Where To Start??!

Where to start? There seems so much I want to say and so many posts I want to produce but I just don’t know where to start with it all! It seems my break has given me more food for thought than I anticipated and I am happy to report that I am back in business, and raring to go again.

As you may remember, I took a break intentionally because I wanted to give myself a “reading” week and I wanted to get my brain refreshed and relaxed enough to blog on with a renewed vigour but my plans were changed dramatically when my family suffered a devastating loss on 6th March. I was glad that I didn’t have the pressure of my blog to keep up because quite frankly, I didn’t feel it was right to do so and for quite a lot of the time I wasn’t able to.

David’s funeral was on Friday and despite the heartbreaking fact of why we had gathered, it was a wonderful time spent on Thursday and Friday with the assembled family and we had a great time reminiscing and celebrating his life and his legacy.

As I say, there seems so much to say that it is difficult to know where to start so for now, I’m going to do a list of things I intend blogging about as this week unfolds:

1. Family – what it means, why we need that feeling of belonging, how we pull together when the going gets tough.

2. My Gran – Flo. I’ve written about her before, but I stayed with her on Thursday night and we talked and talked until the wee small hours and I’ve got to get some of what we talked about out here in blogland. You will be amazed at what she shared with me!

3. Hopes and Dreams – this one is connected to a bigger topic, but I want to talk about something that happened today with a group of 10/11 year olds at church.

4. Experience Easter – the bigger topic from the point above.

5. Fabrice Muamba – a Premiership footballer who collapsed during a match on Saturday. How sworn “enemies” can put aside their differences when faced with a life and death situation: a lesson for life??

6. Olympic fever – that one speaks for itself!

7. John Rylands Library – a day out with a difference.

8. Plans for the Easter holidays.

9. Spring Equinox – again, this one speaks for itself.

10. Symbols, symbolism, dreams, tokens, coincidence….

There are lots of other things I want to talk about but I think I’ll stick with those 10 for the next couple of days! I have also got my Top 5 30-Day Challenge to complete, and I have picked up another 30 Day Challenge but this time about the subject of Spirituality. Plenty to keep me occupied and I hope you will stick with me while we explore these topics in the coming days.

Thank you for sticking by me while I’ve had my sabbatical. I’m glad to be back 🙂




9 thoughts on “Where To Start??!”

    1. Thank you Patti. It’s been difficult but I’m sure David would want life to go on and I intend to make the most of mine! Grief is one thing, but wasting my life because of it is not an option for me. Getting back to it and getting stuck in with a vengeance now!!


  1. Good to see you back here again..I too am sorry for your loss.. I do hope that David did not suffer in anyway, but now he is safe..


    1. Thank you. It was brutally swift at the end and I don’t think he suffered at all. I know he has gone onto the next part of his journey and I am glad for him, but the pain of the people he has left behind will take some dealing with.


  2. My heart goes out to you and your family, Pam. Now that you have taken a big breath and made a list, you can go from there. Probably good therapy. Blessings – Maxi


    1. Thanks Maxi. I usually work best when I have a “to do” list so it’s time to roll my sleeves up and get on with it. David wouldn’t want us to sit around and mope and I want to make him proud. One day I’ll find out if I do!


  3. Welcome back — I am so sorry for your loss, but I know just what you mean about the happiness of spending time with family, remembering and celebrating the one who’s gone. I’m excited to see that you are going to take a stab at the Spirituality Challenge — I’m not quite done with it myself, and I’m wishing I’d made it a little easier. Please don’t hesitate to skip topics, or take several days to answer them. I have had to, and I wrote it! Glad to have you back!


    1. Thank you for your kind words Judith. It has been hard, but life does go on and there are lots of things we can do to make sure that it is worth living for.

      I’m looking forward to getting stuck into the Spirituality Challenge, despite some of the more heavyweight questions! I like challenges like that – they give me something to get my teeth into.

      Best wishes, Pam


  4. I see your list is quite comprehensive. That means you must be full of energy again. So my best wishes for all the challenges that blogging brings to you. I love your enthusiasm!
    P.S. I’m curious what your Gran shared with you.


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