Thank You Winter

Thank you winter

For glowing fire and wood-smoke,

For bonfires spiraling into the early fall of dusk,

For early nights with hot water-bottles wrapped up tight,

For long hot baths, scented lavender,

For time to read, to play cards, to find myself beaten at Scrabble.

Thank you for hot drinks, warming food, clothes which drape … Read more


Snow – Accepting what is

Yesterday was our second snow day.  My school and each of the boy’s schools are closed due to snow.  Eldest son was sent home from school early on Friday as the buses didn’t want to be out and about and I had already cancelled what I was doing that afternoon after skidding out onto a … Read more


The shift to fifty

On Monday I turn fifty.  It feels significant.

I’m really aware that I’ve not been blogging as often as I have been for the last few years.  I miss it.  I miss the communication it brings.

But when I sit down to write it feels like I have nothing of importance to say.  In the … Read more


Identity – who am I?

I’d like to say I’m having and identity crisis. But I’m not. Because I don’t feel like there is a me to have an identity crisis about.

I’m aware that I didn’t blog last week and it’s because I feel like I’m in a bit of a cocoon soup and so I’m not really sure … Read more


You are never alone

Do you ever feel alone?

We were away over Easter and there were times when I felt really alone.

We usually go on holiday with other people and I love having the choice to be alone or with others.  This time it was just us.  The kids had each other and most of the time … Read more


Compassion not solutions

I’m a problem solver. In fact, I like to think I’m pretty good at finding solutions. I even felt proud of this part of my character..until this week when I have started to think again.

My mum died 15 years ago on the 19th Jan.  There are still moments when I feel flayed by her … Read more


My email address

julieleoni.com@gmail.com