Tuesday, 26 April 2016

A Little Spring Update

I am in love with this world . . . 
I have climbed its mountains, roamed its forests, 
sailed its waters, crossed its deserts, 
felt the sting of its frosts, the oppression of its heats, t
he drench of its rains, the fury of its winds, 
and always have beauty and joy 
waited upon my goings and comings.  

John Burroughs

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Spring weather has brought sun, rain, hail and wind to us the past few days ... 
Yes, I'm checking the weather and temperature each morning, in order to decide between a winter coat, a spring coat or a rain coat... 

Back in my childhood in Finland, I remember that April was the month when the snow was beginning to smelt, making small brooks and becks, where we would play with boats made of bark.

Our younger son has been down with influenza last week - It's great that he's gotten well and back to school - and that the rest of us seem to have skipped the virus this time.

I have been without sugar 3 weeks ... I just had to try if I could make it and how it would be!
I was surprised to experience headache the first 2 days (maybe that was a coincidence?) - and also that after 5 days, the graving for sweet things just lost it's power on me! 
I have sipped tea in the evenings - and it has been easy to skip the cakes at the work. This weekend I was to a birthday party, where I got a piece of birthday cake, which tasted fine and sweet ... So, there has been a tiny break in the sugar free period - But I will continue, and intend to keep on going sugar free still for some time.

Something nice is taking place very soon - that is, the Colour Hillsong Conference at London, starting on Thursday. As it happened, I was able to jump in as a friend to a friend swapped her place with me. We're 4 friends traveling together - we met some time ago just to an art, walk & coffee afternoon, and planning the upcoming trip.

Moreover - A dear friend of mine, whose living in UK, is able to meet with me in London ... I'm really thankful for being able to travel, and I am looking forward to this weekend!

You are never too old to
set another goal
or to dream another dream.

C. S. Lewis

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 With smiles and happy midweek greetings,

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  1. What a beautiful post!!!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a vice afternoon

  2. That all sounds lovely...except the flu part! I admire your sugar free-ness. Another blogger friend did it for a year!

  3. Hi sweet Nina! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit with you this morning :)

    I am so sorry your youngest was so sick, but praise the Lord that all is better now. Springtime can bring lots of beauty, but it can also bring yucky sickness.

    Thinking of you and wishing you a lovely week! Hugs!

  4. It's amazing how powerful the sugar addiction can be. Good for you for breaking free if even for a while. Seems that when I went sugar free years back I had a headache too!

  5. Your weather sounds like mine, Nina. Enjoy your trip and conference - it sounds inspiring. Cutting down on sugar is a healthy choice. I'm always conscious of sugar in my diet.

  6. The conference sounds wonderful, Nina. I hope that you have a great time.

  7. I think it's great that you gave up sugar. I gave up gluten about three years ago and it's amazing what happened-It just goes to show how much our diet affects us. I'm glad your son is better. Your trip sounds wonderful....and it's London!!! (insert emoji hearts)

  8. Ooh, nice. Good job on the sugar.
    I hope you enjoy May. :)


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