Faith, hope and charity

Today my not so little girl, like millions of other children will go back to school. Its not primary anymore, where she is home by three and I go through her lunchbox , or the madness of home schooling, including the requisite ten spelling words and a project about the number of sultanas in aContinue reading “Faith, hope and charity”

Lets go thelma..

Lately I’ve been watching how our old collie has masted the art of semi-sitting. If she knows she will have to get up any time soon, she parks just her front feet in a lying down position. The bottom stays where it is. In the air. She’s in pain. But she has figured out howContinue reading “Lets go thelma..”

The art of receiving

The first couple of weeks of lockdown were taken up with a non stop production line . Every sofa, table, inch of floor and kitchen worktop was taken up with a pile, box or bag being printed, sorted, collated and labelled. It was industrious, challenging, extremely time consuming and, because things didn’t arrive from Amazon,Continue reading “The art of receiving”

In this Moment

Dearest friends. How are you holding up? What strategies are working best? Although not easy getting the tribe up so early, the pleasure of early sunlight and space to roam for ten minutes was lovely and worth every grumble. (actually, some of the tribe, the four legged contingency would eagerly beach walk at midnight; soContinue reading “In this Moment”

How to keep your parents entertained

Kids….. Over Here…….Hello there ! Shhhhhh. The thing is.. even though grown ups pretend to know EVERYTHING; you know, and I know and they know really, that you are the ones that have the best ideas. Right now, everyone is wondering about a lot of stuff. Have you noticed? Looking around, with a confused expression,Continue reading “How to keep your parents entertained”

A spoonful of sugar …

Hello dear friends. Well, what started as a regular kind of monthly journal has become something very different this month. We truly hope you are well, wherever you are and send our thoughts to you in the world. As we all hunker down for little while there are some small things, we can do toContinue reading “A spoonful of sugar …”

February Flowers

Twice in the last week I have been told to smile. Both times I emphatically believed I was smiling already. And what was wierd was one person could hardly see me on the phone, and the other had their back to me when they said it. Thing was, I was in big pain. And itContinue reading “February Flowers”

One step at a time

Fifteen years ago these old walking boots carried me and my stepsons, our old dog and my ex up hills and mountains. Today I finally got them on for the first time since countless surgeries and went round the block in the rain. It was wonderful. For me, right now this is an epic expedition.Continue reading “One step at a time”

Invisible stitching

When I thought about how to neatly wrap up this year in vintage Christmas paper… I found that this memory quilt of a year was made up of precious stitches, invisibly binding each remnant in place to create its magical warmth. A patchwork quilt of a year Simple joyous friendships, and perfect moments wove likeContinue reading “Invisible stitching”

Harvests and Hijinx

A little light on lobster soup. Ever feel you might be cooking yourself in slowly boiling water without realising you left the cooker on? You shout for help but the people you call can’t hear.? A hand reaches in. It isn’t who you shouted for, but you feel this pure and honest friendship from someoneContinue reading “Harvests and Hijinx”