Author: Carol

A thoroughly enjoyable experience!! The Mixed Media Course

I recently completed the 8 week mixed media course with Kim.  The course is about producing media without the focus on outcome, which was ideal for me, who suffers from performance anxiety at the best of times.  There are a number of different mediums used and some wonderful work was produced by the ladies attending.  Everybody’s work is so different and unique, telling a story of their lives and what they are perhaps experiencing at that point in time.  Here are some pictures of some of the completed work and the group. Di’s African lady Helga’s traveller Doris’s butterfly...

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Herbs , getting back to basics and life……………….

lemon balm assortment of herbs Borage   I have always been interested in herbs for health and healing.  I am slowly cultivating my herb garden, not so much for culinary benefits, but more for healing.  Never being one for relying on medication and doctors to heal, I have relied heavily on natural remedies and self healing for most of my life.  First and foremost is the food we take in, as we are all coming to realise, and as time goes on, I have found myself only buying fresh foods and no longer buy the processed or prepared foods...

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Dancing, a “heart” thing and a passion of mine

I have done some form of dancing all my life and at present am doing solo latin at “Amanda Peaceful Dance Company” .  The solo latin is great, as you obviously don’t need a partner, hence the “solo” so I can still enjoy being able to do it albeit on my own.  Starting out in solo latin, you learn a few basic dances such as cha cha, jive, passo double, samba and salsa.  By entering the exams, you then go up a level and add onto each dance to become more proficient in the steps.  I have always found the...

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Betty’s Bay – Heaven on earth

I am very blessed to be able to spend time at our cottage in Betty’s Bay.  It is situated about a minutes walk from the beach and is truly a little piece of heaven.  Two weekends ago I went for the long weekend with my sister and her daughter and husband.  It was one of those stunning weekends, weather wise.  A little cooler, but clear, which lent itself to wonderful long walks on the beach.  My plan was to take some photos which is one of my hobbies.  Much to my disappointment, I realised that I had left my...

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What’s the First Thing You Can Do to Improve Air Quality in Your Home or Office?

Bringing a bit of nature indoors with houseplants is an excellent idea and can help make you feel a bit more cheery Living closer to nature may actually even help increase your quality of life. “Household plants like the African violet pictured above can help to enhance your indoor air quality” It was NASA, along with the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA), that conducted a classic study on the benefits of plants on indoor air. NASA reported that houseplants were able to reduce up to 87 percent of air toxins in 24 hours. They recommended using 15 to...

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