“The Sleeping warrior” Arran.
I had the privilege of visiting the ‘Van Gogh’ Alive experience in Edinburgh with a friend today. It was an immersive experience of the artistic development of Van Gogh, featuring many of his most well known works on enormous screens, with some meaningful quotations from his letters, and some evocative music. I feel as if … Continue reading Inspiration and tragedy →
Today I went back to the cinema! I hadn’t been for such a long time, and I had forgotten how much I missed it. When the world is bleak, a little healthy escapism can bring delight. I saw ‘Downton Abbey: a new era’ which was a good story well told. The sets were elegant, the … Continue reading The power of the movies! →
I have so appreciated being on holiday with Andrew my son, visiting beautiful friends. We have been in St Augustine, where it has been warm and breezy. Gorgeous bright days. One day I found a little courtyard in the old town, where there is a quaint fountain, with a constant stream of sparkling clear water. … Continue reading Spiritual refreshment! →
I recently have had the privilege to travel. It has been so good to visit wonderful friends, and I am so blessed. However the journeying process was challenging, especially some of the baggage checks. The queue was busy, and you had to put your stuff in plastic trays to go through the scanner. But to … Continue reading Space to be- even at the airport! →
Holy Saturday is often seen as an in between kind of a day, a day of trying to process what had happened to Jesus on Good Friday, and wondering what the future might hold. Some of Jesus’s family and friends had stood at the cross, and had witnessed his death. They were numb- had all … Continue reading Grieving and trusting! →
Today is the 4th anniversary of Colin’s death. I relive old memories, poignant memories of suffering and sadness, mixed with moments of humour and even peace. In many ways, the last four years feel like chrysalis years, a time of darkness and questioning and lamenting. God has granted me time in His presence, to tend … Continue reading From chrysalis to butterfly! →
However illogical it is, because of the increase in fuel prices, I seem to think it will be cheaper if I run my car on a half tank of fuel. Somehow it feels as if it is costing me less! There is a problem with this, as you might guess, because I seem to get … Continue reading Spiritual refuelling! →
Our dog Gabriel has featured in a few of my posts. He is a lively bundle of energy and affection ( when he is not sleeping).He has also been rehomed, and we have to be careful with him, to keep him safe. At the moment, we are looking for kennels to take him for a … Continue reading The cost of individuality! →
My bins are all full, but my house is full too. Despite my best efforts, there seems to be ‘stuff’ everywhere. And worse than this, the stuff symbolises memories, events and people. Many of these are good, but some are sad or poignant. I have a number of black bags in the house, which I … Continue reading Dustbin lorries bring hope! →
It has been raining much of the day. It feels like it has been raining in my soul too. It is easy to feel downcast- the news from the Ukraine is searingly awful, along with news from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and so many other places. I feel pretty helpless. It seems a common theme. Today … Continue reading So fed up feeling helpless! →
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