Bitterest feeling. This day-job, this occupation, this vocation that I have allowed to be mine – motherhood – is so hard. I gave up paid work to be a failure at this? This important, vital job that is somehow rendered otherwise in society’s harsher views? So, I’m crap at a dud job but I’m meant […]


I’m off to a conference today. It’s a family-oriented thing; the annual SummerView Conference run by the Church Missionary Society (CMS). It’s by the beach. 🙂 On Sunday, my lovely hubby and I celebrate our twelfth wedding anniversary. I knitted him a vest as a gift. It was meant to be for his birthday in […]

Promised Joy

The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men   Gang aft agley An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promis’d joy! Robert Burns, “To a Mouse” (1785) You know that tendency we have to plan? You might not have much of it. But I would guess it’s there. Even if it’s buried under […]