January Blogging


2018 has arrived.

I would like to say thank you to all who visit here  – you know who you are! And for new visitors,  please look at who I follow because they are all wonderful. Your support and loyalty in the blogging community means much. Especially as my blog is an abbreviated affair – mainly populated with others’ brilliant words. Good luck to all of you in your creative works in this coming year.

It’s a busy time for me, and so I leave you with a favourite quote. Meanwhile, I hope all your wishes come true, in abundance, and that love heals all, for all, in all.

‘Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, “It will be happier.” ‘

Alfred LordTennyson

An August Blog


As I write this, the sounds of beautiful music fill my kitchen.

The smell of a pot meal fires my hunger.

Outside the birds sing their roosting song, and

A tap splashes softly as I contemplate the year.


Summer sighs with winds that promise cooler days –

in spite of yellowed grasses,

It never quite reached its promise.

Yet I find gratitude for all I have learnt, and the laughter I hear as an echo.


For beyond the shadows that hurt

the laughter bubbles its effervescent stream –

if I listen hard enough.

Have a good August, and may you find full laughter.