Memories Part 1

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SO I AIN’T GONNA APOLOGISE FOR THE CAPITAL LETTERS OR THE GRAMER…ITS LIKE THE PERFECTION IS IN MY INPERFECTION !!!!!….YIKES EVEN MY SPELLING AIN’T THAT GERAT!!!! I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE A LITTLE STORY WITH YOU ABOUT………… ” THE DAY I GOT PASSIONATE ABOUT MY PASSION “   I REMEMBER THE DAY SO WELL,   IT’S LIKE  ETCHED INTO MY HEART.   I WAS LED INTO MY FIRST HEARTY RETREAT 4 YEARS AGO…KICKING AND SCREAMING……………. “I’M ALREADY HEART INTELLIGENT!…….WHAT POSSIBLE BENEFIT WILL THIS BE TO ME?” ………ANYWAY, HERE I AM AND MY REALITY IS CONFIRMED. A  YOUNG MAN ” CHRISTIAN ” WALKS IN…….I AM THINKING, “OMG HE IS A BOY!..WHAT CAN HE TELL ME THAT I DON’T ALREADY KNOW?……..HE LOOKS YOUNGER THAN MY ELDEST SON! AT THIS POINT I WOULD LIKE TO TELL YOU THAT I HAVE GONE INTO THIS ROOM A VERY HAPPY MAN WITH A NICE BUSINESS, WONDERFUL FAMILY, BEAUTIFUL WIFE AND WANTING FOR ABSOLUTELY NOTHING……..(OR SO I THOUGHT………..) CHRISTIAN STARTS TO SPEAK. THESE WORDS FIRE OUT OF HIS MOUTH  ” WHAT IF THE PURPOSE OF LIFE IS TO ENJOY IT?   WHAT IF THE PURPOSE OF LIFE WAS TO FEEL JOY (EMBODY JOY} IN  ALL OF YOU AT ANY GIVEN TIME?”    I AM THINKING YEAH RIGHT..WHAT IF !!!!!!   SO I SAT QUIETLY, NOTICING THE OTHERS IN THE ROOM RESPONDING, SOME REACTING , SO I SAT, STILL, LISTENING AND WATCHING, WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN………..WHAM!!!!!……..I FELT  I HAD BEEN LIVING INSIDE  A HAPPY COMFORTABLE BUBBLE OF ‘EVERYTHING IS GREAT IN SIMON WORLD’… BUT CHRISTIANS’ WORDS HAD JUST NIPPED UP FROM BEHIND AND BURST EVERYTHING! THE  WORDS KEEP ROLLING ROUND AND ROUND; WHAT IF THE PURPOSE OF LIFE WAS TO ENJOY IT?….THE ROOM SEEMED TO BE JUST A MEMORY,THE VOICES BECAME DULL AND  MUTED …I FOUND MYSELF IN SOME SORT OF WONDERLAND……I WAS HOLDING MY GRAMPY’S HAND… I WAS 6 YEARS OLD AGAIN….HIS OLD TWEED JACKET SMELLED OF TOBACCO. I WAS LOOKING INTO HIS EYES, THEY WERE ALL WATERY AND FULL OF LOVE. …I WAS THINKING, I REMEMBER THIS, …I REMEMBER THESE TIMES . WE WERE OFF AGAIN TO SPEND TIME TOGETHER ON HIS ALLOTMENT, THE MEMORIES WERE RIGHT HERE IN THIS ROOM WITH 30 OR SO PEOPLE I HAD NEVER MET BEFORE. I FELT AS THOUGH I WAS RIGHT THERE, I COULD FEEL GRAMPY…. ME AND GRAMPS WERE LAUGHING, I  REMEMBER THIS, DIGGING, AND PLANTING LITTLE TINY SEEDS; WATER AND SUN AND RAIN -THE SMELLS; HOW BIG HE LOOKED …….WE WOULD TAKE OUR HANDFUL OF WHAT EVER BEAUTIFUL PRODUCE WAS READY BACK TO MY GRANNY. THE KITCHEN TABLE WAS HUGE ..I COULD BARELY REST MY CHIN ON IT… HER FACE WAS ALL WRINKLY AND SMILEY AS SHE TOOK THE CLUMP OF MUDDY VEG…….I COULD SMELL IT- CARROTS, ONIONS, SWEET PEAS, ALL SORTS: FAMILIAR THINGS AND STUFF THAT  I HAD NO IDEA WHAT IT WAS…..BUT WE HAD GROWN IT TOGETHER………   THE STORY IS TO BE CONTINUED…..AND IT WAS AN ABSOLUTE LIGHT BULB MOMENT – I REALISED IN A SPLIT SECOND THAT WHAT I THOUGHT WAS A PERFECT LIFE THAT DIDN’T NEED CHANGING IN ANY WAY, WAS IN FACT RATHER SAD! I WAS 48 YEARS OLD, WAS THIS IT?… I REALISED THAT FEELING I HAD WITH GRAMPY WAS HOW I REALLY FELT ABOUT FOOD, ABOUT COOKING, ABOUT LOVE, FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONNECTION, AND I HAD BEEN CONDITIONED OVER THE YEARS SINCE I FIRST EXPERIENCED THAT JOY TO PUT MY PASSION TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PILE, AND TO BELIEVE THAT WORK, MONEY AND A SENSE OF DUTY  HAD OVERTAKEN THAT JOY. I HAD BEEN CONDITIONED BY MY EXPERIENCE OF MY OWN LIFE AND THAT AROUND ME.   I WAS BACK IN THE ROOM..BUGGER, I MISSED MOST OF THE AGREEMENTS IN MY TRANCE …,BUT HEY AS I’VE DISCOVERED SINCE …THEY ARE THERE TO KICK START SAFETY, AND ARE MEANT TO BE STRETCHED OR BROKEN ……. SO WHY AM I SHARING THIS HERE ON THIS PAGE ? I APPLIED THE STEPS, I GOT STILL..I GOT CLEAR…I GOT MOVING, I GOT INSPIRED, AND NOW I AM TAKING THE ACTION..YOU KNOW THE SAYINGS!.. LIFE RESPONDS TO MOVEMENT……IT DEFO HAS !!!! CLARITY WILL ONLY EMERGE ONCE I MADE MY DECISION  TO MOVE  …DEFO DONE THAT TOO I CAN ONLY MAKE CHOICES OR CHANGE IN MY LIFE OF THAT  THAT I AM AWARE OF…..DONE THAT TOO !!! SO I PLACED MY ATTENTION ON  ” MY HEART”   AND MAN DID IT GIVE ME THE MESSAGES, BOOOM !!!!!  ORGASMIC FOOD, SOURCED, PREPARED AND SHARED WITH THE WORLD, USING MY MEMORY OF THE JOY I FELT WITH GRAMPY AS A LITTLE KICK START TO GET THINGS MOVING…THANK YOU LIFE FOR BURSTING MY BUBBLE…I AM ON THE JOURNEY..I HAVE HIT ON MY JOY…MY PASSION….   LIKE FOOD, THE ABOVE STEPS ARE FUNDAMENTAL TO LIVING LIFE. LIKE MY RECIPES, I HAVE TO PRACTICE. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!…WELL NEARLY .. SO LIKE MY LIFE , FOLLOWING THE STEPS ISN’T A ONE DAY FIX – IT IS SOMETHING I HAVE TO PRACTICE EVERYDAY OVER AND OVER FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. SO IF THIS FEELS GOOD ..MY INVITATION…. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE VISIT MY FACE BOOK PAGE –  www.facebook/heartkitchen   AND MY EXTRA INVITATION …IF YOU LOVE IT, LIKE IT, AND LOVE IT SOME MORE AND SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS ….SO THINGS ARE MOVING. I HAVE ATTRACTED A GREAT TEAM INTO MY LIFE TO SHARE THIS JOURNEY WITH…..   AND WE ARE BEGINNING TO DO AMAZING THINGS ALREADY….CHECK OUT THE REVIEW OF THE FABULOUSLY INSPIRATIONAL FOOD REVOLUTION DAY WE HAD ON 18TH MAY, IT WAS A FEAST IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD……… THINGS TO COME FOLLOW US ON TWITTER…JAMIE OLIVER AND HIS FOOD REVOLUTION ARE  FOLLOWING  HEART KITCHEN. FOLLOW US TOO ON  #HEART KITCHEN WE ARE HALF WAY THROUGH OUR FIRST BOOK…WHICH WILL BE PUBLISHED SPRING 2014 ” TALES FROM THE KITCHEN TABLE” –   BOOK TWO” A FEAST FOR HER HEART”  WILL BE ONE OF OUR TITLES, AND…YEP I’M GONNA GET MEN MOVING TOO, INSPIRING THEM TO SHOW UP WITH LOVE AND PASSION AND OF COURSE FOOD   …..  AND, I AM SO EXCITED – A FULL BLOWN …..LIVE  IN YOUR BODY  ”  EMPOWERED ”  EXPERIENCE  OF THE FIVE STEPS OF HEART INTELLIGENCE AND ITS FUSION WITH FOOD… SOURCE…EXPLORING…. ORIGINS ….HISTORY….CULTURE….PREPARATION ….CONNECTION  AND SHARING …ALL TO TAKE PLACE IN OUR NEW KITCHEN WORKSHOP FACILITY …OPENING SUMMER 2014..IN THE UK ..FANCY THAT …? I’M CURIOUS,….. DO YOU WANT TO STAND ON THE EDGE OF A VOLCANO GAZING AND WONDERING, DIPPING YOUR TOE IN AND OUT AND HANGING ABOUT IN LIFE; …..OR TAKE THE LEAP, JUMP INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE VOLCANO WITH US? AND IF YOU WOULD LOVE TO FIND OUT A LITTLE MORE ABOUT CHRISTIAN’S MESSAGE AND WORK FOLLOW HEART LINKS…OR VISIT christianpankhurst.com SO ONE MORE THING I WANNA PLAY A LITTLE GAME…SHARE WITH ME ” IF TODAY WERE YOUR LAST MEAL ON THIS PLANET ” …WHAT WOULD IT BE ??????? FOR ME MY GRAN’S  COTTAGE PIE  WITH  GRAMPY’S  VEG THAT WE GREW AND HARVESTED TOGETHER….OOOOH …….THE MEMORIES……..


Author: Simon

My early memories of food stem from visits to my Grampy's allotment, six years old, digging, weeding and planting these tiny seeds and tender plants...Wow what an intro…taking this bounty back to Gran, who would make the most delicious meals for us to share…..most of the stuff I had no idea what it was called……but it smelt and tasted delicious….so the journey began…..cooking by aged eight, anything I could get my hands on….trained at catering college, a complete waste of time as I already knew all these techniques. Then came girls, a change of career, my wife and children….but I still cooked, learning, watching, practicing my hobby…..never really following a recipe!!! just trusting my hands …. the feel, the aromas, the look and, of course, the taste….re-trained at the tender age of 49 as a Heart IQ Coach…and this is it! Bosh!….got passionate about my passion in life, totally off the richter scale…..inspired by food….all of it….so, 2013 Heart Kitchen is born to share with the world …….sourcing, honouring, preparing, sharing and connecting …..I love it!!!! - Simon

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  1. Memories Part 1 – SO I AIN’T GONNA APOLOGISE FOR THE CAPITAL LETTERS OR THE GRAMER…ITS … – http://23.251.128.143/memories-part-1-2/

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