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. This reminds me of one of my first, (and most popular) Instagram posts. . . It was a window seat in a library, white bright and contemporary, looking out on to lush trees, huge window framed by brightly coloured bookshelves. . . . Can you believe this gorgeous room is actually GLAMPING - SCOTTISH STYLE !? From the super account of @craigheadhowf ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ•๏ธ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜

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. 'Keep all your ducks in a row.' . . Origin of this phrase; either something to do with skittles, or, tin ducks in a shooting gallery, or, mother duck keeping her ducklings in an organised line behind her... . . Cottage the colour of a sugar coated almond. โ˜‘๏ธ . Lucky horseshoe above the door. โ˜‘๏ธ . Three ducks in a row on the thatched roof. โ˜‘๏ธ . ๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿฆ† . . Me, standing in the churchyard taking the photo as the lady of the house drew open the curtains in her dressing gown. โŽ . . Keeping all your ducks in a row, ie being organised, leaves more time for spontaneity. โณ๐Ÿ‘Š

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. 'Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.' (Cecil Beaton b 14th January, 1904) . . Mantra for the week ahead: Darlings - Be Daring! . . Step out of your comfort zone a little, be bold ๐Ÿฆ ! Breathe in courage, give your moxie a little polish and best fearless foot forward for the week ahead! There is nothing ordinary about you! xx . . Incidentally @vamuseum have a wonderful online introduction to Cecil Beaton, definitely worth a browse over โ˜•... And you can always take a wee peek at my IGTV channel, new film available! ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿง . . . . Flowers this morning echoing the colours of the new dawn outside my window from the marvellous @thepetalworkshop ๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜

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. 'Let's go fly a kite Up to the highest height Let's go fly a kite and send it soaring...' (Dick Van Dyke, Mary Poppins, have you seen the latest ๐ŸŽฅ?) . . Tomorrow, January 14th is International Kite Day. Good job it's not today, or we'd definitely be up through the atmosphere. ๐ŸŒฌ๏ธ๐Ÿš€ . . Little on the breezy side here, so I might swerve Kite Day and go for Organise Your Home Day instead, also 'celebrated' (?) on the 14th. It's all about The Edit apparently, so Chanel style, we should be 'Taking One Thing Off'. . . Which reminds me, waters running - I'm off for a candlelit bath to soothe my weary bones following epic journey on our wonderful motorways ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ, but hey, not to worry, I'm with the accountant first thing, followed by lunch with my Pa, LIFE, the gift that keeps on giving! . . Best foot forward for the week ahead every one, gird those loins! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ”ฅ . . .. . . Have just posted a wee fillum on IGTV - more of Dorset, perfect to watch if you're trying to nod off... ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜€ feedback welcome, I'm honing skills for McCottage TV, more to come... . Thinking happy thoughts with @isabellopezquesada and her gorgeous sweetly scented garden... And breathe! ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜

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. . Exploring Corfe Castle and came across this charming thatched cottage, covered in trembling pom poms! . . #shakeyourpompoms ๐Ÿ‘ฏ . . Any idea what they are? Clematis?

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. 'Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.' (Leonardo da Vinci) . . Loving the quiet, gentle simplicity here. A soothing antidote to the twinkly excesses of the festive season. The greatest wealth is to live a happy life with little. We assume that the more stuff we have, the happier we will be. In fact the opposite is proven to be true. . . Stuff = Stress. . . On my way back up to Scotland tomorrow. I'm beginning to miss the emptiness of space and the rustic simplicity of the McCottage. . . As I said earlier in the week, it's time to focus on the essential, simplify life, and make room for magic. . . I think today is the day most people give up on their New Year's Resolutions.. Let's not worry too much about that, as along as you're doing more of what makes you happy, and making room for the magic to happen, all will be well. Xxxxx ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿง™ . . . . . Making room for magic with this fabulous post from @mossandstonefloraldesign and @clarecoulson ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜

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. 'In a gentle way, you can shake the world.' (Mahatma Gandhi) . . . The inspiring arrangements of @lewismillerdesign - gently shaking the world with his surplus flowers - one empty trash can at a time... . . Isn't this a wonderful idea, simple, kind... . . No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. The ripple goes on and on... . .

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. 'Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.' (William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night) . . Sunday, January 6th, Twelfth Night. According to Jean Rhys - 'The feeling of Sunday is the same everywhere, heavy, melancholy, standing still.' . . Feels a little like that here this evening. All the decorations are down and safely away til next year, the holly and ivy garlands in a heap in the garden, twinkly lights dimmed... It looks bare, and feels hollow. Many of us are back to the coalface tomorrow. Some relieved, but many dreading it.. . . We need a Twelfth Night Epiphany Moment! #HateSomethingChangeSomething #๐Ÿ’ก #Aha . . Here's some Posh Encouragement if you feel apprehensive about the weeks ahead: . 1. Define your purpose. What are you doing and why? . 2. Develop positive thoughts. Weed out the negative chatter and squash it. Try one or two affirmations. . 3. Move. Sign up for yoga/boxing/aqua/ambling/what ever takes your fancy.. . 4. Focus on the essential. Simplify life. Make room for magic. . . I'll go into more detail in the week ahead. Adopting one or two habits like these will have a positive impact on your life and allow space for these life bulb moments and we can achieve greatness together.. ๐Ÿ˜˜ . . . #BestFootForward for the week ahead xxxx #WeCanDoThis . . . . Lovely lightbulb moments from @sposiamovi ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ“ธโฃ๏ธ

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. 'Since I come so far, I have no choice but to try harder. I will do my best.' . . Japanese lady Kane Tanaka, who celebrates her 116th birthday today, January 2nd, 2019. . . Kane attributes her longevity to eating rice, small fish and soup, and drinking lots of water. ๐Ÿš ๐ŸŸ She is also rather partial to canned coffee and sweets, and has been following this diet since she was 112. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ . . Meanwhile, back in Dorset, I haven't moved from the sofa. Chores!! Admin!! Banking!! Inland Revenue!! To-Do List!! Detox Diet Recipe List!! De-Clutter List!! Resolution List! Reading List! How Not To Get Stressed List! . . 116 years old. That's an awful lot of Janxiety. . . . . . JANXIETY free sofa from @theworldofinteriors ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐ŸŽŽ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“ธ

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. 'What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?' (E M Forster, b 1st January, 1879) . . Log off, shut down, and GET OUTSIDE! . Or read. An actual book! I'm just tucking in to Forster's Howard's End #recommend . . This lovely hotel @thyme.england reminds me of Rooks Nest House, which was Forster's childhood home in Hertfordshire... imagining the whoosh of the wind through the trees here.. . . Ps - Story now up with Bath Tub Race Results and Music from Wet Wet Wet! xx

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. 'Birds flying high, you know how I feel Sun in the sky, you know how I feel Breeze driftin' on by, you know how I feel It's a new dawn It's a new day And I'm feeling good.' (Nina Simone, Feeling Good) . . Off to bed last night amidst thunderous fireworks, awoken this morning by a cacophony of gulls. Was almost tempted to go outside and investigate. Almost. ๐Ÿ”Š๐Ÿ™‰ . . Had I been waking up in Scotland this morning I'd be looking forward to Hogmanay neighbours first-footing into the McCottage with shortbread, whisky and fruit cake, instead of which, I'm in Dorset and we're off to see the annual New Year's Day Bath Tub Race. ๐Ÿค” . . ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿ›€๐ŸŒŠ . . . . . Good Morning @johntanner in Cotignac with the most excellent new dawn view... ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ›Œ๐Ÿงโฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ’˜

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. . Sound Up! ๐Ÿ”Š . . 'Champagne for the occasion...' ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚ 'Some for you, some for me...!' . . 'A new life begins for us with every second. Let us go joyously to meet it. We must press on, whether we will or no, and we shall walk better with our eyes before us than with them ever cast behind.' (Jerome K Jerome) . . The healthiest response to life is JOY... Here's to 2019, let us go joyously to meet it. ๐Ÿ‘ฏ . . Just back from the beach in the grey gloaming. It was still, and quiet, and we lit sparklers and tealights, each choosing a word to represent our dreams for the year ahead. . I chose JOY. . What word do you have in mind for your 2019 dreams...? . . May all your dreams come true next year, dream big! With lots of love and mucho fairy dust Posh xxxx

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