Like many people during this pandemic, we're spending a lot of our time outdoors! Our house is a short walk away from some woodland which we've escaped to for our permitted exercise. We enjoyed watching spring burst into life, the cool shade it provided on hot summer days and the spectacular autumn colours as the … Continue reading Keep planting seeds
This Betwixmas feels so odd as we simply sit around and wait for the New Year to start! My husband is from a large family, so the season between Christmas and New Year's is normally back to back parties and gatherings. But 2020, and all it's drama, means that we're finishing off the year with … Continue reading It’ll be lonely this Christmas…
I can be quite head strong and determined when I want to be and can get a certain amount done without any help. But I know to truly flourish I need the help and support of others.
Last night I was on the phone to my brother, planning a boat trip for our two families to enjoy together. It would be a 3 hour trip, with food, exploring an area we were both keen to see. But sadly 2020 struck again. Shortly after we finished our call, the UK government announced that … Continue reading Abandoned Boats and Winter Coats
I thought I’d write this while stood in the queue waiting to get into the supermarket. Thankfully the sun is shining and I have no where else to be. For those stumbling across this in the future I’m writing this on 9th April 2020. The coronavirus has caused a global pandemic and, here in the … Continue reading Waiting….
I was absentmindedly watching the news, as an Australian couple captured my attention. Their property was one of many that have been destroyed by the recent bushfires, and yet there was something different about this story. They'd had a little bit of rain, and theirs was a story of hope. In amongst the devastation, this … Continue reading New Beginnings
I’m done with Goal Setting! I know the theory. I’ve read the books. I’ve attended the training, but I quit! It simply doesn't work for me, so this year I'm doing things differently! Over the years I've tried and tried to set goals but I have two struggles, firstly defining my goal into something that's … Continue reading My 2020 Goal is to not set any!!
Just before heading out for lunch, I was stood phone-in-hand, chatting with friends. I’m quite expressive as I talk, and although I don’t remember how it happened, I vividly remember it. Time seemed to slow down as I watched my phone slip out of my hand and somersault until it rested face down on the … Continue reading Making my voice heard
We moved into our current home over 10 years ago when our boys were very young. Within a few months, I fell pregnant with our daughter and so life here has always been busy. However, the one place of very little activity over the years, has been our garden. The house has a large garden … Continue reading Growing A Garden
For my 10th birthday I had a long white nightie, with little blue flowers on it, a matching full length dressing gown and matching slippers. It was from Marks & Spencers and I loved getting ready for bed and being able to put it on. But getting ready for bed, and actually going to bed … Continue reading No more excuses…