Quote: Rumi on love

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

Quote: Maya Angelou

  “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou        

Invictus, by William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and…

LOVE – you painful, gorgeous emotion…

When you’ve been in pain, you unknowingly forced your heart to close, steel bars sprang up – I wonder when this heart will be free again. The irony, that you’re so free with your love, that you love and adore all, or at least try to, yet you don’t allow yourself to be loved in…

snowy Luxembourg

So the weather has been the subject of a lot of chatter recently. In the media and on social media reports and reactions to “The Beast from the East” have filled our senses. Despite the fact that it is winter, people seem surprised – both pleasantly and sadly – that there has been quite so…

ice lake, Norway

You may now have come to realise that I enjoy stepping out of my comfort zone, and giving myself new challenges. I didn’t know if my suggestion of going camping one Saturday in February, in mid-Norway, would go down well with my Norwegian friend, but luckily for me he’s still a big kid at heart,…

Passed my Level 2 Assessment!!

Thanks to Tom (centre) and Bert (right), for being really amazing chaps, and doing the Survival School Level 2 Assessment – and passing it – with me! What a weekend… thanks to Graham and Dave, Instructors at Survival School – your patience and guidance were greatly appreciated throughout the weekend. I can’t wait to get the…

paint u a picture

wish i could paint u a picture of the sky this evening; sat on this balcony in this place of grey hills. and out to my right, a grey plateau hides half the vision; but behind are two tall tree tops, silhouetted, bending forth in the fresh wind. and beyond… the clouds streak across the…

I built this…

I built this over the weekend… A-frame shelter built at Survival Training Course weekend #nofilter