• Friendship…
    I have a good friend from Guernsey whom I’ve known since my mid twenties. We both had seasonal businesses. Hers was an hotel, very upscale and family owned in ...
  • A Periwinkle Kind of Weekend…
    Periwinkles were in bloom when my first daughter, Paris (pronounced Pah-rhee, the French way, in my head) was born, it was the middle of July, the summer heat had ...
  • The Anvil…
    For Simon’s birthday we bought him a 300lb anvil.  Not a simple gift to keep secret, wrap or deliver so we didn’t try. Suffice it to say he was a willing ...
  • My Russian Blue…
    I knew when Shadow performed little head-over-heels’s in my lap as a kitty-witty, brand new to our barn, that he was special. He’d run to greet me when I ...
  • Birthday Wishes and R.I.P…
    And so another year passes and I am at a point where I catch myself thinking, “This has been too long, I need to call and hear my father’s ...
  • Children Playing…
    My childhood home in London backed onto the playing fields of the school I attended until I was eleven.  Even as a youngster myself I loved the happy noise of ...
  • A Day of Contemplation and Reflection…
    I’d never heard of In School Suspensions although I should have put two and two together since I went to boarding school and that’s the only kind of ...
  • Young-Steer-a-Running…
    This morning while walking I was thoroughly amused by this field of young steer. As I pass they start to get up, awkwardly onto their front legs first, going through ...
  • It’s March 3rd!..
    Simon, today you are 29 and because of a dreadful cough I contracted while out and about recently, I was reminded of how I felt in 1988 when I was great with child. ...
  • Freedom…
    As we walk into the kitchen from the garage we are greeted by three cats. There are a couple of motives for this behavior, the first has to do with food, the second ...
  • Too Thin, or Slender & in Shape?…
    At 5ft 7ins I’ve spent most of my life, since the age of eighteen, hovering around the 124 – 136 lb mark dropping down to the lower 120′s when in ...
  • Teaching Physics…
    I was booked to substitute for the physics/aeronautics  teacher, “He’ll leave you plenty of instructions…” texted the upper school ...
  • Heavy Mist and Other Weather…
    It snowed last week just for a while but enough to put down a covering worthy of a few pictures around Footlights, I caught the Barn-mates out too and we posed, ...
  • Christmas Gifts and More…
    Last year at about this time I complained to Hubs that my children had lost the habit of writing thank you notes and sending birthday or Mother’s day ...
  • Wedding…
    About six months ago we were sitting at dinner at the winery down the road. We had helped with an event and been invited to come back later to eat, “Just the ...
  • Sometimes the Grass is Not Greener…
    I love photographing the cows in our surrounding fields. I am reminded of walks taken with my paternal grandmother in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire,  where my ...
  • Three Kings’ Feast…
    I enjoy throwing parties although the build up always makes me think, “Never again!” But this year we were so busy over Christmas, what with a wedding ...
  • Happy Birthday Daughts…
    Happy Birthday Daughts! As you so aptly commented in a recent Facebook post, “I’ll be 25 Monday.  Where did time go?” Where did it go? Well, I have ...
  • Christmas Day Photos…
    Last year we sent each other photos of what we were doing on Christmas morning.  A sucker for traditions I texted the clan with a photo of Hubs and me, ...
  • Merry Christmas…
      “And presented Him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.”  (Matthew 2:11) We wish you a most joyous Christmas and a happy 2017. From all of ...
  • Out of the Mouths of Babes…
    Last Thursday I went into school to teach fourth grade. By now I had taught second and fifth grade and was known by sight along the outdoor decks of the lower ...
  • On Being God…
    Have you ever lain awake at night worrying about something that is absolutely out of your control? Imagining that if you worry hard enough something will change? ...
Recent Posts
Friendship…
/ March 27, 2017
I have a good friend from Guernsey whom I’ve known since my mid twenties. We both had seasonal businesses. Hers was an hotel, very upscale and family owned in ...
A Periwinkle Kind of Weekend…
/ March 24, 2017
Periwinkles were in bloom when my first daughter, Paris (pronounced Pah-rhee, the French way, in my head) was born, it was the middle of July, the summer heat had ...
The Anvil…
/ March 21, 2017
For Simon’s birthday we bought him a 300lb anvil.  Not a simple gift to keep secret, wrap or deliver so we didn’t try. Suffice it to say he was a willing ...
My Russian Blue…
/ March 16, 2017
I knew when Shadow performed little head-over-heels’s in my lap as a kitty-witty, brand new to our barn, that he was special. He’d run to greet me when I ...
Birthday Wishes and R.I.P…
/ March 14, 2017
And so another year passes and I am at a point where I catch myself thinking, “This has been too long, I need to call and hear my father’s ...
Children Playing…
/ March 10, 2017
My childhood home in London backed onto the playing fields of the school I attended until I was eleven.  Even as a youngster myself I loved the happy noise of ...