Happy New Year and Decade

Just a quick one to say thank you for being with me (some of you since I started blogging and Love Being Me back in 2012!).

Before I left for our trip away this year, I dug out my old diaries; not the deep and meaningful ones, but the ‘remember appointment and that football match’ … Read more


2019 review – Winter Solstice Reflections

Tomorrow (Sunday) is the shortest day.  At 04:19 tomorrow morning, the sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.4 degrees which means it is when the North Pole is tilted farthest away from the Sun, and so we have the fewest hours of sunlight of the year.

I miss the sun and the light.  I’m … Read more


School is Here.

My son wrote this poem at the end of his first day at secondary school and it so sums up how I feel too….I love it!

School is Here

 

School is here, you can tell.

 

The grudginess from within is brought to our unstable souls as well,

One second you can be at … Read more


The end of the primary school years

You know that feeling, where you wake up and for a split second the world is as it has always been, and then it descends with a weight; the knowledge that something significant has ended and that life will never be the same again.

Have you had that feeling?

I’ve had it before in my … Read more


Everyday Heroes

I’m so lucky; my life is filled with everyday heroes.

I work with people who every day make a positive difference to other people’s lives, and some days, save lives, just by noticing and caring.

I know people who are heroic in just living with the situations they have going on, when every day is … Read more


Time passes by

Another new year.  Time has passed.

An ex student posted this photo on Facebook of us all;  I had organised this 5th Form Project pony trekking for a week in Wales when I still lived in Kent.  I remember how my knees hurt and the exhilaration of galloping together up hills with the wind in … Read more


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