Having a Hopeful Halloween


I read the article written by J John about Halloween and I did agree with most things he said.  As a Christian who believes in the spiritual realm and its power, there is no denying that this particular holiday has a gruesome side to it, which has increased over the years. I remember as a child, …

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Arrgggghhhhh! What’s the point?


What the heck was today all about? I left the house without my phone - a thing I NEVER do. I came home hours later than planned, having not bothered to check email acc #2 - even though I was on a laptop logged into #1. Email from employment agency came in at 9.02 am "The …

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Nice to meet you, I’m a lame sinner


'Anagram your name,' they said. 'It'll be fun,' they said. Yeah thanks for that! You mix up the letters of my name and yes, you get some fun nonsense, but smack bang in the middle of the list is raw truth - Annmarie Miles is an anagram for 'I'm a lame sinner'. It's up there with the …

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Letter to 15 Year Old Me


On the About Aunty Amo page I added an option for people to ask me questions. A question that came back to me is 'If you could write a letter to your 15 year old self what would you say to her?' So here's the answer... 🙂 Dear Amo you won't recognise me but I'm the older, …

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I’ll never be the same again


The last two weeks have changed me forever and I know I'll never be the same again. I don't mean that I will always grieve or that I will always be sad. I know that over time I will get used to the fact that my dear friend Tom O'Gorman is gone; and the 'how' of …

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Turn around when possible…


You know when you're about to set off on a journey but the sat nav hasn't given you your first instruction yet? So you move forward so it knows which way you're heading and then (usually in my case) it says its favourite words - 'turn around when possible!' The start of 2014 has me …

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Five Minute Friday: Laundry


It’s time for Five Minute Friday… five minutes of unedited, non stop writing on this week’s given theme ‘Laundry’ I've checked a few times and I can confirm there are only 2 people living in this apartment. I like to make sure of this every so often, because the amount of laundry I do suggests …

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Conquering fear? or just getting used to it?


Since childhood I've been afraid at night-time. As I write this in the cold light of day, I know it's irrational but at the time - the fear is real. For many years there was no way I would stay in the house on my own at night. I'd have to go stay with someone else or …

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Five Minute Friday – She


It’s time for Five Minute Friday… five minutes of unedited, non stop writing on this week’s given theme ‘She’ The first thing that came to mind when I saw this week's prompt - 'She' - was the question, "Who's she? The cat's mother?" This was something that was asked, or I suppose, 'demanded' when as …

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What’s Next? (huh? who said that?!)


I don't like uncertainty; and at the moment, things are uncertain. I'm waiting to hear news about a few different things. All will potentially change our situation. And though I believe that God will take care of us no matter what, it's the not knowing that's the killer isn't it?! When I'm on the cliff …

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