Here is a picture of my freind Louise hugging a baby. Now, don't be confused: Louise isn't God. I know that. She knows that and I'm guessing none of her friends hold Louise to be a deity. But Louise IS a vicar and she posted this photo challenging us to share one photo to show... Continue Reading →
The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness by Timothy Keller
A few months ago I read something in a Floyd McClung book that really made me think, it was almost a throwaway line 'Sin is not the greatest barrier to community: lack of humility is' The biggest barrier to community is a lack of honesty about how things really are: inflating numbers, putting a positive... Continue Reading →
The ‘Phew’ Factor
Have you ever noticed how a normal day can be hugely improved simply by something bad nearly happening but not actually happening? This is what I mean by the 'Phew' Factor. 'Phew!' as in 'what a relief!' Not 'Phew!' as in 'What a pong!' There have been three occasions in the last two weeks when... Continue Reading →
An experience every woman understands… public toilets!
A totally frivolous post this one, but very funny... When you have to visit a public toilet, you usually find a line of women, so you smile politely and take your place. Once it's your turn, you check for feet under the cubicle doors. Every cubicle is occupied. Finally, a door opens and you dash... Continue Reading →
How old is a ‘Sheila’?
If all you knew about me was my name, how old would you expect me to be? If I were an Ethel or Betty you'd probably be thinking 'over eighty'. A 'Kylie' is probably under 20? So how old is a 'Sheila'? Well, it's dawned on me that I am the youngest 'Sheila' I know.... Continue Reading →
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
is the title of a book by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Published by Bloomsbury in paperback in 2009. I'd just like to say it's FAB. Really joyous and uplifting and wonderful characters that seem so alive they almost walk off the pages. The story is set in Guernsey after the second world war... Continue Reading →
Dance Round The Kitchen to a great tune with a best mate
This week began with 'Blue Monday', the day most of us are supposed to feel depressed after Christmas but I began my week by dancing in the kitchen with my beloved. This bubble of joy was brought on by having an idea. Just the one! But it was the first one in long, long time... Continue Reading →
Go Braless, it’ll pull the wrinkles out of your face
Now that’s the kind of advice that I like! It encourages us to look good but not to take ourselves too seriously. I want to use this blog to put down just that kind of stuff: tips, advice (silly and serious), statistics, helpful info and just my views on body image in general. The theme... Continue Reading →