Sorrow and joy

So what’s the last week brought me?  It’s been a week of sorrow and a week of great joy.  The sorrow was for the friend whose funeral I attended last Tuesday.  The world lost a wonderful man, one of the kindest I was lucky enough to know. So I took my […] Read more »

Embracing being ordinary

What’s wrong with being ordinary?  It’s defined as not being exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree.  Yet it can also be defined as the period before extraordinary where everyone has the ability to become beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable. […] Read more »

The Christmas Spiders

A Christmas story to share at this special time of year. ‘In a quiet cottage in the woods lived a gentle widow and her eight children. The widow worked very hard to keep her children warm and well-fed, but money was not plentiful. When the air grew crisp, and the […] Read more »

Finding hope

I’m an avid reader.  It’s how I relax and my book of choice will normally be crime thrillers.  Consequently when I find an author I enjoy I tend to devour their novels in the same way a chocoholic devours chocolate. The up shot of this is that I am always […] Read more »

The golden ticket

Two quotes made me stop and think this week.  The first arrived in a Jamie Smart email and came from the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory film.  You know the one where there are five golden tickets to be found for a magical trip to the chocolate factory. Charlie comes from […] Read more »