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One-liner Wednesday – know your audience

“Never put a sock in a toaster.”

Once a month I have the joy of reading the bible readings for Sunday morning mass. I live in fear of the Old Testament and its unpronounceable names! Last Sunday I was on reading duty, second reader, so no Old Testament for me. Instead, I got the giggles in case it was a reading from the letters of St Paul to the Corinthians.

As I approached the lectern, I took a deep breath, scanned the congregation, and decided to go with what was written in front of me. I’ve no idea what said congregation thought as I gazed out at them, grinning like a Cheshire Cat. Maybe they thought I was filled to the brim with joy.

A few of them who know my sense of humour were thinking the same as me and wondering if I would go down that route…

In case you’re wondering, this is the source of my barely held back laughter…(my favourite bit starts at 1 min 40 secs.


Today’s mid-week giggle is sponsored by my daft sense of humour, Eddie Izzard, and Linda G Hill


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My conscious life blueprint – Community & Giving

Blank Gold Medal

At last, the final section of my blueprint! I’ll need to find another source of inspiration for the rest of the month…

This final section starts off with what seems like a very odd question, considering the topic.

“How can I take my yoga practice off the mat and into the world?”


I suppose I could view every surface I come into contact with as a potential mat. Forward bends at the photocopier. Sun salutations while I wait for my lunch to heat up in the microwave. Tree pose in the supermarket queue. The possibilities are endless. Maybe this question is not meant to be answered quite so literally. If that’s the case, then I’m stumped. Any ideas?

Next question – “What small upgrades can I make to my lifestyle that will positively impact the world?”

  1. Eat more veggie meals to cut down reliance on greenhouse gas-producing meat sources
  2. Shop local for the meat I choose to eat… fewer food miles and less transport stress for the animals
  3. Eat veggies that are in season instead of relying on imports – again reducing food miles
  4. Keep bees – we need our pollinators

Actually that last one is more of a large upgrade. I’ve been fascinated by bees for as long as I can remember. I love nothing better than when a bumblebee lands on me… I could spend hours watching them. I did just that during the summer – completing bee surveys for the Royal Horticultural Society. I’d love to be a bee keeper. Apart from my love of bees, I always end up smiling at the thought of being covered in bees… one of my favourite Eddie Izzard sketches.

Anyhoo, back to the matter in hand.

“What do I feel passionate about and want to support more openly?”

Menopause! Wouldn’t it be great if women going through perimenopause had a mentor/buddy who could provide support, an experienced listening ear. I wish I’d had a menobuddy when it all started. It would have saved me months of terror, imagining I was about to die of some hitherto undiagnosed medical calamity. Just think of the savings in prescription costs for all those antidepressants.

And finally, “What big community goal could I set for the next 12 months that would greatly help others?”

As I am not a fan of running anywhere (my chest takes on a life of its own, even in the sturdiest of sportswear!), I have made a deal with my daughter that we will run a 5K race for Cancer Research UK next year. I’m not interested in how fast I can run, only in can I complete the race.

Well I guess that concludes the epic blueprint. All that’s left to do is to make it all happen.


Have a wonderful weekend everyone x