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Family traditions for Holy Week and Easter – March 2021

I love the journey of Holy Week; beginning on Palm Sunday and finishing at Easter. We do endeavour to walk through Lent, but it always seems a low time of year anyway, cold and dark, so my intentions at the beginning often don’t make it through to the end! I admire how my Catholic friends… Continue reading Family traditions for Holy Week and Easter – March 2021

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Learning through hard times – February 2021

Hello friends! How are you? I realise I’m not writing much about home ed or adoption, but our lives are so out of the ordinary at the moment that my musings seem to be ambling in a slightly different, though related, direction. However, for some more practical home ed thoughts, check out our podcast here.… Continue reading Learning through hard times – February 2021

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New Year – January 2021

Hello friends and Happy New Year. I hope that however you’ve been spending these holiday weeks you’ve found some moments of beauty and made some fun memories. Like everyone else, we had a very quiet Christmas, just the six of us, but it was a precious time and what we needed. I feel so grateful,… Continue reading New Year – January 2021

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Christmas – December 2020

Well, dear friends, we have just about made it to the end of this most extraordinary year. Well done! With all the gloom around us, I feel we need to welcome in some light heartedness, and celebrate God’s goodness in the midst of the storm. Helen and I recorded a fun podcast when we giggled… Continue reading Christmas – December 2020

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Advent – December 2020

I love the season of Advent; the mystery of the now and the not yet. The heartache of our broken world mingled with the sure hope of God’s healing and redemption both now and in the future, thrown together with the excitement of Christmas soon to come. It’s a potent mix! Usually around this time… Continue reading Advent – December 2020

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Home – November 2020

I’ve been reading “The Herb of Grace” by Elizabeth Goudge along with @elizabethgoudgebookclub which home is a central theme. The book features two homes. The first was created by the indomitable matriarch of the family, with the purpose of bringing restoration and healing after the harrowing loss of the First World War and providing a… Continue reading Home – November 2020

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Autumn Lockdown – November 2020

I have to confess my heart sank rather when I heard a second lockdown was coming. With my HWH working in the NHS I realise the necessity of it as they are so overstretched. While it’s relatively quick to build a new hospital it takes much longer to train the staff to work in it.… Continue reading Autumn Lockdown – November 2020

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A Longing to Belong – October 2020

I wonder how many of us feel lonely on the of path of life we are walking, either by choice or circumstance? How often do we feel misunderstood? How often do we feel our struggles are unseen? How often do we long to share our ideals/vision/deep held convictions with somebody, but can’t risk having something… Continue reading A Longing to Belong – October 2020

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The Kite’s Tale – The healing nature of family

Adoption is a great option, but nobody has ever said it will be easy. During our training, many years ago, the phrase “parenting plus” was impressed upon us. I think this sums up the additional challenges of parenting children with attachment and trauma issues. As we daily meet those challenges, I’ve spent hours reading and… Continue reading The Kite’s Tale – The healing nature of family

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Days ahead – September 2020

Hello again friends! It seems a while since I last tapped away here. It’s been good to have time to think, read and most importantly pray over these last couple of months. I sense we are in for a rocky road ahead and I’ve wanted to try and hear God’s voice in it all. A… Continue reading Days ahead – September 2020