January Daybook


For Today... 11th January 2017 Looking out my window... I can see clear blue skies, but I can hear the wind howling and there is a storm on its way. I am thinking... I might cook cheesy bacon pasta for tea tonight. I am thankful... that mental health in young people is taken seriously. One... Continue Reading →

Love and Loss


Over two days this week I have been involved in four funerals. When I say “involved” I mean that I have provided the music for one, delivered the eulogy and address at one, supported a friend who was delivering his first eulogy at another, and at one to mourn the passing and celebrate the life... Continue Reading →

On Joy and Sorrow


I heard this poem today at a funeral I was attending today, and it struck a chord with me. On Joy and Sorrow Kahlil Gibran Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that... Continue Reading →

Daybook Entry – New Year’s Eve 2016


For Today... the last day of 2016 Outside my window... I can hear some isolated bursts of fireworks going off locally. The weather is mild to cold but not frosty yet. I am thinking... about some changes I need to make in myself, my outlook, my worldview and my expectations. I am thankful... for so,... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving


In the spirit of Thanksgiving in the US today, I thought I would share with you a list of things I am thankful for in my life just now: The roof over my head. Yes, we owe more on the mortgage now than when we took it out 18 years ago, and yes there are... Continue Reading →

Bikers, Bells and Band


It has been one of "those" days today. You know the ones, where randomness happens throughout the day and you just have to shake your head and say, "well, that was a bit good!" Well my day has been a bit like that. First of all I went to Stay and Play this morning and... Continue Reading →

Manchester Storm


Wow! The weather in Manchester tonight has been AMAZING! It started at about teatime when the sky went green - yes, green - and there was a terrific rumble of thunder. Shortly afterwards, the lightening started and we were treated to the best light show all year. This was the view from the back of... Continue Reading →

One Tough Mudder


I've got to share this - my daughter, Emma, one "tough mudder" indeed!                                  In case you didn't know, I've got a bit of an action girl for a daughter and this is her after a weekend of stewarding, camping... Continue Reading →

Share Your World – Week 36


I have Cee to thank for today's post. You'll find her at Share Your World List 2 things you have to be happy about? Food in my cupboard, and air in my bike tyres. If you could take a photograph, paint a picture or write a story of any place in the world, what and where... Continue Reading →

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