Nigella parody

 

 

 

 

 

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeNRs2mC/

This guy cracks me up.     He sends up Nigella and her overtly seductive manner beautifully.     I get that food can and is (with the right person) sensual but Nigella really does take it too far at times.     There are a couple of guys on Tiktok called ‘Menwithpot’ who also ham up (excuse the woeful pun) their cooking in a forest.     They truly make the art of preparing and cooking food a very Zen like and enjoyable experience.     Particularly as they are doing it out in the open in the middle of a forest.     You never see squirrels bungee jumping from trees and robbing their food.     Come to think of it I don’t think that I have ever seen a squirrel bungee jump, period.     I must pay more attention from now on.     Seeing that we are coming into the spring.    They never show their faces- menwithpot,not squirrels-  only the skillet and the extremely seductive manner in how they prepare and cook the food.

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMejEgeyQ/

It has been described as food porn and justly so .    The clip has been viewed over 1.3 million times and I can only imagine that many of those views have been for the manner in which the chicken is prepared and slapped.     Who knew that slapping chicken would be so enjoyable to watch?     I wonder if  the staff in Colonel Sanders with his Kenfucky Tried chicken ever slap their chicken.  Oooh, I am getting hungry at the very thought.

That’s all for now

Stay fab

Adele

The Difference between men and women

 

 

 

 

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeNmvTmV/

This clip from the TV show ‘Friends’ exemplifies perfectly the difference between men and women.    I love that men cut through the bullshit and say it like it is, without taking a trip down the emotional roller coaster.   And as a woman I love taking that emotional roller coaster trip on occasion and requiring all of the nitty gritty details of an exciting event just so that I can relive it in my imagination.     Life would be so unbelievably boring if we were the same.    ‘Vive la difference’, as the French would say.

But then there is the old chestnut that always seems to arise post conflict in a relationship where the guy/ or dominant person will say ‘It’s not what you said, but the way you said it’.     This will always indicate that one person in the relationship is generally more sensitive than the other.     This is often the reason a relationship like this can work.     Where two opposing personalities can learn from each other.    The saying ‘opposites attract’ is often very true.    If all else fails and a truce cannot be brokered I find that getting into the car, turning the radio up very loud and screaming my little lungs out normally works pretty well. The makeup is always the best part too.

That’s all for now

Stay fab

Adele

 

 

 

Chakras part 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAM is the sound for- the throat chakra (word of warning here. Have your breakfast before reciting these sounds otherwise you will be obsessed with thinking of a ham sandwich. As I was. Even OM had me thinking of ham) This relates to language, sound and truth. It can be blocked by lies, denial and lies about ourselves.

  • Location: Throat
  • What it controls: Communication, self-expression, and truth
  • Mantra: “I speak my truth, always.”
  • Colour: Light Blue/Turquoise
  • Element: Sound/Music
  • Stone: Aquamarine
  • Yoga pose: Fish Pose
  • When it develops: 29-35 years old

YAM is the sound for- the heart chakra. This concerns love and can be blocked by grief sadness and loss. Our peace of mind will abound if our heart chakra is unblocked.

  • Location: Center of chest, just above the heart
  • What it controls: Love, joy, and inner peace
  • Mantra: “When I love myself, loving others comes easily.”
  • Colour: Green
  • Element: Air
  • Stone: Rose Quartz
  • Yoga pose: Camel Pose
  • When it develops: 21-28 years old

RAM is the sound for- the solar plexus chakra. This relates to will power and can be blocked by shame. Accepting ourselves our strengths as well as our flaws is important for the healthy flow of energy within this chakra. Our self-worth and self-esteem are increased when this chakra is clear.

  • Location:Upper abdomen in the stomach area
  • What it controls:Self-worth, self-confidence, and self-esteem
  • Mantra: “Self-love starts when I accept all parts of myself.”
  • Colour:Yellow
  • Element:Fire
  • Stone: Amber
  • Yoga poseBoat Pose
  • When it develops: 15-21 years old

VAM is the sound for- the sacral chakra. Forgiving ourselves is vital for this chakra to be clear. Our sexual desires and wellbeing flourish without fear.

  • Location: Lower abdomen, about 2 inches below the navel
  • What it controls: Your sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure, and sexuality
  • Mantra: “I always honour others but not before myself.”
  • Colour: Orange
  • Element: Water
  • Stone: Tiger’s Eye
  • Yoga pose: Bound Angle Pose
  • When it develops: 8-14 years old

LAM is the sound for- the root chakra. These chakras require us to relinquish fear, be free and courageous. It concerns our security both financial and the need to be grounded.

  • Location: Base of spine, in tailbone area
  • What it controls: Survival issues such as financial independence, money, and food
  • Mantra: “I can’t grow from an unsteady foundation.”
  • Colour: Red
  • Element: Earth
  • Stone: Hematite
  • Yoga pose: Warrior I
  • When it develops: 1-7 years old

 

I am off to get grounded at the beach.Swiftly followed by a trip to the chipper to practice the ‘Fish and chip’ pose.

That’s all for now

Stay fab

Adele

 

 

Chakras Part 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The images are from

https://www.onetribeapparel.com/blogs/pai/seven-chakras-meaning

Research is from

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-91/The-7-Chakras-for-Beginners.html

I have been researching Chakras recently as I always had some idea as to what they were but could never really differentiate between the different chakras.     I thought maybe I could add a link to the song by Chakra Khan-I feel for you’ but then realized her name is Chaka Khan. So, here goes.

We have 7 chakras which are like vortices of energy from our head down to our sacrum.     ’Chakra’ is the Sanskrit word for wheel as this is what the energy ball resembles.     They are constantly in motion.    There are sounds associated with them. Whilst reciting these sounds it is best to surrender for pure cosmic energy flow.

OM is the sound for – the crown chakra. This is our connection to the divine and concerns our thoughts and feelings.

  • Location:The very top of the head
  • What it controls:Inner and outer beauty, spiritual connection
  • Lesson: “I am a vessel for love and light.”
  • Colour: Violet/White
  • Element:Divine Consciousness
  • Stone: Clear quartz
  • Yoga poseHeadstand
  • When it develops: 43-49 years old

 

OM is the sound for -the third eye. This is our Illusion of our self that we are separate and not one.    It controls our Intuition. Imagination.    Wisdom. Ability to think and make decisions.    Also our Collective consciousness.

  • Location: Forehead between the eyes (also called the Brow Chakra)
  • What it controls: Intuition, imagination, and wisdom
  • Mantra: “I am open to exploring what cannot be seen.”
  • Colour: Dark Blue/Purple
  • Element: Light
  • Stone: Amethyst
  • Yoga pose: Child’s Pose
  • When it develops: 36-42 years old

 

I am off to clear my third eye as it has been a bit blurry lately.

To be continued tomorrow.

 

That’s all for now

Stay fab

Adele

Dodgy singalong

 

 

 

 

 

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeN8xPpM/

Following a zoom training program today a suggestion was made for all of the attendees to submit their favorite song to share during the break .    This was to help us get to know each other better and it certainly helped as we got to experience a lovely variety of music that as individuals we may normally not have been exposed to.    There was everything from opera to folk to show tunes to Pharrell and being ‘Happy’.

Later I began to think what it would be like to get together with some friends and sing some of our favorite songs.     Like Karaoke without the bar and back round music.    Maybe under a tree in Newbridge or Malahide castle?    I know in the past that this was called choir but as we are somewhat limited during lockdown I envisioned a small group sitting in camping chairs and having a singalong.

Then I remembered that I think I sing like Sinead ‘O Connor when in fact it probably sounds more like Phoebe or even the bagpipes that Ross plays in this clip. I realized that perhaps most of us would have woeful voices but that maybe this would be part of the fun.

If we were truly woeful maybe people could pay us to shut up and we could donate the money to a local charity? Any ideas?

That’s all for now

Stay fab

Adele

 

 

Best Lines

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeNpLoWN/

I love these lines from Friends.    Perhaps because they are so cleverly written and as such are so quintessentially ‘Chandler’.    They say the best character writing in a book, film or TV script should allow the reader to remove the name so that the words in and of themselves would clearly indicate who is speaking. It’s the same for any of the characters in ‘Will & Grace’, the dialogue will always be distinctive for each person.

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeYvsbo7/

The best chat up line that I ever-embarrassingly- tried to deliver was ‘Is this seat taken?’     In my defense we were a Hen Party on the rampage in Barcelona and a ‘chat up lines’ deck of cards was offered up for everyone to pick a card.     It was, of course, a drinking game and if you failed to deliver your line upon some poor unsuspecting suitor you would need to take a shot as a forfeit.    My guy was a gorgeous Spaniard who asked me to dance and as we were dancing I surreptitiously placed my hand on his bum and delivered my line.    I will never forget the look of shock on his face. His expression resembled that of a person who had been assaulted.     This nowadays would pretty much be the case.     He ran away.    Very.     Fast.   My chat up lines ended there and then.    For ever.

That’s all for now

Stay fab

Adele

 

Love is in the air

 

 

 

 

 

 

I thought of this song whilst I was on the beach today and want to share it with you.    I had attended a course earlier on where communication and nonverbal cues were discussed.     Maybe that’s why this song came to me as it is primarily about love when each partner knows and loves the other so well that actions speak louder than words and where this type of intimacy is the bedrock of a beautiful relationship.

I hope you enjoy.

Just to add the humor, here is the JP clip on Gluten Intolerance that I promised.    It makes me cry laughing.    Apparently many coeliacs find it hilarious too.

https://youtu.be/Oht9AEq1798

 

Song

 

Glint

When you glint, when you sigh

When you gather yourself together

When you flounder, when you are shy

When you smile, whatever the weather

You light me up, you set me free

To be myself. Be better at being me.

The veils of your essence revealed gloriously

You are the branches to my tree

You are my dawn chorus, my symphony

When you make me coffee. When I make your tea

How you like to be touched by me

When you get it right. When you get it wrong.

When you sometimes forget the words to your favorite song

You light me up, you set me free

To be myself. Be better at being me.

The veils of your essence revealed gloriously

You are the branches to my tree

You are my dawn chorus, my symphony

When you are cheeky and full of mischief

When you are bored beyond belief

When you are excited and full of glee

When you are kind and so happy

You light me up, you set me free

To be myself. Be better at being me.

The veils of your essence revealed gloriously

You are the branches to my tree

You are my dawn chorus, my symphony

 

That’s all for now

Stay fab

Adele

 

 

 

 

Stressed out

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeNdLhNE/

I wrote a song today that I would like to share with you.     I was not particularly stressed out but then I remembered that my post yesterday was a parody on meditation.     Which I watched twice today as I think he is hilarious.     I will post his ‘Gluten intolerance’ tomorrow which is even funnier.

The above link is a ‘Will & Grace’ snippet where Karen is stressed out. NOT.

Just to add a bit of humor to my post today as this song is not that cheery.

 

Song

Don’t tell me

 

You pulverize my mind

I know you are not unkind

You just don’t understand

I cannot jump to your command

Chorus

Don’t tell me

I’m too sensitive

I know

Don’t tell me how to live

Gotta go

These are my mistakes to make

It’s my life for fuck sake

You get things wrong too

I have to work this through

Chorus

Don’t tell me

I’m too sensitive

I know

Don’t tell me how to live

Gotta go

We are so unalike

You don’t get my psyche

Let me be to fuck things up

It’s my life for me to map

Chorus

Don’t tell me

I’m too sensitive

I know

Don’t tell me how to live

Gotta go

 

That’s all for now

Stay fab

Adele

 

 

Mindfulness

 

 

 

 

 

This is a picture from a ladybird ‘Book of Mindfulness’ that I enjoy.    The art of mindfulness is an ancient Buddhist tradition designed to slow down the mind and focus on the moment.     It has been proved to be successful in treating PTSD when used in the form of meditation.     And also has known benefits in neuroplasticity.     Harvard in 2010 researched 2,250 adults by using an app and asking them throughout the day about their actions and their thoughts.    I think that this kind of defeats the purpose, using an app .    Surely one of the litmus tests of mindfulness nowadays is being able to resist your phone.

Here is an alternative to the usual meditation.    Humor alert.   It may make you smile.

https://youtu.be/i1UQSLuSqyQ

‘Words are more powerful than actions’ challenges the paradigm……..

Once upon a time we used to daydream.

http://adeleleahy.ie/?s=the+forgotten+art+of+daydreaming.

I can recall getting the bus as a young girl, having no phone in my hand to distract me and enjoying staring out of the window and allowing my mind to wander.

Don’t get me wrong. I am a fan of mindfulness. Anything that encourages peace and a zen like state has to be good. I am just not feeling it today.

 

That’s all for now

Stay fab

Adele

 

 

The Dog and The Duck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeNmLT8n/

Lately I have reminded myself of the pure genius that is Gary Larson and the Far side cartoons.   I have mentioned him before.    To the point where I have begun to imagine two dogs rescuing two humans from a human rescue center.   One says to the owner of the center ‘

Do they shed?’ and the owner replies

‘Yes, she has a She shed and he has a He shed’.

There have been many other cartoonists who have used dogs as owners of humans but Larson has to be my fav.

The other day whilst I was sitting with my friends following our sea swim I was looking at a group of ducks in the water.    A seagull swooped in over them and nearly took one out.     I thought to myself ‘What do they say to each other if they want to advise one another to duck’.

I realize that the above thoughts are indicative of a very slow day indeed but they humored me during the moment.

And then imagine my pure glee when I found this video on Tiktok. I mean imagine the chances of seeing a duck and a dog playing and being best friends when I had been thinking of the above. It is rather cute.Enjoy.

 

That’s all for now

Stay fab

Adele