My Mum just turned 70 which has given me a whole new perspective on growing old. She is AMAZINGLY energetic and young at heart and I think probably enjoying life more than ever. Most people don't think of growing older as being particularly aspirational but when I see my Mum and now this lady pictured above (she's 72) I realise that like most things growing older is what you make of it and as such needs to be embraced with vim and vigour!
The ups an downs of life never cease to amaze me. And things can change in an instant. A conversation, a phone call is sometimes all it takes. This week there's been plenty of highs and lows.... and it's only Wednesday. I know there's lots to look forward to but wow, sometimes life is tough.
I can't wait to be setting up a "proper" home office. My current home office is an office come guest room come laundry pile come junk room...... but one day I'll have a serious office decorated beautifully where I will feel exceptionally happy to be working each day.... Hurry up!!
“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
To here pretty please. It's called 'The Farm at Cape Kidnappers'(of course it is!) and it's at Hawke's Bay inNew Zealand. Clearly too divine for words and having just checked out their rates I can assure you it's got a price ticket to match. Another one to add to "the list".
I've developed a bit of a thing for skulls of late. I'm tracing this obsession back to the Alexander McQueen skull scarf from a few seasons ago. In any case, I kind of like them - in a weird kind of way. Came across this one of late (can't remember where - sorry) but i love it and want to frame it big time.
Doing my photography course tomorrow and am really looking forward to understanding my camera a bit better. I can't believe I've had it almost a year and I still can't really use it properly. I want to be able to take some great shots at my Mum's 70th birthday (which is in 2 weeks) - nothing like a deadline to get you motivated!