‘Rising To The Challenge’

There’s one thing I have learnt over the years – and that is – that “life is full of challenges”. There are many challenges that I have faced from time to time – some small – some greater – some that have been easy to overcome – and others that have taken much more effort….

‘The Best Laid Plans’

Yesterday I was reminded of a phrase we often use – when things don’t always ‘go to plan’ – “The best laid plans of mice and men – – ” – and on looking it up realised that it came from a poem – ‘To A Mouse – written by Robert Burns – there’s always…

‘That Inner Prompt’

How glad I am that I listened to that ‘inner prompt’ this morning – that ‘nudge’ – one that I have felt often in the past days – and yet – until today – have ignored. It was a prompt to get out in the early morning – to walk in the quiet and stillness…

‘Emerald Anniversary’

We have just celebrated our 55th wedding anniversary – and I have to say that – until it was pointed out to me – I hadn’t realised that it was- in fact – our Emerald Wedding Anniversary. We had a lovely celebration – being treated to an afternoon tea – always so enjoyable – even…

‘So Much I Take For Granted’

I was reminded again this week just how much I can take for granted everyday. We’ve had workmen in – fitting a new boiler – and simple though that may sound – it was quite a complicated process, Life was disrupted – with us having to make so much accessible for the fitters – to…

‘Evoking Memories’

We made a trip to Clumber Park earlier this week- a favourite place of ours – that evoked many memories. It’s a place that I have visited – as a child – as a teenager – as a mother with my own family – and with so many friends over the years. The memories evoked…

‘Simply Sending Blessings’

Today I simply want to send Blessings as my Blog post – for that is something that is always at the forefront of my mind as I write each week. I know from experience just how important God’s Blessing on my life can be – and really don’t know where I would be without His…

‘Plant For Tomorrow’

I came across this quote the other day – “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” I have so enjoyed planting gardens over the years – This garden was simply an empty space when we went to live there – it took time to develop it – but gave me so much enjoyment….

‘Worth The Wait’

A quick Blog post this week – as we have just returned – this morning – from a family wedding. This wedding – like so many others over the past year – had been postponed – for a whole year! – due to the pandemic that we have all been experiencing. I can’t begin to…

‘Finding The Connection’

What a week this has been! – it began when barriers were placed in the garden in readiness for the road outside to be blocked off -as workmen were scheduled to connect a gas supply to our house. The workmen duly arrived and began the process of digging – first on the verge across the…