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One of the lessons I have learnt over the years is to stop expecting – it saves a lot of heartache. You know the typical scenario – you expect something to happen, or someone to do something, and things don’t turn out even remotely as you were hoping. The resultant disappointment leads to all sorts […]

I don’t believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates. — T.S. Eliot I am trying to make a decision at the moment about my future – a change of direction which will involve more study but get me […]

Moments change lives – sometimes irrevocably, sometimes momentarily, all too often unnoticed. If we stop and think about it we’d say that our lives were full of moments. We could possibly even list the significant ones, but what about all the others, all the moments like a look, a smile, a touch, a reflection … […]

It was late. We were driving home after an evening out. I was starring blankly out the car window when a light caught the corner of my eye. It quickly received my immediate attention. “What is that?” I kept thinking silently. As we drove closer this light took on a new form. “Where did that […]

I love this reflection by Brother David Steindl-Rast where he invites us to become aware of the constant miracle we live in. I have watched this many times and its message still has the same impact on me today as it did the first time I heard it. As we are being inundated by doom […]

I cannot believe it has been six months since I last wrote here. During my absence I have repeatedly asked myself why I stopped posting anything and what’s prevented me from getting back into it. My mind kept telling me that a blog needed to be fed regularly for it to achieve its purpose (who […]

I bought myself a new handbag the other day. It is big and I am still not used to carrying it around. It feels like a modern day black leather version of Mary Poppin’s bottomless carpet bag. I have been searching for the ‘right’ bag for a while now. My new bag had to meet […]

Rain and shine

It’s official – we have had a lot of rain but it’s not all bad news. We’ve also had our fair share of sunshine in the gaps when the rain decided to take a break. Figures released this week by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research will not come as any surprise to […]

Patti Digh has posted on her blog my contribution to her 37 Days Challenge which she has been running as part of the build up to the official launch of her new book Life is a Verb. I am so excited about this. The best part is that I will be receiving a signed copy […]

It’s official; this has been a bad winter and we are paying for it in unanticipated ways. Let me explain … Yesterday Lynsey and I headed to the fruit and vege market. This is a weekly event where growers from the Horowhenua area come down with their trucks laden with fresh produce to sell directly […]

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