Beings not doings….

Do you ever have those moments when you just don’t feel right? You can’t quite put your finger on why or what it’s all about. But you just feel a bit s***. And you don’t seem able to do anything about it.

Well this week has been one of those weeks for me. I’ve been feeling like a right old grumpy moody witch. And I’ve been unable to snap myself out of it. And that’s made me feel even more grumpy and moody. So I haven’t been a whole lot of fun to live with….

But have you noticed that if you let it life has a cunning way of getting you back on track? The thing is not to panic. I’m a great one for the ‘I don’t feel right so I’ve got to do something about it right now’ approach to life. The mad busy get out there and damn well sort yourself out girl strategy. But you know something…. I’m learning that it’s not always the best way to approach things.

I saw a very wise friend of mine this week who said something that really helped. She said that we are human beings not human doings. I’ve been thinking about this a lot and I’ve realised that I’m very good at doing, not always so good at being. But you know what, sometimes it’s better just to be with the things the way they are and see where life takes you.

And life has taken me to some wonderful places this week. To good friends whose words of wisdom have nudged me in the right direction, back to lovely Long Barn (of which more in another post) for a therapeutic day immersed in gorgeousness, to the cinema to see Rush, a film about James Hunt and Nicki Lauder which plunged me right back into the fabled summer of ’76, to a take away curry on Friday night with all my children home and the family sitting round the kitchen table.

And then this morning….

First thing when I woke up the mist was lying in the fields.


So I took my camera and went outside.

IMG_1373And magic happened in front of my eyes.

IMG_1409The planes were performing miracles in the sky.


IMG_1396IMG_1394IMG_1391Pictures painted by the hand of god….


The northern lights, who needs ’em…. I’ve got them in my own back garden.

8 thoughts on “Beings not doings….

  1. Ros

    Beautiful photographs Jane, and it was you who said wise words to me this week ….. thank you so much ….. and i think i have replaced the work already 🙂 XX


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