January Reflection

What now? It’s finally over. The tree’s packed away for another year. The chocolates are eaten (at least in my house). The presents are put away or in some cases sold via E-Bay as soon as granny is safely back home.  Now we have a new year to face and what does it...

December Reflection

What use is Santa? What a question! He’s the man who makes it all possible with his sleigh and his reindeer and his bag full of goodies. He’s the face that beams out of Christmas cards and wrapping paper. He’s the centrepiece of children’s parties. He fills the hearts...

November Reflection

Letting Go. Over the last few weeks our screens have been filled by terrible images of violence from the Middle East. Grief stricken Israeli families trying to come to terms with loved ones taken from them in the most horrific manner. Equally grief stricken...

October Reflection

Lives of quiet desperation There is a story from my childhood that still haunts me. A doctor in a small French village is visited by a young man who is depressed. The doctor is a very kind man and as he listens to the young man pouring his heart out he desperately...

September Reflection

Bearing the Load Last year we had the lovely pleasure of our grandson staying with us for six months. Lovely, but lively! One afternoon he went to sleep on my lap and when he woke up just over an hour later I discovered that my back had gone. Now he is not a...