And with spring comes Hope.

She's here! Well very nearly. We could do with a little more sunshine to be really sure that she has arrived, but there are plenty of other signs to let us know that 'spring' is on her way. The snowdrops have sadly finished and are hanging their weary heads low, they have been so pretty…

What has he done now!

I have a routine now when I get one of those dreaded but half expected phone calls from the supported living complex where my son Simon sometimes, 'not so' happily resides. I hear the familiar voice of the care worker on the phone as she tentatively explains the latest predicament, and sense the hope in…

Do you wanna build a snowman?

How do you feel when you wake up to the sound of that wintery silence outside and you just know before you get out of bed, that there is a layer of snow on the ground? Does it make you want to shoot back under the covers and wrap them tightly around your neck. Or…

‘Jolabokaflod’

This Christmas I decided to take on an Icelandic Christmas tradition of giving a book as a present on Christmas Eve.  Im not sure how I came across this idea but I thought it was rather a good one, and especially with Christmas 2020 having a 'Covid Cloud' hovering above it and everyone having to…

And Christmas begins.

When do you begin to feel full of Christmas spirit? I know that this year is going to be a very different one for most of us, and for many it will undoubtedly be a quiet and possibly lonely one, but I still can't help but feel that little tingle of Christmas expectation building up…