Tag Archives: God

In The Joy And Memorial For A Friend

I tried, but I cannot write another thing until this man who meant so much to me is heard:  a man called John who has left this earth for a better place but who gave my heart a safe place … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Work Of Art Is An Abalone Shell

The theme for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is ‘Work of Art’.  Michelle defines it this way: “Art” isn’t just paintings and sculptures, it can be anything in which we find beauty and meaning — even food. Show us a … Continue reading

Posted in Garden Snippets, My California, Nature & Wildlife, Weekly Photo Challenge | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 68 Comments

Christmas In All Its Glory

It’s Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year! The time of year when we think of family, hearth and home, the season of peace and goodwill, glad tidings to all men. Like so many of you, I could write … Continue reading

Posted in Alcoholism, CATalogue, Childhood Memories, Christmas, Current Affairs, Family Life, Family Traditions, Memoir, My California, My Dad's Alcoholic Prison | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 75 Comments

The Glow of Friendship

Driving back from my friend’s house yesterday in the late afternoon I was lost in thought as I barrelled down the dual carriageway, bursts of rain hitting the windscreen and short, sharp gusts of wind buffeting against my car. I … Continue reading

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‘The Power’ – How Has Writing Changed You?

Living as I do now in this ‘Writer’s World’ has changed my life irrevocably.  Until now, I had never really paid much attention to the way I used to write when I was  younger, how the need to furiously scribble … Continue reading

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No Longer Invisible Darling Girl

It’s been bad. It’s heavy. Bring on whatever it has to be, I can take it, but please don’t let my daughter suffer.  There is nothing worse than watching your children go through the hell of despair. Today I wanted … Continue reading

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What Has Your Blog Done For You?

Four months have gone by since I started this blog  and after some (healthy, I hope!) introspection,  I find that I am asking myself one question: “Why did I start this blog in the first place?”. Why indeed? Back in … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Childhood Memories, Guest Blogs, Nature & Wildlife, Sweet Robin, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Robin Feed Guarantee & A Cute Little Chiffchaff

Just when you think you’ve got it sorted, buttoned down all the hatches and preempted every foreseeable weather event (as in: Lopped off the trees in the back garden which were getting too tall and knocking against the neighbour’s fence; cut … Continue reading

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