Dearest Yogis,

HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY CHRISTMAS – and thank you all for your support and generosity in the past,  difficult year.

MAYBE I WILL SEE YOU AT MY OPEN DAY (AFTERNOON) AFTER 2 TODAY AT 37 MORRIS ROAD, WOODEND.  Just drop in for a “Merry Christmas” a little drink and a piece of Christmas Cake.  Love to see you!  Mel at the Anglican Church is having a BBQ at the Manse for everyone after 5 today too.  So you can come here, and then go there – no need to be lonesome!  Everyone welcome – just come to me and to Mel.

We have made it through THE GREAT PAUSE, and now, unlike the rest of the world, we can get back to a (hesitant) normality.  One of our students has been so effected by the restrictions she says she has FOGO – “fear of going out”.  I know what she means.  We have been trained to do the required routine, and now we feel more relaxed in our own back yards – no distancing, no standing apart, no masks…  however, yoga is feeling marginally normal.  I do have more sanitising to do, but that is a small price to pay for the lovely people we have back in class.  Thank you all for coming back as soon as you could.

I am looking forward to the new year, and even more of you coming back to even more classes.  My project is to update the routine.  I will put it on the Home Page of  It is not there yet… I haven’t had a minute, but I will.

My BIG project for the new year is “THE 1,000 BUDDHA PROJECT”  I am going to paint 1,000 Buddhas – in miniature.  It took me 5 years to paint 1,000 Angels, I did it and finished the project in 2016 (I kept one for myself).  Buddhas in miniature won’t take me as long.  I am a Capricorn and I respond to a project, a goal.  What about you? Decide on a goal, and then tell your team (like I am telling you) – they will keep reminding you, when things get tough, they will keep you on track.

I am going to paint the Buddhas on tea bags, so if you would like to help and be a part of this project…., please send me a couple of tea bags complete with their little paper bags and tags.  I will do all the soaking and prep.  It would be wonderful to have little bags from all over Australia (or the world), from you.  Just one or two would be perfect.   Please send them to PO Box 14, Mt.Macedon. Vic. 3441.  A Christmas gift from you all.  Don’t forget.

Have a lovely Christmas.  Try to keep in mind that this a Spiritual time, not just a time for eating and getting.  The Great Conjunction led us into this week.  Let’s keep reminding ourselves of this – the Star which appeared over Bethlehem, appeared to us this week.  I went to “midnite mass” (at 8pm) last night.  We wore masks and kept distance, but it was wonderful to be back in our community – Being back with my community, giving thanks for the coming year,  was the absolute best Christmas Gift.