Category Archives: My Life

A time for cycling

It has been a number of years since I have been bike riding.  A few months ago, I thought about our five bikes sitting unused in our shed and decided its time…. We got them serviced, bought a bike rack … Continue reading

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Loving the way Jesus loves

I like reading parts of the Bible slowly.  This year I have been reading 1 Corinthians 13 again and again – not every day, but certainly a few times each week.  I have particularly focused on verses 4-8 which describe … Continue reading

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A quilt for a niece

I am blessed with a number of nieces who I love and adore their company.  One has recently turned 21.  Her favourite colour is turquoise, so the quilt had to include this colour.  I also had limited time – so … Continue reading

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Book Spine Poetry

Cath has infected me with the idea of creating poetry from book spines.  It is a fun idea and I have delighted in using the books at my disposal. Story Secret Daughter Wilful Behaviour Breakdown What am I doing here? Good … Continue reading

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More cushions

A dear friend who lives in Paris gave me some fabric – black and white with the Eiffel tower on it.  I put it away for “something special”.  Last month it was my daughter Susannah’s birthday and another friend Jenny … Continue reading

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On golden ponds

Doesn’t this look like a glorious view, to drink a cup of tea and watch the wintery sun slowly set?  This has been my view for the last week and I am still pinching my arm to make sure it … Continue reading

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She’s leaving home…

It happened suddenly last week – just like that.  Susannah told us on Tuesday night that she might be moving out and on Wednesday it was no longer a possibility, it was a reality and it was happening in three … Continue reading

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Bring your friends – Nicky Chiswell & Band

Nicky Chiswell is one of my very good friends.  We did the parenting stuff together.   When her family moved inter-state I was sad.  I made a promise that if she ever did a new album, I would come to … Continue reading

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Something for my Mother

Today it is my Mother’s birthday and again I faced that perplexing dilemma: what to give her. Every year, I want to give her something that she will really like – but what is that something? It was with much delight … Continue reading

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Blessings of an ordinary day

  Last Sunday instead of going to church I took Keith to hospital.  My ordinary Sunday changed in an instant.  The emergency department is not a place I would ever choose to visit.   I was flooded with unwanted memories … Continue reading

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