Monthly Archives: February 2011

Windsurfing Paradise

Written by : Posted on February 21, 2011 : 2 Comments

Sailing on the lake in France

Watersports. Embracing the Elements and Exhilaration.


The Sea

I love the sea. I feel so free when I’m near it.

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Open, Closed or Discovered?

Written by : Posted on February 17, 2011 : 2 Comments
Studded wooden door

Ancient door in Lagrasse, France.

Open Doors

Yesterday, I saw these photographs of French doors; a small window onto my friend Jennifer’s amazing collection.

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Being in the Moment and All That Jazz

Written by : Posted on February 5, 2011 : 7 Comments
Silver compass necklace

Silver Compass Pendant: Choosing a New Direction …

I can’t wait!

I want to take my puppy to the beach. I can’t wait for his first walk; to see him enjoying everything new. I look forward to taking him on little trips out, for him to be included as my companion.

Oh, how my mind races ahead to things that haven’t happened yet!

Being in the Moment

Anticipation can be a tremendous part of the journey to wherever it is you’re going. Knowing that you’re on your way to getting a new job, moving to a new country or getting fitter is a large part of the experience.

But there’s still today. The here and now. This very moment.

In truth, there are days when I find posts about “being in the moment” more than a little irritating. They can seem pesky, smug even; as if I’m doing something wrong if I’m not being in the moment.

But, today was different. Being in the moment happens often when I’m in the workshop, but in everyday life too much of me wants to speed ahead to the next idea, the next … thing.

The Journey

Life’s a journey and there’s a right time for everyone to feel in the moment.

Yes, there are ideas that we can talk about that make sense in some dimension – but without any particular connection to the idea, without a meeting of minds on the concept.

And that’s OK. It’s just not the right time for us. There are times when I come back to an experience and re-experience it in a whole new way. And I feel myself doing it, I become aware of the change. I smile inside.

When it comes to choosing, changing or re-discovering our direction I reckon we sometimes just need to give ourselves a bit more slack. Don’t you?