Tag Archives: joy

Musing on 48 hours out of time..

Getting on a train again. Rucksack on my back. Just me. Just me. Sitting. Reading. Listening to music. Heading into what feels like a time vault. Time with friends who have known me the longest outside family. Who have lived … Continue reading

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Books I’ve read Feb-May 2021…

It’s been a while, but then again time feels slippery and swirly whirly at the moment so I think that’s ok. Here are the books I’ve read over these last few months.  Queenie- Candice Carty-Williams  Loads of people said how … Continue reading

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On being extraordinarily kind to my soul

A good friend told me at the start of this week to make sure it was full of things that were extraordinarily kind to my soul. Which led me to a place where I wanted to write down all those … Continue reading

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Books I’ve read Jan- Feb 2021

A Manual for Heartache- Cathy Rentzenbrink A lovely book, really helpful words on what helps when your world has been devastated or doesn’t look like you ever thought. Practical, earthy, real, hopeful and easy to read.  The 10,000 doors of … Continue reading

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Life in Lockdown 2 weeks 3-5

We could argue whether this is lockdown 2 or 3 but for us in the world of small children at home it’s lockdown 2 for sure. The weird fake lockdown that happened in November just doesn’t count, I could still … Continue reading

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Advent 23

I trace the wonder through the day: it was found in finding myself awake for a planning chat with my excellent colleagues, in getting out to some very quiet National Trust joy, in the blue sky and big clouds, in … Continue reading

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Advent 8

The wonder today found in fun chats about some bonkers Christmas Day service ideas. Found in praying with lovely ladies around our firepit and having the feeling of being looked out for. Found in the very pastoral dog Dylan who … Continue reading

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Advent 7

What’s the point of writing good stuff about Advent each year if it just gets lost in the dusty archives of my blog? Here’s one of my favourite Advent posts from 6 years ago just after son2 had been born, … Continue reading

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Advent 2020. A different kind of Advent, same Emmanuel to walk with us…

And so Advent slowly silently slips into the room. Yesterday we put our Christmas Tree up, I think the earliest we have ever done that. Yesterday I shed tears for the lack this year, for the grief, for the difference … Continue reading

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Watching the black dog slowly slinking out of the door

And sometimes it’s the Saturday mornings, the pushing through to get out on the hills to watch the sunrise, the making a playlist about sunrises, the listening to interesting profound people in my ears as I wander around the golf … Continue reading

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