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On the road in Andalucia…

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Van-life is working out very well for us! We love our little travelling home. Our kitchen functions really well with its proper sized sink, solar powered fridge and vintage ‘Vanessa’ cooker which even has a little oven. There is (just) enough work space and the custom built (by James) storage works so well to store our minimal possessions. We have even visited the charity shop to let go of unnecessary items as we inevitably brought too much! We left Valencia and travelled mostly via the coast to Cartagena and then headed inland to Andalucia. We are enjoying the dramatic change…
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Little peek into van life…

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It’s been a little while since I blogged and I haven’t really got time for a big post at the moment so this is just a little update of life on the road. We finished our house-sit and took time out at a beach about an hour away staying in the area to finish some dental treatment. Finding a dentist periodically sometimes seems like a challenge when we think of it but the reality has proven thankfully, pretty easy. It has been one year and eight months since we sold the house we owned. We are noticing the many things…
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The first peak inside our van…

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So mostly of late, after celebrating our birthdays in early April, we have been busy getting our van ready for our next travels. James is doing the build and I have been sewing and making curtains. Not much art being created but I don’t mind as… at last the nesting begins! We discovered an amazing market half an hour from where we are, selling a huge variety of fabric and I even managed to get some really cheap foam for adapting the dining chairs. We stopped off for a beer and a rest after amongst all the bustle where the…
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How completing things is often really hard to do…

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I am committing myself these days to finishing things. Completing those loose ends I always seem to leave – and then they start to unravel again… I have areas of my life where quite simply, I am part way through and the time is now to complete the cycle. For me at the moment, this means staying focussed on my health and consciously eating the right foods as I have been really unwell. It also means giving up red wine too. Mostly this has been easy but now and again I feel I am really missing out of one of…
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Day 30… morning meditations in the sunshine and the business side of things…

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Wow! Day 30 of my everyday blog writing ‘fun challenge!’ I am secretly amazed to have made it through. It has been ups and downs, procrastinations and a joy, I have LOVED it. And, I have appreciated so much all the likes, comments and messages. Thank you for those and even if you have just been privately and quietly reading, thank you too. I did spend time with my journals this morning. Meditating with them in the sunshine. The sun, I find, helps me with EVERYTHING! It helped me to get really quiet and connect with myself and think and…
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Day 29… A day of sunshine, new friends and paella…

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We are having beautiful weather here and it’s getting hotter and hotter. It kind of feels like being on a really long holiday… Today and tomorrow around 26-28 degrees. And the sunsets are glorious. After yesterday, I have re-energised myself by having a busy day which sometimes, for me, is the best way. This morning a trip into the nearest town to post something out to my mum for mother’s day. So, so expensive! Almost as expensive as post in the UK. Then my Spanish conversation group. And this afternoon, eating masses of paella cooked traditionally by our neighbour Juan…
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Day 28… Girl with no energy…

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Hi blog. Today I don’t want to be here and nor do I feel like writing! I don’t feel like drawing or painting or even doing anything. I don’t want to finish updating my copy for the about page or working out my rules and boundaries for commission work. Quite simply my energy for today has run out! Mostly today has felt like climbing a steep hill. But when life feels all wrong and difficult I then must remember all that good stuff I know. To look at the other side, the stuff that I am happy with and grateful…
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Day 27… Writing, learning and growing

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Today the time has just slipped away and I know this post is a little later than usual. I can’t believe I have been writing everyday for 27 days. This whole process has certainly had its ups and downs; a fun yet challenging commitment to have made to myself. Getting into the routine of publishing everyday has been wonderful and having this purpose a real motivating element. The fact that I didn’t plan on doing this or have any idea before hand of what I would be writing about has meant I get a surprise from the outcome everyday! I…
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