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    Shopping at Bicester Village

    I didn’t really know what to expect when the hubby suggested we go to Bicester Village, but I can definitely say it surpassed any expectations I had for it. For one, there are fairy lights and lanterns everywhere! Any place with fairy lights wins my vote instantly 🙂 We arrived about an hour before sunset, the shopping centre was buzzing with people from young school kids, students, couples and families making their way around. It is huge. There are brand stores on either side of you as you walk along the paved streets with Chinese lanterns and lights overhead. Shop after shop with recognisable names and after taking a peak…

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    The pressure of being great

    “The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everyone rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.” – Alan W. Watts I have spent a large portion of time in my life fretting over doing something worthwhile and becoming the person I want to be. Saving the world in some form. Feeling like there was something special I am here to achieve. Something big. And feeling like a failure because I haven’t yet found what that is. The pressure one can feel over doing something great can sometimes suck…

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    Books that can give you the power to change your life

    Books have been such an important part of my life, and have played such a monumental role throughout history. As a child I was always stuck in a book, usually the Famous Five or Thouroughbred series. These days I am more inclined to choose books that can open my mind to new ideas or ways of being. Below is a list of my favourite books that I believe have made a huge impact on my life.

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    Favourite quotations from The Power of Now

    The Power of Now is definitely on my list of life changing books. I refer to it again and again when I feel caught up in my thoughts or fears. You don't need to re-read the whole book, just open the book on any page and read a paragraph or so to help bring you back to the present. Here are some of my favourite quotes.

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    Virginia Water Lakes

    Stunning family friendly walk along the Virginia Water Lake. I am awed by the natural beauty every time I visit. Positioned within Windsor Great Park, there is so much to explore. You can walk all the way to Windsor Castle discovering Roman Ruins, Waterfalls, Totem poles, Savill Gardens and loads more.

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    Trust is a way of being

    Trust is a way of being – written by Torsten Lueddecke Part 1: Trusting yourself and the natural flow and evolvement of life The definition of trust is “the reliance on the integrity, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something”. Please notice: It is about the innate qualities of someone or something, not about certain outcomes or behaviours. In other words: Trust does not mean, shit is no longer happening. Most of us go through life and “lose“ trust, because shit is happening or we feel disappointment when our expectations in someone or something are not met.  Sound familiar? It is certainly true that events and people often don’t measure…