Peaceful is my garden

Peaceful is my garden

The sampler in this picture was given to me by my late sister and it hangs above my desk at home. I think that it dates back to the 1800s and I often wonder about the person who embroidered it. Was it a rebellious young girl who was required to demonstrate her...
Taking the plunge

Taking the plunge

Every morning in summer I swim in the tidal pool below our home. It’s a piece of paradise, full of magical sea anemones and tiny rock fish, and surrounded by big boulders and the crashing waves of the open sea. On sunny days, the cobalt sky hugs the glorious blue line...
What do you want to achieve in 2019?

What do you want to achieve in 2019?

Every year we make a bunch of new year resolutions but rarely stop to reflect on and celebrate the year that we have just completed. Why not leave 2018 with a proper farewell by taking a look back and answering these questions? Writing the answers down in a journal is...