Several quotes and other writings that I have seen over the past week have prompted me to write a piece on the subject of flow in our lives. This has been an interesting personal challenge, as there have been weather patterns showing their otherwise faces and things breaking down or getting completely stuck, all … Continue reading A Study On Flow
It is the end of the second week in January. I look outside and see a thick blanket of mist covering the countryside, visibility only possible within the boundaries of our property. It might clear to be a beautiful sunny Winter's day later, but the weather forecast sounds gloomy. It is hard to be upbeat … Continue reading The Fruit Of Our Lives ~ A Testimony
Once upon a time, there was a little old house in the country. The little old house had seen many people come and go over the two hundred odd years of its lifetime, especially in the decades since the church of the land had sold it to 'ordinary' folk, some decades ago. Many owners had … Continue reading The House & The Holly Trees
This week I received a surprise greeting from WordPress, reminding me that the beginning of January marks the anniversary of the launch of my blog, The Holly Tree Tales. As has happened similarly in the previous two years, the reminder came with a little message saying: "Achievement Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com! You registered … Continue reading A Mindful Third Anniversary Of The Holly Tree Tales
Dear Readers, Last Saturday, 18th November 2017, was an auspicious day for The Holly Tree Tales blog ... it became A Dot Com ... and was apparently "doing somersaults in excitement!" In other words, this website, The Holly Tree Tales, went from being a WordPress Dot Com, to a Dot Com in its own … Continue reading When Your Blog Becomes A Dot Com
Dear Readers, I was thrilled to learn this morning that I had been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award yesterday. This is my first award nomination on WordPress and I am grateful for the recognition by a fellow Blogger. It is always lovely to hear that one’s writing is appreciated by others and I would like … Continue reading The Versatile Blogger Award
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
Today my attention wandered to the WordPress Reader, a screen where one can see a list of latest posts published by WordPress bloggers, feeling a little lost in the process of swapping computer screens, my day having passed fairly unproductively thus far. Perhaps I was instinctively looking for a little plank to stand on in … Continue reading What Is Brave?
In January 2015 I began the technological challenge of building a blog. For a few years before that, friends and family had suggested that I take my communication to a wider audience. Over many years, indeed since my teen years, people have suggested that I write my story and create stories out of my experiences … Continue reading Why Do I Have A Blog?