Last weekend I went to an event at the Danish Architecture Centre in Copenhagen for my son Max's birthday. He is a big lover of Lego and so this was a treat for him and a chance for some Mummy and Max time. We arrived and were given the instructions - we had two hours to build whatever we wanted. The goal was over the week that people made different buildings and they were all placed together as shown in the photo below.
So what did I learn about myself during these two hours?
I can take these points and relate them to many of my own patterns in my life. A simple exercise as a two hour Lego building session taught me so much. More importantly than anything else was I spent time with Max. I did something he loves to do and that made him SO happy.
This blog post is about something I have on my mind at the moment - love letters. I have always love receiving post. I remember as a child, before we had emails and text messages, the joy of getting a letter in the post. I remember the long love letters from teenage boyfriends and being able to re-read and keep letters.
I have recently sent friends a thank you note or a note to say hello and I am thinking of you and the response I have had from them has really made me think this is something I want to do more of. It is so easy to send an email or a Facebook message. Choosing a card, writing a message, getting to the post box...it does take more effort....and that effort is appreciate by the person receiving the letter or card. Show some love and send someone a love note.
If you need inspiration, check out the Love Letter Library. You can buy a pack of love letters each month and leave these for strangers or send them to people you know and love.
And whilst I love posted love letters, I did so much appreciate this love note from one of my dear friends Laura which she posted on Instagram and Facebook. She drives a project called Leave Me a Note which is all about leaving notes for people to find around the world. Check it out and be a part of it.
I saw this Truthbomb in my in box this morning and I thought, yes this is SO true. Music is soul food. I thought today's post would be about sharing some of the music and songs that mean so much to me.
Music is very personal so what may feed your soul may drive me crazy and vice versa.
This song I have in a few different versions and adore it - Be still my heart
This is a master piece by Sting which includes one of my favourite sax players - Englishman in New York
My Navy Guy loves techno music and that both calms him and gets him into his "zone". His favourite song at the moment is Driftmoon feat: DSharp - Genesis (listen from about 2 mins)
Here are some of my favourite albums that I have listened to again and again and feed my soul and would make my list of "desert island discs" (this is just some of them from letters A to D in my collection!)
On a journey to live the best sparkling life possible. Brit living in Denmark, mum to two amazing little people, Navy girlfriend, jazz lover, exploring yoga, buddhism and living healthy.