Bailey’s Cheesecake

Bailey’s Cheesecake … A Delightful Christmas Dessert, or just great for breakfast in lockdown! (because let’s face it; in 2020 we deserve it 😊) Inspired by our Focused Friends ‘Cheesecake Queen’ Tracy White, I decided that yesterday was the day to make my first ever cheesecake and that I would blog about it to share…

2020 – Life in Lockdown

A year of truly understanding the value of connections, relationships and self-resilience. Loss, Love, Loneliness and Laughter For me, like many I’m sure, a rollercoaster year where the lowest lows have been visited, and the highs of appreciation have taken flight. Who we have in our life, and the strength we didn’t know was ours,…

The case for living commemoration

Have you ever put together a compilation of photographs for somebody to commemorate their life? A scrapbook, a slideshow, video? You know the ones where you put together a chronology of their accomplishments and special moments in their life. These are usually done at retirement parties or funerals. The last funeral that we attended was…

Life After Dad – Mum and I

My relationship with Mum I love my mum very much , however, her bluntness and forgetfulness can come across rude, but, saying that our relationship is much closer since Dad passed away. I see mum most Sundays and I ring her almost daily (this was mum’s request as she feared if anything happened to her…

Our Little Fighter.

“When you are pregnant the most commonly asked question is “what would you like, a boy or a girl?” Most would reply “ I don’t mind as long as our baby is healthy “ Your child’s wellbeing is priceless and the most precious thing in the world”. I guess alarm bells should have started ringing during…

BEFORE

Let my eyes see my thoughts and bring my heart alive. Let my hands be able and bring it from my mind. Let my soul blend these words and create reflective prose. Let me plant the seeds of thought and watch the creation grow. Let me free to create what I hold dear to my…

Life Plans.

‘I always try to plan things out, but they never work out the way I expect.’ “Having six children was never on my to do list but life very rarely goes to plan“.  my six children Christmas 2018 My plan ~ have two children in my early 20’s, so, when I reached my mid forties I would have…