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Life


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Full Moon seen from my garden

When I look back at my life, I see a lot of experiences, some very good and some less good. We need to experience both to appreciate a good life.

I have never wished to end up my time in this life with regrets. When I come so far, I hope, that I will be able to say; Yes, you did try a lot in this life and you did learn much, but there will be no regrets.

Without having the courage to do something different, it will be difficult to develop ourselves. Sometimes we need to just jump out, where we don’t know, if we will drown or we will raise again. I will not say, this always have been easy, but it was never boring and without these experiences, I would not have been the soul, as I am today.

Of course there are experiences, as I would like to have been without, but that is life, whatever I liked it or not. I did grow by my mistakes and I learned not to repeat the same mistakes, so now on to the next…..

Some young people have a dream about creating a family and maybe buy a house and live there for their lifetime. This life will also give challenges, just in another way. These people often wish to live close to family and friends and don’t have dreams about seeing and living in other places in the world or doing a difference in our world. They are satisfied with this kind of life, which is good for them.

Other young people have big dreams about traveling and living different places in our world. Work several places and maybe one day also create a family far away from everything well known to them. They don’t have the feeling of belonging only one place, but wish to challenge themselves to learn new all the time.

Even we pass our youth, it is still allowed to have dreams and who is to tell us, that these dreams are not possible? Only ourselves.

Sometimes life decide for us and maybe we were not awake to make better decisions, while we were young and maybe also more naive. We don’t need to give up our dreams, even they will demand some hard work and life-changing acts by us, before they can come true. It is not impossible, it is all about, how much do your dream means to you? Are you willing to do, what is needed to do, to be able to live out your dream? If not, your dreams are utopia and not realistic.

If you really have a dream, why not do your best to live your dream?

Many years ago, when I started to get problems with my health, I started dreaming again. I dreamed about, how I would love to live in a place with much sun, nice temperatures and not so ice-cold winters. This could maybe be possible, when I became old enough to be a pensioner, I thought.

Destiny showed up, before I thought this possible, actually many years before usual age for being pensioner. My health became worse and I have had my part of heavy challenges in life and together this made me in need to become an early pensioner.

Few years after I became a pensioner, my dreams went from being dreams to a possible reality. My economy was secured for surviving, almost no matter where I would like to go. I lived inside EU, where there are rules for the inhabitants about, where it is allowed to move to and in same time bringing your own pension.

As you might know, I chose to move to Spain. It was very different for me and filled with lots of challenges. I didn’t speak Spanish, but other languages, as I thought could be usable until I learned Spanish. New experience – not many Spanish people are speaking more than Spanish. So I had much new to learn.

Today I live here without a very good Spanish, but I’m learning all the time. So no matter where in the world we are living, there will come challenges. Some people might call this problems – but I prefer to call it challenges. For me this has a more positive sound.

To stay positive also in the middle of challenges, help so much to keep up the good mood. Nothing is eternal, tomorrow will be a new day with new experiences, if we wish to – of course.

Irene

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My life in Spain – 6 Photos


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As you might know, I love to stay close to the beach no matter the weather and the autumn is also coming to Spain now. We have had rain, thunder and lightning for some days now with few moments of sunshine.

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The Mediterranean Sea show more big waves now, as you can see in these photos

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The sky use to be so wonderful blue, but not at the moment

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Bølle in my garden, he is very difficult to photograph, why the photo is not perfect

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Hvide is keeping an eye with the area from the tree, Bølle & Hvide are brothers and now more than 13 years old

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Odin would love to play with Hvide, but Hvide is the king here, which Odin knows and also respect. Hvide does never let Odin forget his status 🙂

I use a lot of time in the nature walking with Odin. We are walking all around our area and now, where the tourist season is ended, we have more space to visit the beach too, which both of us enjoy a lot

Bølle & Hvide are mostly staying either in the garden or in the house in daytime, as they wish to, when I’m at home. Otherwise they are indoor. They are also indoor in the night together with Odin and I.

Since Hvide’s last visit in a neighbor garden, where he came to fight with a younger and strong male cat, where he was damaged too, he had stayed in our own garden. I just hope, he will continue to do that. More safe for all of us.

Wish you a smiling day

Irene

Anniversary & News


3 Year Anniversary Achievement

Yesterday, I received a message from WordPress, that it was 3 years ago, I started up with my blogging. These 3 years have been great. I have learned so much from you and met so many wonderful souls from all over our world. Thank you for being a part of my life, you are all much appreciated 😀

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I found this purple Iris, while I were out walking with Odin and i really love Iris

Much new are going on in my life at the moment. I found a new house for living only few minutes walk from where I live now. Now it is time for preparing the house for the move with paint, cleaning etc. This will take away much of my time for blogging, but I promise to do my best to follow up at your blogs as soon as possible. If you are commenting, I will be there more soon, as I do my best to follow up at my regular visitors. I do follow, maybe to many, blogs and it would be wonderful, if I were able to visit all of you more often, but it is not possible to do more than my best.

We will get a garden again in our new house and Odin seems to be very happy and enjoy his stay there, while I do what is needed there. I’m sure, that my 2 lovely old cats will enjoy to be able to go outdoor again and enjoy the veranda and garden in the sun. For the time I have stayed in this apartment, they have only been out at the balcony, which they accepted, but I can feel, they miss their outdoor life too. They have been used to stay ourdoor in daytime, when I’m home for all their life, so this I do understand.

Wish all of you a wonderful weekend

Irene

Green Aventurine & Tree of Life


Silver Necklace with Green Aventurine & Tree of Life

Beautiful Handmade Silver Necklace with Green Aventurine & Tree of Life

Would you like to wear this necklace? Please let me know, thank you 🙂

You can find this necklace here and other beautiful Jewelry in my Handmade at Amazon Shop

Wish you a happy day

Irene

Beauty & Life


Not so many days ago, I enjoyed my coffee outside at my terrace in the afternoon, which is still possible, just I find a sunny place. I sat and looked at the few flowers, which still showed sign of life and decided to photograph those for you to see.

We can be lucky to have sun and warm up to 16-18 C. – 60-62 F. around 3 pm now where I live in Spain. In the night we have around 0-4 C. – 28 F. which feels cold in a not isolated house. The houses here are builded to keep out the sun and warm and I agree, they do this almost too well in the winter time.

A little message to my new followers:

I do follow many blogs, more than 800, and among those also many authors, because I like to read not all lecture, but specially books about positivity and personal development. I enjoy reading poems and posts, when they are about life and not only religion and/or extremism or violence.

I respect what every you choose to write about and I do visit your blogs to see, if I can find something to like too. If you don’t see my likes, shares or comments, don’t misunderstand anything, we just don’t share interests.

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I believe in life and I’m not religious. If I should try to explain you about my ideas, you will need to think about Tibetan Buddhism. I believe in love and peace. War has never done anything good for humans. The only place where all of us can meet is with love and mutual respect. Also no matter you are a man or a woman, we are all equal. We do all have the right to live. I do also believe, that animals have a right to live and be like animals are. They are not dolls, they don’t need clothe, only enough food and a lot of love. I see animals with beautiful souls, often more beautiful than humans souls, because they are not destroyed in same way. They don’t try to predict to be something as they are not. Animals are very honest and we can learn a lot from them, if we are open to learn.

We do all come in here with each our life experiences. Some we are willing to share and others not. This is okay, why not? No one are forced to tell anything, as they don’t wish to or are ready to talk about.

By my experiences I see life a little different than many others do. It is okay, we all have our own experiences and I hope that we also learn by those. I don’t pretent to have the rights answers and I hope to learn new every day, for what I’m open.

I don’t think, that heaven is up in the sky or hell is down in the fire.

I have lived in hell in this life, survived and found my way back to life, why I neither think, that hell can be other places.

It is up to ourselves to create our heaven here, live in peace with each other and take care of our nature. No one will come and do this for us, we need to kick ourselves and just go on. We need to remember to live – every day, one day it will be too late. I don’t wish to stay close to say goodbye to this life and then have regrets. I do my best to live out my dreams, no matter how crazy they can seem to be for other people, they are not crazy for me and this is, what is important to me.

I do my best not to judge other souls, but I’m also a human and need to learn a lot. The best for me is to have the intention of not judge other souls. I don’t know anything about, how they feel or what they have been through in their lives.

We need to support each other in best possible way, to be encouraging to others and remember to smile, also to a stranger, maybe we make their day or maybe they smile back and make our day 🙂

Irene

Artichokes in Spain – 6 Photos


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Short time ago I showed you photos from the fields with Artichokes. Then there were no flowers to see and now they are almost ready for start harvesting again. The areas with Artichokes are very big and I did photograph from different places at our morning walk

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Many people don’t know, how to prepare Artichokes, so they will be very delicious to enjoy. I bring one of my recipes, as use to be a nice way to enjoy them

If you can afford to buy many, while they are fair in price, I will recommend you to serve them alone as a first dish. Otherwise use them together with your other food

Bring a big pot to boil with water and 1 spoon of salt

When the water is boiling, put the washed Artichokes in the water, cover the pot and let it boil around 20 minutes. If your Artichokes are very big, boil for 30 minutes.

While the Artichokes are boiling, you prepare butter in slices for each to use beside the artichokes. If you like, you can create butter with green spices.

Let the Artichokes drip of in a colander and place them in a big plate.

I enjoy the Artichokes by taking one leaf a time, place a little butter at this and suck out, what is inside the leaf together with the butter. The bottom of the Artichokes is a delicatesse, enjoy this with butter too.

I hope, you will enjoy Artichokes, just as I do 😀 IMG_20151118_082230

Irene

WordPress Help


Why are you changing the way, we are posting here AGAIN?????

I’m sure, that you wish to improve the blog and make all more easy. Unfortunately this is NOT, what is happening. You make ALL much more difficult and time demanding than necessary.

Fx. I use to post at my shops Etsy & DaWanda, then copy the photo from there and insert in my post here, which is much more easy than upload all my photos here directly. I use the space here anyway, but this were much more friendly to work with before.

Another thing, now we need to click to open categories and tags. The category you have already decided which one I need to use. It is in gray. The tags’ window I need to open, more easy before, we are all using tags, so why make it so demanding to use?

The time for scheduling is also more difficult to find now.

Please leave the windows open and ready to use instead of this new, as you tried with this time. This is no success.

Please give us an easy place to post, so we will continue to use WordPress for our blogging. Right now you destroy our time here.

Irene

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