After more hate, there’s more love


It's hard to comprehend what is going on in our world in these days. Acts of terrorism and tragic events which I was used to thinking about happening 'over there' are now happening  less than a couple of hundred miles from me. It shouldn't make them more terrifying or tragic to me, but it does. …

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Inspired by Austen (oh and by the way, I’m back!)


Hello there, after 7 months of being in the writing wilderness, I have returned. An updated look, and a fresh perspective.  I deliberately stopped writing for a while. I felt dry and empty of words, and so concentrated on my health and fitness. Walking, running, gymming (I'm not sure 'to gym' is a verb but …

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The A to Z of the Pastor’s Wife – Z is for Zig Zag


Z is for Zig Zag So, here we are at the end of the challenge. I'm so glad I made it. I didn't quite do it last year. I feel that I've Zig-Zagged and wandered a lot in my thoughts over this A to Z Challenge. Thanks again for your comments and likes and for …

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The A to Z of the Pastor’s Wife – Y is for Yahtzee


Y is for Yahtzee Himself introduced me to Yahtzee when we met. We love to play it, it's a great game when there's just the two of you - not many of them about. He had the same 5 dice and little plastic tub to shake them in, for years. So one Christmas I decided …

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The A to Z of the Pastor’s Wife – X is for Xenial


X is for Xenial Xenial is to be hospitable, especially to strangers or foreigners. (It is also defined as having something to do with pollinating flowers, but we'll leave that for now 🙂 ) Himself and meself have been made so welcome by our church family. Already we feel like we know each other; since the …

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The A to Z of the Pastor’s W…


W is for Writer, Worker, Wife, Worshipper I am a massive fan of Les Miserables. One of my fave songs, and moments of the show is when Jean Valjean sings. "Who am I?" He cannot deny who he really is and at risk to himself and his soon to be adopted daughter, he reveals his true …

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The A to Z of the Pastor’s Wife – V is for Variety


V is for Variety Don't worry, I'm not going to do songs from the shows with some comedy and a bit of juggling thrown in. Although I wouldn't rule it out in the future 🙂 I thought it might be good to hear from another pastor's wife, and her thoughts on this life. Harriet is …

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