It seems like a wonderful idea; a day to celebrate the most giving, caring and nurturing person in your life. The person who gave you life and raised you, perhaps with the help of another, or perhaps alone, to become the person you are. A day to acknowledge mothers all over the UK who deserve … Continue reading Mixed emotions on Mother’s Day
I've been reminded this week of the first time we saw North Lodge in Myddfai, now our home for almost three years. It was a rainy day at the end of October 2014 and we knew we belonged here before we got through the gates. All our previous homes have "spoken" to me long before … Continue reading November Myddfai Musings
Talking about our inevitable death and our wishes after the event, is not usually included in recommended light conversation for date night. Even amongst those who work in roles where you'd expect talking about dying to be something they're trained in, and despite us all knowing that we will, at some point, die, many of … Continue reading Let’s talk about death, darling
This summer, I was ready. Ready to decide where my new life in Myddfai, Carmarthenshire, was going to head in the next chapter. When you've been lucky enough to live a life that has been full and varied (not just because of opportunities but also challenges) then finding the next thing you want to focus … Continue reading Why I became an Independent Celebrant
Massive Change; an event that has such a huge impact on your life, every moment of it, how you live it and how you define yourself, that you are a different person than the one you were previously. It can happen to anyone at any time and is not because of karma, or due to … Continue reading Massive change requires reinvention of Brand-You
I am lucky enough to be learning a new skill, making stained glass, as part of this amazing group. It has become so much more for me than a class, it's a place where I've found myself again. Source: It's more than just a communuty class
Dear Hormones, What are you playing at? Seriously, I thought we, as a body, were all in this together; fighting against the odds of EDS and Heart Failure, beating them against all expectations and doing a pretty impressive job of it actually. Then, you took it upon yourselves to go off-piste and take control in, … Continue reading Dear hormones
A few years ago, I had a series of heart attacks. From out of nowhere they stopped me in my tracks and made me reconsider everything about my life. You could say they were a major crossroads; I've spent a great deal of time since focussed on "letting go" of the feelings I was left … Continue reading Letting go of letting-go!
I am happy with my lot. I know in my life I can have it all; motherhood, success, a happy marriage (27 years and counting), exotic holidays, a wonderful home, time with great friends, fabulous car, a wardrobe full of clothes I love, immaculate house hair and nails..... Sounds like a dream doesn’t it? Many … Continue reading You can have it all ladies….
Ok, so here's the thing..... Of course I'm grateful. Grateful for the new lease of life I've been given; for the amazing care at the hospital; the wonderful messages from friends; the visitors who've come to cheer me up; the constant, un-ending support from John. So why am I feeling so down? What is really … Continue reading Choosing to accept