After a short but hectic jaunt to London, I was ready to rest today. I slept for 10 hours straight (hardly ever happens) last night – still can’t quite believe it!

So the picture today is: 

Yes – a wee rest on the sofa, cup of coffee and a cuddle with the cat.


Sight is a precious thing. Just before Christmas my husband had laser eye surgery! I consider this brave (or perhaps foolhardy!) as I wouldn’t let anyone near my eyes with a laser!!! And, after 35 years, I am used to my glasses. (Forgive the bad selfie with a reluctant cat!!)



Today the word is “fold” and I have a picture of the cat, who has managed to fold herself up into my wrap, as I am sitting on the sofa. 

I was trying to write stuff, but its a well known fact that cats have no respect for laptops/tablets/books/newspapers/etc., especially when they are blocking that warm spot on a human’s lap.


Lenten Snapshots

it is so long since I posted anything that I have forgotten how to use WordPress! So this might take a while.

I am taking part in a Lenten Snapshots challenge to take a photo everyday inspired by the word or phrase of the day (the list is below) and the blog seemed the best place to do this.


So for my first shot Me and my furry hot water bottle on a cold, but bright March morning.





Stress busting…

Day three of the blogging challenge for November.

I came across this when I was looking for something else, as so often happens: I found it years ago on Kathryns’ blog. I had it pined up on my notice board for a while – to help with perspective when my congregation was going through a difficult time with their buildings (we eventually had to move out, and spent two years sharing with our Episcopal neighbours, until we negotiated a union with another congregation).

So today I share the 10 Commandments for reducing stress.

1. Thou shalt not be perfect, or even try.
2. Thou shalt not try to be all things to all people.
3. Thou shalt leave undone things that ought to be done.
4. Thou shalt not spread thyself too thin.
5. Thou shalt learn to say No.
6. Thou shalt schedule time for thyself and for thy support network.
7. Thou shalt switch off and do nothing regularly.
8. Thou shalt be boring, inelegant, untidy and unattractive at times.
9. Thou shalt not feel guilty.
10. Thou shalt very definitely not be thine own worst enemy, but thine own best friend.

Nothing says relaxation more than our cat!