"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)

Saturday, 8 May 2010


alot has been happening in my life or rather in my journey the past few days..

last week, I began to work through Walking in this World (Julia Cameron) -
visiting my friend Tinks blog, I noticed a gorgeous round robin she was involved with. my heart sighed with longing - I so wanted to do something creative.. but I am not good at getting started... so I emailed Tink, and asked her if she ever came across a round robin or a swap that she thought i might be interested in, then could she email me - I said please [of course].. and two days ago in my inbox was an email from Tink, telling me of a paper doll swap [funny, because just last week while journalling, I had remembered how I loved to play with those paper dolls. my nan would buy me a book of them.. the doll and a whole wardrobe of clothes - in paper and I would cut them out carefully and spend hours playing.. they were all kept in a little plastic suitcase - long gone]...

I followed the link and the swap is a Guardian paper doll swap [right up my alley!!] and of course I signed up..
.. but not only that, I discovered another world.. by following a link on the sidebar I found a collage group .. and I signed up for that too!!! - this is all absolute synchronicity.. no doubt about that.

and this morning, the anniversary of my dad's death - a kookaburra [my dad's favourite bird] sat outside my window while I did my morning pages...

and then, when I was eating my breakfast.. a magpie dug for worms outside in the garden, looking for his breakfast... him & I connected in that moment, by the simple task of eating our breakfast. I worked hard in my garden today at Inglewood.. but I can feel the garden pulling back from me.. kind of disconnecting.. that is a good thing.. I think Inglewood and all it is, is ready to embrace the next owners.. I trust that it is all under control & everything is being orchestrated, in the heavens.
[ps - something is working because my hot flushes and night sweats are lessening. but the joints are aching now.. but that is ok.. I can deal with that!]


Anonymous said...

Hi Robyn,
paperdolls, ahh... I've got memories of them too. I had one with a magnet, with cloths that could be put on it. I loved that doll.
A week or so ago I found a picture online of a Doris Day paper doll, so cute !!!
About the magpie. That is such a coincedence. I have just made a new blog, called.... Magpie Hollow. We have a lot of magpies here and I love them, they are such clever birds.
What did you do to reduce the hot flashes. I would love to know.
Mine haven't been too bad uptil now, but I don't know what lies ahead ; )
Have a great weekend and a wonderful Mother's Day !!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I used to love paper dolls too. We would make out own by cutting up the Eaton's Catalogue. Have fun with yours and the collage project too!

Deedee said...

Hi Robyn - As exciting as it is to move on in life, it's still hard to leave beloved places behind. It must be hard for you to say goodbye to Inglewood, as exciting as Villa Maria is for you.
But, you are right - all is as it should be, and heaven is in control.
Welcome to the sisterhood of the raging hot flash! I have been enduring them for about 5 years now. Not much fun, but you do get used to it eventually!

Janet said...

I'm glad Tinker came through for you and connected you with those swaps. I, too, loved paper dolls as a kid. My mom always bought me a book of them when we went shopping. I wish I still had some of them now.

Synchronicity is all around us if we just take the time to look....and you always do.

mxtodis123 said...

Oh gosh, another thing we have in common. I so loved my paper dolls. Played with them until I was a teen. You wouldn't believe how many boxes I had.

gemma said...

It seems that synchronicity happens when working through Julia Cameron
tasks. I am so glad you connected with Tink (love her)and signed up for this. Earlier this year I did a bead trade with True North.
It was great. This should be an awesome way to get creative.

amelia said...

ear that your menopause symptoms are lessening. That make all of life easier to bear...

Holly said...

It's Mother's Day here in the states, and I wanted to stop by to wish one of the nicest women I know a happy day, and to send blessings for all you do for those you love.

Crystalrainbow said...

Oh how exciting i love it when a plan comes together :)

Kathryn Knoll said...

It sounds wonderful all these happenings! Maybe you are finally ready to heal all! hugs

Tinker said...

So glad the paperdoll swap is working out for you! Enjoy!!!