Nikola Tesla

I came across this page on ‘Earth We Are One’ today:

“Nikola Tesla is the most unappreciated scientists, inventor and researchers to ever live on our planet. He was responsible for coming up with the idea of the Alternating current and AC motor still in use today. In fact, over 90 percent of his inventions are being used today or are parts of other end products of the 21st century. Tesla’s High-Frequency generators and transformers are still used today, and he is the inventor who came up with the Radio and Antenna mast long before Marconi and Popov.”

nikola_teslaHe created a transmitter that could send millions of watts of electricity over distances without wires.He developed an early fluorescent lamp in the 1890s, more than fifty years before they came into use.

He also apparently harnessed lightning and claimed to have been in touch with extraterrestrials.

His fields of interest were Electricity, Magnetism, Harmonics, Physics, Extraterrestrials, History, and Free Energy.

In short, he was a visionary. He was before his time. However, he is largely missing from the history books, (though there is plenty about him on the web).

He was passionate about Free Energy, and believed he could supply it to the world. Could that be why he was ‘suppressed’?

More about this extraordinary man 

A quote of his that I particularly like:

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”


Sounds of Early Morning

I woke this morning to the usual sounds.

We’ve frequently chosen to live in or near little villages. In Scotland at Tynron, where our view was across the tumbledown wall to the hills beyond. In Herefordshire at Bromyard where we enjoyed a Damson orchard and then in Gloucestershire at Lechlade where we were right next to the River Thames near its source. All were quiet, the silence only quietly disturbed now and then.

In our Cypriot village, life starts early in the morning, especially in the hot months.

But today I amused myself listening to the sounds of village life in Cyprus, rural indeed. It’s easy to feel more connected to nature in this environment, easier to feel the heartbeat of the planet and our connection to All That Is.

Share my early start with me here 


Oulas event BBQ_sizedI’d never seen myself as living the Expat Life. My impression had been of too much drinking, too much time spent hanging out in bars, conversation focused on criticising other people, small mindedness. Of course some of it can be like that but not by any means all.

Last evening we went to a BBQ to raise funds for Tala Monastery Cats. There were lots of folk from diverse backgrounds who share a common appreciation for cats and their health and well-being.

Yes there was a fair bit of liquid consumed, some of it alcoholic. There was good food, live music and a fair bit of karaoki. There was fun and laughter.

And as I looked around at what our common connections were I realised that it’s more than the cats, it’s people who have been inspired or emboldened to change their lives, to leave the country of their birth, their families and friends to make a fresh start, connected by this shared experience of the adventure.

Since I mean to stay in Cyprus, I look around at the people who share my life here and I experience a feeling of deep peace and contentment.  And now that we’re here, enjoying dining al fresco in an atmosphere of camaraderie, how lovely that it is also for a cause we all love.

For more on Tala Monastery Cat Park visit or their facebook page at

Positive Thinking

positivitypledge_300Too much time sitting around, quite a challenge to stay positive.

So, with grateful thanks, to all those wonderful teachers out there, who provide us with inspiring and encouraging words, I’m focusing now on ‘no longer allowing negative thoughts or feelings to drain me of my energy’.

There’s always something to worry about if you let yourself. But where you put your focus is the most important thing. You create with your mind. So let’s create positively!

Getting on

At last I can get up the garden again! Alas it has suffered for my absence and I just can’t wait to get my hands on things. The lavender needs trimming, few weeds here and there.

The kitties are what have kept me sane through this period off enforced inactivity. They’ve been wary of the wheelchair, rightly so, and cautious of the crutches also, so we are all happy that we are getting used to being able to get about a little more easily.

three_tnHere’s Missy, Milly and Brindi, sisters three, taken just before I broke my ankle in April.

Cats are so relaxing to be around. They waste nothing. Every moment is spent consciously. So in the moment. And they show appreciation and contentment and share it with you through their purrs.

Did you know that their purr has a vibration conducive to healing in humans? It’s true; see here for more:

Eat, play, sleep! This seems to be their edict.

Oh dear!

Just a week before my birthday, I broke my ankle. It was 7.30am and I was collecting up the plates from feeding the kitties, and I just slipped off the step. A tiny moment of attention three feet in front of me instead of precisely where I was.

ankle_tnIt could have been worse. It could have been my hip or thigh. Even so it was very incapacitating, resulting in needing a wheelchair and lots of help.

So, for over three months now, I’ve been accepting all the help I can get, resting a lot, and learning to be passive rather than active. I learnt what it feels like to feel helpless, to have to wait on others, to have to keep asking. And I learnt about kindness that others show and they efforts they are prepared to give in order to help.

I’ve also got a lot of grazed knuckles as the wheelchair only just fits the doorways!

Thank goodness that the plaster came off before the weather became intolerably hot. I was already at the stage of scratching through the bandages with whatever I could find and reaching down inside the top. Most uncomfortable.

Then of course it’s handling the crutches! What ungainly things they are. Then just one crutch and finally I’m fit to learn how to walk again.

Great physiotherapist in Paphos – thank you Iacovou for all your encouragement, massage and strengthening exercises.

And thank you to everyone who was kind and thoughtful, and to my long-suffering David without whom this would have been so much more difficult.

By Annee Maddy Posted in Health

The End

It was lovely last night to cuddle up and watch ‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’. Not the new one, I’ve not risked that as so often the second is a disappointment after a really good start.

best_exotic_marigoldThe colour, the noise, the scents and smells, (okay so I know we don’t have ‘scratch and sniff’ TVs yet, but I could imagine it nonetheless), and I love the optimistic belief of the young hotelier:

  • It will be alright in the End.
  • And if it’s not Alright.
  • Then it’s not the End.

What wise thoughts. We could do well to adopt this little saying in our lives, when things seem a little tough.

A big thank you to the excellent cast and production team who put together such a delightful escape from what we tend to belief are the only options of old age. New frontiers! Wonderful.

More about the film here

Reviving my Blog

New Year and time to start writing again. I am amazed to find that I wrote nothing at all last year, and I’m already a day late this year, but here I am now, so that will have to do.

I’ve hit a snag already since I find I can’t upload a little video from my phone as the file type isn’t supported. So you’ll need to use your imagination or try seeing it on YouTube


Keeping Warm

New Year’s Day it snowed. Proper snow, and settled just a little. Here in Stroumbi, we are said to be on the snow line, so it’s not often, and not much.

It was Archie’s first experience of snow and he didn’t think a lot of being outside in freezing temperature. So he cuddled with his big brother Freddie first and then curled up with little sister Tinkerbell.


Keeping Warm

Cats are so wise, they do the only obvious thing to do – conserve energy, share body heat, seek comfort.

Doesn’t seem a bad idea at all – perhaps I’ll do the same!

Many blessings for 2016.



goodvibes_grad300Settling in to our new life in Cyprus, we are beginning to make connections with like-minded folk.

Two people told us of Michael’s group which meets outside Paphos on Wednesday evenings. Called Good Vibrations, it attracts people from all cultures and age groups who are interested in expanding their horizons, their consciousness, and growing in spiritual understanding. We have been going now for several weeks and I’ve just given my first talk there.

How wonderful it is to be giving talks again! I really enjoyed the sharing of ideas. This time I used a presentation to keep me on a chosen path, rather than allow too much deviation from the intent of the talk.

I’ve set up a Good Vibrations Cyprus Blog which you can find at  More about my talk there, as well as other speakers and upcoming speakers.

Serendipitous Synchronicity!

stgeorgesWe never meant to visit Cyprus, never mind move here!

It crept up on us, the way these things do. It was not planned, was not even consciously conceived as an idea, but friends had bought a holiday home and generously offered it for us to have a break. I have to admit I was reluctant. Cyprus just was not on my horizon. It had never called to me as other places had. I was actively researching a possible trip to India when Cyprus came in on the horizon.

David loved it, I liked it. On the third visit within eighteen months, the seed was sown while wandering along the shops down near the harbour we first caught sight of homes for sale.

But it was the other things that happened. Interested as we are in alternative and spiritual things, I had wondered if there was a ‘spiritual’ side to the island. We discovered a Mind Body Spirit show at Limassol, found showing a significant list of therapies available, discovered the Zening Resort at Latchi and met a shaman. There was certainly enough going on here to interest us.

As we flew back to the UK we laughed at the idea of a move; “We wouldn’t would we?” No, well maybe, perhaps. After all, David is English through and through, like a stick of rock it is written within him. I never imagined he would choose to move to a Mediterranean island. It is me who had always dreamt of it.

It took just two weeks. It felt as if the island chose us rather than us choosing it. We were bowled along at such a rapid pace. I spent the summer looking at properties on the internet and when we landed in September last, we had a list to view. We knew it was ours the minute we saw it on the second day after landing and on the third day, we made it ours.

Serendipity means a “fortunate happenstance” or “pleasant surprise”

Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events as meaningfully related