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thanks for all the birthday greetings!! hugely appreciated, seemingly winging in from every direction, pleasantly bamboozling, feel proper love bombed!
was a lovely and super chilled day, sea swim and croissants… hanging out with daughter till the afternoon… then an ace compost workshop followed by homemade pizzas up at the community garden, loitering with more wondrous peeps
hayfever was a bit rubbish…. but waaaay better than it used to be back at birthday glastonburys in the 80’s, ha
it seemed to take forever to open all the pressies this year… tho i do have that annoying habit of insisting on being blindfolded, then having to guess what each one is, who its from… and even the colour… so little wonder it’s somewhat laborious
i could probably spin a birthday out all the way till the next ones due? so if you’ve missed the rumpus… still plenty of time to add your blessings to the pile, ha xx
oh and a few snaps from birthday photoshoot!… errm i mean birthday photoshoots are a thing right? its not just ego crazed me?

birthday bed head

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Birthday bed head
me on the morning of my eighteenth birthday (allegedly a grown up)… and cough thirty-ffing-eight years later, on the morning of my fifty sixth (allegedly a grown up!)… jeeps i must’ve eaten a whole elephants worth of birthday cake down the years!
still wearing a St Christopher (travel, silver for this moon ruled cancerian), same prominent nose, the dearth of eyes… probably an equivalent volume of hair, just distributed slightly differently!
a peculiar sartorial sense endures
just back from an early morning amble up the cliffs, followed by a sea swim, time to rouse daughter from slumbers, croissants for brekkie

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figurative art my favourite, always fascinated by the endless beauty of the human form… and my own the body, and soul, the one i know best of all… a blessing, which provokes, for me, amusement and delight
such adventures! several dollops of joy, a soupcon of sorrow… life grooved
any words of wisdom? nope!… what does the motto on this mornings turmeric yogi tea bag say ‘love is an infinite power’, can’t really argue with that
we are woven by community… life buoyed up by the generosity, support and love of our fellows. steppin’ lightly. love xxx

viper’s bugloss

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viper’s bugloss! preposterous and ostentatious, a flower after my own heart… and a total bee magnet
you can imagine the conversation:
‘hmmm.. i want purple flowers, with a blush hint of pink’
‘oh EVERYWHERE, as tho all stuck over, be-sequined!… a hippy hairy trunk… and, i want to be irresistible!… and AND give me a name that makes me sound well tough, Rattlesnake Trumpet or something!?’
there’s loads of this plant around here, tho i didn’t know its name till today, better not mutter borage
daughter gave me a wild flower book last year, and sporadically i remember to look them up! super useful
wild flowers have gone Rain Forest crazy at the mo, fecund, their loving the warmth, perpetual rain and sultry mist. Juuune

eat flowers!

ha, smoke weeds?

courgette flower guzzling season, a soggy soporific afternoon, too lazy nowadays to do more than endlessly post pics of lunch x

megan: There are so many tasty flowers!

ooh what are your faves? and i’ll search them out… i’ve been nibbling on ooh sea kale, honeysuckle, dandelion, gorse and hawthorn a fair bit… tho not all at once! xx

megan: I am eating wild geraniums, nasturtiums, clover, chive flowers, garlic flowers, borage… and more.

of course de edible aliums! why didn’t i think of that, wish i’d planted some chives for the gorgeous flowers now! next year ho hum xx


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Korma and Sea Kale … Jai Ganesha
‘There’s a loving in your eyes all the way
If I listen to your lies, would you say
I’m a man (a man) without conviction
I’m a man (a man) who doesn’t know’
all together now
Korma Korma Korma Korma Sea Kale-a-meal-eon!

sigh, i’ve resorted to feeble puns for attention now…