Dear Readers, I was thrilled to learn this morning that I had been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award yesterday. This is my first award nomination on WordPress and I am grateful for the recognition by a fellow Blogger. It is always lovely to hear that one’s writing is appreciated by others and I would like … Continue reading The Versatile Blogger Award
I was in a meeting in Edinburgh on Friday 13th October. Suddenly an entire rainbow formed in front of my eyes. The moment was incredible. The rainbow was a pure arc of beauty, promise and grace. It meant so much. Some others nearby noticed it, some seemed to take it for granted. I took it to heart. My meeting … Continue reading A Rainbow In Edinburgh
We sat way up in the heather hills, nibbling our daughter's deliciously crisp ginger biscuits, chatting as a foursome while the sun went down, marvelling at the rainbow that had only moments before arched in magnificence over us. Alone in the hills, we four and our hound, the powerful, full, rainbow seemed a promise … Continue reading Evening In The Heather Hills
Today my attention wandered to the WordPress Reader, a screen where one can see a list of latest posts published by WordPress bloggers, feeling a little lost in the process of swapping computer screens, my day having passed fairly unproductively thus far. Perhaps I was instinctively looking for a little plank to stand on in … Continue reading What Is Brave?
In January 2015 I began the technological challenge of building a blog. For a few years before that, friends and family had suggested that I take my communication to a wider audience. Over many years, indeed since my teen years, people have suggested that I write my story and create stories out of my experiences … Continue reading Why Do I Have A Blog?
Having delivered my son, the youngest of my two children, to a prestigious international university at the weekend, I find myself ready to share the thoughts that are streaming through my mind right now ... keeping the feelings of emotional adjustment at bay, while I picture our son adjusting to his new life in a … Continue reading My Journey Into The University of Life
Quietly and sleepily sipping my first cup of Earl Grey tea early this morning, I slowly and absorbingly read the pages of a beautiful hardback book given to me by my mother and stepfather a few years ago. I think it was a Christmas present - there will be a note inside to tell me, … Continue reading Sunday Morning Mindfulness
This is more than just about a garden visit. I am writing this blogpost retrospectively, having visited RHS Harlow Carr in early Spring this year. Our visit this time, occurred just as the buds were opening on the blossom trees (prunus of several types), the fresh leaves were unfurling in many shades of green on … Continue reading A Visit to RHS Harlow Carr in Spring
This piece is raw and unedited. It was written straight from the heart. Truth And Love When I was a little girl, we had a black "houseboy" called John who cried when we left our home in Natal, to go to Cape Town. He had been my closest ally and loved us all … Continue reading Truth And Love
A Poem To A Young Man Entering The Army In South Africa Brother, for years we were told, But never really believed, That one day you, too, would have to join The long, frightened queue Of young men, new recruits of the Defence Force. The Organisation, so powerfully strong, Snatching, from our arms, … Continue reading A Poem To A Young Man Entering The Army