It is not every day that you meet a fox. It is not every day that one is adorned with the silk tie belonging to JT Foxx either. I am honoured to have met JT, to have been 'crowned' with his elegant tie, standing alongside a maestro with anticipation of great things to come, and … Continue reading Meeting JT Foxx For the First Time
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
Part of the remains of a 900 year old cathedral, at St Andrews ... Got me thinking that it's just as well faith in God is not based on bricks and mortar, denominations, church boards, or even coffee morning rotas ... It is love that is what is meant to demonstrate to the world that … Continue reading Faith And Love
* Three months ago, my son set off for university, for the first time. A few short weeks ago, my son announced that he had decided to write a film script. He had joined his university's Film Society, had attended several meetings as part of the group of enthusiasts there, and wished to enter into … Continue reading The Perfect Story – A Short Film
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
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?
When we feel heard and valued, we find that we can do amazing things. Have you found that even the most optimistic among us begin to falter and slide, when integrity is challenged by the judgement and misunderstanding of others? I have seen this happen to people with great promise, who have been put upon … Continue reading When We Feel Heard And Valued
As I glanced up to the top shelf, a book almost spoke to me to lift it down and open it ... this book ... "Mandela. My Prisoner, My Friend". I obeyed.
What really matters is how much we love.
When people talk about others, remember that they are just as capable of talking about you. Be careful. When you notice that people have slipped into the shadows, know that they have not collected their facts. Be careful. When groups fall off the ledge of your life, know that they have been spreading rumour and … Continue reading When People Talk About Others