The Gift of Time

I took a month off from blogging and social media over Christmas, And I embraced the gift of TIME. My dear aunt Peggy was nearing the end of her TIME on this good Earth, Thus I was able to spend precious quiet TIME by her bedside. The last of a family of eleven, She passed away peacefully, aged 94 years […]

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The Healing Power of Baking

  My mother was an excellent cook and she always baked on Saturdays. Although our 1960’s kitchen was small and lacking in modern style worktops, the twin tub washing machine cover, the flap of the 60’s dresser and the top of the fridge were transformed into baking tables. Mum taught my three younger sisters and I to cook and bake, […]

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The Swansong Project

“In a song there is a soul that is eternal.” Ben Buddy Slack watched his grandmother Teresa (my aunt) deteriorate due to Alzheimer’s. “Towards the end me and my uncle sang her favourite songs to her. She was pretty unresponsive because she had Alzheimer’s – but when we began to sing she kind of lit up and started tapping her […]

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Hugs from the Universe

I want to say a big “thank you” to everyone who commented on my post This Too Shall Pass. I really appreciate your kindness. You have been a HUGE support. The week my sister passed away, I won two beautiful prizes from great blogging friends. The first came from ThoughtsnLife Blog I have been following Bella’s inspirational blog from the […]

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This Too Shall Pass

On Friday my sister passed away after a relatively short illness. It was a very powerful reminder of how fragile life can be… I wrote this poem several years ago, seated beneath a giant bell that faces a local graveyard. For Whom The Bell Tolls Seagulls scream overhead, Above the mighty bell, While Inis Caorach lies silent, Between two stone […]

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Stopping the World

A HUGE “Thank you” to everyone who sent kind messages after my post Time Out  I really appreciate your support. I envisaged taking a few days out, but my Spirit needed longer… I travelled back to my father’s death back in 1995 from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – a terrible disease that ravaged his poor body, settling in his bones and causing him immense pain […]

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For Whom The Bell Tolls

I lost a dear, dear friend on Thursday.  His name was Danny; he played the guitar for our church choir and he helped me adjust to a new role, as the newest choir member, welcoming me every Sunday with his cheeky smile, by lending me a tape recorder, telling jokes, giving me music tapes and setting a good example of loving kindness to […]

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