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Mystic Polly
Florida and California
I believe that anything is possible!
Interests: learning, health and fitness, reading, meditation, listening, birding, having fun!, bellydancing, vintage clothes, caring for the environment
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I would say that the insects over here like most things are bigger and more aggressive. If you stay indoors which in Florida is a good idea due to the excessive heat, you will more than likely encounter cockroaches, palmetto bugs, sweet ants, carpenter ants, flying ants and occasional spiders. I am still not 100% sure which are the roaches and which are palmetto bugs, some smell like cherries (cochineal) and can fly. These bugs are large and I used to think that only dirty people had them but they are a constant in Florida. These bugs come out of the oak trees I am told and come up the sink, or through the dishwasher or any crack in the walls. It is important not to leave dirty dishes in the sink or crumbs on the floor because this will just encourage them more. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Brit in Florida
This week I thought I would write a few words about health care, the US system and the NHS system are polar opposites. I used to love the NHS it was there when you needed it, didn't cost anything except for prescriptions and was built around an ethos of caring. The facilities were old, but that did not matter if you received the needed care. I understand that things have gone downhill and the system is now being mismanaged and some things have been privatized which personally I think is a bad idea. Patients I hear are paying for parking whilst in hospital, seems outrageous to me, the next thing will be ambulances getting traffic tickets... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at A Brit in Florida
It is important to blog positive thoughts and to be a positivity magnet. The world is full of stuff, things happen and we must decide whether to be a kind person or a negative person. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Super Life Coach
Dreaming about wearing white: innocence, purity, calmness, coolness, water, tranquility, sterility, coldness. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at Super Life Coach
A close family member gave birth here in Florida last week, it brought back many memories of my own experiences in the UK more than 30 years ago. I did a little research on birth practices in the UK and below you can hear my podcast of the comparisons that I made with giving birth in Florida. There are advantages and disadvantages with both systems but if you are intending to have a child in Florida or trying to make that decision then the more information the better! Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at A Brit in Florida
This is my blog about being British and living in Florida, despite living in the US for 21 years, there are still things that surprise or amuse me. Living here is like having a special pair of shoes; you love the way that they look but when you wear them they start to rub. Florida is a fun place for vacations and sunshine but it is also a place where people work hard. For me the work is not just the daily grind but a sense that I don't quite fit in and I need to make adjustments in my words, my attitudes, my expectations. Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2018 at A Brit in Florida
This week I went shopping at Lush, a new store opened in Mall at Millenia in Orlando so I went to check it out. I have been using Lush products for about the last 5 years. Since the beginning of this year my aim has been to drastically cut down on the number of products that I purchase in plastic containers. Lush has a range of products that are more or less packaging free. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Super Life Coach
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Alligators, crocodiles and caimans symbolize danger, these predators are sneaky and ready to attack. You have to be alert to people close to you who may be ready to attack or deceive you. These reptiles are interchangeable in meaning, you are more likely to dream about the reptile that you are most familiar with. They are all members of the same family, the caiman is smaller and has sharper teeth, both the alligator and caiman have wider heads than crocodiles. This probably doesn't make much difference in a dream interpretation, you are in danger of being savaged by a mean beast! Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2018 at Super Life Coach
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Raidho or Raido is the symbol for taking a journey, it is usually travel for pleasure and is an auspicious rune. It can also mean taking a journey in the mind, we are sometimes at a crossroads and have to decide between two alternative paths, the decision should be based on the surrounding runes to see whether to change course. Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at Reading the Runes
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Gardening in Florida, from my perspective is fun for a couple of months of the year, when it is warm, not cold and definitely not hot! My philosophy on a garden is that is should be a space where we can give back to the flora and fauna of the local area but also be a place that we can enjoy looking at and relaxing in. High maintenance gardens that rely on mowing grass and spraying chemicals are a no-no. In poisoning the insects, we are killing the birds, the butterflies, the bees and contaminating the ground water and poisoning ourselves. Even if you don't care for bugs, poisoning your children and grandchildren seems like a high price to pay for a green weed free lawn. Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at Super Life Coach
Dreaming about shoes - this can symbolize our way of life, the way that we move around through the world. Our shoes propel us through life. They can be our foundation and support, something that we rely upon to make progress in life. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at Super Life Coach
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Here is my blog to support a new local business, "European Breads", it is a small location in a pink building about one mile from downtown Mount Dora on old 441. The shop sells mostly vegan breads like focaccia, ciabatta and pastries too. Here is a link to Facebook: European Breads Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at Super Life Coach
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This is the beginning of blueberry season in Florida and we are fortunate enough to have some blueberry growers near to home. To make this even better, these blueberries are organic, which is really important if you are consuming soft fruits with no protective peel to save the fruit from contamination. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at Super Life Coach
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Ansuz is sometimes called OS, it is also known as the God rune. It is the old letter A and can symbolize harmony. Think of the mouth, and communications especially with older or more experienced people. If you pull this rune, you are likely to be given good advice, or be given the opportunity to show others what you know. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at Reading the Runes
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You have the strength and the power of Thor to protect you but this does not mean that life will be running smoothly. You are on a warlike footing with a great weapon that you will need to protect yourself from others who are not on your side. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at Reading the Runes
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Dream meaning - mother-in-law, these relationships can be good or bad and so the dreamer will need to see the context of the mother in law -a good relationship can mean emotional security but a bad relationship can show that you are in a relationship with people that you do not trust or feel that they do not have your best interests at heart. A mother in law in a dream shows that you are or were once in a serious relationship. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at Super Life Coach
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We are constantly hearing about free speech, freedom to say what we like whether or not it hurts somebody else and it is easy to get caught up in this maelstrom of the media. I have been saddened when I see some of my facebook friends posting things that show they are hurting because of something that they read and took personally. I have been guilty of being a media junky, it is easy to do. The answer is to only read good news stories, because if something is going to effect you personally, there will be enough warnings to alert you. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at Super Life Coach
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URUZ means wild ox. Oxen are associated with strength, and wildness can mean freedom to roam, untamed, left to wander. If this rune is associated with health then the person will get better in time by using their strength and natural resilience. If this rune is associated with love, it is a strong male energy, pulling in it's own direction. A bit of a wild, independent man. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at Reading the Runes
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Obstacle dream - the meaning of an obstacle dream is that the dreamer is trying to make a change in life but is either going the wrong way about it or must learn to persevere despite all of the issues. To overcome the obstacles in a dream is a sign that with perseverance you will succeed. If you do not overcome the obstacles and are not getting nearer to your target in the dream you may need to try a fresh approach to a problem. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at Super Life Coach
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Statues in dreams often represent ideals, they often represent the idolization of an object or person. A statue may be a person who has been put on a pedestal, a statue may be seen as a false idol. Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at Super Life Coach
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Dream meaning family moving out - this is a fear of abandonment, you feel that those close to you are moving away and you will be isolated. The dream does not mean that this will happen, it is the dreamers fear of this happening. Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at Super Life Coach
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FEHU is a symbol of material possessions, in the past it meant cattle. Cattle were something that you acquired and used to gain greater wealth, so this rune could be seen as an investment or tool to help yourself have future prosperity. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at Reading the Runes
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This is my blog about reading and understanding the runes. Let's start on our journey by describing each letter of this magical alphabet, it's weird to start with a non-letter or blank rune, but this is it, WYRD, aptly pronounced weird. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at Reading the Runes
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Dreaming about an interview - interview dreams are tests, they are when we are asked to account for ourselves to explain who we are and why we should be granted a new position. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at Super Life Coach
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We have all heard of being in a downward spiral, or spiraling towards, defeat and this week felt a little bit like that. It was as if my old bad habits had resurfaced and taken control again and so I started to realize life is a spiral and the momentum can either be up or down. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at Super Life Coach