Belonging

In the course of researching an article for the Church Times on small groups I read an interesting book, “The Search…

Are Holidays Good For You?

Holidays are generally agreed to be a good thing.  We plan for them, spend hard-earned cash on them, look forward…

Getting the Finances in Order

Last week, Shawn and I paid off our American student loans- all £31000.  We have been throwing every bit of…

School Days

My first episode of major depression was when I was thirteen and in my first term at boarding school.  I…

My Shrink Came to Stay…

So anyway, my psychiatrist came to stay for a few days…and it was very nice actually. She and my adopted…

Uniformity

I had to order Alexa’s school uniform this week.  I can’t quite believe she’ll be entering this new stage so…

Rocket Girl

This week I had a very exciting package arrive at the door- a box of baby veggy plants from Rocket Gardens. …

A few of my favourite things

End of holiday blues? Cloudy skies? An awkward exchange at the end of church yesterday? Whatever the reason, feeling a…

A Beautiful Friend

During my second and third years at Birmingham University I lived in a student house in Selly Oak with three…