Blood Moon

My morning began early when I set my alarm to get up at 4am to watch the once in a life time complete lunar eclipse which is the longest of this century. I didn’t expect to see the Moon as there was cloud cover when I arose but thankfully disappeared.

The eclipse is called a Blood Moon because the light from the Sun goes through the earth’s atmosphere on its way to the Moon and the earth’s atmosphere turns it red in the same way that when the Sun goes down it goes red. It lasted for 42 minutes and 57 seconds and was pretty amazing. A bonus was seeing Mars which is at its closest to the Moon now.

The next Blood Moon will not occurred until June 9, 2123 but it won’t be visible in Australia.

Maria x

Diamonds

Well they say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. I must admit I do like diamonds but very simple pieces.

While I was in Canberra I went to the Cartier Diamond Exhibition at the National Art Gallery and immersed myself in over 300 beautiful pieces made of not only diamonds but pearls, sapphires, emeralds and other precious stones including tiaras, necklaces, brooches, men’s watches and cigarette holders. Many pieces were worn by Royalty, Heiresses and Celebrities from the 20th Century. Even from the beginnings of the 1900s people could afford such exquisite jewels. One item which I know the gentlemen would like was their very own travel case for making cocktails.

Diamonds to me are associated with love or a gift from someone special which will hold memories not to show your wealth.

I don’t think we will ever see this astonishing collection from Cartier again in Australia and I am glad I was able to step into the glamour of the world for a short time.

My favorite piece was this necklace owned by Grace Kelly, actress turned princess. 

For the gentleman a travelling cocktail maker.

Maria x

Cycling and Better Sex

Now that winter is upon us, I enjoy getting out and going for a bike ride. If you don’t own a bike you can hire one. It’s nice to be outside enjoying the winter sun, having fun and getting fit.

Research has found regular high intensity cycling for women enjoy a better sexual function compared to women who take it easy and don’t ride at all. But cycling is beneficial for both sexes. Most of us know that sex is a good thing and is overall good for your health. But riding a bike also builds up muscles which helps us to enjoy sex for longer. It also decreases stress levels, reduce anxiety and depression, strengthen bones, improved joint mobility and increased cardiovascular fitness. So what does that this all mean – it all helps with easier sexual arousal and you are more likely to be in the mood to enjoy sex more often.

So get out and enjoy yourself  on a bike or come join me for a bike ride and lets have some fun.

An Autumn Day

I love this time of year with the change in season. The weather this year has had exceptional warmer days and now it is starting to get cooler.

I recently took a trip to Mt Tomah and the Blue Mountains to see the autumn colours of the changing leaves on the trees.  Mt Tomah and Blue Mountains is over a 2 hour drive from Sydney.

It was so beautiful to see the colours and take in the wonderful fresh air of the mountains. I love being in the outdoors and experiencing nature and to get out of Sydney when I can. I took a few photos of my recent trip.

If you would like to experience a day outing to the Blue Mountains and enjoy the beautiful scenery it has to offer I would be happy to be your date.

Maria.