Author Archives: Kath

Seven Slieves in Seven Months.

When we first moved over to Northern Ireland, back in November, I sat and stared at the mountains from our bedroom window, I saw the contours, the gentle meandering slopes and the stark rock formations. I watched and I waited. … Continue reading

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Thoughts from a weekend away…

I’m sitting in an airport departure lounge waiting for my gate number to flash up on the screen. I’ve drunk coffee. Eaten breakfast. Now my brain is buzzing with thoughts, ideas, hopes, dreams and more. I feel alive. Awash with … Continue reading

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Ode to my bread maker…

There are some objects that can tell a story, one beyond their physical presence in our lives. When the story ends it is good to recite it. To remember the history as an ebenezzer (marker of Gods presence and goodness) … Continue reading

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Books I’ve read January – April 2022

It turns out that moving, going through a whole load of change, grieving the loss of a lot of things, experiencing a fair amount of culture shock, coping with being a regulating system for your youngest child and generally ripping … Continue reading

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Green paths.

I walk on. Down a straight path  Hawthorn hiding singing thrush  The cold of morning  still lurks underneath these branches  Bird song takes me back  Green grass, tangled brambles  To the paths where goldfinch never  Winged their flight, darting across … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is strange when you aren’t feeling the big joy wonder of delight at hope returned. I remember big praise events as a teenager, the high of singing ‘Thine be the Glory’ loud and long whilst our vicar joined … Continue reading

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Good Friday

It’s Good Friday. I’m sitting trying to find the meaning of this day again. I miss sharing it with others, I miss not having a fixed faith community at the moment. I miss Good Friday’s past, trailing from my teenage … Continue reading

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On mother love…

I know mothers day isn’t easy for anyone, it can be full of ache, grief and sadness. It can be full of disappointment at the lack of children, the pain of loss of mothers or children, the desire to be … Continue reading

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Holding the tension of the joys and frustrations of life right now. A poem.

Life feels very much out in the wilderness right now. But it’s a wilderness, not a desert. There is life bursting all over the place and there are holes to fall into, paths that are overgrown and no clear way … Continue reading

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On processing bad mental health weeks…

I never know how much to post these types of posts. On the one hand I know I write to know we aren’t alone and so I think being open about this will help someone at least. On the other … Continue reading

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