Is my creativity broken?

I used to be a creative person; indoors I loved painting, drawing, crochet and embroidery and outdoors, I enjoyed making things in wood (like my raised beds) or doing something with the garden. Over the last thirteen years, I haven’t been very creative in these ways. I have done the odd project here and there,Continue reading “Is my creativity broken?”

Little moments

I was thinking today that parents often don’t have a lot of spare time and having children with additional needs lessens that even more so, especially when they no longer go to bed at 7pm. As a teenager, Pigeon now stays up nearly as late as me, so my time to get things done hasContinue reading “Little moments”

Lessons learnt from ten years as a single parent:

I need grace, guidance, patience, energy and wisdom from my Father God; on my own, I cannot be an effective parent. I am only one person. I have tried to be two parents to my children, but I just can’t do it! Not to compare myself (and what I can achieve in a day) toContinue reading “Lessons learnt from ten years as a single parent:”


I wouldn’t call myself a minimalist. Some of the hoarders amongst my friends and family would refer to me as that, but I don’t think that quite describes me. What even is minimalism? For some it is white walls, only a few pieces of simple furniture and few decorative items on the walls. For others,Continue reading “Minimalist?”

Joy in the little things

It’s easy to get caught up in the fear, in the constant news watching, or in the escapism that others are ‘hiding’ in at the moment. A world pandemic that seems to be out of control is scary, even for people of faith. However, the Lord has been teaching me a strategy for many yearsContinue reading “Joy in the little things”