Blogmas Day 19: Why?

Sometimes horrible things happen. Terrible, awful things. Like earthquakes. And floods. And hurricanes. People die, families are torn apart and there is grief. Real and palpable and painful, everywhere. And we, as humans, we look up. Up to God or some higher being and we raise our arms at Him or them, or whatever it […]

Blogmas Day 18: Carols by Candlelight

The church looks gorgeous at this time of year. And nothing makes it look prettier, than a candlelit service. And nothing says (or perhaps, sings is more apt) Christmas like a good old-fashioned carol service. And on Sunday, after a frantic day of organising, running and speaking at a youth service, having a Christmas lunch […]

The Ring: Thoughts on why I’m now obsessed with gazing at my own hands

I’m not sure if this is even a thing – or at the very least, a proven thing – but since I’ve started wearing a ring every day, the fair hairs on my ring fingers have got a lot darker. They’ve never been so prominent! I told Oli this the other day and he just […]

Seasons come and seasons go

My sunglasses are firmly back in my handbag, the evenings are lighter and there are daffodils and tulips everywhere I turn. This can only mean one thing…SPRING IS FINALLY HERE! And boy, am I happy to see her. (She’s a female season on account of her floral beauty and the fact that the epitome of spring […]

Sometimes it’s ok not to know…

Working in a school, I’m surrounded by learning and teaching everyday. And sometimes for the children, the thought of not knowing the answer is sometimes an overwhelming one. ‘I don’t know miss!’  Some children are so laid back and lazy that not knowing the answer doesn’t bother them too much. But others, the eager-to-please-ones, the […]

2013 Review: Some call it coincidence, I call it God

I’d forgotten that it snows in winter on WordPress. As I log on this evening, on New Years Eve Eve, it’s these cascading freckles of snow that remind me of the crazy year that is nearly done in its falling. 2013. What a year. A wonderful, turbulent year. Are the years really any different? Don’t […]

2013 Review: Some call it coincidence, I call it God

I’d forgotten that it snows in winter on WordPress. As I log on this evening, on New Years Eve Eve, it’s these cascading freckles of snow that remind me of the crazy year that is nearly done in its falling. 2013. What a year. A wonderful, turbulent year. Are the years really any different? Don’t […]

Week 39: The good, the bad and the unexpected

Monday: The Good  Getting to see the glorious shard due to a diversion. The Bad A busy, busy day. The Autumn period is c-r-a-z-y in publishing. The Unexpected My 18:05 train was cancelled. Which meant I had to catch the train to London Bridge to get home, which also meant getting the train that ends […]

Week 38: The good, the bad and the unexpected

Monday: The Good The above. Treating myself to a gorgeous swedish pastry on a cold and wet September morning. The Bad Feeling guilty for not looking after Gray C better. I’ve been too busy being busy to stop and give my pet bunny some attention. So I’m making her a cardboard castle and vowing to […]