As I strolled towards the boarding gate for the first of four flights taking me to Yaoundé, Cameroon, I felt a skip in my step I haven’t felt for some time. The excitement of traveling somewhere entirely new finally flooded through me, and I found myself unexpectedly grinning, joy bubbling up. My worries about visas, … More Cameroonian Dreaming
Today I am grateful for… Space for mourning recently-departed loved ones, dear friends and kind-hearted souls. The fun of playing with photography challenges that provide inspiring themes. Songs to lose myself in. Having a bustling house full of busy children and lovely friends. Remembering that personal growth and learning come in spirals, not circles, and … More Gratitude
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
Waking early from restful sleep, the dawn reminds me to find new courage and fresh perspectives to guide me through the day ahead.
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
This month I have been grateful for… Watching my boys do the robot dance to their current favourite song, Better When I’m Dancin‘, smiling to myself with the purest happiness. Spending time immersed in creation in the kitchen, not rushing to produce a meal but simply, slowly enjoying the process of exploring new flavours. The determination, … More Gratitude
This week I am grateful for… The pure sensory delight of the gentle winter sunlight coaxing my skin to a satisfying glow whilst wrapped in the taste and scent of rich, smooth coffee, with the soothing sounds of Moby in the background. My youngest bouncing through onto my bed with his stuffed, knitted and stitched … More Gratitude