Outside, Inside, & Stillness

How often do you just sit outside in the garden, assuming you have one that is, and just listen to the birds? How often do you simply watch your children play? Sometimes I can get so caught up in the busyness of my day-to-day – even though my general day’s are not exceptionally busy, I…

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#Day 23 – Play A Game

Christmas seems to be the time when we expect to feel connected and family-oriented. We envisage seeing friends and family, eating good food, having a couple of fancy drinks, and generally celebrating the season of goodwill and cheer… although that often isn’t the case.Sadly we may instead find ourselves spending far more time (and in…

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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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Gypsy, Dreams and God Moments

  ‘Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.’ Psalm 37:4 (ESV) So, it’s that time of year when we were all supposed to make resolutions to be better versions of ourselves, and usually have failed miserably by this point in January. It has become such a standard…

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Poor me? Erm…?!

  So yesterday I was out for a walk on the High Street with the kids, on our way to the parkand as a bid to get some fresh air. We all, especially The Boy, needed to burn off some energy, so I had strapped Mini One to my back in the sling and was…

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