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B Y A W I L D R O S E . . . .
New to the Salt & Surf shop is this the Eucalyptus photo print.
Morning affirmation : Consider the bigger picture and know that what is happening now is just a drop in your ocean.
Beyond 5pm, beyond the traffic queue, beyond the thing that's making you frown there's a world that is continuing and continuing. If it's tough, remove yourself and become an observer. The sun will still rise, the stars will still shine. The world is still turning and the little details you don't notice like this tiny shield bug is still going about his day. When I found this fellow he was soaking up some sun much like me. He was quiet and so was I and I enjoyed watching him.
I was looking at my tea in its oversized box, in its individual sachet, in the bleached tea bag thinking about the Earth rainforests being cut down for this tiny taste of tea and then being thrown away. Did you know that 80% of the products made today are thrown away after one use? Going naked from unnecessary packaging is tricky. Making efforts to reduce the packaging with a purchase is possible.
So I switched to grabbing some naked tea from an incredible tea shop I stumbled on. New tea calls for a tea ceremony outside in the afternoon soft golden light with my sweet little whippet.
And when tea looks like this how can I resist? Deep with the scent of orange, blackberry, sunflower, hibiscus and lemon balm - maybe my favorite tea to date. My eyes and stomach have two different opinions but eating all natural is what works for best for me - that goes for drinking too.
Ever looked at a packet of tea and seen 'natural flavouring' on the back under ingredients? What are they? - something that the manufacturers can't seem be honest about on the packet. Going natural and naked in the food world is the way to go. Naked from packaging if you can, or at least reducing how much you use and buy - hence the natural and almost naked tea I have here. Good for all and everything.
I found myself amongst old friends and new ones this weekend. Life gets so busy but I am truly blessed where I live to be spoilt by a stunning coastline. We sailed across to a little island and with our supplies on Friday for some wild camping for two nights. The rain avoided us three times and we ate and drank a good food and finished the evening with toasted mallows over the campfire. All six of us mesmerised by the fire, I found myself staring endlessly into its warm autumnal burning embers under the clear starry night sky.
Unbelievably, I stumbled upon eight handmade tribal staffs which we circled around our campfire decorated with wood pigeon feathers. We exchanged stories about life, work, books and one of my favourite topics - travel. Tucking up with a warm sleeping bag and the best of the best company, my hubby to be, I woke up to sunrise, birdsong, fresh air and a smile on my face.
Dishing out the grub and below sunset before twilight.
That fire ......
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