This week I’ve been mostly thinking about Happy Valley the hit UK show set in Yorkshire. I couldn’t believe the last episode was here so soon as I’ve come to look forward to the show so much. The lead character is so human, so complex I’m smitten! It’s hard to comprehend how she’s survived all […]Read More When the tears run out
One of the down sides of being a parent it seems to me is the constant list of things you are suddenly supposed to be good at- climbing trees, baking, making food, creating things with bits of paper, entertaining other kids, making stories sound exciting, and patiently listening to lots of stories about things you […]Read More Glad tidings!
In our house Easter is a welcome break from school and work, and family time. This year we are going to see alot of family as there is a reunion happening for my Granny Buster’s 100th birthday on Easter Monday.Granny is in the pretty advanced stages of dementia, so it’s unlikely she will come, or if […]Read More Easter
This lent I’ve signed up to 40 acts through http://www.40acts.org.uk Today its about diversity and how the churches could work more towards unity across faiths, different colours, creeds. Today’s challenge is about diversity. Last Saturday I attended a teaching session on the Psalms, written thousands of years ago, before Christ arrived, and the following one […]Read More Unity in Lent
We’ve been watching this programme that’s out at the moment, its about a social experiment, where a group of people are under the impression they are on a space ship going out into the universe, seeking a new planet and new place to live. The people selected to be part of this experiment left in […]Read More Ascension
Sometimes it seems like progress is incredibly slow, and you are not moving forward. The other day I watched some children in their class learning how to tread water. My daughter asked what they were doing, and I explained it’s quite hard to swim without moving and they are learning how to do that. The […]Read More It will come to pass
My friends and I were meeting last night to review a book called “The Help” set in 1960’s America, and we discussed the fact that although slavery is long gone, and the civil rights movement has achieved “equality”, being black in the US doesn’t always feel like being free. We all loved the book, as […]Read More Walking together to the Lord’s mountain
I don’t know about you but I often think some friends of mine I admire have really got things sussed. They have gorgeous husbands, lovely children, work flexibly so they can be around for their children, cook fabulous meals whilst effortlessly rising through the ranks at work to smash the odd glass ceiling or two! […]Read More Keeping up with the Jones’s
What would God have to say about the big debate in Scotland this week?Read More You take the high road, a new Jerusalem?
My sister, brother-in-law and me just completed the three Yorkshire Peaks walk in one day. This involved allot of planning, preparation, training and support from my husband and parents with babysitting over the last 6 months. It’s really helped me get back into shape and focus on something positive and challenging. I know now that […]Read More 3 Peaks