insane. I honestly would not have an account if it were not for the fact that I travel, extensively, and it has become…

Intuitive Painting…

with watercolour, will be one of the classes that we will be offering at The Stara Planina Meditation Center. No previous art experience needed I will teach you some basic techniques and colour mixing. You will start off with a simple wet on wet wash and then sprinkle with salt and let dry…you will end…

Words Have Power…

and I suppose that is partially the reason they fascinate me. When they’re used properly they can evoke, excite, energize, but they can also wound and torment. They can fuel our imaginations and conjure up other worlds. They can roll through our minds like a chaotic sea. They can rally up our courage or lull…

Oops…

I thought my trip was ending in two weeks but it appears I some how lost track of the days when I had the flu and had ticked off days in my Day Planner that hadn’t actually happened…yet. I could be upset with myself but I am so happy that I am here for longer…

The Flu…

Ugh! Apologies for being AWOL (absent with out leave). Last week on my way back to Gostilitsa from Vetrintci I felt a bit off and what I thought was a migraine coming on turned out to be the flu. Three days of flu followed by two extra days of a stiff neck from sleeping in…

Storms…

A good old fashioned thunderstorm complete with dark, heavy, ominous looking clouds, lightening and thunder rolled through last night. I love storms. It cooled down and the sun is shining this morning and I realized  two things. I was storm gawking and didn’t get a blog post published….and… The build up, storm and release fit…

Landscaping, Contractors ¬†and Projects; oh my…

Sunrise in the mountains. I spent the night at the Stara Planina Meditation Centre last night. It is the first time since we purchased the place that I have stayed there. It was peaceful and I slept well even though I was nervous about meeting with the landscapers the next day. In spite of having…

Autumn in the Air…

I went for a walk this evening, scouting out the twisting little road that runs by our house and accompanying me was our neighbors cat, Mrs. Brown. She has been my constant companion since I arrived back in the village of Gostilitsa and as we walked and she did her chatty cat talk; the wind…

Princess Piper update…

Sus has made it back to Mumbai and has sent me pictures of Piper, Sophie and Izzu. All are doing well and are happy to have her home. 

The Beauty in Tiny Things…

Susie and I have spent the past week or so rushing around meeting with contractors, landscapers, picking items up for the houses and getting the water heater fixed. It has been kind of crazy.  One day this week while we were waiting on someone to meet us at the retreat I wandered around with phone…

The best laid plans…

I forgot the plug point to my laptop, making it almost impossible to charge it (thank God for power banks it is slow but doable). I am also happy that I packed my tablet because that will be my primary mode of blogging while I am in Europe.  I am currently enjoying the quiet and…