Summer is a basket of simple ingredients, intoxicating when combined.

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.

Disagree, but carefully. It’s not always black and white!

When I read Kate Mataung’s blog for her fiveminutefriday prompt DISAGREE I wanted to shout out in total AGREEMENT. We each have a different experience of life, which colours our views, but I totally agree with Kate that we seem to be forgetting how to explore each other’s position politely. I glanced up from my … More Disagree, but carefully. It’s not always black and white!

God’s grand design

We have a popular television series in the UK called Grand Designs, I expect it is available on the web elsewhere as well. The presenter is an architect and designer who helps couples build their perfect house. The process is filmed as they struggle through bad weather, late deliveries, and the inevitable tensions involved in … More God’s grand design

The night sky – a message of hope in the dark days of winter.

Fiveminutefriday again and the prompt is GRATEFUL. In the UK we don’t mark Thanksgiving, though I did start of Advent – the four weeks leading up to Christmas. When he was a student, my son made an online Advent calendar. I loved it, and each year since I have wished I could do the same. … More The night sky – a message of hope in the dark days of winter.

Grief and loss

Fiveminutefriday, and another difficult prompt to write about. I’ll start with a pet. Rocket was a terrier/labrador cross with a strong personality, who kept us constantly amused, and challenged. The loss when he died suddenly was sharp. We still laugh at his antics. Yesterday was the funeral of the senior member of my husband’s family. … More Grief and loss