Our Lovely World

Reflections, Blessings & Gratitude


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Sage Goddess Gem Haven

Click on the image above, or go  here  for a wonderful range of high quality beautiful crystals, and a Blog with a wealth of information.

I have been buying crystals for a while now from Sage Goddess in California U.S.A. and they have brought alot of joy, comfort and beauty into my Life.

Here are pictures of some of my treasures.

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Red Onyx Apple

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Onxy Mini Fruit

Credit:  The 2 photos above are from the Sage Goddess website

I am in the Sage Goddess affiliate programme, so if you make a purchase within 24 hours of clicking on the Link provided at the top of this post, it will help me.

Sage Goddess also has delightful perfumes.  Thank you!

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Our Lovely World

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23 June 2012

Hi beautiful people

This is my new Blog, designed to simply post beautiful, inspiring and awesome reflections, memories, imaginings and things – about our Beautiful World !!

I already have another WordPress blog about Fascinating Animals, but lately I have had an “impulse” or a voice telling me to create this new blog, where I can post about nice things (to me anyway) and not necessarily about Animals.  If you would like to “Like” a post or page on this site, or to leave a comment, you will need to sign in via Facebook or Twitter, or with your WordPress account.   I have chosen this method to prevent spam that the site otherwise receives.

So, welcome to Our Lovely World.

Mitakuye Oyasin – we are all related,

Celine

Visit my other site, Peace in Practice, by clicking on the picture below.

I am looking for permanent secure part-time work South of the River (Perth, Western Australia) – researcher / writer / proof-reader / records management / tutoring / blog advisor


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Ho’oponopono Song

Spiritual Shifts 2018

As I wrote in my November Energy Forecast, this month has a wonderful energy to aid any forgiveness work we want to do. A lot of the emotional challenges that are coming up for us can be helped and cleared by forgiving ourselves! When we forgive ourselves, we clear the old energy from us and this in turn clears any old energy with other people that we may have had challenges with. A simple way to help you forgive is by using Ho’oponopono and this is a beautiful song to help you. Enjoy! Love Sarah 

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Hopman Cup: Scoring – and the Ball Trophy Bounces Back!

I didn’t get to attend the 2018 Hopman Cup in Perth this year.  I tend to address or call the Hopman Cup by the year in which the Final occurs, so this year’s Hopman Cup started on Saturday 30 December 2017 but finished on 6 January 2018 the current year.  I must confess that I find it easiest for me to refer to it thus as the 2018 Hopman Cup.

Many others refer to it as the 2017 Hopman Cup and the fact that this tournament may span 2 consecutive years can cause confusion.   If you want to get technical, the tournament that just passed is really the 2017 / 2018 Hopman Cup.

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To my great surprise, I noted on television and on the tournament’s website, that in 2018, the winners were awarded silver balls as their individual trophies!   I puzzled “what happened to the tennis racquet trophies?”  I loved those trophies along with the jewellery that was also awarded to the winners –  see  THIS  post for more information.  I know from the Solid Gold website, that these tennis racquet trophies are valued at $26,000 each.

These new individual trophies were first commissioned from Solid Gold Jewellers in 2014.  My research has found that these tennis racquet trophies were awarded to Hopman Cup winners where the tournaments finished in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Getting back to the wonderful diamond studded sterling silver balls, made to the real-life size of a tennis ball, the trophies are made of sterling silver, 18 carat yellow gold, and encrusted with over 200 diamonds and are jointly donated by Brinkhaus Jewellers and Argyle Diamonds.

Doris Brinkhaus of Brinkhaus Jewellers says about the prestigious gorgeous diamond encrusted silver balls.

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Hello, is anyone there?

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A long long time ago …. I had one of these beautiful Royal Albert china telephones!   Well it was just for show, it didn’t work.  After a while it got broken by my cat.  Our Shandy cat loved to sun himself on the window-sill in my study.  One day he hopped off the window sill onto my low book-shelf on which my phone sat —  kitty accidentally knocked the telephone off the book shelf onto the carpet and it broke.

Never mind.  But lately I got to remembering when we had a real dial telephone at my childhood home and even a telephone stand and chair which you sat on …. and if you had lots of numbers toward 9 or the zero at the end of the dial to use …. you would have to wait on tenterhooks when you were in a hurry waiting for the rotary dial to slowly ever so slowly wind its way back a circuit, so you could put your finger in the 9 or the 8 or whatever!

Tonight I saw someone on a television auction programme selling a retro rotary dial telephone and it got me thinking what would it have been like to have been there at the time of the switchboard exchanges —  telephoning the Operator and asking to be put through to someone.

The telephone exchange is a telecommunication system which revolutionized the use of the telephone. When Graham Bell and Thomas A. Watson invented the telephone, the utilization of this device was limited. By 1876, the longest call made was a distance of only two miles.  The use of the telephone was then limited to business purposes.

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Those were the Days

1968  –  5 years after I was born.  I remember when I wanted to be a ballerina – far too small, not tall.  I remember playing computer games – Atari – Alley Cat / Kid Chameleon / Zor – text adventure games ( press the keys – Go North – Go South etc. )  I recall playing “Lollipop” by myself alone on the lawn pre-occupying my time –  TIME PAST and is passing.  Those were the days that I missed out on, but MUSIC sometimes keeps me going.

We played outdoors …. we sat by the telephone waiting for the dial to spin back to ring the next number. No TV — the golf ball typewriter was the best thing.  Re-visited Uni to witness the first compact disc databases …. those were the days ..

For we were young and sure to have our way.

Those Were the Days
Once upon a time there was a tavern
Where we used to raise a glass or two
Remember how we laughed away the hours
And think of all the great things we would do
Those were the days my friend
We thought they’d never end
We’d sing and dance forever and a day
We’d live the life we choose
We’d fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la La la la la la la
Then the busy years went rushing by us
We lost our starry notions on the way
If by chance I’d see you in the tavern
We’d smile at one another and we’d say
Those were the days my friend
We thought they’d never end
We’d sing and dance forever and a day
We’d live the life we choose
We’d fight and never lose
Those were
Just tonight I stood before the tavern
Nothing seemed the way it used to be
In the glass I saw a strange reflection
Was that lonely woman really me
Those were the days my friend
We thought they’d never end
We’d sing and dance forever and a day
We’d live the life we choose
We’d fight and never lose
Those were the days, oh yes those were the days
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la La la la la la la
la la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la La la la la la la
Through the door there came familiar laughter
I saw your face and heard you call my name
Oh my friend we’re older but no wiser
For in our hearts the dreams are still the same
Those were the days my friend
We thought they’d never end
We’d sing and dance forever and a day
We’d live the life we choose
We’d fight and never lose
Those were the days, oh yes those were the days
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la La la la la la la
Songwriters: Gene Raskin


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i-sew-cute treasures !

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Today my treasures, 3 of them and more, arrived from an amazing craftswoman, June, based in Ohio USA.

I am thrilled with my large heart shaped pendant, filled with real tiny sea-shells and star-fish, and with my deer ring – so cute and sweet and cheery against a vivid blue and snowy background scene.

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https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/isewcute

You can see from June’s Etsy store, link above, that her imaginative and highly beautiful and creative jewellery is creating quite a “storm” e.g. Miley Cyrus wears an  **  i-sew-cute **  large sparkling red heart shaped ring.

My own interest in these treasures began a while ago when I bought 2 of June’s heart shaped Unicorn pendants.  I gifted these to my 2 young nieces, whom love them.

https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/128860440/unicorns-rainbows-necklace-sparkly-heart?ref=shop_home_feat_2

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Well, this ocean themed pendant and the dear ring are mine!  Even though I have got small hands, I actually wear large “statement” type rings, and I LOVE bling, and I love my 2 new pieces of jewellery, thank you to June.

In the photo I’m wearing what I call my “Kylie” glasses – they are my reading glasses (and I call them my Kylie glasses because they look somewhat like something I thought Kylie Minogue would wear, LOL) …. and you can see just how large the sparkly pendant is too – at 2.5 inches x 2 inches.  The pendant and ring are made from eco-friendly resin and glitter, and the ring band is quite adjustable.

Lately I have been feeling quite depressed at work because although I am a nice person and do my utmost in my workplace to include and support all others, I have moved to an expanded work team at a new location within the CBD / city – – –  and not feeling understood / acknowledged / appreciated or genuinely supported – even to the extent that women in my own immediate team whom I have shown the aforementioned to – –  were lashing out at me.   Too many harsh things one after the other – so RETREAT …..  I couldn’t face them again so I took the day off work.

No, I do not bury my head in the sand and avoid resolutions, or get unnecessarily angry with anyone.  I always try to make sense of things and try to improve my own-self in terms of my relationships with others and getting what I truly want – which is the aforementioned.

Sometimes this takes a huge effort ….. and you know what ??

You can expect nice surprises from Life, as well as not so pleasant unexpected things, I have learned.  With my jewellery, June also kindly sent me a gorgeous rainbow Cat-Unicorn !!  Here she is.  I gave a cry of delight when I saw this card and exclaimed “Oh, that is sewwwww cute”.    It is and it has warmed my Heart.    This sweet colourful surprise has helped heal me today, as has my heart pendant and animal themed dome shaped ring.

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So, as you travel through Life, keep your heart open for rewards and nice surprises.

And for some gorgeous and uplifting jewellery head over now to

  **   i-sew-cute **

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/isewcute?ref=l2-shopheader-name#about

 

Make sure you read all of June’s “Announcements” and her “About” page.   June is not only a gifted artisan but an inspiration to me, and I wish June and her family well.  Now, my rainbow Unicorn cat, my deer friend & my Star-fish and Sea-shells are all going to have a rendezvous with me, and we will relax, surf the waves (so to speak) and be happy.

Thank you June.