Friday, April 30, 2010

Paronella Park

OK from now on if anyone tells me I am addicted to my laptop or mobile phone I will never disagree with them ever again. I have just had a couple of days with no mobile phone reception or internet coverage and even though I have lots of fun stuff to do I have felt like I have been on some remote island and no-one in the world can get hold of me. But ahhh I now have both and I now feel like I am back in the world. So yes I am addicted to technology and proud of it. After all I am now 57 and I can do whatever I like!!!! I have so many photos I want to show you all, I think I might just tack them onto the end of my posts for a while.

On Wednesday I visited the most amazing tourist attraction I have ever been to. It has also been voted the #1 attraction in Queensland. I visited a place called “Paronella Park”, and I encourage everyone, if you can’t get there have a look at the link I have attached to learn some of its amazing history.

This incredible 13 acres of history in Mena Creek’s story starts way back in 1928 when Jose Paronella from Catalonia purchased the property and proceeded to create him and his wife Margarita’s home, a castle with an amazing grand staircase of 47 steps (this was built 1st to transport building supplies - imagine carrying steel, cement etc. up and down hundreds of times a day!!, tennis courts, an ice-cream parlour, a ballroom where they also showed movies, fountains run only on the pressure from his waterfall, many walks including “Lovers Lane”, a tunnel – that today contains a group of the tiniest cutest “micro bats”. His property was not connected to electricity grid – I don’t think Mena Creek would have even had electricity. So he built his own Hydro-Electricity system which has just been hooked up again and is now powering the property. Everything was built by Jose and in the render on the buildings you can see all of his finger marks where he pressed the cement onto the steel. The property has had plenty of tragedies such as floods and in 2006 Cyclone Larry threw all its force at Jose’s dream. But even though Paronella Park is mostly just a shell of it’s heyday it is amazing. I did a day and a night tour and I am still amazed by the enormity of what this lone Catalonian created.

Grand Staircase

Picnic Area

Beautiful Walk

"Davine Time" update: At the moment my days are just filled with Davine Time,
but today I went and had a Tarot Card reading - Mmmm very interesting.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Far North Queensland

Australia has some of the most amazing buildings,
especially the old pubs. They have so much
wondeful history and character.

While I was in Cooktown this pool was a beautiful oasis
outside my room. Jumping into it at the end of a hot and
dusty day was heaven.

The Daintree Rainforest is a beautiful peaceful
place and the  reflections along the
Daintree River are amazing.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Daintree Rainforest

I know I am a day late, but I was so tired last night I just couldn’t write anything. Yesterday we went for a drive to the “Daintree Rainforest”. The Daintree Rainforest is located about 110 kms north of Cairns and is one of the world’s oldest and most beautiful rainforests. The wildlife of the Daintree is magnificent and second to none. It’s home to mammals found nowhere else in the world including species of tree kangaroo, rat kangaroo, ring-tailed possum, and ant echinus. The birdlife is even more remarkable with the crown going to the ‘relic’, the Cassowary. Related to the emus, rheas, kiwis and ostrich the Cassowary is now endangered. However it is found in the rainforest at Cooper Creek. Although I have been up this way a couple of times I am still yet to see one. The estuaries of this coastline are also home to one of Australia’s more dangerous reptiles, the saltwater crocodile. They are very difficult to see as they can stay under water for quite a while, and when it rains as yesterday was they tend to like to keep out of the weather. But we were lucky enough to see this 3 metre (approx. 9 feet) young male. This is the first time I had ever seen a crocodile in the wild and it was very exciting.

Today we had a bit of a lazy day, but we did take the two dogs to the beach. It was Bosco’s (the pup) first beach experience and he wasn’t to sure about the sand or the waves. Unlike Mitch who loves the surf so much he just goes out and sits in the waves. The only problem with that is that this area is prone to crocodiles even in the ocean, so we had to keep a close eye on Mitch.
“Davine Time” update: it would have to be spending time with my son Shane,
watching him have fun with his dogs on the beach.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Rainbows Make Me Smile.

It is very humid up here in Far North Queensland, so waking up to the sound of rain is quite refreshing. But this morning it was not only the rain to enjoy but it was also looking out the window and seeing this beautiful “rainbow” across the skyline. We all know that the rainbow is made by the diffusion of light and water or something like that anyway, but to me I feel there is something much more spiritual about the multi coloured arch. Rainbows have always bought a smile to my face, I never know why, they just make me feel good and at peace with my place in the world at that very point in time. This morning was no different, but I also felt this morning that this rainbow had some sort of connection with my revelation after walking through the bush with Willie Gordon on Thursday. As I mentioned yesterday, while on the tour with Willie we visited the birthing cave for the past Aboriginal woman. While in the cave I once again felt that calmness that all was right in my world at that particular time. Today’s rainbow instantly transported me back to the cave. Why you ask – The name of the cave was the “Rainbow Serpent Cave”. That rainbow connection is enough for me to know that all is good with my life at this present time.

“Davine Time” update: Had an afternoon snooze and went out for a nice
dinner with Shane and Stacey.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Guurrbi Tour with Willie Gordon

Here is my update on the Aboriginal Tour with Willie from Guurrbi Tours I did yesterday. I was picked up at 7.45am and after a 40min drive filled with information we arrived at the area where we started walking through the amazing bush to the areas where the Rock Paintings were located. I was extremely lucky that I was the only person on the tour, that was probably because this time of year is just before the busy season starts. Far North Queensland has a wet season from November to April and then the rest of the year is the dry season which is the tourist season. Willie is one of the nicest and most intelligent people I have ever met, he has an amazing ability of relaying the story of his people with so much passion it can put you in the moment and almost bring you to tears. He had me climbing down through small rock cavities, tasting what crushed ants tasted like, cleaning my hands with leaves and water that foamed like soap when rubbed between your hands and so much more. We went to the cave where the woman would prepare themselves for the birth of their baby and then onto the actual cave where the births took place - his grandfather and father where actually born there. We saw some incredible Rock Paintings - I don't think these photos really give them justice. As Willie teaches - the importance of the paintings is not their age but the story they tell. We saw spectacular scenery, lots of native animals, and I learnt heaps about "bush tucker". Even though we saw so much I think the best part of the tour and the part that had the most effect on me was the way Willie relayed to me the spirituality of the Aboriginal people. I never dreamed that I would be so touched by his stories. I felt so connected to my Mum and Dad during the morning out there in the bush and I felt so connected to nature. Willie dropped me back at my accommodation at 1.30pm and I must admit that even though I had only spent a morning with him it was like saying goodbye to a friend. For about two hours after the tour I was on such a high, excited about the best morning I have ever had. The rest of the day was the most confusing emotional time I have ever had too. It was like someone had put all of my emotions in a jar and shook them up. I couldn’t even explain how I felt and I still can’t. That is why I didn’t update my blog last night, because I just couldn’t do anything. I put myself to bed at 8.30pm and just collapsed straight to sleep. Even though I really can’t explain how I felt I do know I have never felt like that. I was OK when I awoke this morning, but I know that my time with Willie has had an amazing affect on me and has helped me along my “Pilgrimage to Self Discovery”. If anyone out there ever goes to Cooktown I cannot recommend doing a Guurrbi Tour with Willie highly enough.

Top Picture - Mother & Baby in birth cave
Bottom Painting - Hand & Wrapped for bones of deceased.

“Davine Time” update - Spending time with Willie and just being me.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Well here I am in Cooktown, as you can see from the map above I am a long way away from my home in Melbourne. Cooktown is the northernmost town on the east coast of Australia, and located at the mouth of the Endeavour River, on Cape York Peninsula. This small town is famous for being the home to Captain James Cook on his first journey of discovery up the north eastern coast of Australia after running aground in his ship HM Bark Endeavour in 1770. With a population of about 2000, Cooktown is relatively small but also acts as a service centre for the surrounding Aboriginal communities of Hopevale and Wujal Wujal. Tomorrow I am going on an Aboriginal Rock Art Tour with Nugal-warra Elder, Willie Gordon of Guurrbi Tours. I have wanted to do this type of tour for many many years, and I am so excited. I think my camera will be working overtime.

“Davine Time” update: I feel today I have had another success in my “Pilgrimage to Self Discovery”. I also feel the most positive about my life’s journey I have felt in a long time.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Tonight I am updating my blog from a town, albeit very small called “Lakeland” also known as "Lakeland Downs". It is situated about 80kms south of Cooktown and 242kms north of Cairns on the Cape York Peninsula. This so called town consists of a Pub, a Petrol Station, a Coffee Shop, and a Rubbish Tip. Why am I here? Well this is where my son Shane works and spends most weekdays. The house is located on land that’s was once a huge farm property, but now it is still good, but it’s obvious that there are no women here very often. On my way up here I called in to have a look at “Barron Falls” and the market/tourist village “Kuranda”. Both the falls and the village are situated in a beautiful rainforest, with many interesting plants and animals – one being this cool looking spider. It’s hard to gauge its size in this photo but it was quite large.

“Davine Time” update: Doing something I don’t get to do much these days and miss – spending some time with my boy Shane. I must also say I love Skype as I can talk to Rachel each night –
I must admit I am missing her.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Volunteering Research

It was a wet old day in Cairns today, but it did stop for a long enough time for beautiful Mitch and I to go for a nice long walk. Stacey has done really well in training Mitch. He is a really huge dog (Long Haired German Shepherd) but he is extremely well behaved and walks great on a lead. He is just a big softy most of the time.

On my “Pilgrimage to Self Discovery” I decided today to work on my work/volunteer decisions. So I did quite a lot of research into volunteering and even sent of an email expressing my interest. This volunteer position is to talk with the elderly about there past and present life and then putting together a “Life Book”. I am still not completely sure which area I would like to volunteer in, but I guess if I just keep on do my research the right one will jump out at me. I have thought I might like to also volunteer in an animal shelter.

Tomorrow I am heading off for my few days further up north. I am so looking forward to it, as I have never been any further north than Cairns. This is all part of my “Self Discovery” adventure.

“Davine Time” update: Today I spent a lot of time just indulging my thoughts on me.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Sunday in Cairns today was a bit of a quiet one. As Shane and Stacey have just bought this house they spent the day doing a bit of work in the garden, then we had to do a bit of shopping. We then went and watched Stacey play netball, which her team won by heaps. So seeing it was a quiet one today I thought I would share with you a couple of photos I have taken while I have been here. When I am at home in Melbourne and I head into the city I love watching the Buskers so I was pleasantly surprised when I came across this Koori (Aboriginal) fella all painted up and playing the didgeridoo. He was really very good and worth every cent of the money I gave him.

“Davine Time” update: Watching (on T.V) my football team “Saints” play and win against the other team that was undefeated this season so far. My dear old Dad loved the Saints and each time I sit
and watch a game I just know he is sitting with me – I can really feel him with me.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Cairns Botanic Gardens - Day 4

Saturday in Cairns today was such a joy. The day was started by taking both the dogs to the newly opened dog park. It is such great park as it is all fenced in so the dogs can all run around unleashed and has lots of room and quite a few structures for their training. It was so interesting seeing how they all acted when they first met and then all of their funny antics. Our baby “Bosco” was so funny trying to keep up with all the other huge dogs. After dropping the dogs back home to have a snooze we went and got some “Fish n’ Chips” and sat and ate then in the “Cairns Botanic Gardens”.

The Cairns Botanic Gardens are known for having one of the best exhibitions in Australia of tropical plants including specimens from Northern Australian rainforests. Some of the palms / ferns whatever had the biggest leaves I have ever seen. It was so lovely on a hot day to walk through the coolness of the rainforest.

We are now waiting for dinner to be cooked which to my amazment is being prepared and cooked by my son!! Hey, when did he learn to cook Greek Lamb Souvlaki?

“Davine Time” update: Actually hasn’t happened as yet.
After our late dinner I am going to soak my tired body in a nice warm bath.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Cairns - Day 3

I decided today to go on a little Cairns adventure. With Shane having to head up to “Lakeland” (80kms from Cooktown) for the day and Stacey still in Charleville until tonight I thought it was a great opportunity to make my way into the city centre using public transport. This is unusual for me cause I always have a car with me. Having grown up an only child I have always been very comfortable in my own company but recent times have had me with other people the majority of the time. As this time away is my “Pilgrimage of Self Discovery” I thought what better way to get to know me again than to just hang out with me. I had such a lovely day just wandering and discovering. Cairns is a very touristy city with heaps of souvenir shops and also heaps of pretty interesting restaurants. I had a lovely Chinese lunch and after much walking around it this very humid weather I just had to shout myself a beer. Mmmm it was very nice! Even though Cairns is on the coast the beach is not suitable or safe for swimming, due to the chance of Jellyfish and Crocodiles. To compensate for this the foreshore has the beautiful “Cairns Esplanade Lagoon”. Looking out over Trinity Inlet you can see coastal mountains and mangroves. Little has changed to the coastline sine being named back in 1770 by Capt. James Cook.

“Davine Time” update: Prior to arriving in Queensland I had written down some goals and
decisions I wanted to try and decide/resolve while on my pilgrimage. I feel today I am able
to cross one of those matters of my list as I think I have had one little breakthrough.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bosco & Mitch

No rain in Cairns today, but pretty cloudy and muggy. I say “no worries” it is still great to be here. This morning I went for a lovely refreshing walk for about an hour and a half, which is pretty unusual for me. Shane arrived back home from Tully about lunchtime and I got to meet the newest member of our family – Bosco. Bosco is a beautiful 9 week old part Blue Heeler and part something else puppy. He is just like all puppies very mischievous and wanting to play all the time and then just falling in a heap from exhaustion. Shane and Stacey’s other dog is Mitch who is the most gentle and biggest German Sheppard I have ever seen. Mitch is 2 years old and is getting a real hard time from Bosco. They discovered they could have a Tug o’ War today which Shane and I found very entertaining.

“Davine Time” update: Spending me time, having an afternoon nap and spending time with my boy.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

My Journey to Cairns - Day 1

Here it is Wednesday and here I am sitting in Shane (son) and Stacey’s house in Cairns. The flight with VirginBlue was the smoothest flight I have ever been on. I don’t normally watch any of the in-flight movies but when I saw it was Avatar I had to watch it. I loved it but now I want to watch it again at the movies with the 3D glasses on. It had some really good special effects. I had been told it wasn’t that good, but this is my kind of movie, anything that is SciFi and make believe is for me. I seem to loose myself in these types of movies. Up here in FNQ (Far North Queensland) it is just at the end of the wet season, so it has been raining slightly all day and is pretty muggy, but it is so nice being in the tropics. It’s amazing how the tropics just has its own smell. I have named my time up here my “Pilgrimage of Self Discovery”. It is my time to pamper me and decide where I want some aspects of my life to go from here. I intend it to be a totally self indulgent time, but also an opportunity to spend some time with my boy.

"Davine Time" update: Watching Avatar and loving it.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Translation - Davine Style

When I wrote about the “Cob Loaf” and “Vegemite” yesterday, for some strange reason I forgot that I could have been writing a different language for some of my friends out there. So tonight I am going to try and explain what they are. I will start with the “Cob Loaf” cause that’s the easy one. A Cob loaf is basically a rustic round, freeform loaf -- 'cob' actually means 'head'. A Dutch cob is a cob loaf with a single slash down the middle. 'Cob' always refers to a large loaf, not to small bread rolls of a similar shape.

Now onto Vegemite!! The Wikipedia meaning is : Vegemite is made from leftover brewers' yeast extract, a by-product of beer manufacture, and various vegetable and spice additives. The taste may be described as extremely salty, slightly bitter, and malty, similar to the taste of beef bouillon. The texture is smooth, resembling margarine, although somewhat firmer and sticky. I think this is a fairly accurate description and I love the taste but I can also see how some people want to throw up when they taste it. But as I mentioned I have been raised on it and have it on my toast every morning.

“Davine Time” update: Today my day was filled with some me time. It started with brunch with my girlfriends – Alice, Melissa and Sylda. Then this afternoon I went to “Angel Michelle’s” to an Aromatherapy Party. Now I am just sitting with my feet up watching T.V.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Hippies, Cobb and Fog

As I have mentioned a couple of times, I first started writing my blog because I lived with very quiet people at the time and as I am a bit of a talker it was my way to get the words inside my head out there. That may have been the reason I started but just today I have realised the reason I am still blogging. For me, it’s my blog, the comments that are left for me and the blogs I read that are my therapy to help me deal with my grieving process. It is so amazing when I am feeling down or have a question in my head that I can’t quite deal with; somehow I get the answers I need from you my blog friends. I would just like to say – thanks and I class you as one of my “mates”. Hey who needs to pay for therapy – not me!

Today Shane and I went to St Andrews Community Market, which would best be described as a “Hippy Market”. This market is on every Saturday morning and I think it has been going for over 30 years. It has quite a range of stalls including Reiki, Clothes - both new and second-hand, Crystals, Really old tools (junk to me but treasure to Shane), Food and so much more. It is a really interesting market to wander around, today was a bit damp with the drizzling rain but it was still good. Before leaving we went to the St Andrews Bakery and bought a loaf of their yummy Cob Loaf. I was so looking forward to getting home and having a slice smothered with butter and vegemite. To all my non Aussie visitors – yes I was raised on vegemite and have it everyday without fail. We took the long way home through the Kinglake National Park. Up until February 2009 this National Park was a wonderful green lush park. But in Feb 2009 it was ravaged by the worst bushfires we have ever seen. The dead trees have started to shoot their new greenery but all I could get a shot of was the fog. Oh well I don’t mind I love fog too.

“Davine Time” update: Having a little nap this afternoon and getting a
lovely phone call from “Angel Michelle” that was a great boost.

Friday, April 9, 2010


Hey did anyone know that in FIVE days I will be in Cairns.
Can you tell I am excited!!
Since my Dads passing I have really been out of sorts – I sort of feel like I have lost my purpose. As I don’t have my Mum and Dad anymore and my kids have grown and moved out, it is really hard getting used to just being responsible for me. I have decided my trip to the tropics is my time to indulge totally in “Davine Time” and decide what I would like to do now. One thing I have decided I am not going to back to full time work. I have thought I would like to get into some volunteer work, not sure what sort but just something to help people. But as everyone has advised me not to rush into anything just go with the flow for a while. I tell you this grieving process is not very consistent, both the ups and downs just sneak up on you. I have never really been very concerned about being an only child, but occasionally these days I wish I had a brother or sister to share these feelings with. My goodness what a depressing post I am writing tonight – I’m not really as down as I sound. I have had a really good day today with some of my amazing girlfriends.

Last time in Far Nth Queensland we had a lovely time out in Shanes boat. It's nice to have such a nice photo of my babies.

“Davine Time” update: Had lunch with Janine. Janine and I have been friends for over 30years. Isn’t it wonderful how you can have a friend whom you may not see for a while or all that often but when you do catch up your friendship just takes over and it is like you see each other all the time?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Elusive Santa

I am such a lucky girl. Yesterday I received a present for my lovely blog friend Darlene at “My Life for a Year”. Darlene lives in Canada and last Christmas she read my post about how I like to collect Santas for my Christmas display. Way back in January she told me she was sending me a gift but I had no idea what it was. I think we had both almost given up hope that it was ever going to arrive then yesterday the lovely Australia Post delivery man arrived at my door with a parcel for me. I didn’t even think of Darlenes present, I just thought I had ordered something online and forgotten about it. When I got it open (Darlene I bet you had to go buy a new roll of sticky tape after sending it) I was so excited and happy to have received my elusive gift. Thank you Darlene for my gorgeous “Red Neck Santa” I just love him. I think I might just leave him on show until Christmas he makes me smile way too much to be put in a cupboard for the next eight months.
“Davine Time” update: For Christmas my beautiful daughter Rachel gave me a gift voucher for a massage. So today I took myself of to have a Reflexology Massage on my feet. It was so so nice and very interesting as the parts that hurt were where the Sciatic Nerve is radiated to and I always have problems with my Sciatic Nerve. I did also actually do some work today, but it was some very enjoyable creative work. I made these bracelets.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Inspiration from Ruby

I’m not sure if anyone I know out there watches the show “Ruby” on T.V. She is an amazing girl from Savannah, Georgia who has lost an amazing amount of weight. The show is all about her journey, sometimes easy and sometimes very difficult. Tonights show featured her visit to Australia promoting her book “Ruby’s Diary”. After much contemplation she ended getting the confidence to climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I commend the thousands of tourists and locals that do it but I must admit there is no way I could ever do it. I think I am going to have to buy her book as her show really makes me feel good.

“Davine Time” update: I had a couple of satisfying creative hours making a few bracelets.

Monday, April 5, 2010


Well Linda and Joanna you are both on the right track. It is the rigging on the sail on the “Enterprize”. Yesterday was such a lovely sunny day Shane and I decided to go for a drive down the beach. We had such a lovely time just walking along the beach, having a great “fish n chip” lunch and just being together. We got back to Rye and decided to go for a walk along the pier. At the end of the pier sat this beautiful Tall Ship “Enterprize” They were just about to leave for a one hour bay cruise so we jumped at the chance to go along. “Enterprize” was built so that a significant part of Melbourne’s history would be preserved and accessible to the people of Victoria. She is a replica of the ship that bought the first settlers to Melbourne in 1835. Enterprize Ship Trust is a non-profit organisation, with a Board of Trustees and a Volunteer Steering Committee. There are also numerous dedicated volunteers, without whom the ship would never have been built nor would it continue to operate. Oh what a wonderful hour it was too. I learnt so much in the hour. One amazing fact I found out was that for any of Melbourne homeless that pass away and do not have any family, they are cremated and given a service and burial at sea. I have often wondered what happens to someone who lives on the streets and has no-one in the world and no money. I think it such a wonderful thing that can be given to them at their time of passing.
"Davine Time" update - Today I spent some serious time decluttering my craft supplies.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Mystery Shot

I have had a wonderful day but it is now late and my eyes just can't stay open any longer. So I thought I would share a snippet from my day and would like to see if anyone can guess what it is?
I promise I will reveal all tomorrow.

"Davine Time" update: Enjoying a beautiful sunny, relaxing, enjoyable day with the man in my life.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Alone Footy Supporter

Well here we are in our 2010 AFL Footy Season, it certainly doesn’t seem like it was last year that I was sitting watching my team “St Kilda Saints” loose the Grand Final. For a Saints supporter tonights game is going pretty well, looks as though we will probably win. What is weird is this is the first Saints game in the last three seasons I have watched without my Dad sitting with me. Dad was a Saints supporter all his life and of course me being a Daddy’s girl I had to follow them as well. During the time he lived with us, especially in the last 12 months of his life we had our special time watching the game together. I know he is in a happy place with his loved ones but it sure does make me sad to be sitting here without him – physically that is, cause I know he is here otherwise I wouldn’t have had the urge to write about him.

This is my baby Buddha Shane gave me for my birthday.

“Davine Time” update: Last night I had a great night with some girlfriends and sort of over
indulged slightly. So my “Davine Time” today was to feel sorry for me with a hangover.
It's not a major hangover, just really tired from only getting 3 1/2 hours sleep.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter Everyone

This morning as I wished Shane a Happy Easter it got me thinking. First up I will say – Sorry if I offend anyone. Now I am not a religious person at all, so what does Easter mean to me? I guess it means different things to different people but I just thought today I would share with you what it means to me. If I’m going to be honest when I worked fulltime, basically it meant I got a long weekend. I don’t eat meat on Good Friday, Why – as I have said I’m not religious so why not eat meat. I guess with me not eating meat on Good Friday I am honoring my parents who always said I shouldn’t. What does the few days of Easter mean to me? Even though I may not believe in the whole God idea, I do believe we do have a higher self or a Guardian Angel that is looking after us all the time. So after much thought I have realized Easter and I guess Christmas is a time that I thank and show respect to my higher self and those who are out there looking after me. Easter is also a time to spend with loved ones, be they family or friends. I truly believe we all have our own God inside us, seeing that we try and do the best we can in this life. Isn’t it a shame that more of us don’t listen to our Guardian Angels.
Oh almost forgot, it also means we get Easter Eggs – Yumm – Dark Chocolate.

“Davine Time” update: Putting some of my inner thoughts and beliefs out there.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Best Laid Plans!

What’s the saying “All the best laid plans”? Well as I wrote last night I had the intention of clearing out my wardrobe today, but alas that didn’t quite happen. I think last night was the worst nights sleep or non sleep I have ever had or didn’t have. I would have slept for no more than 2 ½ hours and when I was asleep I had some crazy dreams. I am usually a pretty good sleeper so when one of these nights creeps in it certainly throws me for a sixer. What’s with these nights, I didn’t have stuff going through my head and it was a quiet night, so why the heck couldn’t I sleep? When I woke up at 2.00am I thought I would get up and watch some telly but it was a little chilly so I thought if I try some meditation I will fall back asleep. No such luck, mediation just didn’t work either, so I just tried tried and tried to sleep until the clock ticked 4.00am. That was my queue to get up. Well that pretty much set the theme for my day – we went to the market first up and when we got home I did as many of the jobs on my list before I just had to go and climb back into my beautiful comfy bed. Well after a couple of well desired hours of sleep I got up with the intention once again tackling the wardrobe. Mmmm nah I don’t think! On awaking I was still really tired so I decided just to put today away as a bad joke and make up for it tonight and start afresh tomorrow. So; on that note I am going to climb back into that beautiful bed and sleep all night long.

“Davine Time” update: Indulging myself in my own thoughts about me.