The Whites Of The Garden

The whites are coming … There are two types of white-flowering rambling rose in our garden and they’re popping open this week. For the glorious purity and grace of the moment, we also have white “mock orange” and some other white plants in bloom at the moment. The white lupins and white viola are amongst … Continue reading The Whites Of The Garden

Catching Up And A Mention For The Bees

Dear Readers, It has been a little while since I last sat down to focus on the blog and I must start by apologising for being scarce! We are now into June 2021 and the year, even in isolation / lockdown has been very ‘busy’ for me. I have been doing a juggling act of … Continue reading Catching Up And A Mention For The Bees

Vegetable Garden Musings on Earth Day 2021

Organic is best! Today is Earth Day. Yesterday I planted out the roots of parsley, from a supermarket pot of many stems, into the bed that my son had spread compost onto, before he returned to University a couple of weeks ago. The lupin nearby will be making the soil rich with nitrogen. The rhubarb … Continue reading Vegetable Garden Musings on Earth Day 2021

Keep Calm At Christmas

We heard the news last night, of greater restrictions across the United Kingdom.This has been a year of all sorts of uncertainty, changed plans, upheaval, disappointment ... and it has also held blessings.Now, we must decide what it is that we shall focus on. Each day we have the opportunity to choose what it is … Continue reading Keep Calm At Christmas

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

We Lead By Example

  Leadership is leadership.  Parenting is leadership.  Whether we are leading teams, family big or small, classrooms full of children, organisations, churches, businesses, society, clubs ... the group that we are leading is simply a group that we are leading.  No matter the situation: We lead by example. When we become aware and mindful of … Continue reading We Lead By Example

Authenticity Is A Key

  What if I told you that authenticity is a key to a sustainable lifestyle and that being the real, most loving You is what helps others the most? I once cracked under the strain of trying to meet others' demands and expectations, in some cases people who had never ever gone beyond their own comfort zones in … Continue reading Authenticity Is A Key

What Would Jesus Do ~ Revised

  Have you ever wondered ... What Would Jesus Do?  This is the revised version of a post published at The Holly Tree Tales on 30 April 2015. * In my quietest moments, and sometimes even in the midst of a current or a raging storm, I wonder to myself “What would Jesus do?” Over … Continue reading What Would Jesus Do ~ Revised

Finding the Power to Solve Personal Problems

  Have you ever held a book in your hands which you felt was truly special and worth sharing with others? Earlier this year I bought the book "The Power of Positive Thinking" by Norman Vincent Peale.  I felt that I might have read this book many years ago and, indeed, may have it in … Continue reading Finding the Power to Solve Personal Problems

Plants For Air Quality

With a certain amount of excitement on his part, and some natural trepidation shared, I delivered my son to university at the weekend - packed, prepped and ready to start his journey within the new academic arena of his choice. We arrived ... only to discover that my son's allocated hall of residence had just … Continue reading Plants For Air Quality