The Gifts – Book Review

It's a really scary thing to write a book, especially a fictional book. It's like opening a door in your mind and letting everyone see inside! So I am full of admiration for my friend Cathy Hemsley who has published this story, which you can buy here https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gifts-Cathy-Hemsley/dp/B0962N5GRJ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2T3CL2SJ0Q01B&dchild=1&keywords=the+gifts+cathy+hemsley&qid=1628244016&sprefix=The+Gifts+Cathy%2Caps%2C152&sr=8-1 It's a fantasy type story in that... Continue Reading →

Inward Change

Part book review (The Midnight Library by Matt Haig) part reflection on finding yourself in a new location. When it comes to moving, I do have fair amount of experience: I think I moved 5 times before the age of 10, most of which were over thousands of miles and since we've been married we... Continue Reading →

Giving up fear for Lent?

This week we have entered Lent, the 40 day period leading up to Easter when we remember that Jesus went into the wilderness. Traditionally Christians are called to give up stuff that’s bad for us and we tend to think of abstinence from indulgences such as sugar, chocolate, alcohol or even coffee. But what if... Continue Reading →

A Manual for Heartache – Book Review

This is an extraordinarily good book. Practical and direct but overflowing with compassion Cathy Rentzebrink will gently talk you through how you can be kind to yourself when overwhelmed by grief. And she should know. Her 'back story' is of surviving a devastating and protracted loss which began in her teens when her brother, to... Continue Reading →

The Stone that Sparkled

A few weeks ago I was able to enjoy a holiday which began with a Sunday off. This particular Sunday was truly a ‘holy day’ which was part of a ‘hol-i-day’. On the Saturday, I driven away from what had been an intense few days. A set of circumstances that had left me aware that... Continue Reading →

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