A Heart…

…for your heart.     Even if your heart feels out of kilter (like these slightly wonky heart cut outs!), I hope that today brings – and all days bring – their own small moments of joy. I’m sending a virtual hug to your heart today.   Thank you to all my blog readers and … More A Heart…

A New Year – honouring loss, celebrating emergence

  How often at this time of the year have we said, “I’ll be glad to see the back of that year!”? Often closely followed by: “New Year New Me”. It’s tempting, at the first strike of the bells on new year’s eve, to clink our glasses or watch those fireworks and think, “Next year … More A New Year – honouring loss, celebrating emergence


Unexpected Arrival of ‘Grief Missile’ Now, I’m not claiming a monopoly on grief at Christmas. Childlessness, pregnancy and child loss are just some of the myriad sources of grief that prove to be more pronounced at the festive season. Nor do I expect special treatment or to have childfree media or spaces. In fact, I … More Incoming!

Star of Wonder

Alternative Advent Calendar – December 24, 2017 When you wish upon…the International Space Station Hmm – not quite the same ring as the version sung by Louis Armstrong! But I guess the International Space Station (ISS) could now be considered a ‘heavenly body’. At this time of year, thoughts often turn to the heavenly body … More Star of Wonder

Midwinter Take 2

The “Unthought Known” Last week my gorgeous mother-in-law, now aged 97 and one of the most insightful women I know, said to me, ‘Sometimes you don’t know you have a thought until you speak it.’ Such a short sentence. Such simple words. But never a truer, more wise sentence was spoken. Her words ran through … More Midwinter Take 2