all new green life
Its hard to believe but this time last week we were in London. Life is busy but we managed a trip down to visit family and to fulfil a Christmas gift of a trip to the Warner Studios.
Being a bit of a country bumpkin family, that have not been in the big city for 10 years, there was some apprehension that this was going to be a massive culture shock. The media is not kind about London.
However despite the rise in population and the usual tourist overload, the Big City felt cleaner and kinder than ever before. It was refreshing to see recycling bins on every corner. So many cafes are moving away from plastic and supporting reduce, reuse, recyclables. The public transport is fantastic and is a great way to get around to see the sites but what impressed me the most was how green the city was, as in how many trees, little spots of grass, parks, flowerbeds and flowerboxes there were. On top of this there is a huge outdoors culture, runners, cyclists, walkers, not just individuals but whole families enjoying being outdoors. It was cheering and hopeful to see and we would go back for a visit in a shot!
As for Harry Potter at Warner Bros Studios it was fantastic. There were not enough hours in the day to see everything properly and it is quite expensive (if you go set yourself a budget for the shop!!) but it is a one off experience and if you have a small Harry Potter fan it will make their year!
How busy is your life? Are there things you want to do, would love to do and are perfectly capable of doing but just cant find the hours to do them?
Life is busy.
This blog is a prime example. My plans were to post daily with some cheery life options and thoughts, with hope of interaction and a deeper understanding of how life can be greener without being difficult. But life gets in the way, work, housework, kids, education, shopping. It is all there, every week. So how do you fit in the creativity and projects that make life more interesting?
For now for me, its any time. My mind is always on it so even if I can't post something there are scribbled notes in endless notebooks left in all sorts of places. This chaotic approach has taken me years to perfect but allows me to take notes even when I cant get to the laptop. Now there are hundreds of ideas waiting for the 5 minutes in some day, week or month when I can post. To make this easier there are labels on my notebooks saying WRITE IN ME! or DRAW ON ME! There are even knitting needles and wool left in obvious places with a label saying KNIT WITH ME! Its important to leave these items in view and easily accessible so that even 5 spare minutes can make all the difference. So today here we are chatting about how life is busy. The trick is not to beat yourself up about not getting to the fun things but to praise and reward ourselves when we do. The more you try, while being kind about all your other responsibilities, the more you will get round to doing the hobby you love!
My friends call me Love and this is a personal journey