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Scripted Sunday

I love words, words are everywhere. I make a point of hanging on to the words - whether from books, blogs, magazines, pins, lyrics etc - that mean something to and/or inspire me. So today is the first Scripted Sunday post where I plan to share the words that have jumped out at me through the… Continue reading Scripted Sunday

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I have my own circus to deal with*

Note to self: I don't need to get bogged down in other people's crap drama. It's okay to walk away. I do need to stop taking on board things that I can't, and don't need to control. I have my own circus to nurture and protect as priority. My circus is full of people who care for me, and… Continue reading I have my own circus to deal with*

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Always dream, and dream new dreams

Life is unpredictable. We can't control a lot of what's happening outside, but most of us can control what's happening inside. Always have dreams to keep you going and at some point, make sure you start working towards them. My dreams have changed over the years but when I look properly, I can see I'm now… Continue reading Always dream, and dream new dreams

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THE JOY OF READING

I found these words in the book I started reading last night. This is why I read. To open my imagination, thus meeting new people and places, and experiencing new things. After my disappointment with The Fault in Our Stars, I was overjoyed to dive into a new book and immediately meet characters I wanted… Continue reading THE JOY OF READING

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THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

Ok, so I'm not really a book reviewer. Actually I'm not a book reviewer at all. A reader to be sure, I get through 3-4 novels a month - it would be more, I just don't have as much time to read as I would like! That said, last night I finished The Fault in Our… Continue reading THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

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A SONG FOR THE JOURNEY

I've said before how much I love words and music and how lyrics impact me. These lyrics to Colton Dixon's song More of You are getting a lot of airplay and really resonate with me at the moment. I always liked Colton and was a bit gutted when he was kicked out of Idol. He has… Continue reading A SONG FOR THE JOURNEY

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SO MANY BOOKS SO LITTLE TIME

Daily prompt: Off the shelf Really? You're only giving me enough time to re-read one book? That is just mean. If you can find time for me to re-read one book, you have magic powers, I want more (time that is!). Ok, I jest. I did take a look at my bookshelf before writing this… Continue reading SO MANY BOOKS SO LITTLE TIME

At Our House, Lyrics Verses Quotes Books

BOOK WEEK

Ooooh, much excitement in our house at the moment. Next week is book week at the primary school - aside from poster competitions and special visitors to school etc, anticipation is already building for the dress up parade on Friday. Sam is going as a Famous Five Character, Tom is going as Captain America (book/comic!)… Continue reading BOOK WEEK

At Our House, Lyrics Verses Quotes Books

INTEGRITY

This term our three youngest will be focusing on the Core Value of Integrity at school. I think it can be defined in a lot of different ways and am really looking forward to our teatime round-the-table discussions as we get further into their learning. I would like to think I am a person of integrity in… Continue reading INTEGRITY

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SOUNDTRACK FOR MY LIFE

I can ALWAYS find time to listen to music, I love it, an iPod/iPad will never be far away and Spotify is one of my most used apps. One of the biggest joys of technology for me is definitely being able to discover new music - weekly! I'm a paid up Premium member of Spotify so… Continue reading SOUNDTRACK FOR MY LIFE

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FACING THAT FEAR

This was on my list of quotes to post. A great post by Amanda Grace that I can relate to in many ways prompted me to bump it up the list...

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THE BOOKS OUR CHILDREN READ

To the Mum at the swimming pool last week: I saw you with your Kathy Reichs novel on your lap while your kids were having their lessons.  Then I saw you swap your own novel for the one your tween daughter had been reading. I just wanted to say, YOU ROCK. I think that as parents we should all be… Continue reading THE BOOKS OUR CHILDREN READ

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NO NEED TO BE PERFECT

For a self-confessed perfectionist and control freak, this is a big life lesson for me at the moment. I've read this quote a number of times and felt compelled to create it in a form for my own space - a note to self you could say. You can click through to this post for an example of… Continue reading NO NEED TO BE PERFECT

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HEAD TO FEET

"It is only a 60-inch journey from our head to our feet; but often times, it is the most difficult journey we embark upon. To move an idea from our head to our actions requires discipline: discipline to cut out distractions, discipline to get started, and discipline to get better." Joshua Becker from Becoming Minimalist

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I WISH I WAS BRAVE

"...Everybody’s been there, Everybody’s been stared down by the enemy Fallen for the fear And done some disappearing, Bow down to the mighty Don’t run, just stop holding your tongue Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live Maybe one of these days you can let the light in Show me how… Continue reading I WISH I WAS BRAVE

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THE BOOKS I LOVED

This week I took a lovely stroll down memory lane through one of my first favourite books. It got me to thinking about the books I love, and why. When I say 'favourite', I'm not just talking fond memories of picture books, or The Babysitters Club type books that I just 'HAD' to collect each time… Continue reading THE BOOKS I LOVED

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ONE VOICE

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQrCti-hqu0 For the last few weeks the kids and I have been loving a new song on the airwaves. I recently learned it's by an awesome and inspiring young kiwi artist. The lyrics, the message, and the story to get the song out there - it's too good and too important not to share. Here's the… Continue reading ONE VOICE

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WHAT WE TELL OURSELVES

"Here’s the thing – the damage to our spirit always lives in the story we tell ourselves. Shit happens. People behave badly. They bully, they call each other names, they act unskillfully. People do what they do. What we decide about ourselves in those moments is what matters most". Andrea Scher - Superhero Life

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ANSWERING WHY. OR NOT.

As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things. Ecclesiastes 11:5 Last night my daughter was angry. Hard core, I don't know what to do with myself, raging, angry. Once we… Continue reading ANSWERING WHY. OR NOT.

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IT’S ONLY WORDS

I love words. I even named 'words' as one of my favourite things in my blog intro.  I have been a bookworm since I sat on a potty. Or so my mum told me. I've always loved to read, English and Journalism were my favoured school subjects, then I studied Communication and Linguistics at university.… Continue reading IT’S ONLY WORDS

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A WORD FROM DR SEUSS

“You are you and that is true, there's no one in the world who's you-er than you.” Dr Seuss I love these words. I also love the way Dr Seuss delivers big life lessons in a simple way. I want my children to know to the very core of themselves that this is truth. God… Continue reading A WORD FROM DR SEUSS