What dogs teach us

Some people believe, that every person or animal that crosses our path does so for a reason. Sometimes it is very brief moment, a look, an interaction, an understanding, or sometimes we stay longer with one another. Although we can probably agree that the pull of animal company of some kind is often felt, everyoneContinue reading “What dogs teach us”

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”

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”

Girl Interrupted

I was a little taken aback recently. It was just a few words, but you know how they can be. Little bowling balls aimed in the right direction striking misery into our well crafted lives and crushing our faith and confidence. Same things different decade same hope that being would be enough. Only difference nowContinue reading “Girl Interrupted”

Abundance

On Boxing day, this was the outfit of choice.. and, if we were all really honest with ourselves we probably all wish we could wear every¬†Christmas presents…. at once…. Abundance. The realm of the child, the lucky, or the wise….? For a fraction of a second my daughter questioned the potential reaction of others, inContinue reading “Abundance”

Fire in your belly..

Lat week my delightful handy man was telling me a story. For Christmas last year he had been given a tin of seeds. They were chilli seeds and he had never gardened before. But he grew them anyway, and regaled to me the tale of the compost, the splitting of seedlings and the abundance ofContinue reading “Fire in your belly..”

Chez Nous

  Once upon a time there was a little girl who dreamed of living in a white cottage by the sea…. (Not in the sea) It just had to be magical . An old boat fashioned into a hut? . A perfect childhood den..   So, fast forward forty (odd) .. actually very odd years…butContinue reading “Chez Nous”

On Being Nice..x

  I am realising that it is often hard for people to believe in goodness. Or people just being nice. So much so, that we can easily destroy the vital essence of giving,¬† without needing anything in return simply because someone can’t cope with our gift. And we end up apologising for our choices andContinue reading “On Being Nice..x”