Coronavirus coping mechanisms

So how are you coping with this new normal? Have you come to terms with what the implications of what this means? I haven’t, and I’m willing to wager you haven’t either. I’m a really lucky person. I work for an organisation which didn’t instantly lay-off most of it’s staff, and was able to set…

Learning From History

If we’re being honest, my writing here is sporadic at best; at its worst, it’s non-existent. Let’s try to think positively (though that’s hardly my strong suit anymore). In the more recent past, on the odd occasion I have posted, I’ve not posted about my faith. That’s right, I’m about to get real honest with…

Afraid to Live

It’s no secret I’m currently on the vacation of a lifetime. I flew into Toronto almost 2 weeks ago, spent a few days in Ontario, then flew from Toronto to Calgary, drove from Calgary up to Jasper and spent a few days in Canmore (and Banff), and I’m currently taking the train from Jasper to…

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.

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…

Muddy

You’ll often hear me say that going for a walk provides me with inspiration. Whether the inspiration is for a blog post here, for solving a problem, or just life. Over this Christmas period, I have been blessed to dog sit for a gorgeous Spaniel called Reggie. He requires walking 3 times a day, so…

Bad Habits

I drove home last week. A few weeks ago, my dad had a heart attack. He survived, but he’s still recovering. My mum had a ticket to go to a Christian women’s conference in Leeds with my sister, so I offered to stay with my dad while she was away. Whilst I was driving, I…

Man Up!

I try very hard, daily, not to be depressed about my sucky life. Single, not quite in the job I thought I’d be in, living in a house share, did I mention single? So today being payday, I thought I’d treat myself to the life I want. I slept in, I went shopping, I treated…

Song Defining Moment

Have you ever had your weird Spotify playlist – you know the one I mean, the one that’s so eclectic, it astounds even you – on shuffle, and wondered “If one song could define you, what would it be?” I have. I wonder it quite a lot. I listen to music quite a lot. And…