Morning Tears

I pulled over into a driveway, the usual busy morning traffic continuing to flow steadily past me; tears streaming, body shaken with sobs. As I heard the opening lines of Judy Collin’s “Who Knows Where the Time Goes”, all my senses were flooded with vivid flashbacks to Scotland, 2011: the texture of the grey skies … More Morning Tears

Learn Me Right

My children love the film ‘Brave’, and were watching it today while I worked when I suddenly noticed how familiar and evocative the voice in the final song was. Upon a quick Google search, I found it was indeed Birdy, as I suspected, performing with Mumford & Sons. Though I may speak some tongue of … More Learn Me Right

Sharing Happiness: Budapest

A catchy little tune from British singer-songwriter George Ezra. My sister Tabby sent it to me last week, and I’ve been thoroughly enjoying it – and as those of you who know me already know, when sometime makes me smile (or tap my feet happily) I like to pass it on!

100 Happy Songs

I have been thoroughly enjoying the #100happydays project thus far, having reached day 23 without missing a post (thanks in part to a daily reminder from my phone, just in case!), and I’ve been getting on well with my 100 Happy Songs project too, in little bursts. Tonight, the playlist – which I have been working on in … More 100 Happy Songs

Flowers In My Hair

A few weeks ago I went on a delightful morning walk with my children, and during the course of the walk my youngest son careful chose two dandelion flowers for me, and wove them – clumsily and charmingly – into my hair. I smiled with one of those aching moments of love, gratitude and joy, … More Flowers In My Hair