Inspiration, Travel

Soaring red cliffs and mysterious blue ocean

This was my fantasy… spend days in the wild wild Kimberley … shatteringly beautiful sunsets, remote stretches of road, boab trees, husband, blue ocean, a lighthouse manager’s home…

So many of our friends warned us it will be hotter than we think, and was it!

No one told us about the Bungle Bungles … close enough to the Tanami desert for the temperature to fall to zero ahem…

Fancy going to bed in jeans, sixty five layers of clothing and a beanie?

And then waking up to a beautiful crisp morning where you could only wear a singlet and shorts to gear up to walk into the red domes….and then, layer up again, sit by the fire talk to strangers about your kids as though you had known them for decades…the stories were so the same… 

The farmer and his wife, the couple from Switzerland, another from Victoria… 

The endless dirt roads and the miraculously sturdy tyres that survived the rough gravel…where time stood still and we came back to our lives a bit like zombies…ImageImageImage

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Inspiration, Skin care, Soaps

The joys of navel gazing…

My fellow journey people,

You know I quit working a couple of months ago…so I could navel gaze. Well, I can report that my navel is getting increasingly beautiful each day with the loving gazing it is getting from me.

This morning, I woke up and had many choices… I could work on my PhD thesis proposal (too unclear), the building of latrines in India (too complex), explore volunteering opportunity (happening, kinda..), get a few really interested leaders to hire me (how do you do that?)

So, I got out of bed and made a cuppa, snuggled into my bed, looked out into the trees and checked some emails on my IPad. Saw one from the Linkedin ACBS group for actcompanion and downloaded that… tried out their mindfulness four minute breathing exercise… wonderland!!

Then, checked my ebay store, and voila, there was an order! So I packed the soaps and walked to the post office in our village… what a beautiful morning it was! Aren’t we blessed.

Whilst I was walking, I thought of you all… so you know I find something incredibly attractive and pleasing about making soaps… I get lost. Therefore I now have more soaps than me and all my kids and parents can use… so the only way to make more is to sell some, to fund my hobby… so I thought of you… if you want to buy, check out my store… www.myhandcraftedsoaps.com

What might soapmaking have to do with navel gazing you might ask?

Please answer that question for me, and I will create a soap inspired by you…

And this is my adorable hubby who is helping out at the markets talking to women and men about shea butter 🙂 Talk about unconditional love….

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