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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Slimming through grace and the not so perfect ‘Bikini Body’.

My parents in-law visited last weekend which was lovely, and having not seen me in around six months, mentioned that I had lost a lot of weight. It is probably fair to say that in this time, my body has undergone a few changes. My clothes have definitely been fitting better. But I haven’t been…

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What The Zoo Reminded Me

On Wednesday the kids and I were treated by a friend to a trip to the zoo. We are very blessed where we live in being close to ZSL Whipsnade, which for anyone who hasn’t visited, is a massive and beautiful zoo with all kinds of wild animals. This was the first time my daughter…

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New year, new approach.

“Then the lion said — but I don’t know if it spoke — You will have to let me undress you. I was afraid of his claws, I can tell you, but I was pretty nearly desperate now. So I just lay flat down on my back to let him do it. “The very first…

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‘…and ALL the time, God is good!’

So last week was pretty full on. Here’s a bit of a round-up. Monday: We returned from north Yorkshire, having had an early Christmas weekend with my husband’s side of the family. It was a lovely weekend and a long drive home, made complete by our gorgeous son throwing up all over himself and his…

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Nativity

Alone in a city, Tired, aching, Heavily expectant with the weight of an unborn.  Struggling to find comfort, Friendship or assistance, A dignified place to begin the most vulnerable of experiences. Labouring for the first time. Frightened, uncertain. No midwives or hospitals, No cot, No reassurance – But for the warm burps and farts of…

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