Clearing the air

A stormy week it has been at work, with some deeply painful, challenging and difficult moments. It felt appropriate, therefore, to have the working week come to a close in the midst of a spectacular display of torrential rain and pinging hail – hailstones large enough to send me rushing bare-armed into the storm to … More Clearing the air

October Dawn

Waking early from restful sleep, the dawn reminds me to find new courage and fresh perspectives to guide me through the day ahead.

Grounded

I’m often amazed when I’m absorbed in easily-accessible joys that I don’t do these delightful things more often! Twice during the weekend my boys and I headed out for very simple adventures quite literally on our doorstep, and while my wanderlust and pleasure in wider travels and adventures remain, it is even more satisfying to … More Grounded

Happiness #4

The soothing sound of the ocean, the sand between my toes. Sipping Port under the stars, my feet warmed by a fire. Birthdays that are full of joy, surprises, laughter and love. Concrete actions that further my wish to surround myself with things that make me happy – this week’s greatest satisfaction being planting some … More Happiness #4

Happiness contd.

Picking up where I left off in my first list of things that make me happy, here are the next additions: The connecting messages, emails and phone calls I sometimes received from loved ones after writing blog posts. Birdsong – outside my window in the mornings, in the early morning dark when out running, or … More Happiness contd.