Archive for March, 2010

Change your Life in 7 Days

Posted in Uncategorized on March 31, 2010 by Mandy

Paul McKenna is a wonderful author and one of his books that I HIGHLY recommend is….”Change your Life in 7 Days” …..Getting rid of negative thoughts, become more self-confident…overall how to have a better self-image.

In his book there is a quotation that stuck in my mind forever:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate,
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It’s our light, not darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves: who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of the universe.
Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
There is nothing enlightening about shrinking,
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are born to make manifest the glory of the universe
that is within us. It’s not just in some of us: it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
And we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.”

By Marianne Williamson

Hot Cross Buns

Posted in Uncategorized on March 29, 2010 by Mandy

Just the other day we celebrated Christmas with it’s roasts and turkeys…cookies and cakes and so much more that make our thighs quietly weep!  And here we are,  already at the doorstep of Easter!  Everywhere you go….hot, steamy Hot Cross Buns on every counter, Easter Bunny’s in all shapes and forms….what happened to my new year’s resolution to eat more leafy greens, drink less and exercise more?  You see, I love eating Hot Cross Buns when they are warm and fresh but they also have the reputation for being one of the breads to go stale the fastest!   Most of you will argue that they rarely last long enough to actually GO stale.    So I have come up with a plan for stale buns…..instead of using bread, use the leftover STALE Hot Cross Buns and turn it into the yummiest bread and butter pudding….and if you really want to be bad, go for a scoop of good quality vanilla ice cream on top…hey, if you’re gonna do it, why do it half-arsed?  Am I going to have some?   You bet your sweet shiny ass, I am!!


Posted in Uncategorized on March 26, 2010 by Mandy

Lately it’s as if my alarm clock has been set to 3.33am!  I have noticed that over the past 6-7 months I am waking up at least 2-3 nights a week at exactly 3.33am.  At first I thought nothing of it but it’s kind of creepy when you suddenly wake up, look at the clock and there it is again!!    However, I am not prone to jump to conclusions.  My mind is scientific by nature, and sometimes I can be skeptic at heart!  Personally I think body clocks are perculiar things, and once you start thinking “Ooo – 3.33am – how bizarre” you’re vastly increase your chances of waking up at the exact time.   Whereupon the weirdness strikes you even more and so the pattern starts!!    Either way, I’m certain to this day it has nothing to do with some kind of demonic mockery of the Trinity, or half of 666.  It is just my mind doing it to myself.  Personally, I can think of better tricks it can play!!!  It’s all a psychological game…..nothing more……nothing less.   Or not???

Call me Crazy!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 25, 2010 by Mandy

So we’re sitting at the table in this lovely restaurant and I hear someone’s mobile phone ringing at the table next to us….the guy answers his phone and start shouting…..not normal talk like you and me…but shouting!! 

What most people don’t seem to realize is that mobile phones amplify your voice……I give him the “look” but totally engrossed in what his doing, he doesn’t even look my way.  I stare at the people who is sitting next to him, hoping they might quiet him down but obviously they pretend to believe  that he has to multi-talk right through dinner.

I do admit that I am one of the 90% with a mobile phone.  I always have my BlackBerry with me to check emails and make or receive calls .  But what I won’t allow to happen is that it takes over my life……..and I don’t take calls when I am in the company of someone else, sharing a lovely meal…..and I don’t yell when I do take calls!!  If it’s that important for you to take the call… least take your conversation elsewhere!!

All right….got to go…my phone’s buzzing!!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 by Mandy

Letting go.

Posted in Uncategorized on March 23, 2010 by Mandy

When you let go of blaming others and take responsibility for your own choices, you become free to embrace all kinds of options that were not available to you when you saw yourself as a victim of others.  This prepares you to begin to change those things in your life that are either not good for you or are no longer satisfying or fulfilling – to let go of what you’ve outgrown and embark on fresh paths and projects…….:)

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