And with this last Christmas I was reminded all over again that being with the people I love wins out hands down without question over having everything go to plan OR ticking all the boxes on our "this is what we do at Christmas" list OR having the house all spruced and Christmas ready. Of course it's lovely when things do go to plan, when the food turns out how it's meant, when the house shines as I like it to and guests and or children, take your pick, behave the way they should. Lovely yes - but not essential to joy shared and thanks given and a good time being had. Not even nearly.
Written words can also sing - Ngugi Thiong'o Now its no secret I like words and lots of them The written word over the spoken word any old day if I had to choose, if push came to shove. And January, as always, had me wading through a lovely sea of them. Theres all those new year … Continue reading Holiday Word Play (and Other Good Reads)
Each time for the first time. Each moment the only moment. Jon Kabat-Zinn Would it be alright if I just shared some photos and thoughts with you today from our most recent adventure. Now I'll warn you - the thoughts may be brief but the photos are many!! I'll set the scene One Kia Grand Carnival, two … Continue reading Summer Holiday Road Trip
Happy New Year friends - so pleased to be back here at last and with a new year in tow. Here it's a beautiful sunny day that's a welcome relief after four days of solid heavy rain. The rain's had us hibernating which it almost goes without saying has been no problem for me - there been plentiful … Continue reading 2016 Ready or Not
Five Minute Friday = prompt word, five minutes, just write. This weeks prompt word: Celebrate Celebrate - now that's appropriate - see we’re in a celebrating mood round these parts - so much so you might see me skipping. On an ordinary day I'll go looking for them - reasons to be thankful, to rejoice and to celebrate … Continue reading A Reason to Celebrate