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This is Joan 87-years-old who always wanted to be a writer but quit school at 10 to help feed her family. She was a pineapple farmers wife by 17 and mother of 6 (including 3 miscarriages) by 29. This is my Granny who I spent vast amounts of the first four years of my life with in her lush and thriving garden where she held me close and told me rich fantastical stories that taught me to look for magic not just in flowers but also in the dirt. These are photos I have deeply feared for a long…

Journaling Micah 6.8; this was my maternal grandpa's favorite verse and he lived it well. He went Home to Jesus a number of years ago on 11 September. He loved to bake cookies for his grandkids, tend his garden, pick blueberries, put puzzles together, talk to anybody anywhere (until he lost his hearing😔) and working. He was an involved member and faithfully attended his church. He read the Bible aloud to my gramm, who is blind, everyday. They also spent time in prayer together daily. This…

Back in the garden Top - Primark Skirt - H&M Sunglasses - Primark Shoes - DMs If you've been following my blog for a while you'll be very aware that all of my outfit pictures used to be taken in my garden often by my Mum's sewing shed and apparently we are back to doing that! It's always difficult convincing a family member to take my photos so it's just much easier if the only place they have to walk is the bottom of the garden and quite frankly I like having my pictures down there. I'm…

Anyone for Pizza This is part 4/16 tales of Toby as we count down the weeks to his 19th Birthday. well Today's story is of a 8month old Toby one Sunday afternoon the family where spread all around the house in different rooms my Xwife had taken a large roasted chicken out of the oven and had placed it on the worktop to cool while the vegetables where simmering away on the stove. she had left Toby all alone in kitchen for a moment to round us all up. As I walked into the living room my son…

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Passing on traditions: A day watching old movies

There are days, usually damp, cold Sundays in February, when you simply have to give yourself permission to do nothing. Not a solitary thing. Zilch. Apart from a shuffle to the kitchen for toast, or to put the kettle on, that is. And, whatever your mother might say, this is not lazy behaviour. Oh no, this is essential downtime, especially when hung over. Any thoughts of a to-do list must be scoured from the mind: it is time to step away from the computer. The only activity to be done…