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.”

ABC of 2015

As per tradition, my year in ABCs and lots of pics – featuring lots of my favourite people! Autumn is an odd place to begin a recap of the year, but I wrote this piece about the turning of the seasons this autumn and so many of you said “me too!” to the pain andContinue reading “ABC of 2015”

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”

ABC of 2013

Reflection before resolution. A spoonful of the alphabet helps the process go down. Adventure…travelling, learning, new opportunities and falling in love. What a year! Blog…2013 was lots of fun on here. My 3 most popular posts of the year: I Got a D and Became a Butterfly, All the Single Ladies (from 2012) and Lose theContinue reading “ABC of 2013”

Dr Seuss and Seamus Heaney, and hope.

i. I grew up reading and being read Dr Seuss tales of Cats in Hats, Greens Eggs and Ham and The Sneetches. I dreamed of The Places I’d Go on rhyming roads and dancing words, and at Christmas, enjoyed reading of how the Whos reclaimed Christmas from The Grinch. ii. My fiancé and I enjoy comparingContinue reading “Dr Seuss and Seamus Heaney, and hope.”

Time is a funny thing

“I WISH IT NEED NOT HAVE HAPPENED IN MY TIME,” SAID FRODO. “SO DO I,” SAID GANDALF, “AND SO DO ALL WHO LIVE TO SEE SUCH TIMES. BUT THAT IS NOT FOR THEM TO DECIDE. ALL WE HAVE TO DECIDE IS WHAT TO DO WITH THE TIME THAT IS GIVEN US.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship ofContinue reading “Time is a funny thing”