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a journey of self discovery. You just never know what we might see. Is that a fairy ring under that rowan tree? Look! - a hedgewitch, I wonder what she is brewing in her cauldron today. Oh, and look at that poor menopausal soul, she needs our love & understanding. We may take a stop at the creativity school or a wander through the garden. And maybe, we will take the time machine back to the past! But wherever we go, we will always take time to stop for tea.

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here I am in a little cottage that evokes the energies of my ancestral lands - a cottage on the moors of Cornwall, or on the cliff tops of Ireland or Scotland. It has a hearth. I am a hedge witch {of sorts}. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. I am a gypsy; an eccentric and a mystic [I often live with a foot in two worlds]. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. Star watcher and Moon gazer. story cloth weaver. keeper of family dreams and wishes. good friend and creator of life. herbal tea drinker and potion maker.

"a friend is someone who knows all about you, and still likes you" my dear DAILY PARCELS

Sunday, September 24, 2006

sunday scribblings

*instructions* ~ nearly everything comes with instructions. Once upon a time - it was a leaflet, then it progressed to a colour booklet, then a video and now it is a DVD. I have an instructional DVD on how to work my washing machine, booklets on how to use my vacuum and pamphlets on how to water my garden. My toothpaste has an instruction on the box and my shampoo has it printed on the back of the bottle. HRT has instructions and I am sure condoms come with them too. Funny thing is though - the most important things don't come with instructions - how to be a parent & how to find the meaning of life. I think it would have been a very good idea if God had sent us with our own little instruction book, like miss*R - this is your life. I am sure He could have had it printed out into a little leaflet or even given us our own instructional DVD - I guess it would depend on which era you were born in. A DVD would have been no use to my grandma - she would have thought it was something to hang in the fruit tree to scare birds away! ahh well, life without an instruction book is very interesting and parenting without one, even more so! happy life, everyone!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've always said that life is "on the job training", but for what ?
Add to this the fact that men rarely read the instructions, and it can make life really challenging. At times we discover ways of doing things that the instruction book would never mention, and that is when the fun begins..!
Happy life to you too Robyn..xx

12:16 am  
Blogger Janet said...

My hubby says when all else fails, then read the instructions!

I think it would make life simpler if we did have instructions but would it be as exciting or as interesting?

12:21 am  
Blogger Cat said...

Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. Read the first letter of each word. And NO, I didn't send you verses! (hee hee)

Much love in your searching.

I think it would be a better world if everyone cared enough to search for the meaning of life. You are a gem.

2:25 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes it would be nice to have an instruction book or dvd. But I guess we will just have to muddle on and each find our own way. (((Hugs)))

2:42 am  
Blogger Colette said...

It is said that we do get instructions before coming here, but the minute we are born, we forget!!!!!!

God's little joke?


4:02 am  
Blogger Beth said...

Ha,,one of my favorite mominisms,,,
"Well I am doing the best I can,,you didn't come with a instruction book you know!"
Lol,,instructions,,sometimes you need them,, sometimes not.
Hope your having a lovely sunday Ms. Robyn!!

4:03 am  
Blogger TI said...

I'm not a parent, but let me just say that I LOVE how you've customized the scribe template.

4:48 am  
Blogger Rosa said...

I can't read instruction booklets. If it can't get done without one, it doesn't get done by me!!

6:29 am  
Blogger Pam Aries said...

You are so right on the money with this! I do get a giggle out of those instructional DVDs! Altho..visuals can help..ha! Enjoy your Spring Day!

6:32 am  
Blogger Lisa (Froggyhead) said...

I suppose each of our lives provides an excerpt for the instruction booklet and we are to pay close attention to one another and learn.

(I just came back from a seminar...still in "relational" state of mind. lol)

7:11 am  
Blogger paris parfait said...

Excellent points! Nice post.

7:24 am  
Blogger PEA said...

Life certainly would be a lot easier if we had instructions to it but as it is, we have to learn by our mistakes and I think that's what God planned. How else could we learn the true value of life if not finding out for ourselves what is right and what is wrong. As for being a parent, all we can do is try to be the best we can and give our children love and security. Gosh, it wouldn't be just an instruction booklet...it would be a huge manual! lol Hugs xox

7:31 am  
Blogger judie said...

Great observation and thoughts. How true about your grandma. I never would have though of an instructional book or DVD for life's challenges. What a difference it would make.

7:38 am  
Blogger melba said...

You make me smile! I guess there are no instructions on life and parenting is because everyone is different and we would all need our DVD's custom made. Some people probably wouldn't read them anyway...thinking they know already!

8:40 am  
Blogger Spider Girl said...

I've always thought it would be nice for my Older Self to be able to travel back through time and tell my startled Younger Self some advice about life and the future.

11:47 am  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

I don't think some instructions would hurt...Sometimes I get tired of winging it!lol


1:00 pm  
Blogger Terri /Tinker said...

Your grandma hanging the DVD in the fruit tree to scare away the birds made me laugh!
Yep, it would be nice to have instructions, it could prevent an awful lot of unhappy circumstances - but then there might not be as many of the good surprises, either.
Good post!

6:55 pm  
Blogger AnnieElf said...

Good point Miss Robyn. Of course, since we don't come with instructions, that is why we write to each other and to the world and have people like H. Jackson Brown churning out little bits of wisdom. Wonder if there is anything in here about parentings?http://www.amazon.com/Instruction-Suggestions-Observations-Reminders-Rewarding/dp/1558538356

10:02 am  
Blogger giggles said...

So true. Nice post!

6:02 pm  

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