A bigger picture?

A year ago to the day I wrote a blog entitled, “Love our world… start with your neighbour…” and the final sentence was, “If we change, Mother Earth will have her chance to recover. If not, be sure she will chuck us humans off…” For many years I’ve felt desperate about mankind’s treatment of our Continue reading »

Winter Solstice 2020

As I sing “Morning Sun” to a grey bleak haze, I think what a perfect analogy for our current situation. We’ve sunk into the depths of a mire so deep it sometimes feels as if there is no light. But as with a sun hidden behind thick rain clouds, hope shines brightly, even when out Continue reading »

Beautiful Autumn Equinox, 2020

Much is written about Autumn Equinox, upon which I cannot hope to improve! But my experience right now is sitting on the ground in my garden, with a gentle breeze blowing my soothing wind chimes into life, the sun warming my back, an endless blue sky, and the strong smell of rotted manure waiting for Continue reading »

Ruminations on mask wearing

We’ve now been living with the response to Covid-19 for the last three and a half months. We’ve been subjected to isolation, fear, shame and economic disaster. Coronavirus has been portrayed as a vicious enemy that is out to destroy humanity. As if we’re not doing that to ourselves anyway! In fact viruses were here Continue reading »

Midsummer Magic

It seems impossible to believe that Midsummer is upon us. We’ve spent nearly a quarter of the year in lockdown. For me, the blessing has been the pure enjoyment I have experienced watching Spring evolve into summer. My frequent walks in beautiful countryside, often under exquisite blue skies, meant that I was able to watch Continue reading »

Love is All There Is… ♡

Sometimes I feel as if everything is closing in on me. I avoid the news because I no longer know what is true and what is not. But some things just work their way through anyway. Coronavirus of course, and for a while now I’ve had climate change on my mind, and recently the most Continue reading »

Dying Matters Awareness Week 11-17 May

Every year, in May, Dying Matters holds an Awareness Week. Dying Matters is a coalition of organisations across England and Wales, run by Hospice UK, whose aim is to open up conversations about death and dying, and to help people make plans for their end of life. This year’s topic is Dying to be Heard, Continue reading »

Brave new world…?

We’ve been in lockdown for 7 weeks and are due an update today. Realities of my lockdown: 7 weeks without hugging my beautiful grandson or my children 7 weeks without visiting my 90-year-old mother 7 weeks without laughing in the same room as my sister, my stepmum, my friends 7 weeks of being shunned by Continue reading »

A heartfelt letter sent to the Prime Minister today…

Dear Mr Johnson You have recently faced death, and yet survived. I’m so glad you did, and I’m sure it has changed your perspective on life. The human population is also facing death, not by Coronavirus, but through our own folly and destruction of our habitat. Coronavirus has brought us a pause, a time to Continue reading »

Musings about “Underlying Health Conditions”

In the midst of reports during our current world pandemic, one phrase regularly appears – people die either with or without “underlying medical conditions.” The vast majority seem to die with them, and it is a mystery when seemingly healthy people contract Covid-19 and die. The science cannot explain why. It leaves people feeling open Continue reading »