Tag Archives: love

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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This Storm Will Bring You Down but it Will Not Break You

The storm arrived last night as was forecast. It did its best to wreak havoc with its howling winds and pounding rain.  By morning the damage was done but not as bad as was first feared for us in our … Continue reading

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A Little Boy’s Hand in Mine

Once upon a time, many years ago, a three-year old boy not long to be four put his little hand into his mother’s and smiled up at her.  She smiled back with reassurance and promised him that she would keep … Continue reading

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Been down this Path before

For some reason I am having a great deal of difficulty writing today.  The post I had intended to put out yesterday didn’t materialize because my USB cable for my camera has broken (second time!)  This means that I can’t … Continue reading

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What a Week – Time to Bring out some Awards!

What a week it’s been.  Always a time of reflection at this time of year as we remember 9/11 and of course this does wonders for concentrating our minds on what really matters in the grand scheme of things. Life … Continue reading

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Thank You – You Are My Sunshine!

So here we are, all the birthday celebrations for my daughter’s 21st have been and gone but what a wonderful time it was!  My heart is full of the joy and love which comes from sharing this special time with … Continue reading

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My Dad, The Great Train Robbery and A Game of Cricket

Today is my dad’s 81st birthday.  Not so unusual these days (what is 80 now anyway, the new 40?)  except in this case my dad is a raging alcoholic who has spent the best part of the last 35 years … Continue reading

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A Short Story of Grief As Told In My Garden

High Into the Blue. Even though I break and shatter, Even though I cry alone; Even then I know you are with me, Even then I know I am home. How do I heal from this?  Is it possible when … Continue reading

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