Tag Archives: Being family

Songs for the Soul

We’re sat watching and washing in beautiful sounds of worship. I can see our ragged souls being ministered to and mended after a week lost to crisis management. I am very proud of our youngsters for how they have responded … Continue reading

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Here Endeth the Lesson that was 2016

What an exciting, intense and joy-filled year it’s been. When I stand still and look back, my view now, in comparison to the beginning of the year, is very different to where we began the year. These are some significant … Continue reading

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Horizons

All I want to do today is walk and think. We will be going out later to find some acorns for Miss Puddleduck’s autumn project. We might collect some crab apples too, as I intend to make crab apple jelly. … Continue reading

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Surprise Me!

Last week, I was surprised to taste a flavour of grief for this man. I was remembering his gentlemanly manners and kindness to others. My grief was that my children had never had the time to experience this. It is … Continue reading

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Always Learning

It’s time to make our home a home again instead of a passing place. We have been riding the high seas of frenetic activity and tonight marks the conclusion of that journey. I’m waiting for Tim to come home, put … Continue reading

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Ships in Full Sail

In the Ceilidh band we used to play a jig called Ships in Full Sail (I can only find a home-grown YouTube version). It’s a cheerful little tune and the title came to mind, this morning as I said goodbye … Continue reading

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More Dogs and Pink Pyjamas

The boys left this morning to go boating on the Broads with their Grandparents.  They will have such fun. I guarantee lots of mischief, love and laughter. What are the girls and I going to do with our week? Aha! … Continue reading

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A Glutton-Free Christmas

It has been a long time since I have blogged about some classic statements heard in our household.  Some of us in our family love words very much and others struggle to get them quite right.  But it makes us love … Continue reading

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Daft Dogs and Darling Teens

It was wet and windy.  Should I be surprised?  No!  This is Wales.  It was the eve of Longshanks’ birthday and he was energised by anticipation.  It was the last day left to move the sheep.  These were the perfect … Continue reading

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I’m Not Shouting “Plonker” in a Public Place

Today began with two cups of tea in bed.  Now that is Saturday morning decadence, and let’s face it, does not happen very often.  It then became a “home-made-sock-day”.  I resort to wearing my own-knit socks when I have no … Continue reading

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