A spot-o-baking this lunchtime for the overseas guests staying next door... all the way from Holland 🇳🇱 Little did they know that they would have to carry my lovingly restored table in exchange for chocolate orange brownie!!
No complaints tho.... 😄
Loads of room for a tea party !!
Whose in??!! X 😉 #neighbourlylove #tohollandandback #villagelife #upcycle @therabbithole59
Ini bukan lahan di Oceania, yang dalam pemetaan Worldwatch Institute (1999) sebagai zona pertanian organik terbesar di dunia. Membentang dari Australia ke Kepulauan Pasifik. Ini juga bukan di Eropa dan Amerika Latin, disebut-sebut terbesar kedua dan ketiga sebagai lahan pertanian organik.
This evening I took a four minute walk to Kirche St. Petrus und Paulus (The Catholic church of St Peter and Paul) for Mass.
It's a beautiful church building with great structural design and the interior is very plain and simple with much emphasis on the statue carvings which are all charcoal in colour.
The Mass was entirely in German and I tried to understand what was said but couldn't. Luckily I downloaded the Missal ahead of time and could follow the Mass and the readings via the app on my smartphone.
What I did notice however was that there were no young people in the church. Perhaps they attended the morning Mass? I don't know. But it's evident that there is some disconnect between the church and the youth, not only here but elsewhere, the challenge is finding a resolve of how to bring people to not only being bench warmers, but active Mass goers.
I also spoke to family here who say that that the local evangelical church is also empty and only older people are going to the church and younger people are going to more hyped churches. Is that perhaps a direction we should be thinking of? Should we make our church services more youth appealing? Well yes! They are the future priests, deacons, parishioners of the church. But we should still keep to our liturgy, our rites and what is taught in the Word. Some may say it's archaic thinking, but we need to allow the Spirit to guide the church and for Christ to draw His people to Himself. We do need to be more appealing though.
For now, I have attended a beautiful Mass in Gerstetten at a beautiful church in a peaceful village
Čmelák neboli přísavka. Povel neskákej znamená v jeho překladu něco jako "skoč mi třeba až na hlavu", nechci tě hladit je zase něco jako "jo, klidně si na mě celej lehni"... Ale víc lásky v jednom balení byste horko těžko hledali. #pes#dog#orisek#podvratacek#navsi#villagelife
This past month.
My bed is a mat on the floor, in my yoga sala, a room that has no door but has a great view of layers of trees, mountaintops and the faraway sea.
My neighbours treat me with super delicious vegetables from their gardens.
My shopping is mostly done in a small grocery store that uses this beautiful scale to weight fruits!
It inspires me to scale life and ask myself questions like: "Seriously ..how much do we really need? "
I’m celebrating my recent weigh loss with a glass of fizz 😊 I’m very pleased because in the last three months I’ve lost 10kg (just under two stone) and I’m very proud of myself - I finally made a good start and I’ll keep it going. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still fat and that ten kilo doesn’t really show on me and there’s a long way to go but... ☺️ What makes it so special is that I didn’t go on a diet or anything like that - I’ve just changed my mindset. I like being active and I like the healthy food - all those veggies, fish, pulses etc. etc. so I thought to myself - if that’s what I like then why don’t I eat more of it and move more? So I did. I still eat cake or drink alcohol but I don’t feel guilty about it, enjoy it and that’s it. I’ve noticed I don’t crave all the unhealthy or junk food anymore. Occasionally, yes, and I have a bit but I prefer the good stuff 🍎🥑🍋🥦🍓🌽🍊🥒🍒🥬🥚🥩🥗🍱🌰 So yes, I’m proud of myself but I’m also determined to carry on because it makes me happy 😃 .
Every where you look in Cosby, there are crocheted or knitted items hanging from trees, covering signs or draped over benches.
It's is the Cosby Yarn Bomb 2019 and it's making the village look lovely 😍
Fantastic evening playing croquet and enjoying Pimms 🍹
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#Alcudia 's old town streets filled with history and forgotten stories ..
Alcudia's name is from the arabic الكدية which means "on the hill" and was a very prosperous farm during the islamic era.
Remembering these kind of stories while getting lost in the city leaves you with very calm and nostalgic vibes floating around you ❤
Los restos de lo que fue me parecen hermosos. Cuando se acaba y se mantiene altivo, digno y precioso antes de deshacerse. Los últimos días de agosto y las ganas del otoño.
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Shortly after this photo was taken: it's okay Beth we can cut across this field, the cows wont bother us, easy peasy. (And then, not long after this, we notice none of these cows have udders and are, actually, a herd of young bulls...) Beth, when she got her breath back: Dean, you're an idiot.
Thank you for all your lovely messages yesterday about Baxter! We went to visit him last night and he got so excited to see us he peed down my leg 🙊🙊
Just thought I would go through my photos of Bibury as Baxter was being a naughty pup that day and drove me nuts. But really I would rather a million naughty days with him than a single day without him so instead of remembering the stress of this day I will remember it a the day we went on a little adventure, I let him off the lead for the first time for a run, he was fussed over by everyone and I even let him sleep in the bed with me and he laid his head on my chest for hours whilst we slept 🥰♥️
Baxter loved Bibury because it was full of people, he LOVES people, he loves sniffing them, he loves when people say hello to him, he would be the easiest dog to kidnap because he is so loving and trusting, he will go to anyone that strokes him!
I spent a while outside this house, now it’s nearing the end of summer I knew it wouldn’t be long until these flowers would be gone. I have had brain fog for a couple of weeks now and flowers always help 💐 This house is so magical it always makes me want to work harder and harder so maybe one day I can live in a place like this and dedicating my time to making the garden this spectacular!