It’s Important To Be Silly

It was 2019 and my cousin Debbie had come to stay with Kevin and I. It’s not uncommon for us to just fall into the most ridiculous, uncontrollable giggles! This was one of those times. Laughter is known to be good for physical and emotional health. When did you last have a good laugh? https://youtu.be/T4aizUmKCzw

Can we have October again?

Fall is a favourite time of year at my home. October especially because there is so much to do without a lot of stress involved. I’m in Canada so we get Thanksgiving the second weekend. We get to start wearing sweaters and socks and put the heat on and the fireplace. The days of course... Continue Reading →

Focused Friends Favourites – Issue 5

Hi, this is Deano writing..... ...I must say that one of my favourite things is a person, my friend and colleague here at focused friends; Margaret S. Morton. I am LOVING this wonderful new 'Favourite Things' column and I am delighted to be able to contribute, after what has been a challenging year.Being my first... Continue Reading →

We are not lucky – and we are busy

Someone close to Robert said ‘I can’t believe how busy the two of you always are. I’m trying to slow down and you two have ramped it up.’ Yes we have. But we have always been very energetic people who get involved in a lot of activities and since becoming parents in 2008 this has... Continue Reading →

Our Suffolk Cottage Garden: 2019

A Troubling Start.Our cottage is centuries old. It is a 'listed' building; meaning that is has protected status and modifications cannot be made, externally. This ensures the building retains it's historical appearance. It is timber framed and all of the original wood beams remained in place. That is, until we discovered that the cottage was... Continue Reading →

Our Suffolk Cottage Garden: 2018

What an icey start to the year. this was! We started with snow and it went on for a couple of months. This was pretty deep and the snow drifted on the land around our cottage, here by the Suffolk coast. We had moments of seeming reprieve, when it seemed at last that the thaw... Continue Reading →

Our Suffolk Cottage Garden: 2017

I'm afraid I don't have many photos of the garden, from 2017, that are just of the garden. Most are filled with family and friends who came to enjoy time with us. Still, as you will see from the gallery of photos, below, the garden started to take shape. This is the first time that... Continue Reading →

Daughter of mine

She smells like lemonade on a warm spring day Her smiles feel like sunshine in the middle of July Her thoughts arrive like cartwheels then she’s off to find a thing She laughs at senseless nonsense like the world doesn’t understand She creates treasures out of bits and bobs she finds along the way Determined... Continue Reading →

The Lifeline Paradox

“They say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” - Andy Warhol. I am at my desk, as the clock fast approaches midnight, thinking about change.  Change is everywhere and it is somehow everything.  Ironically, change is a constant.  That is a fact that does not change.  No matter what is happening... Continue Reading →

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