Snapshots of my life as I seek to live life to the full and thrive not just survive!

Small Lighthouse from a distance

Writing that can change your life

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It Continue reading


Grace for the here and now (poem)

  Gracefully she wends her way Keen to start each new day Joy in the journey at last is hers Continue reading

Tale of two donkeys tied together finally learning to share and take turns

Thoughts on marriage

Today is my wedding anniversary and next week we get the privilege of going to a wedding.  I wrote this for Continue reading

Photo of child playing at the fountain pool at Victoria and Albert museum

Summer loving (photo challenge)

Summer loving for me includes seeing relatives and going sight-seeing not just sunny holidays at the beach.  Here are a small selection of Continue reading


Container photo challenge – Hampers

I am one of those people who adore shopping and easily spend way too much on lots of little things Continue reading

Photo of very tall orange slide tubes like an over sized helter skelter slide

Helter Skelter (poem)

Helter skelter pace of life Pushes me forward Urges me on Whirling me round To face each new day Advertisements

Photo of a kitten peering through the undergrowth expressing vulnerability of children in big wide world

Being the adult

Being a parent is so much harder than I ever expected.  You think you have mastered it with child number Continue reading

photo of sun set in Cheshire on a beautiful summers day, trees, houses, blue sky, fluffy white clouds, bright sun set

Art of relaxation

Today I showed love to myself, not just to others.  I had a beautifully long lie-in until I was finally Continue reading