Friday, 10 May 2013


⋙⋙⋙ reading⋙⋙⋙

I picked up my Dad's copy of Willie Nelson's 'Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die" and have started  thumbing through it... my old man managed to find a copy signed and doodled by the bandanna man himself which is pretty cool!

The book is full of hilarious anecdotes... my favorite so far is on the art of farting:

"My grandmother slapped a fart out of me one time that whistled like a freight train. It scared both of us really bad.
 She never hit me again."

⋙⋙⋙ planning⋙⋙⋙

Next week I'll be heading back to Gweedore in Donegal for a few days of beach combing~ I plan on filling the car trunk with rocks, shells and driftwood which I can bring home and paint.

⋙⋙⋙ watching⋙⋙⋙

Jess curled up by my feet, asleep.

⋙⋙⋙ eating⋙⋙⋙

Tomato and basil soup with pesto and sun dried tomato wholemeal bread rolls.

I've also just discovered Sage tea~ it has anxiolytic properties which are of great benefit to me as I'm weaning of anti-anxiety medication right now.

⋙⋙⋙ writing⋙⋙⋙

I love to write my blog posts in the twilight of the day...when the sun has kicked it's boots off 'till the morrow and I can hear the birds shooting the breeze through the open window, ringing and chiming from the trees like little bells.

⋙⋙⋙ listening⋙⋙⋙

Lots of Patti Smith, Willie and Tom Waits, also I discovered Camel Heads through the penabranca tumblr which describes it perfectly and thusly:

"Influenced by Dead Man and North African desert blues, these long-form kraut jams will leave your brains baking on a rock in the Global South, drenched in cosmic sweat. Like waves crashing into the shoreline, the ebb and flow of Anoluz will free your mind, bury your toes in pink sand, and orient your lawn chair towards the sunset." 

Listening to this I kind of feel like I've walked into a bar in one of those Western films and I got a tinglin' in my trigger finger.

⋙⋙⋙ learning⋙⋙⋙

I can always learn a little something from John.


  1. Willie Nelson is AMAZING! I'll admit I am a little jealous of your signed copy! You look wonderful!! xoxoxox

    1. Willie rocks my little hippy world...and thank you, beautiful Ashley, hope you're still shining bright over in South K x x x

  2. oh my i love it all. how cool is that book? love looking through my dad's old things. loving all things john and those albums. so, is salvia used in sage tea? i'm more of a coffee girl but seeing the word "salvia" kind of threw me for a loop!

    1. Me too! I think I'm going to put together a post of all my Dad's music treasures!

      I found the Salvia tea in our kitchen cupboard and for several seconds thought that it said 'Saliva' which definitely through me through a loop haha!! Then I googled 'Salvia' and discovered it is the plant genus name for Sage ^.~

  3. Your dad is lucky to have a signed copy of Willie's book. Your tomato and basil soup and the side of bread looked so yummy. My tummy started rumbling. Looks like a good and simple meal. I discovered the benefits of sage a few months ago. I saute it with my collard greens. I know it helps for menopausal symptoms, not that I am in menopause, but was unaware it helps with anxiety. Wishing you all the best on your journey getting off anti-anxiety medicine. We will have to chat sometime about this. Sending hugs for a wonderful weekend

    1. Thank you dear!! & definitely shoot me an email any time~ tremblingstarz {at} gmail {dot} com x

  4. I love everything, especially your sweet pup. <3 Sleeping animals are so peaceful, and you know that THEY know they are loved, safe and respected. It's a very special feeling knowing that you can give that kind of love to an animal, because they're such gentle souls and having them trust you, it's bliss.

    1. It's about the best feeling in the world when we see her so warm and cozy and loved... your right, it is bliss!

  5. You look SO BEAUTIFUL sweet lady!!! xo