5 New Year’s Resolutions!

Beginnings follow endings, as sure as day follows night. That's the thing we often forget about endings, that they inevitably open a new door and lead us in a new direction. There is such possibility in the start of anything - the first day of a New Year, the first page of a new notebook, … Continue reading 5 New Year’s Resolutions!


Girlie Lunch from the Sea

Can you really beat a girlie lunch, with friends who have been around for decades?  One of those  lazy lunches where you sit, giggle and gossip and catch up on all that has been going on with each other. Yesterday, I had one such lunch, with three wonderful ladies and the fact that the food was excellent … Continue reading Girlie Lunch from the Sea

Bubbles and Brussel’s Sprouts

Another Christmas Day has elapsed peacefully, surrounded by family and enough food to sustain a small country. We are recovering by sitting around in our PJs, sipping steaming mugs of coffee and watching retro cartoons. Yesterday, I took responsibility for the pre-dinner aperitifs and I was so pleased with how my seasonal cocktail turned out.  Festive in … Continue reading Bubbles and Brussel’s Sprouts

The Meaning of Christmas..to me!!

"If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs..."  - Kipling The last lazy Sunday before the festive season really gets going and I am tiptoeing into the day in stockinged feet.  It feels like an afternoon to try and keep calm as the madness of materialism is in full swing. Yesterday, I struggled to … Continue reading The Meaning of Christmas..to me!!

5 Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep.

O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted thee, That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down And steep my sense in forgetfulness? ~William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 1 Shakespeare regularly knows exactly how I feel and can express it with far greater eloquence. And pleading with sleep, wondering what I did … Continue reading 5 Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep.

Do we experience too much?

    The Sunday Poem: Advent by Patrick Kavanagh As always, I have a little poetic offering for Sunday morning, poetry perhaps being my personal form of prayer. As it is officially December, I have chosen Patrick Kavanagh's poem Advent. A poem that brings me right back to my school days. Kavanagh was a poet whose … Continue reading Do we experience too much?