Researching a Simple Life

For a long time I have had this nagging thought in my head that what I am looking for is something akin to monastic and artistic communities. I have always held a passion for creativity, for sharing life, our blessings, and skills, and living in a simple, sustainable, and environmentally friendly way. It seemed a…

A Open Angry Letter To UKIP

To all those in UKIP, You make me angry. I have been studying most of today about something I assumed was hardly related, and yet the more I read the more angry I became because the smug nonsense from UKIP keeps coming over the TV, radio and through the news/media. I was already pretty pissed…

Mission: A Bond of Two Halves

When you think of mission, the likelihood is you picture people travelling, even if only down the road, in order to reach people who might need help in a number of ways. When travel has become easier than ever before a lot of the ideas wrapped up with mission are about the developing world, building…

Sandy Baby: Easter & Eating

Day 4. Easter morning had very little to do with restaurants or a café, but still had a lot to do with food – especially with three lots of family in the vicinity. First though, came the St Andrews Sunrise Service, a tradition in this beautiful little town where people walk to St Mary on the Rocks (the…

An Open Invitation To Friends & Family

This is an open invitation. It is an invitation to ask to visit, to ask questions, to comment on my posts and all sorts of things within the realm of communication. The worst I can do is say “no”. Less bad is “not just yet”. The reason I am giving this invitation is because a…

The Body Is In Flux

“What I love most about rivers is: You can’t step in the same river twice The water’s always changing, always flowing But people, I guess, can’t live like that We all must pay a price To be safe, we lose our chance of ever knowing What’s around the river bend Waiting just around the river…

Love, Antenatal Depression & Unexpected Baby Showers

Over the past month life has been pretty stressful, and not just because it was Christmas, I turned 25, and busy-ness seems to follow me. I started getting low. Now when I noticed that my moods, motivation and outlook were not normal (for me) I was around 34 weeks pregnant. I am now 38 weeks…

The Sensible Decision

If you’re anything like me you have often felt like you’ve been thrown into adulthood a bit soon… even if it happened years ago, sometimes being an adult can feel far too much like hard work and being a kid (even if you hated it at the time) the far more relaxing and enjoyable part…

Money: the Second Master

Everyone has to think about money at some point. Some may be lucky and have so much money that thinking about it doesn’t worry them too much. Others may have so little that their lives must run a different way, through trade, or sadly out of life. I think the majority of the West are…