Homesick

As many of you know, my husband and I have recently moved to Vancouver, Canada. However, that’s not what this blog is about. In September/October last year I had a bit of a quarter life crisis, and although I’m not totally through the other side, I am in a much better place and have gained…

Examples from Nature

I love David Attenborough. Nature documentaries are one of my life’s indulgences. I learn so much from TV shows – if school had taken on this method of teaching I would probably be some sort of “-ologist” by now. 

A few years ago I watched a few shows online – I have no idea if they were Attenborough or something else, but I remember a few things from them well – they featured bees and pyrosomes. One I was familiar with, one was new to me, but these two examples from nature taught me a lot about community and how to live.

How to react to unexpected obstacles

I had so been looking forward to today. I’ve worked 7 days in a row, and they’ve each been busier and more stressful than the last. I’d planned to lie-in, have a slow morning, head to church then return early. Have an early night, ready to return to work tomorrow morning. But inspiration struck me,…

Commitment, Devotion and the Royal Wedding 

Come on – who watched the Royal Wedding over the weekend? I’ll fully admit I’m a bit of a Royalist and I love that Harry has meant someone tenacious as well as beautiful – the new generation of Royals are shaping up well! The best part of the ceremony was the message delivered by Bishop…

Holding On & Letting Go

I’ve decided to write a series of blogs about how we are like trees in God’s forest. I started in my previous blog, titled Resolutions and Roots. It was only a matter of time before I started a series like this – I make no secret about my love of trees. I’m going to look…

The Greatest Showman

Ever since I first saw the trailer for The Greatest Showman I knew I wanted to see it, and had a good feeling that I was going to love it. I went to see it last week, and rather than loving it, this film has me conflicted. I think I’ve now processed it enough to work out why, or at least I will have done by the end of this blog!

I’m conflicted because of how I felt straight after seeing it – I liked it, and the girl I saw it with absolutely loved it which I think made me think I must’ve done too. But then thinking more about it, I changed my mind – I actually felt a bit disappointed by the characters. One thing I did love was the songs – so I listened to the album a couple of times, and having listened, processed and thought a little more, I now I think I get the message of the film; it’s deeper than the catchy tunes and splendour of the show – and I now like it, I think. Let me explain…

Resolutions and Roots

I’m currently dog sitting for a very handsome Chocolate Labrador. He belongs to my aunt who is currently on a vacation in Sydney. So I am sitting in her front room, with this lovely dog at my feet, binge watching Elementary on her TV. This lovely dog requires a total of 4 walks a day:…