Sunday, February 28, 2010

Remember to love

I am having one of those days where my breathe enters and leaves my body with such grace, so much ease and joy. I feel totally in tune with my life and at peace with all my surroundings.

I read a story about how when you are so busy busy busy, you forget to look inside and see how your really doing.....

You know that you are to busy when you do stop and look inside, and all you can see or think of is the things you haven't done.

Today I did take a long hard look within and noticed behind the craziness of building the new salon that I have a deep even sense of peace, a feeling that it will all work out ok. That things are exactly how they should be, and for that I am grateful.

I spoke to a dear friend the other night and it was so lovely to hear her voice I had forgotten how important it is to stay in touch with the real friends in my life. To carve out the time to nurture relationships and be present for each other.

We finished painting our new shop today and it feels like such a big achievement, like Dean and I are doing something big on our own.

We will work together in our shop him doing massage and me hair, I am sure we will have lots of laughs. When I slow myself down and make time for the ones I love I notice their souls so shinny and bright..

I heard a saying today which is about how to look at people...
"Ignore their story & see the soul & remember to love - you will never regret it"...

Friday, February 26, 2010

My new salon..

I am so excited to share with you, I only have two weeks to go until my new salon is opened.
I have had my little salon for 7 years and we have simply out grown the space. The new one is double the size, and has a proper back room with storage!! yay!!
I love my little salon and the community it has formed in the little corner of Brisbane, where I live.
Every day I still get excited going into the space and letting my clients share their world with me. Through their stories and photos and children we have formed bonds, that are real.
It is quite rare now in this world of fast pace living to have a place where you can go and relax and be still and quite whilst getting your hair done. I seem to have created that, myself and my wonderful girls who work for me. I feel that with the new shop opening it is like a new chapter in my grown up life... It seems like now
"I am 30, I know what I want and I am going to make it happen"
So far it has fallen into place simply, with a little planning and research what I have wanted or needed has been attracted to me. I do live a amazing life and for that I give thanks every single day.
Enjoy your weekend Lisa xx

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Little bursts of colour

I found these in a little french cafe near my home.
I loved the colours and the way they were displayed in a little dish in the window.
I felt them draw me in, and knew they would look wonderful in photos.
And if you are wondering, yes they tasted as yummy as they look!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

My kids

I love my little furry kids and thought I would share some of our happy snaps enjoy..........


I was listening to the radio today, they were excitingly talking about a electronic book were you can down load up to 150 books, and carry the slim line "book" around with you.

A feeling of sadness washed over me. I would feel disconnected from what I was reading if I couldn't hold the pages in my hand and smell the paper as I soak myself in the story. I would feel lost if I couldn't flick through a book, and get a feel of the writer and their story before I bought it. I would miss all the alluring covers, which sometimes draw me in more the story line does, which doesn't look the same on a screen.

We all might be standing at a cross road where all the books we now own will one day look antique like records do now.

We may be in the middle of a time where the art of penning a letter with your own personal energy is a lost art... Along with holding a book in your hands.....

I completely understand that having books in the form of a machine will save trees and make less pollution. I know it costs a lot of have them printed then flown and driven all over the country into the bookshops that sell them.

But imagine a world without book shops?

I would be so sad, and would feel like a small piece of my soul is lost.

I know that sounds extreme but books mean a lot to me, they are my guilty addiction (and bread), they bring me so my pleasure and I feel I am at one with them as I turn their beautiful pages. I love slipping them into my bag and having them trudge around with me all day, just waiting for the right moment for me to take a breather and pull them out and get lost in their magic.

I know at some point I will probably buy one of these electronic books.

But I will never lose my love and admiration and long term relationships that I have had with all of my cherished books.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

More 100 photos

I took these photos of my bed after a beautiful night's sleep. It rained all night and was cool. Such a relief from the heat wave we have just been through.

The other is the cutest little girl Sooty....

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines Day

What a wonderful day for Chinese New Year to fall on. Valentine's day, for me that means the following year will be filled with love and fun and laughter.
My beloved gave me beautiful peppermint tea from T2 my favourite, and I have been reading about my Chinese astrology.
I am a earth goat, which sounds so lovely to me.
According to Suzanne White and her book "The new Chinese Astrology" my sign is the most creative. Yay.
It says I have a flair for the aesthetic and enjoy being in tune with nature.
It also says I would make a perfect hippy, how super cool is that!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Today the coolness of autumn has gentle blown its way in my home.
The air feels cooler and crisp.
I love that I don't have to be enveloped by the heavy feel of fake air from a machine on the wall. I feel that I can take deep breathes and draw in the life force energy all around, and renew myself.

Today is a day all to myself the first one in a long time and I can feel my little ruby coloured heart jumping for joy with the thought of time alone, to simply be.
I will spend my day taking photos, reading and watching wonderful movies, that will fill my intire being with love and laughter.
What are you doing today?

Monday, February 8, 2010

4th folder 4th photo

I read a blog called and I love looking at her photos. I was reading it tonight and I noticed that someone asked her to go to the area on her computer that she stores her photos, and click on the 4th folder, and open the 4th photo then upload it to her blog and write what it was about.

So I did the same on my computer and I found a photo of myself well 1/4 of myself. At the time I was looking out a window in my lounge room, simply playing with my camera.

Heart shape paper

I was playing around with my camera today, and thought I would cut out a heart on a piece of paper and take pictures through it. This is what I created and I had a lot of fun. It is valentine's day soon and I guess I am getting into the mood of it all with the heart shape thing. This year I am going to write a special poem for my beautiful man.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

My marriage to Alex

I am feeling myself getting lost in the world of "Alex Miller" his book Lovesong is wonderful. His words pull me away from my everyday life, and into the life of a Aunt, and her niece in a cute little restaurant in the back suburbs of Paris. I love it.

I heard once that reading a magazine is like having a affair, whereas reading a book is like a marriage. At the moment I am deep into the middle of a wonderful marriage, that is filling my heart with joy.

And more photos from my 100 photo challenge.

Monday, February 1, 2010