Tag Archives: love

The Power Of Surprise

In early summer of 2001, Eldest Son gave me a fabric CD holder inscribed with the name of his high school and date of his graduation.  Ideal for holding CDs for my car, when I opened it, I noticed there … Continue reading

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Of Guns And Flowers And A Car Crash

On Wednesday just before lunchtime, somebody drove across my path in the middle of a roundabout (I had right of way). I barely had time to slam on my brakes before crashing with a sickening thud into the side of … Continue reading

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Love’s Lullaby

This week ends with a poem.  This wasn’t my plan originally, but lovely, talented poet Christy of Poetic Parfait tagged me for the writing challenge, ‘Love Ten Sentences‘ for which I have to write a poem about love within ten … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Love: Day 4 Black And White Photo Challenge

This Sunday in the UK, families everywhere will be honouring Mum on what we call Mothering Sunday.  When I lived in America, I lost track of when this special day occurred, since Mother’s Day, as it is called there, is … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Light Award

As a follow-up to my previous Award post, I continue to thank Irene for also nominating me for this rather special and beautiful Butterfly Light Award.  Butterfly Light Award This award was originally given to Don Charisma as a thank … Continue reading

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Writing, Tennis and Summertime Awards

With the word ‘Tennis’ in the title, you have your first hint at the lateness of this post, meaning I started it a good couple of weeks ago during Wimbledon.  Which also means that it is now redundant.  Thank goodness for … Continue reading

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Awards Part Three: The Shauny Award for Blogging Excellence and Seven Awards in One!

This is the third & final award’s post of this series.  Yes, can you believe it?  Still more to come and I’m delighted to start off by introducing the lovely Mich from Lessons in French. Mich writes beautifully with heartfelt … Continue reading

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Shining a Light in a Dark World – The Lighthouse Award

The memories of a glorious day by the sea are still with me as I find myself humming along to a certain little ditty; you know the one don’t you, something about marrying a lighthouse keeper and living by the sea?  There, … Continue reading

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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

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Just Imagine…a Beautiful Sisterhood Award – Part Two

As promised from my previous awards post the celebrations continue!  I was very pleasantly surprised when  Jazzybeatchick  not only visited my blog but nominated me for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger’s Award! It was a pleasure to visit her … Continue reading

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