A Moment With The White Viola

There is so much perfection in one tiny flower. This white viola is one small part of a constellation of blooms in my organic garden. Like stars they light me up when I see their pretty faces and I watch how the native bees love to sip their nectar. There is such grace in a … Continue reading A Moment With The White Viola

Life As A Garden

Reflecting on how I might incorporate writing about my and other gardens that I have experienced, into writing about various aspects of life in the content of The Holly Tree Tales blog, I scribed the following piece in 2017. At first, this was written onto a landing page, entitled "Life As A Garden", and I … Continue reading Life As A Garden

The Love On The Inside

Looking at the beauty of this building, York Minster, I suddenly had the thought: “We might look amazing, our lives might appear perfect on the outside, but is there love on the inside?” Churches are places created to worship God. God is LOVE. So, for me it follows that churches worship / practise / emulate … Continue reading The Love On The Inside

An Impromptu Mini Intro To Donald Miller’s Book “Building A Story Brand”

"Every day most business leaders make a mistake that costs them money: they don't explain clearly what it is their company does."Does this ring a bell for you?It certainly does for me and that is why I ordered the book "Building A Story Brand" by Donald Miller. In fact, I feel that the book contains … Continue reading An Impromptu Mini Intro To Donald Miller’s Book “Building A Story Brand”

If You Can ~ A Poem

If you canLive where you love the sounds that you'll hearWhere you love the sights that you'll seeWhere you love the feelings you getWhere you love the hope that you hearIf you can.Where you love the people you'll meetWhere you love the beat that you'll feelWhere you love the sunrise or sunsetWhere you love the … Continue reading If You Can ~ A Poem

An Eagle’s Journey

Today my daughter leaves lockdown, after nearly 5.5 months. I am so grateful for the time we have had together, a real bonus for our family in this difficult time, and we have been able to support one another during remote working / studying etc. It feels like the boarding school days again, both son … Continue reading An Eagle’s Journey

A Thought For Every Tough Time

In Life, you will never be asked to go through more than you can handle. It's what you do with it that affects the rest of your Life. Often those who go through the toughest of times are the ones whose lights shine the brightest. Don't ever give up. Every tough time has something precious … Continue reading A Thought For Every Tough Time

The Talking Hearts Podcast Story

My podcast has now landed on Spotify. It is called TALKING HEARTS. 🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍 I have made 12 trial run episodes for the first ‘season’, a practice run, “Fridays Live With Holly”. There are many chinks and clinks and a few techie glitches, but there is also a ton of authentic, real, raw content and a … Continue reading The Talking Hearts Podcast Story

Mindful Insights

Do you write down your insights? Did you know that taking regular time out from your work for a few moments, to be mindful, is not only good for you but it also is an opportunity to ‘hear’ yourself? This is what one of my mindful moments produced. Have an amazingly mindful day. 🌿💜🌿 Holly … Continue reading Mindful Insights