‘Still Standing’

My first thought – on the morning after my Covid booster vaccination – was – ‘I’m still standing’. I had suffered quite badly after the previous vaccinations – and so this time I was very apprehensive about the outcome – especially as I was given the flu vaccination at the same time. I have to…

‘Capturing Beauty And Creativity’

During our few days away – I have been so appreciative of the ease in which I can capture so much of what I see around me. I always end up taking far too many photos – not wanting to miss the memories that they will provoke in the months – and years – to…

‘Beauty In The Mist’

After an absolutely beautiful day of travel – we awoke – on the first morning of our holiday – to a world of mist – causing us to wonder just what we could do with the day. Fortunately we believe – as this quote says that “If you truly love nature – you will find…

‘Milestones’

Looking back over our lives I recall so many ‘milestones’ that we have celebrated. As I ponder on some of those milestones – I recognise that most of them have involved the most special people in my life. Just this week we celebrated one – with our youngest son – as he turned 50! –…

‘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…