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.



Living on the West Coast of Scotland, the chances of our wee bit of the earth (or any of the creatures living on it) being parched is remote. So I was struggling for a photo idea for today’s word, the only thing I could come up with was my empty and rapidly drying out coffee cup – the closest to parched I will be today.



Day 19 of the Lent snapshots.

Three different choices for hydration, fresh orange juice (the husband), black coffee (me) and a Coke Zero (the daughter #2). 



That Monday morning feeling…

Monday … and every morning 😄


Simple things…


Trading Joy

The trading of joy comes naturally because it is of the nature of joy to proclaim and share itself. Joy cannot contain itself, as we say. It overflows.

Frederick Buechner

This was this morning’s thought from inward/outward, and it came through just as I was thinking about the worship theme for this coming Sunday (yes I am starting back to work at last).

I was thinking about recognition and how we all need to be recognised, appreciated and loved. And I was reminded of this wonderful short film, part of which I am hoping to show on Sunday morning.

So if you have a dose of the Monday morning blues – then grab a coffee, put your feet up and watch this – I guarantee it will make you smile 🙂


Still off sick…

This was posted on Facebook this morning and it sums up my life quite well. This is how I look and feel these mornings after two months of coughing and wakeful nights.

Things can only get better… I hope 🙂