Dealing with hurtful words over Christmas

We are social creatures – we need to love and feel loved and share pleasant, meaningful interaction. Especially at Christmas. We hope that our Christmas will be a time of giving and spending time together sharing memories and making new ones. Sadly this isn't always how it turns out. Christmas can heighten and highlight cracks…

Tired of Waiting? 10 questions that help!

You know those weeks (or months or years) when nothing seems to work? No matter what you do or try, nothing changes or moves forward? I've had my share - sometimes I think I've had someone else's share as well 🙂 It's frustrating, it lowers your energy and enthusiasm and  makes you doubt yourself. It…

Lest We Forget

These 4 pictures are of my mum, Lesley, taken during WW2 when she was in the W.A.A.F [Women's Auxilliary Air Force] and stationed not far from London. I don't know exactly when the pictures were taken  - she was only just 13 when the war started in 1939 and, according to the website I looked…

Forgiveness

Martin Luther King understood forgiveness. The Real Housewives don't always seem to. Those victims, pushed into the media spotlight by unfathomable, agonising crime, who publicly - and genuinely -  forgive the perpetrators. They understand. And us? You and me? If we're honest, we admit that we struggle with forgiveness. Where's the justice? What about my…