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The Daily Adventure, aka Life

It all began in India last October. A thought came to me that it was time to sell our home. Clearing away twenty-three years of accumulated possessions left us free to choose what next. The 'what next' was to leave … Continue reading

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The Land of Milk and Honey- Day One

  We arrived to our new home for the next five months in a place called Ra'annana. Fifteen minutes from the hear of tel Aviv   Jet lag woke us early and so we decided to go out and walk. … Continue reading

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Inner Peace Meditation

  Take a few minutes to stop everything and empty your mind of all thoughts, concerns and worries. For the next few minutes let go and become empty. Let go and find within you, your natural state of being. Your Inner … Continue reading

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A little poop on the nose

It was a chilly morning. Spring is trying to squeeze through the chill of winter but the unseasonably cold air pushes it back. Chino however, has no awareness of the seasons, past or present. With the leash clipped onto his … Continue reading

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Animal Communication

I had an amazing experience. Chino came home  from hospital and in just over a week has gained weight and is playful, bouncy and as always, very funny. I wanted to understand what was the connection between Chino and me … Continue reading

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Tick Paralysis

Our animals are our teachers in so many unexpected ways. Whilst playing in the long grass in our back yard Chino picked up three ticks. They are tiny but can be lethal. I noticed something about the way he was … Continue reading

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There’s work and there’s Chino

I can sit at my desk for hours and hours and literally forget to stand up and  smell the flowers. As a writer this is both my joy and my job so I forgive myself when I suddenly realise I … Continue reading

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Preparing for Chino

He's here. I'm in love.

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Listening to the Call

The urge to adopt another dog began to grow. He lived for 15 years and was my sixth child in many ways. Over the last few years he became tired as old men do, and lay, like a breathing door … Continue reading

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