A sthe Dalai Lama says there are only 2 days in the year yesterday and today so lets make the most of today…..
Each of us has a purpose,
To bring each other happiness.
May we never forget the good times
That sparkle with every passing moment.
Let’s come together and rejoice
We remember all the good times together.
Good times are rolling for us.
Whether we ponder,
Or whether we wonder.
We will never forget the
Memories that we share .
The holidays are finally here.
Even we are near.
Let’s just relax and celebrate.
Here is a design for the future, I am so thrilled that some designers are taking an interest in bees, personally I am fascinated by them. They are so organized, hard working and everything they produce I love. Wax, honey, propolis plus bees are so pretty, how many children’s stories have they inspired, patterns, decors, they have inspired people endlessly.
I have always know this shop. My mother used very few beauty products but she loved coming to this shop for the avocado and facial creams. When she first moved to the south of France in the 50 she discovered Spurway, it was the oldest cosmetic shop in Cannes . Naturally, I would get my products there, it was something special to go into this shop off the main streets and enter this building, only the locals would know about it. Not only the products were great but we could see them being made and discuss them with the owner. I was there the other day and in the shop was a customer who told me that his grand father would go there. Sadly I was told that this laboratory and shop were closing, because the building was going to be pulled down. They also told me that the label and shop had been bought so the name Spurway will continue but that they would not be able to reproduce the same products because of new hygiene laws. We have been using these products for about 60 years, my mother before I was born, my grandmother , my daughters and myself we have never had any problems, on the contrary we loved them… I wonder in whose interest it is to put out these laws? This shop has been in Cannes since 1825. I hope that they will find a way of keeping everything and reproducing this little heaven somewhere else…. you can find out more www.marcusspurway.com
It was about 15 years ago, when I was chatting with a friend and telling her that I was feeling stressed and anxious” My friend simply said, “Don’t forget to breathe”. DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE became a decade of inner research, there are so many ways to breathe and yes it can relieve one from anxiety and stress. Because of these words my whole questioning about breathing began, these simple words were to lead me into a quest, I went from yoga classes, to meditation retreats to home practice all to learn about how to breathe. Breathing is the first thing we do at birth and it can very simply bring you back to the core of your existence, making what may seem dramatic, petty, trivial, ridiculous and really small. There are many places to go where they will teach you the simple gesture of breathing, it seems so basic, it’s our first claim to life and yet we don’t push our breathing to excellence most of the time……
The only way I found to deal with this feeling of helplessness was to reduce my world to a healthy size one that I could deal with and interact in. I can help the old lady down the road, I can teach the neighbors child, I can act in my local charity and have the direct rewarding benefit of a smile and a real exchange….
For Xmas, buy your presents locally from the crafts-man who makes jewellery, from the seam-stress next door, from the vegetal garden where they make their own jam, from the local artist, books from a book store. Lets make sure that money goes directly to ordinary people, that way more people will have a happy Xmas.