‘Be Kind’ Kind of a Day

I have been doing a lot of soul searching in the past year or so, and I have been coming to the same conclusion over and over again:  no matter what life throws at me, I have no excuse to be unkind to others.  And yes, I get it, we all have days where we just want to hide away, stay in our bubble and not allow anyone in.  And that’s understandable.  Yes! BUT – there is no excuse for treating another poorly.  No excuse for being negative, mean, unkind, harsh, etc.  You get the point.

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All I’m saying is this – be kind today!  Be kind to those around you.  It doesn’t cost anything to smile and wave hello to your neighbour.  It won’t take away from your day if you hold the door for someone.  And you know that driver who is going WAY too slow in front of you?  Yeah, he doesn’t know you’re in a hurry, so let him be!

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Myself – I have been dealing with a lot in my life, but at the end of the day, only focusing on negative things in life will bring me more negativity.  So, how about putting some positive energy out there?

Believe me, you will feel better!  The world will be that much better.  And, even if you are dealing with life’s problems (aren’t we all?!), they might seem just a bit smaller at the end of the day.

Choose to be kind today!

Have a Happy Day!



Painted Cottages in Poland

I read a fantastic blog post by Lamus Dworski this week, and I had to share it!  I hope you will enjoy seeing this beautiful folk art, as much as I did.  An absolute must see on my next trip to Poland!

Many of you might’ve already heard about Zalipie, a small village in southern Poland where an old custom still survives nowadays: houses are decorated in rich flowery patterns both on the inside and outside. Today I want to describe a short history of that custom for you, and also to show a few examples of […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

We celebrate Mother’s Day in Canada on the second Sunday of May.

I will be celebrating this day with my boys, of course.  They are my heart, my soul, my love and my life.  Today I thank God for allowing me to be a mom.  I’m SO grateful and humbled.  I never knew what love was until I met my kids, I truly didn’t.  And I know how lucky I am to experience the power of this deep love.


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Photo Diary: Krakow

I am sharing this fantastic post about my favourite city in Poland – Krakow (Cracow). If you get the chance to visit Poland, Krakow is an absolute must-see.

Thank you to the Yale Wanders blog for this beautiful post!

In my most recent visit to Krakow, I took part in my cousin’s wedding (see my post ‘A Polish-Spanish Wedding…Viva!’).  It was an absolutely amazing trip!

If you haven’t been already – put this on your ‘to-go’ list of places!



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Krakow was my first time in Poland and an unexpected gem of a destination. And, to be truthful- a trip I forgot about until the week beforehand when RyanAir emailed me a check-in reminder.

It was a spur of the moment trip booking I’d made in early 2018- I found a cheap flight (£40 return), and a beautiful Airbnb near Old Town for £32 a night. And so, I booked a city break without much further thought. When the time came for the trip though, I almost didn’t go.

April was a busy month- first a few days in Norway, and then The Netherlands for a long weekend mid-month. With a day trip to Cambridge in early April and a planned day trip to Stratford-on-Avon for the last weekend of the month, I just wanted a weekend at home to rest. But, everyone I knew who’d been to Krakow told…

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3 Day Quote Challenge!

I was nominated for a very interesting challenge – a 3 Day Quote Challenge. You may or may not know, I LOVE quotes. So of course I am participating in this one!

I was nominated by the beautiful and talented Anushka Hazra of Vogue & Vibes.

Rules for this challenge are simple:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Post a quote for 3 days and explain why it appeals to you
  • Nominate bloggers each day!

Without further ado, here is my quote of the day.


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