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Friday, 21 November 2008

Is someone trying to tell me something?

Yesterday while i was preparing dinner i came across this double mushroom. I had already pulled out both stems when i realised that there were two. When i looked at it more closely I realised how much it looked like the number 8!

So here we go. Sometimes we are told to observe signs and maybe this is one for me!

As a lucky or unlucky number
Eight (八;
accounting 捌; pinyin ) is considered a lucky number in Chinese culture because it sounds like the word "prosper" or "wealth" (發(T) 发(S); Pinyin: fā).
numerology, 8 is the number of building, and in some theories, also the number of destruction.

In astrology
Astrology, Scorpio is the 8th astrological sign of the Zodiac
In the
middle ages, 8 was the number of "unmoving" stars in the sky, and symbolized the perfectioning of incoming planetary energy

Taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8_(number)

I guess i just could have been fortunate to have found my lucky 8 mushroom, lucky i hadn't ate it lol!

This is part of a '12 Sacred Days Of Yule' reading i am having and how uncanny that this was part of todays reading!

Eight Of Pentacles - The Eight of Pentacles refers to a time of hard work and dedication on the material realm, in the hopes of improving your work and yourself at the same time. It shows a need for patience, commitment, and dedication in order to achieve success. The Eight can be a sign of commitment and dedication to a relationship, or genuine interest in learning new skills. There is a spiritual side to this card as well. Often the man on the Eight of Pentacles is pictured as an apprentice learning a new skill. Like the Hermit, he seeks knowledge, and sometimes this wisdom will be of the spiritual sort. There is an alchemical energy to this card in that it seems to mix science with magic and may be telling you that you need to blend the two to create something unique and special in your circumstances or within yourself.

The Eight Of pentacles also sends the message that the efforts you are putting towards a dream or goal are well worth it and will be successful so don't give up just yet. You are nearing the end results. It may be difficult but the experience you will gain will be valuable in your future. Watch for someone more experienced that you who may be willing to gave you assistance; every apprentice needs a master to guide them towards greatness whether it relates to career, home, spiritual practices, or self growth. Never take your eyes off the goal.

If a job is once begun, never leave until it's done. Be the labour great or small, do it well - or not at all".

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Tag Your it!

Wow, I got tagged, now I’m supposed to tell you something about me, thanks Senta.

1) Much like Senta I grew up with an unusual name, Kerridwen! When I was little I got really fed up with explaining how it was pronounced, spelt and where it came from. It is Welsh although usually spelt with a C. Now as a grown up I love having an unusual name.

2) I am now a full time mum to Brett. He will be three in January. He is charming and loving, exhausting and from time to time a complete pain in the … But I wouldn’t be without him. He keeps me amused with his renditions of Michael Jackson's ‘Thriller’, Pinks ‘So What’ and currently Human Leagues ‘Don’t you want me baby’. The futures X Factor star!

3) I write poetry. As a youngster at school I don’t’ recall having much interest in poetry but probably wrote my first poem around that time. Recently I typed them all out onto the PC and printed them off and then laminated them to protect them. Now they’re all in a folder and I have just over thirty, almost one for every year of my life. I hope next year to ‘Blurb’ them and have my own collection.

4) I have an interest in ghosts, messages and visits from beyond the grave. Strangely I think I developed this curiosity at quite a young age. Mum has a book called ‘Folklore Myths and Legends’ and I remember many a time spent browsing the articles of unexplained happenings. Still to this day I am fascinated by the prospect that those passed over may still exist in ours or parallel universe.

5) I have a cat called Willow. She is black with (when relaxed) Siamese blue eyes. She is extremely affectionate. Some have said a ‘Witches’ cat!

6) I am an OCD sufferer. I don’t think I have always had this, infact I know I haven’t. After having my son I suffered from PND/PTSD and OCD tagged along for the ride. I have to say it doesn’t rule me now. I still have some OCD habits but most of the emotional attachment and need for control has faded. You can live it and SURVIVE it!

7) My favourite time of year has to be winter. You may question why, the most obvious reason is it’s the festive season, goodwill to all ladies and gentlemen. I love the idea of closing the curtains, switching on my fairy lights and tree and enjoying a glass of mulled wine.
Merry Christmas to all…

So there you have it, seven things you probably never knew about me…

4 People i tag

Donna Childree Gotlib

Jennifer L. Meyer


Alicia Padron

Thursday, 13 November 2008


My experience with Reiki came about during a ‘Spring into Summer’ day at our local Guild house. I booked in for a ten-minute taster session with Glenys. It’s some time ago now but Glenys and Reiki made quite an impression and I remember saying I would be in touch.

It could well be up to four or five years later and I am still great friends with Glenys and she is infact my sons ‘Fairy’ Godmother. She has been there for me through some really hard times. Originally I went for regular treatment sessions; nowadays I go for the occasional (many thanks to Glenys) complimentary session. Glenys talks through any previous problems I have had and will check my chakras for any imbalances. When people as me about chakras I liken them to cogs on a grandfather clock, with time they become less mobile or fluid and that affects the general working condition of the clock or in our case body. Glenys has also used crystals which relate to certain conditions. These are placed comfortably on certain parts of the body or chakra points. The energy is channelled through the Reiki practitioner’s hands and applied to the client. This is usually something you can feel, heat or tingling sensations but can vary from person to person. Glenys works over the entire body via a sequence of points. It is very relaxing although I have yet to fall asleep.

I am all for trying alternative therapies and would highly recommend anyone to try it. Why not combine some relaxation ‘me time’ with the ‘Natural Healing Art of Reiki’.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Wise - Illustration Friday

'Oh the wonderful colours of Autumn'

A wise old bird once said.

While for the most part it was visions of sugar plums

that danced round in her head!


This is the first time i have attempted 'Illustration Friday' and while i guess this is not technically and illustration it is my interpretation. An owl, ok not original but the words came first and it was a choice of bird or a old but cute fairy. I have managed to pull this off with my son distracting me every which way he can. Normally he would sleep but not today and normally i wouldn't even attempt putting the card together or trying to update my blog while he is around. A feet in itself.Hope you like it.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Laid Bare - How do you see yourself?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; I think we can all agree on that, as is everything in life.

Today someone remarked on me being ‘so talented’.

How do you see yourself?

I am 38, married with an almost three-year-old son. We rent our home and have been here 8 years. My entire working life so far has been training and working as a hairdresser up until 3 years ago. I have qualifications in Indian head massage, gel nails, make-up and one or two others. Some I intended to make use of others I did for pleasure. My hobbies in the past have included photography and jewellery making, glass painting and probably one or two others I’ve forgotten. Oh yeah singing, I had singing lessons too but packed them in during the run up to our wedding. Nowadays I still like to express myself whether it be writing, children’s stories, an adult piece I have unfinished, poetry or by making cards, or helping Brett with his ‘spotting’ and adding to his scrapbook. I never really saw myself as a parent although I couldn't imagine never having children either. Under the circumstances I think I/we are doing a fairly decent job of bringing up our son.

I don’t think of myself as ‘Talented’ although I can recognise that I have a talent that enables me to write and create and see the beauty in other people’s creations. Sometimes we need the reassurances of others that we are good at what we do and sometimes one remark can make the difference between persevering and feeling discouraged. So thanks for stopping by, spending time here with my words and pictures and thanks to those that leave comments, it’s always good to read your thoughts :-)