‘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  …

Volunteers – Angels In Disguise’

It’s such a blessing to meet so many wonderful volunteers – I meet them weekly – work alongside them – see them daily – as they give of their time – their skills – their gifts – so unstintingly – so graciously – so joyously – and in so doing bless many on the way. Not…

‘Honest and Open’

How refreshing it has been to read news from a friend that was ‘honest’ – that spoke of her feelings – as she has recently begun a journey with cancer – that spoke openly – honestly about her fears – her anger – shock – disbelief. She opened herself up – made herself vulnerable – by being…

‘Take Nothing For Granted’

Looking out across the open countryside this morning I was suddenly struck with how easily I can become accustomed to this wonderful view – and – if I’m not careful – can begin to take it for granted. I recall a few years ago when we lived close to the sea – how I loved…

‘The Snowdrop – A Bringer of Hope’

It seems that everywhere I go these days I see snowdrops – those ‘little drops of hope’ – a reminder to us that the winter is ending – spring is on the way – the hope of longer days – more light – the first of the flowers and blossoms that brighten our days. Some grow in…

‘Fearfully And Wonderfully Made’

I have never done this on my blog before – but want to share something that my brother reposted on Facebook this morning – and that touched my spirit as I read it – When God created woman he was working late on the 6th day – an angel came by and asked, “Why spend so…

‘The Kindness of Friends’

After a few days of glorious sunshine – albeit cold -yesterday was a wet blustery day – and as I had an appointment to attend – I needed to venture out! This was not a big problem for me – except for the lack of regular public transport in our area – one of the realities…