Valentine – A Sonnet

I first wrote and published this 4 years ago… it is still true. To my love… My Darling Husband, kind and loving man,Though tested by my melancholy state,You’ve wrapped your arms around my crying frame,And lovingly have bourne much of this weight. These storms have lately shak’n us both with grief,Attacking peace and robbing us…

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Being present to the moment.

Being in the moment is not just an ‘actor-thing’… it’s a life lesson we will both fail and succeed at regularly, throughout life. But what is the cost of not being present?

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Rhythm and Space

This Monday marked the start of our new year proper. We moved to London at the end of October when Husbandman started a new job, so between him figuring out what work looks like and when his days off will be, between moving and unpacking, discovering our new area and two weeks in, grieving our…

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Celebrations, Honeymoons and Rest Days

Saturday we went to my cousin’s wedding and it was lovely. The bride was glowing, despite having had barely any sleep all that week, the groom was happy, and their parents were proud and moved by the occasion. It was a big wedding, the bride’s side of the family being a pretty extensive tribe, so…

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Expectations 

This Christmas, I gave myself permission to let some of my usual traditions go. For the past 6 years, I have baked mince pies, chocolate gingerbread, shortbread and a Christmas cake, I have decorated the whole house and planned our Christmas dinner in detail, and with all the 3 course trimmings- I like Christmas food.…

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 Our Family Walking In A Wilderness Season

The past few months have been challenging for our family. At the beginning of June, we moved out of our home with only a week’s notice. Our landlords were suddenly dealing with life-threatening sickness and a dodgy buyer for their home, and so needed our place back in a hurry. They were so grateful that…

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