Love Language – A Tribute to my Dad

Call it selfindulgent, but I wanted to post the tribute I wrote and read for my Dad's funeral on 11th Feb. It is, by far, the proudest I've been of a piece of work in recent times - not due to technical skill, but to emotional resonance within myself. ********** Over the past couple of …

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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

I’ve been away from the blog for a while, my last true post was end of May. There’s a post in June celebrating my 1 year blogging, which I’d had scheduled for a few months, always with the intent of touching up when the time came, but it went out as is and there we …

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Setting My Intentions: 2017 Kindness Challenge

So, earlier this year I signed up for the 2017 Kindness Challenge, hosted by Niki on Richness of a Simple Life. Everything about the challenge appealed to me. I’m someone who values kindness, optimism, gratitude, and all those wonderful things, and this is exactly what the Niki is trying to encourage. The challenge itself is …

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Thinking About Me

Recently I've been thinking About Me. No wait, I've been thinking about my "About Me". You'd be surprised how similar the two statements are though, despite sounding different. Both require a certain understanding of myself. I've known for ages how old my About Me section is outdated. Hell, the photo I was using on it …

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2016: A Thursday Thought

As we usher out 2016 in a hurry, and lovingly embrace 2017 as a welcome change, I wanted to use todays Thursday Thought to reflect back on what 2016 did right. All years have their ups and downs, but it’s the ups I want to remember and celebrate. Arranged in a somewhat-but-not-really chronological order (which …

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5 Things to be Thankful For

  Today it’s Thanksgiving over in America, but that’s actually just a coincidence. It’s very well timed, serendipitous even, but it really was a coincidence. As you’ll see from next weeks post, this is part of a new series of Thursday posts which will be along the line of Thursday Thoughts or Thursday Thanks (Or Thoughtful …

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