Sunday, December 31, 2006


Pod wishes all of you the best New Year yet. It seems that 2006 was a big year for many. Lots of change for me, all for the good, so here's knowing that The Seven will be a smooth ride! Often New Year is a time to look back and to reflect. There is huge potential to evolve, so don't look back for too long and don't look back too far, and if you are hanging on to anything that doesn't sit well, let it evaporate, watch it fly away. Trust that everything is as it should be. There is a lot of unrest in the World, so it would be good for us all to make peace with ourselves, so that we can make peace with others and be still.

I am so happy to have met such lovely lovely folk through blogging. I didn't really expect this much, and so it has been a real bonus! I look forward to seeing more of you all in the future. You have inspired me lots. How lucky we all are!!

Be gentle with yourselves!!

And remember.....




Thursday, December 28, 2006


Sunday, December 24, 2006


Yes that is me trying to grab the baubles with my big brother Day-Day. I loved the tree and all the sparkle, and one time when I was older (about 4?), I am sure that when I wondered downstairs in the night and slowly opened the living room door, I caught the fairy flying around the room giggling. There was glittery dust everywhere. I went back to bed and I never told anyone, until now.

I used to get one or two pillowcases full of presents. This year I haven't enough to fill a sock!! But pity not, I want for nothing other than folk to be happy!!

I am looking after an old doggie called Bernard PhD, and we just had a very peaceful stroll through Coopers Park (except for when a twig touched my leg and i thought it was a deadly snake...stiffled scream). It's a little oasis of calm near where I live. There is a fantastic view over the city, and then the stone stairs (known as the stairs of death when I run up and down them) drop steeply down into a gully, complete with running stream and lots of lovely trees and ferns and old mossy stone bridges. It is raining!! Not quite the Sydney Christmas I had in mind!! But it is still nice, infact I felt the rain rather cleansing. It was so nice to have some peace for a while. I wanted to write something about the spirit of Christmas bla bla, but Letty, bless her, made a great job of that. Suffice to say that I miss my family and friends, and I miss Little Moth, as I know that many of you will be missing your own 'Little Moths' too. Let us celebrate the love they gave us, and the love around us that we all receive from our families and friends (even if we don't receive it in quite the way that we want it!). It is sometimes easy to give and not to receive, so open up and let it in I say!! I know for sure that some think they are not loved, but they really really are!!

I am missing all my mates!! I miss the silliness and laughter, but I shall be raising the odd sherry to those present and not!! Love each other, love yourselves, coz Pod loves you!!

Keep it sweet


Oh and Bernard says Woofy Christmas too (he has fallen asleep with his head under the washing!)

Thursday, December 21, 2006


Tuesday, December 19, 2006


I lay awake in bed last night, and I wondered
Where are you Little Moth?

Sunday, December 17, 2006


Thursday, December 14, 2006


Sometimes it's all just a blur.
Sometimes a face stands out.......

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


I have spotted this artist Kill Pixie all over Sydney, in some great locations, obviously very well thought out. They really fit in to where he decides to put his biting? little man. I have quite a few pictures now of his work, which I love. I get stupidly excited when I find a new one. I will post some more at some point. I had been meaning to take a photo of this one for a while, and I kept walking by thinking 'hmm, not now', then one day, this car was parked right by it. Perfect (in the eyes of Pod).

I have also been invited to post on Web-Pix too, for which I feel honoured. There are some very cool snappers on there, so check it out sometime! If it is any consolation to my moaning English friends, it has turned cold and windy here too! Boo hoo, oh boo hoo hoo.........

Pod loves you!

Sunday, December 10, 2006


I had another lucky day today. Summer has taken hold at last. I went swimming in the beautifully clear ocean at Gordon's Bay again. These three kings caught my eye on the way there. What a life. The ocean is so strong. If I could have a piece of music playing for you whilst reading/viewing, it would be 'Smile Today' by Erykah Badu. If you haven't heard it, seek it out. Like the sea it is beautiful, and perfectly fits my mood today.

I dedicate this post to my best friend in the whole wide world, Jason. Love you to bits Jay, and I miss you like hell. As I do on many others, I wished you were here today.


Friday, December 08, 2006


I thought seeing as we were already on the subject of peaches......?

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


Here is another shot I took from the Sculptures By The Sea exhibition. The full 'thing' itself was slightly monstrous, but from this angle it looks more interesting and a little peachy, no? Whilst I am here, I wanted to say a big cheesy 'Thank You' to everyone for your comments. I love them!

Have a peachy ol' day hey?

Monday, December 04, 2006


Well, it seems to have been an animal-themed week for some folk. This post was inspired by the talented Molly Bloom, a very 'deer' friend of mine.

A few miles away from where I grew up in Lincolnshire (UK), there is a fair-sized forest, Bourne Woods. Mum would sometimes take me as a little Pod, and I used to love it, frolicking about, disappearing into my own fantastical world. When I was about twenty perhaps, I revisited with my sister and my nephew Zak, who would have been about four. We ventured into the depths of the woods and ended up having to crawl on our hands and knees down a low tunnel that was formed by the lowest branches of a long row of pines. We came across an old skull, which we assumed must have been a deer as there were stubby little horns where antler once where I suppose.

As we studied it in awe, a shadow flickered at the end of the tunnel, which was probably another three metres away. All at once we looked up and our eyes landed on a fawn standing in silhouette. Hushed, we stared at it, and it stared back. The feeling seemed balanced between all of us, even Zak, a very active little boy, was silenced. Slowly the three humans turned to look at each other, tears in our eyes. The fawn bounced off.

We scrambled to the end of the woody tunnel, where we found a small stream. Just as I popped my head out, a herd of deer jumped the stream, and right at the back I saw a single flash of white. We had been given the privilege of seeing the rare white deer. I can't really remember what was said or done after that, except that when we left the forest and crossed the field to the car, we turned back and standing just beyond the trees was a huge stag, as still and proud as can be, so obviously King of the Woods. We stood astounded, and as I sent a mental 'thank you' he turned and strode back into the darkness of the woods..........

In a different kingdom, on bended knee I offer him a flower (did I catch a glimpse of Mr Tumnus too?).

I love you Molly...........

Take care me deers!

(this photo was taken in New Plymouth, New Zealand by the way)

Saturday, December 02, 2006


This post won't really mean much to anyone else but the wonderful Clammy Tats, whom I have to thank for my newly acquired and joyfully treasured budgie tray that I have coveted for too long. The Salt and Pepperpot Babies formed the welcoming committee, and will oversee any rivalry and jealous behaviour that some of the other trays may exhibit.

It is highly likely that last weeks number one is highly likely to take offence, and by the look in her eye, I fear, may turn a little psycho?

Whereas this one has had one too many to really give a damn, and hey, she's just got one thing on her mind......

If you didn't already know, Clammy runs a very cute little shop, name of Lily and Agathe. Take a peek!