The Hampton Court Garden Show is the epitomy of an English summer, a basket of simple ingredients, intoxicating when combined. Here is our summer’s day: People thronging in their sensible shoes and flowery shirts, the wise pulling a plastic cart to hold their purchases, The air filled with music and chatter, scented with coffee and … More Summer is a basket of simple ingredients, intoxicating when combined.
I have missed two Five Minute Friday blog post due to overload. This week’s prompt from Kate, SLOW, is apposite at the end of a rushed week. On Monday I observed the tendency to accelerate under pressure, as my route was disrupted by road closures. It happens in the spiritual as well as the physical … More Unforced rhythms of grace
Hitting tennis balls,sunlight through translucent leaves, and a poem, brought me into that space in Revelation 22 where the river flows through the city, the tree of life on either side. … More Finding the sweet spot in the middle of life
The writer sits serene, held in the circling embrace of the bay, till words rise like gulls on the wing and call to her. … More She hears the sea birds cry – a writer’s inspiration.
Where there is great love the flip side can be blind rage and hatred. Saying ‘Sorry’, and forgiving each other will bring us through, and restore good relationships. … More The remedy if love goes wrong.
Who can mend this broken world?
Where unruly feelings reign?
Only One who dared the cross,
Lost souls to gain. … More Broken world – held by the Saviour
Five Minute Friday prompt PERMISSION Comments welcomed. … More Permission to show love
I inherited my pressure cooker from my mother-in-law. It is at least 40 years old, we have replaced the seal but otherwise it is in its original state and continues to produce soups and stews with speed and efficiency. Sometimes I overheat it. At this point a tiny valve in the lid lifts so that … More Pressure cooker – finding the release valve
My mother died in February after 94 years of a full life. In grief many things we enjoyed together are temporarily lost to me, the scent of Spring flowers, the ruby effervescence of a campari, the piquancy of a cappuccino in a pub garden. Please note, Five Minute Friday friends, that today’s prompt SAVOR is … More Savouring a new book, and a well loved story
It has been a harsh winter in southern England. The children enjoyed the snow but for many of us the icy conditions and flooding have made life more complicated. Kate’s prompt GREEN is a timely reminder of the sap rising in the trees and the spears of daffodils thrusting through the soil. Green is a … More Symphony of greens