Here’s to 2016.

“You know, I’ve just realised we don’t have to have ALL THE THINGS DONE by December 25th.” We giggled on my front step as our breath became frost in the winter morning air. We had been discussing our weekends’ doing and going and planning for more doing and going, her with arms full of gifts to distributeContinue reading “Here’s to 2016.”

On the longest night of the year

On the longest night of the year for a friend As you hold your vigil in the wee hours, as you mourn the loss of day, let the tears roll down your cheeks. See them, acknowledge them, set them free. They may become the fertile soil the poets once praised, or they may simply soak yourContinue reading “On the longest night of the year”

Thanksgiving 2014

Having grown up in a multicultural environment with a lot of American influence, Thanksgiving has always been something I’ve enjoyed dipping into – some years it meant a full-blown celebration, others (and more enduringly) it meant practising thankfulness that little bit more than comes naturally. It really doesn’t come naturally. I’m good at working outContinue reading “Thanksgiving 2014”

BRIDE BLOG #4: HONEY, I LOST THE MARRIAGE

Ok, no, I haven’t. And I’m suppppper excited about being married soon! It has struck me though that there is a crazy expectation that engaged couples spend all of their engagement wedding planning. There is SO much information out there about engagements, weddings, home-building. And that’s usually really good stuff. However, there is little about marriageContinue reading “BRIDE BLOG #4: HONEY, I LOST THE MARRIAGE”

TWO YEARS ON

Tragedy struck my dear friend and her family two years ago and I think we’ll always remember the day it happened, as well as the subsequent moments of tearful whys and twists and corners that just didn’t seem fair, which Charlotte and her family walked through with such bravery. Charlotte has written the raw reflections youContinue reading “TWO YEARS ON”

2014: 5 GOALS

There is always risk in vocalising/publicising things you WANT to do, as there is always the chance you don’t follow through and end up looking like an idiot. However, there is power in sharing, and so perhaps sharing my ‘goals’ for 2014 will help keep me on my toes. I don’t think I’ll accomplish allContinue reading “2014: 5 GOALS”