Jolts of the Painful Stuff

Do you know how sometimes when you think about something that was once fiercely painful a long time ago? Then you sometimes find it gives you a sudden jolt of pain when it, for some reason, comes back into the fore? It is interesting how the pain of a long time ago, dealt with or…

Appeal: Send a Card to Safyre

I recently told you of the wish from a little boy in Warrington who has a terminal illness and for Christmas, wanted to receive as many Christmas cards as possible from all over the world. I have of course sent my card to Layton and would encourage you to do the same by having a…

Another Sad Christmas (with some nice bits though)

When I was really little, when I believed in Father Christmas, it was magical. There were traditions and rituals that we would go through each year on Christmas eve ā€“ my mother would take us up to bed, singing Jingle Bells and a big white paper sack that was nearly as tall as me would…

Sending Love to All

Iā€™m getting into the Christmas spirit, or at least, I think it is that. I am always ever so perturbed by the paucity of good will and kindness of spirit extended towards humans by humans. The news daily shows us our errors daily ā€“ a mirror held up to us, showing the ugliness we as…

Appeal: Send a Christmas Card to Layton

Hello I recently came across an appeal from the family of a 9 year old boy with a terminal illness.   His name is Layton Robinson-Bancroft and he sadly has mitochondrial disease. Thing is – this little boy loves opening post. I know I love it! As long as it’s not junk mail or bills……

The Tree is Up

We put the Christmas tree up over the weekend. Which was exhausting. Of course it is: my husband is still getting over his broken leg (and will be doing so for a long time), I have a trapped nerve in my back, making all movement excruciatingly painful and the kids just want to jump into…