Life as it is now

Thoughts, ponderings, stories and details about my life as it is now.

Jan 7, 2021

Looking Back

Looking Back

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” - Robert BraultA year ago we could never have imagined the state of the world

Dec 10, 2020

Who Promised you a Rose Garden?

Who Promised you a Rose Garden?

“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 
Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it

Dec 2, 2020

Keep on Dancing

Keep on Dancing

I have always believed that life rewards action, yet so often I worry about the outcome of my choices, the consequences of my actions. I toil over the result, the cost – loss or

Nov 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough." - Meister EckhartI am not American, although I do have many cousins living there and

Oct 14, 2020

My Gran

My Gran

In memory of Joan Sheila AmmonI started writing this article on the day I heard my grandmother had passed away. I then had to re-write parts of it later as it took me

Sep 6, 2020

Losing Oneself

Losing Oneself

“Once you lose yourself, you have two choices: find the person you used to be, or lose that person completely.” 
- H.G. WellsShe said she thinks I may be having a mid

Sep 4, 2020

Happiness

Happiness

"Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes." - Charles DickensWhen I experience it, this state of happiness, the emotion of

Aug 15, 2020

Born for Society

Born for Society

“Man was born for society. However little He may be attached to the World, He never can wholly forget it, or bear to be wholly forgotten by it." ― Matthew Gregory LewisI have been

Jul 23, 2020

Wings to the Mind

Wings to the Mind

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
 - PlatoI have just finished cleaning up after dinner and am now sitting on

Jul 19, 2020

A Lazy Sunday

A Lazy Sunday

I have bought a large container of cherries and plan to make a cherry crumble this afternoon, to have after the roast dinner. Summer in London means berries and inspiration for berry-inspired deserts

Jul 9, 2020

Brave the Storm

Brave the Storm

"And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But

Jul 1, 2020

Quotes for Wednesday

Quotes for Wednesday

“There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” 
- Alfred WainwrightWe are supposed to be going for a walk. - a long one down Bayswater road to what I believe to