|Tao Oracle by Ma Deva Padma|
I took a mini road trip today, along with my daughter, grandson and puppy (both make up the Toddler Squad) to visit my youngest daughter at her new home since she re-located to another part of the country. I had been wanting to go and visit her but my finances were tied up elsewhere and it just wasn't possible.
You see, we like to make a proper day of it, eating out, coffees at nice cafés and with having a toddler in tow, there is always something to buy to appease his need for everything he sees.
The weather was beautiful and made a very long drive through the English countryside a pleasure.
Driving through the Yorkshire Dales is like stepping back in time, the views are spectacular, the roads are winding and the company was great.
We enjoyed a nice lunch from a quaint little deli, then spent the rest of the day walking along the river, feeding the ducks, playing in the park and browsing the quirky, independent shops (the village has an amazing natural health store). It was so relaxing and it was nice to see my youngest letting her hair down after 4 years of serious studying for her degree. It was nice to spoil her a little.
It's always a wrench when I leave her, I still see the little girl she was, as she waves us goodbye, even though she is 22 and lives with her partner, she will always be 'my baby'.
There's always that feeling of an empty nest when I arrive home, although my dogs give me such a welcome and usually spend the night cuddling up to me, it's not quite the same.
So arriving home this evening I was greeted with 2 excitable dogs and a parcel. My Tao Oracle has finally arrived. I have had this deck on my wish list for so long and was recently enabled by Ellen to purchase it.
It has made coming home a little less daunting as I had eagerly anticipated this deck's arrival.
I cannot wait to get some time in with the cards, having only had a quick browse through the deck (stunning images) and a quick glance through the book, which looks quite meaty. However I have plenty of time on my hands to relish it and take my time with it as I am now back to pauper status.