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After many months of preparation, lots of discussions regarding exam dates, holiday dates, camp dates, Girls’ Brigade meetings on Wednesday evenings, trainings after church on Sundays with packed lunches, fundraising events….it all came to an abrupt stop in the middle of March! Our much anticipated...

Reflecting over the past few months, I guess like everyone we have had to become just a little more patient during the Covid 19 lockdown. Feeling frustrated about getting life back to normal or what ever that new normal turns out to be. Having PATIENCE is...

Before he retired my husband Billy was an Air Traffic Controller and had gained his private pilot’s licence early in his career.  This meant that aeroplanes and flying were very much part of our lives. I have to say though that each time I got on...

Life is certainly a little strange at the minute, or it may even be fair to say different for us all for many different reasons. The current environment we find ourselves in may be giving us opportunities to do new things – maybe some of...

I don’t know if I’m writing to any fans of “The Repair Show” on the BBC. It’s all about family treasures and heirlooms being lovingly and painstakingly restored to pristine condition by a series of expert craftspeople.  I watched my first edition the other evening...

Hidden Places: A Prayer During a Pandemic By Mark Buchanan The famous public places of the earth The Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty, Big Ben, And a thousand thousand others Now sit empty Mostly unseen. They have become like The hidden places of the earth The deep caverns spired with calcite, The deep oceans where wild-toothed...

WHAT WILL BE YOUR NEW NORMAL? Can I be honest with you? ‘New normal’ is one of those phrases that is really getting under my skin. It seems you can’t turn on the TV, or read or listen to anything these days without someone talking about how things...

Hi everyone, just a quick thought. I was out walking this morning and this popped into my head which I believe was from God and it might be what some of you might need to hear right now. From chatting to many people this past little while,...

When I retired from teaching Physics I felt I wanted to do something completely different, something I had never tried before and never had time for. Painting! No not painting walls!! But trying my hand at watercolour painting. My school reports on Art did not augur well...

After a family meeting at Home Sweet Home HQ, I decided to close my coffee shop one day before Boris advised it. Now what? How do you go from having a busy schedule to having days and days of free time ahead of you? I have to...