It’s been a while since I last wrote one of these. Yes, it’s totally my fault!
But instead of making excuses, I’d like to give you a brief update on what’s been going on over the last two years of relative social silence, and what we’ve been planning for the near future.Read More›
Every single time I start to write a blog I get really nervous. I spend ages racking my brains trying to find something to write about that people will want to read – whilst making it personal – and present it in a way that won’t come back to bite me later! When I eventually start writing I panic over the words for hours, checking and re-checking each and every line to see whether I’ve left a glaring spelling mistake, or put twelve commas together, or invented a metaphor that has the potential to offend the entire human race!Read More›
I don’t know about you, but I find it very hard to let things go. Being the eldest in a mega-large family, you learn early on that everything you have, you have to share! If you decide not to, your siblings feel they have every right to take it anyway, and more often than not lose, break, or forget-that-you-own said thing, and just keep it till it dies a worn-out and dusty death…and then give it back!Read More›
While many of us (specifically adults) dread the first glimpses of tinsel in Sainsbury’s ten seconds after Halloween, I can’t help but get just a little bit excited. After all, it is the most wonderful time of the year! This year I was in Gravesend for the turning on of the lights parade with some school friends. We sang carols (in the middle of November!), giggled in the fake snow, and danced behind the parade, laughing and smiling for hours as hundreds of children shuffled along with their hand made paper lanterns and parents in tow. The excitement in the air that night was almost tangible, and to think it was only the prequel to the real build up for Christmas!Read More›
Do you ever feel like you’re sometimes stuck in no-man’s land: caught between a war not of your making, unsure whether you’re going to come out crying ‘freedom’ or just get sucked under the carnage? As a Christian I often feel that I am somehow caught between two planes of reality: one where God is love, and I live to be in His presence; and the other where it seems the world has gone mad and I’m struggling to see Him through life and its chaos.Read More›