What’s a flower frog?

Flower Frog

So, I’ve wanted one of these since I saw This Video by Ali Brown.

These apparently were once used by florists, known as frogs, because they spent much of their time in water, however they’re now highly collectible and cone in a myriad of different shapes and sizes, along with different themes.

They’ve since been replaced by something called Oasis, that you wet and pop your flower arrangement in:

Pic by florabundance.com

I wanted one for my Diamond Painting Pens. I am really irritated by them rolling off my desk, so now they won’t, plus I have an item I find aesthetically pleasing.

Mine came from a charity shop and cost £4:00.

With pens in.

So, do you have one of these? Do you collect them? Or use them?

A week of change/Life Audit

I took this week off, in fact, I’m on a sabbatical for the whole month. No getting up at the crack of dawn, no running around and not much internet stuff at all (apart from YouTube videos!).

While I’ve been off, I’ve attended some appointments and done things to make my life a little easier when I go back to work. Sometimes you just have to step back and see what is working and what isn’t.

I have developed a hearing issue and that’s altered my job. Fortunately for me, I’m self employed, and so I can tweak my offerings accordingly. Again, reframing what you can do, against what you can’t.

Course correction, or reframing your life can be one of liberation or re alignment. Either way, I think it’s a good idea to take a step back and audit your life to see what you can change (or not). Those things you cannot change, you can change your thinking on, thus making things easier for yourself.

It’s been an interesting week, the next thing to tackle is my website. Now, that’s going to be a challenge in itself! While doing the blog along it became apparent that some elements of my website weren’t working, so, another thing to audit. 😜

Wish me luck, lol

Bank Holiday Sunday 🌴

Since the start of lockdown I’ve not really noticed a Bank Holiday, because all the days felt like Sundays.

In fact, I had to put in some boundaries so that I didn’t land up working weekends.

So, back to bank holidays : until today I haven’t noticed them, but today we went out! I actually had a MacDonalds Breakfast Muffin! It happens twice a year and today was the first one. We took our meal and sat by the sea in our car.

I can see why people are healed by being near the sea. Personally, I find being near trees and grass is better but we live by the sea 🙂

So, cue some pictures and a feeling of relaxing, something I am truly not used to these days!

A handy picnic table
The sea view
The town in the distance.

Do you find sea or greenery more relaxing?

May Day

Often people welcome in the May. On the first of May at dawn, people stand to greet the sunrise.

They also dance around the Maypole (I did this as a child, and also I Wassailed). This was originally a fertility rite apparently, I have to say I don’t know much about it apart from that, and of course the dance created a beautiful pattern with the ribbons. I remember we had to reverse our steps to “unwind” the ribbon.

May celebration.

When I saw in the May in a few years ago, it was with the Blackhorse Morris, at Whitstable Beach. Jack o’ the Green was seen too along with the Mayor and partner ! Sadly I can’t find any pictures of the event, but it was great to see the sunrise at 5 am!

May you have a great month!

Found on Pinterest

Day 28 – When getting dressed up to meet a friend …

Means this:

Frozen!

We put on our woollies, coats and hats to sit in a marquee and see a friend, socially distanced.

Oh blimey it was cold, but yes we are observing the rules. It seems very strange not to meet indoors, and it wasn’t the same, but at least we have seen each other for the first time in a while.

I had to come in, I was just too cold!

2 more days left of blogging with Effy. It’s gone fast!

Day 18 – music is healing

It’s been a weird day for personal reasons that I don’t really want to air in public.

However, I’ve wandered around singing a song that refuses to leave my head.

It is distracting me which is probably a good thing at this point.

So, I thought I would share 🙂

This is the song enjoy 🙂 try singing along, it’s actually quite difficult.

And just as an aside – here’s the wolf update :

I hope you’re all having a great day!