Make Believe

‘Try and not have any expectations. It will stop disappointment in its tracks. Good that  comes as a result of what you do will be a beautiful surprise.’



Things are looking up – I am getting back to being my best. This song has helped me-

So, for those who know about the Mental Health Awareness workshop, I helped out with with Healthy Minds- Open Minds-Mental Health Education & Anti-Stigma Workshops on Wednesday. I got some incredible and ‘reach for the skies’ feedback. I pretty much aced it. People find me engaging and inspirational. Here is the link to the post I am talking about for those interested


so many good things to say to someone who has made epic mistakes in my life.

The best news of all?

The organisation who asked us to come in and deliver the workshop, want us to come back!  We did it!

I am kind of am buzzing.

Another epic thing that is happening in my life is I have finally decided to take the leap and applied for my MA in Creative Writing.

I am just waiting for confirmation from one more organisation. Please pray to whichever God you believe in that all will go well for me.


send out (my way).


Saying my Mantra – multiple times a day. It hasn’t let me down yet.

It is the waiting factor that makes me anxious but I’m singing ‘Let it go’ on a loop. Well, this is the version that resonates.  I do give a shit but I need to swagger it until confirmation comes through.

I have done everything in my power to make this happen and now I have to sit back and wait and see what happens. It is looking really positive.


This is what I probably look like at the moment

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Usually, I wait about a week and a bit before I get out my gratitude list and have a look at all the new flowers in the Willows community.

The big SHOUT OUT  time can’t wait. I figured to take my mind off my expectations, this would be a good time to be thankful for who and what I already have in place my life.

This moment is what should matter and so this is a moment I give over to you all –

As always.



A great start is to introduce you, Patty. She is a breeze of positivity  and brightness

Kruidje-roer-me-niet * Mimosa Piduca Kronkels van een wezentje op deze aardbol * Brain threads of a little creature on this globe   

“Live in the now, with the wisdom of the past, with one eye on the future. A future that we all can make happier, more loving, more positive.”

Patty Wolters

FADED ROUGE  Kanza is currently studying and will be completing a Fashion Industry Essentials course from Teen Vogue and Parsons School of Design.  She is very much into Photography here is one of her snapshots. Like me, she has a thing for boxes. I love a bit of mystery and though I am an open book . There is a lot I keep for myself. Hiding thoughts and things in boxes has always been a thing for me.




 ASHUGULATI – is another avid photographer and a fine wordsmith too. I love how she describes herself .

 I am an introvert in person but extrovert at writing


FLOWERS&WILLOWS –  this twenty year old lady likes to refer to herself in the third person. She writes beautifully on a  variety of subjects from The Beauty of Age old tradition – WHAT ARE WE FORGETTING?

LIVING OUT LOUD- With my feet on the ground and head in the clouds… there is no way anyone can ignore such an epic titled and tag line Blog.  Alana is on a happiness project. I think you need to check this out. We are all in the pursuit of happyness, right? Happiness Project  -oh and she happens to also be working on her Transform your Life Project  – I love a person with a plan and goals.

Petrichors by Sema Dare to be Irreplaceable   – I’m not too sure how long this Blogger has been Blogging but I seem to be getting the vibe she is on the mission to keep happy. Always an inspiring place to want to end up or carry on being.

World Tourism Forum Travel Tips & Most Popular Tourist Attractions In The World – Tracy delivers everything we need to know about travelling. Again I am not too sure when she started Blogging but we all need Travel tips for those who love to Travel. I know I want to do more of it.

MOMENTD1POSE –  This Blog gives you access to the Jean- Noel Kegal’s passion in Photography.  His Blog also shows offf his Portfolio. If you want to follow the link to his Flicker account, here you go – . JEAN -NOEL KEGEL PHOTOGRAPHY ON FLICKER

Take a look at some of his work.

 Not Just your average Beauty Blog- THE COZY CORNER –  This Blog truly lives up to its name- Beauty ,Fashion and Art.   A U.K.  Blogger too.  Which is really cool because I live in the U.K.  and I can get hold of what she recommends



PRIYANKAKHAVALE94-Its about every you   – Seemingly,new to Blogging but a great start with her first piece  Introduction of a frameless personality

ideajunkyard where all the trash in my head pours out as poetry. Enjoy!   – Raxtus specialises in Haiku Poetry- Something I have yet to try. I feel everyone is doing it. So if you feel you need a bit of inspiration – this may be your go to Haiku Poetry Blogger expert.

Here is a sample of one of his works entitled ‘Masked Rose’

‘your spring sakura face

inlaid with moonless eyes

betraying figmented love’


The Evolutionary Mind Live a Mindful Life, and Stay Motivated Along the Way A Blog with a collective of authors all dedicated to ‘Making your life count’ . Follow them on Facebook too.

skk95 – Started Blogging in June. Keep going. 🙂 It is so worth it.

Wall of Wonders The design blog & portfolio of Sarang Khanna –  This dude ,Sarang,is only studying chemical computer engineering. No big deal. 😉 Loves his riddles. And is an exceptional artist.  Check out his work. I met him yesterday at jacquies party.  

MIND AND LIFE MATTERS Your Life, Your Mind – It Matters!  -Rashmi is one of life’s warrior queens. She  has been through so much and she is doing so much with her life. Look out for her novel – here is a synopsis   -One of here favourite quotes is mine too.

‘Since Change is the only thing that is constant, I will say that this blog’s output is ever changing!’


K. Phoenix Where the Essence of Love is Told –Pamela melts my heart. She talks about relationships. It is just a teeny tiny bit of an important part of how we live our lives 😀 -She is currently writing a book called Secrets Unveil   – who doesn’t want to know a secret? I love mystery so secrets -good and bad bring out my inquisitive side. Do I really want to know everyone’s secrets ? Yes and No!   Always Yes first and then um… I  can kind of go:





SHERRIE MIRANDA1 -The Wonderful world of writing   Thanks for taking another chance on my Blog. If there is another Sherrie Miranda 1 out there in the Blogo sphere which is entirely possible – ignore this . This is so fucking exciting! Sherrie is also another novelist who has her book on Amazon called Secrets and Lies -Check it out!     .


Date By Number Starting from zero, a data analyst learns to date  Okay now this a type of Blog I have not come across yet. A 28 year old  female called Sandra G., who is learning how to date. She is genuinely wanting to give solid advice and ‘no quick fixes’ . She has so much stuff on her Blog, one being  a ‘comic’ category which I love. Definitely check out What your sleeping positions say about your relationship

I am happy to know that because me and the G sleep like this means all is well in the Willows . I thought it meant we had issues- sigh of relief 😉  Ha ha!


And finally,

Get Lost  that was all I saw  when I clicked on the link and I was like ” okay….” but then a beautiful picture of mountains and lush greenery and roads with no cars on them made me go

“Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah- Yes I would love to get lost”  –

This appears to be a new Travel writing Blog so yeah  check it out (especially if you are going to Thailand anytime soon)   Love this dudes sense of humour. It translates well on paper/ screen.


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About Daisy Willows

'Words are my everything' - Jon Wayne . A writer of poetry, stories, stage scripts, fiction, border line poetry & freestyle works, Music reviews, Guest Features/interview & shout outs. She is also passionate about raising anti-stigma & awareness for Mental Health. A trained co-facilitator in Wellness Recovery Action plan by Mary Ellen Copeland Natasha goes by many moniker names-Daisy Willows, bahtuhkid, GOAT2Bdazee. She has had a colourful life. Travelled. Natasha co-owns a second-hand clothing & accessories business -La Bella Bijoux Ltd Natasha was born in South Africa & is a French national. She currently resides in the UK Natasha Bodley holds a postgraduate in the Humanities. A BA in Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds & Advanced creative writing. She also holds a Foundation degree in Acting performance. She is currently working on her first novel (semi-autobiographical creative non-fiction). She has published one short story on Amazon called 'Number one' Connect with Natasha Collaborate with Natasha & feel free to Communicate her too. Light, Peace & Love!

Posted on Jul 3, 2016, in INSPIRED BY MY MUSE, WRITE TO RECOVER and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 31 Comments.

  1. Advanced Research Technology

    Congrats on the workshop, and I have prayed to my specific deity concerning your schooling. 🙂

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  2. Thank you so much for mentioning! 😃


  3. Congratulations to you on taking that big leap of faith! *doing the happy dance for you*
    And thanks a gazillion for the shoutour as well as for introducing me to all these lovely blogs! 😀


  4. tarnishedsoul

    Seems like this might be a good niche, huh?
    Congratulations to you! 🌷

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  5. I wish you all the best getting your M.A and confirmation. I’m not surprised the workshop wants you back. You are truly inspirational 😘

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  6. Cezane & Michelle

    This is great news! Really happy for you, and sending lots and lots of love from Psychedelic Bay to Daisy in the Willows.
    My prayers and love shall always spiral and swirl around you dear! – Cezane

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  7. I’m so bloody happy for you getting the validation of you being booked in to do further workshops, WELL DONE!!! Enjoy this feeling, you deserve every bit of success…🙌🙌🙌 I would love to run workshops one day as I loved the training courses I used to do, best feeling ever, esp when you get brilliant feedback 😆😁 You seem a lot happier today which makes me feel happy too 💖 🙋 Xxxxx

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  8. Wow, you’re making me blush! Thank you, dear Daisy for including me in your SHOUTOUT.
    Big hug from a neighbor on this globe.

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  9. flowersandwillows

    Thank you so much!

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