When I was little sweets were banned, and only for rare treats.There’s plenty fruit and bread for toast,You don’t need these to eat! But shops had jars all glistening, and sparkling sugar beckoned.And being young, the thought of waiting: even for a second,Was torture for my little head,And I became adept, At savouring each morselContinue reading “Patience”
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Do it your way.
Sometimes life stops you in your tracks. But sometimes it’s a handy way to look at the view while the lights are on red. To take a moment to see who you are listening to. Is it your own wisdom, the intuition you were born with or the mumblings of other voices ?. Everything weContinue reading “Do it your way.”
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”
The last few weeks, a procedure on my hand has meant a rest from all things requiring fingers and thumbs…which has limited my writing. Thankfully it is the singing and eating season so other bits of you get to be spoilt .The Christmas roller-coaster has begun in a joyful way with old and new friendships,Continue reading “For Z”
Sometimes even the sunniest day has a rain-cloud. Having weathered many a storm, I had considered myself fairly immune to those pesky clouds… Well, life doles out surprises when we least expect it and the smallest detail going wrong can be the breaking of us occasionally… I really don’t mump a lot. But weContinue reading “Rain”
Reading between the lines
What do you remember about yesterday? It’s hard to describe in words what and why our favourite memories are so important. Every story begins with a single moment in time.. Every night my daughter and I write her diary… If it was up to her we would write the repeated sentence, “We did maths”…….. ButContinue reading “Reading between the lines”
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..”
The Holy Grail
Do you ever wonder what the meaning of life is? A few things I’ve noticed along the way seem to end up in the same spot. Here… Right back where you started This came about recently when my daughter was watching a series of life hacks for kids. It is a great idea, and theContinue reading “The Holy Grail”
What are we doing?
There are lots of types of Art. But even more types of Artists. As most people won’t be written about in a hundred years for their brush dexterity, what is the point of getting in a tangle. You don’t have to be good at anything in particular or do everything at once, but what isContinue reading “What are we doing?”
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”