Making peace with reality

In Buddhism, Green Tara is often referred to as the women’s ally. Her mantra is : oṃ tāre tu tāre ture soha. “Tārā also embodies many of the qualities of feminine principle. She is known as the Mother of Mercy and Compassion. She is the source, the female aspect of the universe, which gives birthContinue reading “Making peace with reality”

Awards, Coffee, Nosferatu, Celebrity Dogs n’all that…

I have received a few nominations for different blogging awards recently, and I must say, I feel very honoured that fellow bloggers have thought about me when it came to nominating other blogs. It’s nice to know that this blog is read and even sometimes appreciated by other reading beings. As many bloggers will know,Continue reading “Awards, Coffee, Nosferatu, Celebrity Dogs n’all that…”

What’s On The Needle Wednesday #1

What’s On The Needle Wednesday #1 : I have been knitting socks for the last couple of weeks. Today Sock number 2 is on my needles. On the picture above, you can see her posing with her bigger sister, Sock number 1, which I knitted last week… And that’s how Sock 1 looked like a weekContinue reading “What’s On The Needle Wednesday #1”

“J’ai une ame solitaire…”

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Creepy.” A while ago I found this head-less teddy in the forest. He was sitting on a branch, up a tree just like that. I watched the series Twin Peaks years ago. I am French, but I watched the whole thing in English, over a fewContinue reading ““J’ai une ame solitaire…””


What is friendship anyway? Is it something you can count, Dispose of or throw away? Can you measure the amount, value, rate or stock exchange Of having a friend nearby When you feel strong, weak or strange? Like the wind, their voice fly by Soothing, carrying away Pain, fear, self-loathing battles And bringing their ownContinue reading “Friendship”

Boy in the woods…

For a forest is a place we go to to discover who we are, and paradoxically we get lost in that process. The boat in its moss mooring, near the Fairy’s House… The Fairy goes up the ladder, Boy said, to get into her house. This is her front door… There is moss inside herContinue reading “Boy in the woods…”

“We can never have enough of nature”

“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or,Continue reading ““We can never have enough of nature””

Dear Reader,

I imagine that whaver brought you here, whatever path took you to these parts of the wild internet, maybe, just maybe you are interested in slowing down and taking the time to have a cuppa and read, knit, paint, think… That you are bold enough to go through your front door without any plans, toContinue reading “Dear Reader,”

Little Bob’s first day

Hello, my name is Little Bob. I’m the new addition to the FocalHeart family, i was only born last night. I belong to a boy called Thom. His mum made me for him but Thom made my eyes. Thom loves building, painting and talking about shipwrecks… This morning He decided to paint a dragon… AfterContinue reading “Little Bob’s first day”

So why am I blogging?

I remember being at a creative writing workshop a while back and being asked to write the end of the sentence: “I want to write because…” I jotted down the first think that came to my mind: to let the hammer head sharks out of my head. I suppose this answer is still valid. It’sContinue reading “So why am I blogging?”