Finding Zen in gardening and poetry

Finding Zen in gardening and poetry A while ago, I was inspired to plant some bright colourful flowers in my sunroom/conservatory/hothouse/she-shed/glasshouse/orangery - call it what you will - and I marvelled at the peace that one gets when digging, planting and creating something new. It's a kind of zen feeling isn't it? Maybe I should …

Welcome to my ‘Happy Place’

If you were asked to show us your Happy Place, what would it look like? Where do you go when you need to think? What do you do when you need to restore yourself, to ready yourself to take on the coming week with energy and verve? How do you get your sense of humour …

Losing myself in a book

Books and a cuppa

Is reading a form of Zen? Do you find yourself getting caught up in what you are reading, so much so that you have to stop for a moment to remember that it isn't real? I do all the time & I love the sense of escapism that a book can give me. Once when …