‘Content’

Excitement and anticipation built up – as we set off on a nostalgic trip – going back to a place where we had spent many happy years. I would see the sea. How I missed it – longed for the sight of it – the sounds – the smells – I recalled so vividly. I…

‘Poor Connection’

It was early morning – and here I was in my special place – all set up to write my blog for this week- when I encountered a problem. The problem wasn’t lack of inspiration – but rather the fact that I couldn’t get an internet connection – so – I reluctantly came inside –…

‘Embracing The Elements’

The forecast had been correct – so I wasn’t really surprised when a dull and wet outlook was there to greet me – the other morning, It was strange though – that my first thought was that I would go out for a walk – in the rain. Usually  I would rule out a walk…

‘The Gift Of Friends’

This past week I had the wonderful opportunity to meet up with old friends – not seen for a very long time – and it was so good. It seemed we had only been apart for a short time – that special bond held strong – those times spent together – moments shared – laughter…

‘Transformation’

Over the wintertime the fence at the front of our house has gradually continued to decay. When we first moved here – 17 months ago – we repaired the broken fence as much as we could – and gave it a coat of paint – however – we knew then – that this would only…

‘The Way I See It’

As many of you know – I love to walk – however – these days my walks are rather more limited – and so I chose the best – and easiest – way for me to enjoy them. One of my walks is simply on the roadside – from our village to the next one…

‘Looking With Hindsight’

As I post my Blog today – I remember. Today is Good Friday – of Easter week in the Christian calendar – the day we remember how Jesus died a cruel death – on a cross. As I contemplated this – I was aware that I view this event – with hindsight – and recognised…

‘ Contemplation and Solitude’

My soul so often yearns for solitude – that place where “silence allows us to listen” – some place ‘away from it all’ – time alone when I can simply allow the silence to envelope me – still my heart to listen – forget time – have no distractions – and simply ‘be’. Yet –…

‘Grace For The Day’

As I look out on a cold – blustery day – snow showers scattering the earth with white – I can hardly believe that – only a few days ago – I was sitting outside – enjoying the warmth of the sun – anticipating many more happy hours – long awaited through the winter season….

‘Giving Myself Permission’

It might seem strange – to speak about ‘giving myself permission’ – to do anything – yet I have found that it really is sometimes necessary for me – to do just that – I need to allow myself – to do those things that maybe simply don’t come naturally to me. ‘Resting’ – is…