From September 2011: Sigh. Sob. Oh dear. Not sure how I'm going to get on with this........ My girl is going to school ALL DAY. 6.5 hours. I am delighted that she is excited to go. But sad and incredibly emotional (!) that four years has passed in an instant. She was my tiny new… Continue reading REPOST: I wrote this on my daughter’s first day of primary, and today is her last! ((My girl goes to school all day.))
After seven lovely years, my eldest daughter has her very last day at Primary School today. We already 'left' once. As last year we moved into our very lovely home and relocated some miles away [more about that another day]. So, the blog I wrote in September 2011 when she had her very first day… Continue reading Last days at Primary School
On January 1 2015 I set myself a little challenge. And I have completed it. I didn't know I could, because if you've known/read me long enough I am excellent at starting but not been so good at completing. So this year I've been working on being a finisher. It's been tough. I love the… Continue reading I did it… I read it!
How to solve a problem like migration? “exodus of biblical proportions” “broke through barriers and will walk 110 miles to Austria” “walked the entire length of the channel tunnel and was caught meters before the end, with trains passing at 100 mph” “boy washed up ashore” I’ll be honest. At the start of the summer… Continue reading How to solve a problem like Migration
I came down to read, pray and write this morning and have to share these words with you... It's an extract from the book I've written: "Alive!" it takes you on the journey from creation to the birth of Jesus, His life of miracles, His death and triumphant resurrection and what that means for us right now, today...… Continue reading Waiting for a Saviour – will you find Him?
I have some very successful friends, in business, involved in societal change, leading ministries, leading families and in music and the arts. And sometimes, I wonder what makes them keep going in comparison to all the times I've wanted to give up. I found out they all have felt the same way, but instead of using the desire to give up to pull back or slow down, they have intact used it to spear them on and to advance.
Over twenty years ago, when I was just a little girl, my parents were involved in a conference so my sister and I travelled with them. I remember the hotel being really rather swanky, and the food being different. Different as in "Mum I don't want to eat ham and cheese for breakfast on rye… Continue reading The Berlin Wall
Hello! Hello! I know it's been forever, I kind of, almost, well.... Wasn't entirely sure how to get back into blogging after 4 months away. So I decided to just get on with it!!! I've been writing, reading, running (yes it's really me!) and playing.... Of course they all happen within one day, most days!… Continue reading Alive!
Matt 1: The Birth of Jesus 18-19 The birth of Jesus took place like this. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. Before they came to the marriage bed, Joseph discovered she was pregnant. (It was by the Holy Spirit, but he didn’t know that.) Joseph, chagrined but noble, determined to take… Continue reading Joseph
Leading on from yesterday.... Luke 1 continued: Blessed Among Women 39-45 Mary didn’t waste a minute. She got up and traveled to a town in Judah in the hill country, straight to Zachariah’s house, and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby in her womb leaped. She was filled with the Holy Spirit,… Continue reading So blessed
There's something about Mary. And that's what I want to write about. Nine days until Christmas. But for us, we think and talk about Jesus most days. Sometimes more. I talk to him, think about him. I know he's near. I can see that He is near. Need a miracle, need peace, need hope, need… Continue reading Something about Mary
November, November... Happy third birthday to my little blog ❤ And a big thank you for reading, encouraging, commenting, liking and clicking my blog. Cheers to you! Who knew that I would be able to keep on with something so long (if you've read long enough, you'll know my trouble with "finishing things"!)? I took… Continue reading Diamond.
I have some very lovely friends, do you? Friends who care for us, look out for us, encourage us and helps be the best we can be. I was wondering about how we choose our friends- or better still, how they chose us! Standing in a school line, buying a coffee, friends of friends and… Continue reading Friends ❤
So. For the past few weeks I noticed something. Initially, it annoyed me. I wanted to do something about it. It was a lot of rubbish. I considered posting a note- not such a good option. I considered talking to them-better. I wondered why it annoyed me so much... better still!Anyways. In the first few… Continue reading When something you notice disappears…
The last time I wrote, it was the middle of summer, blue skies, warm days, summer dresses. Then we went on holiday and to our lovely friends' beautiful vintage wedding in St Ives. Spending the week in Cornwall was truly lovely we stayed with friends at their retreat centrI with a chapel dating back to… Continue reading Autumn: Time for favour and risks!
Whether for discipline or grace or extravagant love, he makes sure they make their mark. I was awoken this morning by an upset little girl, she's teething. No matter how many children I have nothing can prepare me for this bit! ......... Oh how hard it is to get out of bed when all I wanted to… Continue reading Discipline // Grace // Extravagant Love
Is that a common phrase or did I just make it up? Either way: It's WRONG. But I totally believed it. And then thought 'oh well, there's no point trying to break them'.Yes something exciting is happening: Instead of drinking my usual Earl Grey tea (v.e.r.y. v.e.r.y. milky - my sweet friends who make my… Continue reading Old habits die hard……. or do they?
When dreams come true, what happens next? No, really.... In my teens I was so set on the idea of university, of getting married, of starting my career of becoming "some one" in my twenties. Then when we got married, we filled our time with holidays, dinners out and a lot of lovely, peaceful memories...… Continue reading Dreams come true. Then what?
Nine years ago today I was walking down the aisle, a lot of tears in my eyes as my most anticipated day of my life had come. I was a bride, it was such a fairy tale kind of day. So many lovely family and friends and bridesmaids and laughter. And as I walked down… Continue reading Wedded Bliss ❤
This weekend I began feeling a little (no, a lot) overwhelmed with my chosen career. I was getting fed up with being on call, with the long shifts, with the constant demands from my subordinates... You get it....l I think I was tired. And you know I'm not in the business to quit. In one… Continue reading A hundred million lovely things ❤
We have just returned from the most beautiful farmhouse in France. We went with my parents and had such lovely food, drink, chats, log fires and happy memories. The worst thing about returning home with three children in the unending amount of laundry. I gave myself a target (!) I found Dr Caroline Leaf's podcast… Continue reading I can!