The WordPress Daily Prompt has disappeared and some of us are mystified. Why has WordPress withdrawn support for Writers and Bloggers on the WordPress platform to quickly reach and read and encourage one another's work? This seems ludicrous, especially when one pays a Premium fee to host a website and does what one does with … Continue reading Why Has WordPress Withdrawn Support?
Taking a moment to honour my mother. This is the woman who gave birth to me in South Africa, two weeks before Christmas, two months before her twentieth birthday, the parent I grew up with in Africa, before she returned to live in the UK when I was 21. I had 'left' home for practical … Continue reading A Tribute To My Mother
What a treat to see a writing prompt in the WordPress Reader today, inviting us to write on or feature the subject "Treat". It is a new year and already we are four days into it. I had hoped to begin 2018 by writing on the first day of the year but, as the … Continue reading What A Treat
Prompted by WordPress' daily post writing suggestion "confess", I am publishing the 'Letter' I wrote to God this morning. It seemed a fitting day to take stock and get a few priorities in order, before the year ends and 2018 is upon us ... This is, I suppose, more or less a modern psalm … Continue reading A Letter To God
When others do not value what you do, it does not mean that what you do has no value. Shine on, regardless, and enjoy the value in what you do while you do what you do. Holly x
I sat down to write a little message, which was simply going to say what I had posted on my Instagram account yesterday, 1st December 2017: Wishing everyone a very happy Advent season and then it seemed to me that more needed to be written besides these few words. I became mindful that so many … Continue reading A Mindful Advent 2017
Asked: "Why Do You Write?" Answer: "I write because I can’t draw … No, that is not entirely true. I write because it is the music I make without a keyboard with sounds. I write because I have written since I was a little girl, learning to spell, standing in line to have my homework … Continue reading Why Do I Write?
It is the beginning of a new week and I thought I would take a moment to still my mind and take stock of the present ... now is a present and the present is now. When we are slain by difficulty or pressure, squeezed into other people's deadlines and commitments, pushed by life into … Continue reading A Gratitude Moment
I was in a meeting in Edinburgh on Friday 13th October. Suddenly an entire rainbow formed in front of my eyes. The moment was incredible. The rainbow was a pure arc of beauty, promise and grace. It meant so much. Some others nearby noticed it, some seemed to take it for granted. I took it to heart. My meeting … Continue reading A Rainbow In Edinburgh
We sat way up in the heather hills, nibbling our daughter's deliciously crisp ginger biscuits, chatting as a foursome while the sun went down, marvelling at the rainbow that had only moments before arched in magnificence over us. Alone in the hills, we four and our hound, the powerful, full, rainbow seemed a promise … Continue reading Evening In The Heather Hills