‘Everyone Has a Story’

She looked sullen – grumpy – kept herself apart – acted as though she carried the world on her shoulders – – – – – – – ‘maybe she did’ He stayed in the shadows – talked to no one – unkept – and sad – – – – – – – –  ‘and alone’…

‘The Joy of Planting’

I simply love this time of year – when so many plants are beginning to bloom – my fingers itch to get planting! As we were away last week – and for a long weekend after that – I had decided that it would be better to wait to do my planting when we got…

‘Solace For The Soul’

I’m up early on this beautiful morning to share my blog with you before going out for the day. We spent yesterday on Lindisfarne Holy Island – a tidal Island off the northeast coast of England. It’s an important centre for Celtic Christianity and many people visit each year. As always – when I visit…

‘Enjoy the Spring rain’

I’m excited today – as tomorrow we set off for a few days break – so – we’ve been busy planning the week to come with great anticipation. Of course one of the things we can’t help but think about – is the weather! – will it be sunny – warm – dry – or…

‘Be Content’

Our daughter in law has just returned from a trip to Zambia – meeting with many people  who have so little – and had travelled many miles in order to receive training and encouragement – that they would then take back to their various villages. She sent videos and photos – as we can so…

‘The Cross’

There is really only one symbol to signify Good Friday – and that of course is the cross. Today I am reminded of a poem written by my mum – must be at least 80 years ago – and I felt I wanted to  honour her memory by sharing it here on my blog today.  …

‘Picture Perfect’

I’m so grateful to those who have encouraged me to take up watercolour painting. Never having done anything like it before – I quickly found myself totally taken with it – wanting to practice what I was being shown – and to try to put my own stamp on things. I spend lots of time…

‘Spring forward’

Last weekend I lost an hours sleep! – our clocks had to move forward an hour in order to give us more daylight hours. I have to confess that I do enjoy the longer light evenings – even though I missed out on my sleep – it was worth it for that one hour! If…

‘Sunbeams’

As I came downstairs this morning – the first thing I looked at – as always – was the sky. I am always fascinated by it’s variety – at the way it’s never the same – each day – even on grey mornings there is something different to see. This morning there were some dark clouds – but…

‘Welcome to spring’

There’s no way that we can deny that Spring has really and truly arrived – there are signs of it wherever we look – glorious swaths of daffodils waving their pretty heads in the wind crocuses splashing their colour with joyous abandonment delicate blossoms sprouting from what were not too long ago bare branches  …