“If you want to live a happy life …

  …Tie it to a goal, not to people or objects”. A. Einstein I came across this quote the other day and it got me thinking : Our contract in the Philippines ends in December, and when I wonder “where next?”, I have a hard time tying the answer to  a goal. I consider what would be good to our family – a safe place for … Continue reading “If you want to live a happy life …

Spider Power! you’ll never look at her the same ..

Do you believe in signs? I do. My kids call them “messages from the Twinkles”. Whoever sends them they are always somewhere along the road in times of doubt. Meet my morning encounter: Did you know that spiders symbolise creativity, intention and expectation? Mr Google told me that Not only do Spiders and their webs draw attention to our life choices, they also give us an … Continue reading Spider Power! you’ll never look at her the same ..

Soften the edges, boost the colors here and there

Today’s prompt woke  my magic brushes up: I had the power to go back in time to an event I think could have played out differently for me. Time to let alternate history have its moment.. I recalled this road accident. What if I had decided not to take this night bus? what if I had stayed in Brazil a few more days instead of rushing it to Argentina? I would still … Continue reading Soften the edges, boost the colors here and there

“Where there’s color, there is life”

Said Andrew when I complimented him about the stunning colors of his blog. Beauty is everywhere, but it takes a real gifted artist to really see it and moreover to share it. When you find one, you want to introduce him to all your friends, to spread the love. Ladies and Gentlemen, meet with Andrew Seal. Visit the Changing Palette (click on the pic), but also … Continue reading “Where there’s color, there is life”

Invitation for a Chat on the beach ! (and no need to tell me your life story)

Since I popped up in the blogosphere, I have virtually met truly amazing people. I feel close to a bunch of them – although I would not even recognize them if we were sitting besides each other and were the only clients of the café. There is this brilliant and generous Brazilian woman living in the Neederlands. An Aussie writer expatriated in Thailand, an Indian … Continue reading Invitation for a Chat on the beach ! (and no need to tell me your life story)

The path to a serene journey

Cebu can be very loud, crowded and hot. But it can also be green, calm and incredibly inspiring. Up in the Balamban Mountains, all you breath is fresh air, silence and serenity. West 35 is an eco mountain resort to visit to enjoy a 360 degree view of the Mountains and the seaside of Tsuneishi; and warm up your cold fingers with a green tea… Continue reading The path to a serene journey

So you are stranded on an island?LUCKY YOU!!!

Today’s prompt: We’ve all been asked what five objects we’d take with us to a desert island. Now it’s your best friend’s (or close relative’s) turn to be stranded: what five objects would you send him/her off with? Oh dear ! I just learnt that you’ve been stranded in Kaua’i. Poor, poor you! What can I send you to make your life bearable on a the rock? … Continue reading So you are stranded on an island?LUCKY YOU!!!