I was talking with a good friend the other day, and she mentioned that what she remembers most in friendships is the things that take time. The beautiful handwritten card from one friend, another friend sitting with her at the hospital while her son had tests, another baking homemade banana bread every time they caught … Continue reading Slow your Christmas: deliberately
I knew I had a long drive, so I hooked my phone up with my Spotify playlist and dropped it on the seat beside me. Half way through the drive my phone suddenly cut out. I glanced over to see what the problem was. It turned out my phone had overheated and needed some cool … Continue reading on overheating
I don't know about you, but when I put something in the microwave, I often find myself impatiently watching the count down. Internally I am thinking, 'Is it finished yet? It's a microwave, it's supposed to be fast.' When I plant something in the garden, I am well aware that the process takes weeks, even … Continue reading on microwaves and gardens
Prompted by Elaine's comment on yesterday's post Now What? and a technique that Brené Brown uses, today I wrote myself a permission slip. It says "you have permission to stop". As I wrote those words, others flowed out of my worn out and weary soul, and on to the page. You see I am a … Continue reading permission
As a student I used to dread exams, the time that I used to study seemed hard and unnecessary. I thought that I had done the work and I knew my stuff. (My marks often demonstrated the truth or not of that!) As a teacher I understood the need for them, but dreaded all the … Continue reading Now what?
I have just spent a couple of days down by the beach. We have been going through a pretty crazy season in our household with a lot of things on. So packing to go away was a bit of a hassle. Having to organise the kids and myself and going somewhere different. Having to make … Continue reading The break I thought I didn’t have time for