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When it is okay to let your friends down.

By On 22nd March 2017

The storm that hit Liverpool a few weeks ago has left its mark. The tree that fell across our road has been removed, but as I walk around my front garden today I see the lawn strewn with debris. In the flower beds small plants have been crushed or entangled in the mess. In life when a storm hits our first priority…

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When a storm stops you in your tracks.

By On 8th March 2017

Two weeks ago storm Doris battered the UK. Liverpool was hit hard. On our street, opposite our house a two hundred year old beech tree came down. It fell across the road, pulling with it our neighbour’s fence and landing in our drive way at nine o’ clock in the morning. The road was made impassable. It was a miracle no one was…

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Alternative Advent Calendar, Part 3.

By On 26th December 2016

By the time you read this Christmas will be over but I still wanted to share with you the remainder of my Alternative Advent Calendar. Maybe one of the ideas will feel relevant to you in this ‘in-between’ time, as we start to think about a new year. For me this year Christmas has been good. Lots of happy memories…

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Alternative Advent Calendar, Part 2.

By On 16th December 2016

Here is the next instalment of the Alternative Advent Calendar I have been writing on Facebook and Instagram through the month of December. I hope you enjoy it. (You will find December 1st – 7th here). December 8th The gift of Vulnerability At this time of year the pressure to be HAVING A GOOD TIME ALL THE TIME is great….