On the horizon…

The Silent Eye

I always look forward to September. It is one of the most  beautiful times of year in Britain. The days are usually mild and often beautiful, the last of the heather lingers as summer slides into autumn…a perfect moment for a wander in the landscape…and what better way to spend my birthday than with friends in the ancient and sacred places that I love?

The very first September event that we ran was the Harvest of Beingin Ilkley, up on the moors that I have loved since childhood. There is nowhere else on earth that I would rather have been at that moment. It was a small informal affair, just as we like to keep these events; no crowds, just a few friends exploring the landscape and sharing our different perspectives on the spiritual journey that is mirrored by that taken by our feet. The following September we…

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Guest author: Robbie Cheadle – Table Mountain Cape Town

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

If I think of wonderful Cape Town, I think first of Table Mountain. This mountain is such a landmark and a most incredible natural phenomenon.

Some of you may have picked up the fact that I am slightly prone to obsessions. These have changed over the course of my life and have included exercising, mothering, baking and blogging. When I first met Mr Fox twenty years ago [when I was young and full of energy and he still had hair!], I was going through my mad exercising phase. Our first holiday together was to Cape Town and, of course, I had to get my daily fix. My plan – to walk up Table Mountain. Not once but twice; once up the front of the mountain and once up the back of the mountain.

Our first walk was up the front of Table Mountain. It was an incredible experience…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update – Kristina Stanley, D.G. Kaye and Judith Barrow

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to the Friday Cafe and Bookstore Update and we kick things off with news of the next book by Kristina Stanley to be released on August 1st – Look the Other Way.

About Look the Other Way

Submerged beneath the depths is a sea of secrets

A year after her Uncle Bobby mysteriously disappears in the turquoise waters surrounding the Bahamas, Shannon Payne joins her grieving aunt to trace Bobby’s last voyage. Shannon hopes the serenity of the sea might help her recover from a devastating breakup with her fiancé.

Sailing the 38-foot catamaran, A Dog’s Cat, is Captain Jake Hunter, a disillusioned cop who has sworn off women. While Shannon tries to resist her growing attraction to the rugged captain, she uncovers dark truths about her uncle’s death that might send them all to the depths.

What some of the advance readers are saying about the book

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mira prabhu

tumblr_nmhwy2xupu1sjjdtyo1_540I am no scholar and tend to reduce the most sophisticated philosophy into easily digestible truths I can use in my daily life. Complication and complexity only keep me from going deep, I have discovered, and when ideas become simple, they also become fuel for the blissful enlightenment I seek.

If this ancient teaching is true, I often used to wonder, how then did such fierce individuality spring up, driven by insidious notions of ‘I’, ‘me’ and ‘mine,’ along with the concomitant evils of competition, jealousy, demeaning others so we can shine as the sole jewels in any given scenario, etcetera? How are some humans capable of the worst crimes when they employ their special status or belief in their class, caste, intelligence or privilege as weapons of justification?

The usual answer, of course, is the ego. A friend in Manhattan once defined it as a nasty piece of work…

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#NGHW Top 7 True Horrific Blog Posts


These are the top 7 blog post excerpts from the True Horrific challenge.

Blog Post 1: Black Death – Naching T. Kassa

Death is the ultimate enemy. It steals those we love and forms a wall between this world and the next. It is the dark curtain we cannot peer behind.

Death waits for us all.

Do you remember the first time you encountered death? Did the passing of a pet or grandparent reveal its presence? When did you discover your mortality? How old were you?

My discovery began with a young girl’s demise. I was nine.

The girl was two years younger and lived a few miles away from me. We attended the same school and, though we didn’t know each other, she struck me as a sweet person.

Her hair was blonde. It stood out against the white sweaters and dresses she wore. I don’t think she wore white…

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Migraine Hell On Earth

I suffer from migraines. Suffer is too mild a word. Tortured by is better.

The initial symptoms of migraines vary in individuals but mine starts with the vision going blurry then the tingling starts.

I compare this to a spider crawling up your neck and over your head.

If I don’t catch it then with painkillers it erupts into something which can last for up to three dlhttps://amagicalmess.com/2016/02/tried-daith-piercing-for-migraines.htmlays.

I must lie down on my back, darkened room, hand over my eyes and let the pain wash over me in waves. Sleep is a must. If I don’t sleep I have to pace up and down. Sometimes the pain is so severe it makes me cry and shout out. When the pain reaches its zenith I am physically sick. Hey ho. A migraine is gone.

So, when I read the article I’m going to share here:


I was intrigued. I had researched acupuncture for my college degree and it makes perfect sense to me as a treatment that works.

I have had three tries at acupuncture and they have helped with a lot of issues but our Chinese doctor left the town. Also, it can be very expensive.

I might try this. If I do I will keep you up to date. what-are-the-symptoms-of-a-migraine.jpg


Gremlins in the works.

I have just discovered that Twitter and WordPress have been affected by Gremlins. To be more precise my accounts.

Twitter usually notifies me when someone retweets an article I have posted. Errrr, now they don’t??????

So I am sorry to all the people who retweet my articles and shares. I have not gone off-world or become the 13th Doctor, I wish.

It annoys me because I am courteous and like to thank people who make the effort to interact so gremlins beware. I got you covered. Yeah, didn’t think my teddy bear was that big or that he had a big gun.

I am getting there but it has made me feel very anxious and as a person who has borderline personality disorder, things which change are devasting for me.

Thanks, everyone for your patience. Normal service will be resumed, I hope, very soon.