Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Goodbye Cooper Trooper

Following my first fight with breast cancer in 2009 where I was brought face to face with my own mortality - we purchased a Mini Cooper. My dream car since losing my first original Mini which I learnt to drive in and had many adventures.

We took delivery of "Cooper Trooper" which is the name I gave him and had a blast.

Now he has gone.

Basically we have outgrown him and our circumstances have changed so he has gone. 

Our replacement is a more practical Nissan X-Trail.

Many adventures with Cooper Trooper though, many great memories too!

We took Coops to Rhuddlan Castle and then again to the historic Rhuddlan Rocks with The Alarm, Mike Peters. There we actually filmed the crowd end scene to his film "Vinyl".

Coops took us to quite a few Gatherings 

He took us to Snowdon Rocks 2012 to raise money for the Love Hope Strength Foundation.

Coops has seen my boys outgrow him - not much room for teenage boys in the back 

Coops inspired my friend to make this for me on yet another of our adventures

Outside my home

Our final adventure in him was last Monday to the Albert Docks in Liverpool

South Wales road trip to see 4th Street Traffik at their Halloween bash

Its been great having Mini Cooper but its time to move on.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Pathways and Destiny

I believe in opening your mind and heart. 

When you do that everything seems to slot into place.

I have crossed a bridge in my life.

I feel as though my life has been a puzzle and while I have been trying desperately to put the pieces together, stressing and worrying about them, the minute I sat down and had a break, I could see the picture as a whole and now the pieces are slotting together with ease....

I have discovered meditation and breathing through yoga and pilates exercises. This has led to less tension through my body and an openness to see my actions as positives and negatives.

I have learnt how to challenge negative thoughts and emotions and replace them with good.

I am learning how to become a better person more in tune with nature.

I am learning how to accept life for what it is but still hold onto my dreams.

I am learning reiki and planning other holistic courses and I feel as though I have been led down this pathway for a greater purpose.

I dont know what that purpose is and its not my place to question.