The back roads

I was driving across to my nearest town on Saturday to collect some great pictures that I’d had framed and I went the back way.  I chose the small winding road that travels along HadriansRead more

Your authentic self

I got a note from a new subscriber tonight who is searching for her authentic self.  This is a fascinating journey that many of us never take.  However we all have those uncomfortable moments whenRead more

Lost Words

I remember when I was a child I loved the Readers Digest articles “It Pays to Increase Your Word Power”.  I was always impressed by the words that they listed and I said that IRead more

MOT and Service

Here in the UK we have to have our cars tested for road-worthiness every year and because I do lots of miles I also get mine regularly serviced.  However we often fail to treat ourRead more


I’m just planning a get together with a friend from school. We have know each other since we were 11 when I moved to Oswestry.  She used to call for me on the way toRead more

Who Are You?

“When I am trusting and being myself as fully as possible, everything in my life reflects this by falling into place easily, often miraculously.” Shakti Gawain You navigate your days and challenges with the mapRead more

Every second counts

At the moment I’n reading a book about a back country ranger in one of the US national parks.  In the book there is a quote from Walt Whitman who wrote To me, every hourRead more

The crows

The birds in the garden are thronging around my recently filled feeders this morning.  There are about 35 chaffinches (which are my sparrow equivalent) along with the usual array of blue, great and coal tits,Read more

Oh and another thing …

Just one last thing tonight.  You know when you are talking with a friend and you just can’t put your finger on what’s not right.  Then as you are about to leave the banks suddenlyRead more

Making Dreams Come True

Last year one of my dreams came true. I clipped into my skis outside my back door and skied down into the town. Skiing from the back door is something I’ve waited a long timeRead more

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