‘Wherever I Am’

I was travelling on the bus the other day – well distanced from other passengers – and of course wearing my mask – which made it so easy to simply allow my mind to wander. I found myself recalling the words of a song we used to sing many years ago – I guess this…

‘My Happy Place’

I am so thankful for my ‘happy place’ – a small summerhouse situated at the end of our garden. It’s hard to believe that just one year ago this was a dirty – unkept space – full of junk and many cobwebs! That was when we moved into this lovely house – and to be…

‘Beauty In Decay’

The view from our kitchen window allows us to enjoy the changing colours of the seasons – and I particularly love the Cornus – or Dogwood tree – when the leaves turn a beautiful rich red-brown – as they decay – revealing the bare red branches – that will provide us with wonderful colour throughout…

‘Seeking To Understand’

A very interesting and informative event occurred this last weekend – we went for a training session with Frankie – our 11 month old dog. Frankie came to us almost 5 months ago – and although he’s doing extremely well – we were having some issues with him that we decided needed sorting out. The…

‘The Warmth Of Friendship’

It was a cold and blustery morning – walking to the bus stop was quite exhilarating – standing waiting for the bus was less so – the cold blowing in my face – and biting at my fingers and toes – but – none of it mattered – I was on my way to meet…

‘Re-centre’

Each morning I take a short time to listen to a daily devotional – and each day I am encouraged to – “re-centre my scattered senses – on the Presence of God” This causes me to pause – to – ‘ take a moment’ – to seek to re-align my thoughts – to focus –…

‘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! –…