Sunday, 24 August 2014

Magic Moments: Days gone past and days to come

Well its Monday again and I am doing my normal link up with the lovely Jaime over at The Olivers Madhouse with her Magic Moments. I really like to do this link up if I can as I think it is really good to remember all the nice times.
This week I thought I would start with a picture of my son. It was taken on holiday and he had just won a contest so was very proud. We had so many fab holidays when the children were little , and lots of happy memories. I am very lucky as my children have grown up into lovely young people Matthew had turned into a wonderful, hardworking man. He has a lovely family with wife Karen and their new son Nathan. I am so proud of him and his sister and my heart is full of pride for them both. So today I thought I would share a picture of Matthew and a picture of Matthew and his new son Nathan.
Happy a lovely public holiday everyone.









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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Wu Tao Dance Review


I have my health issues and it can be a bit of a uphill fight everyday. I choose to try and make more of my life and keep a positive outlook but some days that is very hard. I am always  on the look out for anything that may help so when I got offered the chance to try out a system of healing I was keen to have a go.
I have to be honest in saying its not something I have heard of and it is called Wu Tao Dance. I think it is easier to let the founder explain more .

Leading the World through Dance

In 2000 Michelle Locke, an Australian ballerina and natural health therapist asked herself an interesting question. How do I turn the healing benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine into a dance? In 2001 Michelle received her answer and started her first classes in Wu Tao – the Dancing Way©, a complete system of healing combining dance, music and meditation. Sometimes referred to as ‘yoga dance therapy’ or ‘shiatsu dance therapy’, it combines multiple disciplines into a single powerful modality. Michelle was a ballet dancer with the West Australian Ballet Company but after suffering a severe back injury she was forced into early retirement. Devastated by the loss of her career, she embarked on a journey of self-discovery and healing. Within her exploration of natural therapies to cure her back pain, Michelle discovered Shiatsu, a Japanese form of massage. Impressed with the results she furthered her studies in Shiatsu along with other therapies including massage, breath work and Chinese medicine. In 1993 she founded the first Shiatsu School in Western Australia.
Her Wu Tao journey began soon after the birth of her second daughter Isabelle, who became seriously ill and was later diagnosed with Rett Syndrome – a neurological genetic disorder. Michelle felt overwhelmed by the challenges she was facing. Unable to take care of her daughter and her business, she reluctantly passed her Shiatsu school over to one of her students.

Stressed and worried about her child, Michelle became her own guinea pig as the dance process that is now Wu Tao began to form in her mind. Combining her passion for shiatsu and dance, Michelle developed the Wu Tao dances in a tiny studio in Fremantle. Within 6 months she was teaching 7 classes a week and within 2 years Wu Tao had spread across Australia as Michelle travelled the country training instructors to teach in her Wu Tao method.

In 2006 the power and effectiveness of Wu Tao went to another level when Michelle commissioned Steve Richter to compose original music for the dances.

“There is no way in the world I could have orchestrated the perfect synchronization of my meeting with Steve.” Says Michelle “It was definitely guided by a divine hand! Steve’s music has brought depth, heart and feeling into everyone’s experience of Wu Tao. Each track holds the vibration of the element and the dance. It’s unbelievable how he was able to do that without knowing anything about Wu Tao! Steve didn’t read the book, watch the video or come to a class. He created the music guided from within. By the time he had presented the third track of music to me he was looking pretty attractive! By the end of the creative process I was in love with him. The love story continues on!”

It is a partnership made in heaven. Through their understanding of what an intimate spiritual relationship entails, Michelle and Steve have developed Wu Tao for Couples to support couples into deeper soul purpose, intimacy and connection through dance. They continue to work, love and play together creating beautiful Wu Tao dance and music offerings.

Wu Tao programs are offered throughout Australia and internationally in New Zealand, Japan, United States, Brazil, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Michelle’s beloved daughter passed away from complications of Rett Syndrome in July 2011. Though no longer in her body, Belle is in constant contact and continues to inspire Michelle’s healing work in the world.

I think Michelle sound like she has had a tough journey at times and I have to say this sounds really great to use. So I am going to be having a go and I hope to share with you how I get on over the next few weeks/months and so on.
If you would like to try Wu Tao or read more then go to their web site 

Please note I was not paid for this review only receiving a sample of the product

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Ryvita and Ben De Lisi Tin

If you have read my other posts you know I really love Ryvita's. So when I got to try out a new product I was very happy to do so.
Ryvita are currently in the process of an exciting relaunch involving a number of exciting things .  To mark these bold new changes Ryvita has teamed up with award winning fashion designer Ben De Lisi to create a special edition Ryvita tin.

Ben De Lisi famously created the red dress worn by Kate Winslet at the Oscars, as well as a sell out range at Debenhams.
I have always thought it would be a great idea to have something just the right size to keep your ryvitas in. When the tin arrived I was very impressed by it's stylish pattern and colours. It would look great in any kitchen and best still keep your ryvita's lovely and fresh. Be a great idea to do a hamper for someone for Christmas and put in a Ben De Lisi tin and some ryvita's inside.







The tin will be available online from September and will cost RRP£7.49.

http://www.ryvita.co.uk/

Please note I was not paid for this review only receiving a sample of the product

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Thursday Favorite Things

So its Thursday again and gosh do you not think the weeks fly past? Maybe its just they move quicker because I am getting older lol. When I was young the weeks, months , years seem to go on forever, now they seem to go faster and faster. So today I thought I would share some of my favourite things. Over the last 2 years I have become a baker ! It started out as a little one day course and went on to more and more. I have to space it out a bit as i struggle with pain daily but it makes me happy when I can bake. I don't think I am going to set the cake world alight but I hope I can turn out a fair cake. My cakes are full of love and I really try hard to make sure they are really special for that person. I wish I had lots more talent and maybe if all the years had not slipped past I could have been better! So slipping years or not I will carry on. I thought I would end by sharing some of my creations for you, so enjoy! xx








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Sunday, 10 August 2014

Magic Moment friendship

Its Monday again and another weekend has flashed past. I always try if I can to take part in a favourite link  up with Jaime over at The olivers madhouse
I like to do this link up as I think its so good to remember the magic moments in your week or life. When my daughter was five she had her first proper party. I said how many I could cope with and then at the last second she asked to add on one. My first thought is where she lived as I didn't want to have to walk miles if I had to take her home lol. My little girl took me to the first door and point across the road " Lindsey lives there mum"! So along came Lindsey and joined in. The next day as we left for school she was coming along the road and before I knew it we were walking together. Because the girls were off chatting us mums did the same, and that was just the start. Over the years we were always together Lindsey and her sisters became like nieces to me and it was the start of a long friendship. Today we are still friends and although we don't see each other much we are still there for each other. This is a lovely picture of my daughter (with the tattoos) and Lindsey and I think its so lovely.  Special friendships are rare but exciting to have and treasure.




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