It was snowing that day..

Where do I start as the memories come flooding back to the day my eldest niece was born? The first time I met her, I held her awkwardly, not because of inexperience, but because I was in plaster from the top of my arm to the tips of my fingers. Embarassingly I had broken my …

Following in the steps of her Great Grandmother

It has been a long time coming, but my youngest niece Maddi’s text was so welcome to receive. She had just completed her final hospital placement and was beyond excited to share her news. The pathway to this milestone was most certainly not a straight line; with many delays and hiccups she was beginning to …

The Gift of Inertia

I have been thinking about this a lot lately. Why is it that some of us are feeling more tired now that we have been ‘asked’ to stop in an attempt to control the spread of Coronavirus? It’s certainly more than a physical response to the world and the ‘new normal’ around us – it …

It was 30 years ago today…

How can it be 30 years since I was a bridesmaid for my sister at her wedding? Who could have known that in 2020, which seemed forever away that we would be living life in lockdown and as if we are in a dream that you can’t seem to wake up from?? Everything seemed so …

It’s the little things…

I received a surprise gift today – completely unexpected. I was in the middle of a Zoom call when I heard someone outside telling me they were leaving a package on my door step. At first I didn’t even hear her, until she called out again to try and get my attention. A little parcel …

Just Horsin’ Around

Today was one of those one of a kind days that was made all the more magic in its ordinariness because there were no expectations. Starting on the path it was muddy….slippery and messy…but before long it was worth persisting through it as the track dried-up and became a pillow of pine needles. It was …

It might be time to let a plate fall..

Dear Teachers, What are you doing to take care of yourself right now? If like me, you have been spinning a few plates in the air since the beginning of term two you may have been thrust into a chaotic world of online learning… as well as re-acclimatising children from remote learning at home back …