Things I love Thursday

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rainbow over the buildings on our street

Hello dear rosy people!

Much of Barcelona comes to a standstill in August, and we’ve done the same to a certain extent – I thought it only fair to fit in and follow the crowd…ha ha! I’ve really enjoyed not being near a computer and out of the everyday norm, and feeling in complete holiday mode – beaching, swimming, zoo-ing, birthday partying, and now just back from camping in France.  Oh I do love summer!

But I’ve missed writing my wee lists of love, so here we are again for this week:

♥ near non-stop pool-side and beach novel reading, thanks Joe’s parents! ♥ catching fleeting sight of rainbows ♥ watching shooting stars from our camping spot – probably only my second ever shooting star sighting, what a treat! ♥ trampoline jumping with Jamie and Joe ♥ speaking French ♥ croissants and hot chocolate ♥ watching the almost full moon rise over the ocean ♥ driving through mountains and beautiful scenery ♥ only having to drive 2 hours and being in a different country!  ♥ bike rides in idyllic French countryside at sunset ♥ shell collecting ♥ Joe getting his beloved moules-frites ♥

I hope you’re enjoying the summer, and making the most of what’s left of it.  Having just said how much I love this season, I’m also looking forward to routines starting again, cooler weather, cosy duvets and the back-to-school feeling!

Sending you rosy wishes, love and appreciation for what you’ve got right now in this moment,

Jenny xx

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Full moon moonies!

moon calendar 2013

Hey hey, did I get your attention!!!!???!!

Nothing like a bit of juvenile humour to start off a Monday….So how was the full moon for you on Saturday?  I definitely get in the mood to finish stuff and clean and chuck things out and do things that I’ve been meaning to do for a while when it’s the full moon.  This weekend we pared down on some household bits and bobs, got rid of books we’ll never read again, and went through some old papers.   I love doing this, it’s such a feeling of liberation!  The stuff you accumulate, especially with a baby, can get really out of hand!  And with such a small flat we really need to keep it under control.  So out it went!

My heart also races more quickly than usual around the full moon, and Jamie definitely sleeps worse, but hey that’s hardly noticeable!!  Ha ha!  Anyway I’ve always loved the moon, its role in Paganism, its relation to the sea, and the stages of a woman’s life.  One of my only regrets in life is not buying a beautiful painting in Cornwall of the full moon reflected on the sea.  It felt like too much money to pay at the time, and I’ve missed it ever since, which has been about 20 years!  My dear friend Gez almost made up for it by painting me a replica, which was lovely but not the same.  Ho hum, it’s cerainly true for me at least that it’s the things you don’t do that you regret rather than the things you do do…

I made the moon calendar above showing the new and full moons of 2013, so I can keep track of my life in relation to the phases of the moon.  A VERY good source of information is the farmers’ almanac, which I shall be checking often.   Did you know January’s full moon name is Wolf Moon?  Love it!   Happy Monday!