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Outdoor Theatre – in a Hurricane!It could only be in Britain! Yesterday we went to an outdoor theatre performance of Peter Pan and the Lost Boys by Heartbreak Productions at Wightwick Manor near Wolverhampton. I thoroughly enjoyed it, as they had put a very modern twist on an old story. With these outdoor performances, it is quite traditional to take a large picnic to munch on for a couple of hours. This, we dutifully did and had a huge picnic box full of sandwiches, fruit, chocolates, crisps, biscuits and cakes. Yes, the unhealthy food content probably outweighed the healthy content by at least 3 to 1!! Sunshine before the storm with Jackie and Chris Steph and Greg Due to the unpredictable nature of British SUMMER, it is important to go fully equipped for blazing heat and sunshine, so sunhats, suncream and layers of jumpers that can be taken OFF – and equally important to go fully equipped for torrential rain and howling gales, so waterproofs, umbrellas and wellington boots! As Britain was at the tail end of a mini hurricane, called Bertha, the latter were actually more appropriate! It was quite warm when we sat down and we did manage to eat most of our picnic before the huge grey clouds appeared overhead and it started to rain – well actually it was more like a flood descending out of the sky. In true British fashion, everyone zipped up their waterproof coats, put up their umbrellas and sat underneath their rain protection wear, happily munching on the rest of their sandwiches and drinking their hot tea from their thermos flasks. Brollies at the ready! In about 15 minutes, it passed. The sun came out, the sky was blue, the clouds were light and fluffy and there was not a sign of rain. Rain clearing up - and rainbow! The performance stopped during the heaviest rain and as soon as the rain stopped, down went the umbrellas and off we went again, until about half way through Act 2, when another huge grey cloud appeared and more rain descended on the crowd. Up went the umbrellas again! Greg and Steph under the tree in the pouring rain! I thoroughly enjoyed the performance, although I did get a bit cold and wet. You have to have a sense of humour to live in Britain in the Summertime! With abundant blessings. Amanda
Do Something you LOVE and feel PASSIONATE about every day – Daily InspirationI had an interesting dream last night, where I dreamt I was in the house of the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy and they were showing me around. There were accolades and awards on the walls, yet these did not really seem to mean very much. They were accompanied by a shrug of the shoulders.
What is the message?As I was waking up, I kept asking myself, “What does this mean? What is the message here for me?” The answer finally came as “Do something you LOVE and feel PASSIONATE about every day” – even if it is something small and even if you only spend a few minutes on it. This might be the case if you day is filled with things that you don’t really enjoy doing. I sat up in bed, took some really deep breaths, where the energy went up my spine at the back and then down the front, to clear my energy channel.
What makes me FEEL good?I thought about what makes me feel really good and looked up at the pictures on my bedroom wall, which are from our two trips to Switzerland. From the top of Cassons 2687m above sea level Mountain clouds I felt so alive up on those mountains, my body was full of energy and I had a huge beaming smile on my face every minute of the day. I can recall that energy in my body throughout the day.
What do I LOVE?Actually writing things that inspire me and sharing that inspiration with others. When I feel uplifted and enthused, then that energy will rub off onto other people that I meet. Have a wonderful day. Amanda
Walk around Thornton Reservoir – despite back pain!Over the last week I have been suffering from lower back pain. I have not got to the bottom of the cause of it yet and I am still unsure of the cause or causes of the pain and quite what I need to do about it. I decided I would go for our regular Sunday walk and see if that eased it. It is quite strange, as I am trying to keep my body upright, yet it feels like my bottom is sticking out. Due to bad posture and holding myself in a strange way, I have also had pain in my knees and in my hips. I am seeing the Consultant tomorrow, so I should get some answers then. It was really lovely at Thornton Reservoir in Leicestershire. The sun was shining, but not too hot and pleasant to walk. Greg remembered to start Endomondo at the beginning, so we had an accurate measurement of distance and calories burned off. First stop was taking some pictures of baby swans and baby ducks! Greg was using his infrared camera today, so we had some stunning black and white pictures of me and our daughter, Stephanie, as well as the scenery around the lake. Of course, no walk is complete without the obligatory ice-cream at the end! This last picture really summed up how I feel at the moment, not quite disabled, but aching and not moving very well! Have a great week. With abundant blessings. Amanda
I Love my Berghaus Jacket!My husband, Greg first bought his Berghaus EXTREM Gore-Tex XCR weatherproof jacket a few years ago, when he started taking stunning landscape photographs outside, in all weathers. At some point I acquired this jacket and I am so glad I did! It is the best jacket I have ever had and it keeps me both warm and dry when it is cold and wet and cool, when it is warm. It has accompanied me on a fair few dog walks in the UK, as well as keeping me very dry in torrential downpours, when I have been outside measuring a porch or fascias and guttering, as part of my job as a sales representative for Anglian Home Improvements, in the “wonderful British weather!” Recently, it has been put to the test in the February snow in Switzerland and in the July fog in the same area! In February we went to Laax in Switzerland and went up to Grauberg at 2228, to the café at the bottom of Vorab Glacier at 2670m And to one of my all time favourite spots – the Fil de Cassons at 2675 m above sea level. I loved it up there, the air was so clear and clean and fresh. I felt completely alive and at one with the world. As we were walking the snow and not skiing or snowboarding, we were rather limited as to what we could do at that time, in terms of exploration. Not so when we returned in July. We went up from Nargens and I just had my T-shirt and trousers. When we got to the top with the chilly wind, I was very glad to wrap myself in in warm, snug Berhaus coat and I felt warm in an instant. This time we walked along the ridge from Cassons, around to Martinsloch and around into the glacier valley, looking up at the UNESCO site of the Tschingelhorner at 2846m. My Berghaus coat was an invaluable asset, as it kept me warm and dry as we slipped and slid across the so-called path (that had slipped away) down over the side of the mountain ridge. I fell over a few times and I had a soft landing each time on my thick, protective jacket. It caught on the stones and loose shale a few times and never once ripped. It is also a very comfortable jacket to wear when carrying a backpack, as it sits snug and comfortable around my body. The following day my Berghaus jacket had to cope with both rain and sunshine, as we walked along the Rhine Gorge through the woods, and some rather thick brambles (when we managed to stray off the well-worn and well-signposted paths!) from Versam to Verlandes. This was a much warmer day and I really appreciated the deep pockets on my Berghaus jacket for my map and my water bottle. The third day was a bit of a wash-out, with a lot of cold, damp fog – not unlike Britain in the Summer- so I was very glad of my warm jacket when we took the chair lift up to Foppa. We could not see anything, so a large Pflaumentorte (Plum Cake) and Coffee was the order of the day. Later that day, we took the cable car to Crap Sogn Gion at 2228m above sea level and walked up to Crap Mesegn at 2477m. We walked up above the clouds. It was the most surreal experience as sometimes we could see Crap Sogn Gion below and sometimes we couldn’t. Sometimes we could see Crap Mesegn ahead and sometimes we couldn’t. Sometimes the mountain face of the Vorab Glacier appeared and sometimes it was shrouded in the clouds, fog and mist. As we got nearer to the top – in July- the wind picked up and it was hailing and snowing! Yes! In July! I could feel the wind and snow against my face, as that was exposed, yet my body was warm and snug in my Berghaus jacket. I was determined to reach the top, even with the steep 100m climb at the end. I was so glad of my Berghaus jacket. I have to say, in terms of outdoor wear, it has been one of the best investments I have ever made. I am so glad I acquired it from my husband. He is not having it back! He can buy something else for himself! When we got back to the hotel and hung the coats up to dry, I was surprised at how quickly my Berghaus jacket dried out, even hanging outside on the balcony, in the damp, low mist and fog. And, of course, we have to use my trust Berghaus jacket for keeping out the torrential downpour of rain, as we wandered around the ancient town of Ilanz, the first town on the Rhine Gorge. An excellent buy and it has lasted incredibly well for its first 10 years of life. I am looking forward to the next 10 years of adventure walking with my Berghaus jacket. With abundant blessings. Amanda
I received the following message in my email from Cynthia James and I felt very inspired to share it with you. It sums up exactly how I am feeling at the moment, especiaally in relation to work and finances. I have a lot of questions going through my head as to what I really want to DO with my life, and probably more importantly, who I AM in myself and in the world. I am finding a lot of inspiration in walking, especially in mountains and on high ground. Cynthia sums up this whirlwind of feelings perfectly in her article. Thank you Cynthia.
Letting Go Is an Act of Artistry by Cynthia JamesDearest Amanda, I am amazed at how many people are in transition and experiencing huge shifts in their lives. People are being called to let go of relationships, jobs, homes, children and financial security. These changes have created great fear, doubt and uncertainty. As I am in the middle of my own personal transition, I totally get it. I am discovering that this is a time to activate the "artist within". I teach that we are co-creators with the universe. So, why wouldn't this shift be a time of creativity and personal artistry? The definition of an artist is one who professes and practices an imaginative art, one who is adept at something. The definition of artistry is the skill and imagination typical of an artist. We all possess the ability to have great imagination and become skilled in many areas. What if we stopped looking at the challenges ahead of us and looked at the incredible potentiality that stood before us? As I am refocusing my energy and attention, I am using the following thoughts to support my expansion: 1. Inspirations of Joy - Every new thought and opportunity is inspired by a great universal field of unlimited potential and I am joyous as I receive guidance in the form of inspired thinking and feeling. 2. Process not destination - Artistry contains the knowledge that creativity includes seeming chaos and doubt. The gift is to stay in the present moment of creation and witness art evolving from the unknown. 3. Surrender to the flow - Not knowing is a gift. It means that we are in the "void" which is a birthing place for new and expansive ideals and forms. Let go and leap into trust. 4. Beauty exists in all - Out of the stone comes a sculpture, out of paint and canvas comes a masterpiece. Look for the beauty in every thought, word and deed. It is there and is waiting to be birthed into amazing creation. If I can support you in your shifts, please know that I am here for you and that there are many tools to move into the most powerful time of your life. Know that you are loved, Cynthia James http://www.cynthiajames.net/ Cynthia James is a transformational specialist and one of today’s brightest and best loved inspirational leaders and teachers guiding people as they make changes at a deep level for lasting healing in their lives. Her program, Advanced Awareness Coaching offers depth, focus and results for high level business leaders. Ms. James has completed two Master’s Degree programs; one in Consciousness Studies from the Holmes Institute where she was awarded the honor of distinguished alumni, and the other in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She currently serves as Associate Minister at Mile Hi Church in Denver. Cynthia has uniquely combined the creative arts with innovative therapeutic techniques to bring powerful personal growth and expansion to individuals of all ages, cultures, and lifestyles, including facilitating the message of her award winning book, What Will Set You Free worldwide and as a workshop to women in prisons
Walking in the Dovedale Valley in DerbyshireOne of the things that came as an inspiration from walking in Laax was the determination to get out for regular walks in the UK, especially in places where it is a bit hilly. Last Sunday morning, my daughter, Steph, and I went to Gymophobics in Tamworth, where we both had 10 minutes on the vibrating, wobble, plate exercise machine, followed by our regular 30 minute circuit and then a further 30 minutes of Matwork to Music. It is fair to say, we were quite warmed up! Good job really, as we then drove out to a place called Dovedale, in the Peak District, north of Ashbourne.
I have found increasingly that the Inspiration Card of the Week, that I get in my inbox every week, from my beloved husband, Greg Goldston, is more and more apt and appropriate to what is going on in my life. This week's card is NATURE. Here is the text from this card.
"Spend some time in nature on your own. Breathe, walk, take in the beauty and abundance of nature, especially flowers, trees and open spaces. Nature can help to replenish your soul.
Nature is an amazing healer. As you walk through Nature, breathe deeply, allow yourself to connect with the gentle, calming, peaceful energies.
Feel the grass or the path under you feet. Walking in Nature can be a fantastic form of gentle meditation.
Find somewhere quiet to sit down, where you can really appreciate the beauty and the effortless ease of the Nature around you. Allow yourself to absorb the healing energies and quiet, tranquility. Listen to the birds singing and appreciate the abundance that is around you.
If you can find somewhere with greenery and water, that is brilliant. Or just sit out in your garden.
Take the time to slow down and enjoy the wonders of Nature and our glorious Planet Earth. Whatever the weather, Nature is amazing."
We have been walking in Laax in Switzerland- in all weathers!
I have found so much comfort in the quiet, peace, stillness and wonder of the great outdoors and felt thoroughly restored and nourished.
Yes, we did walk along on the top of the mountain, singing those exact words -
"I am on top of the World" (by the Carpenters).
[caption id="attachment_1072" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Greg and Amanda at the top of Crap Mesegne[/caption]
There is so much to be gained from the majesty of NATURE.
With abundant blessings.