Love Faversham

I thought I’d make a slight return to Lou Loves, telling you a little bit about myself and a little bit about the things I am passionate about. This month I want to tell you about the Market Place of Kings, the land of hop, my place of residence: Faversham Of all the places on…

A Zeal for Life

In my last post, I was talking about finding me again. That post kind of got hijacked by a stream of consciousness (my preferred way to write), what I had meant to write was only about the final P: Passion, rather not such a P but more a Z. Zeal Passion is continuing to be the…

Finding Me 

Lately, I’ve been struggling with the motivation to write anything. I think every blogger I know goes through these times, not all of us know why. This weekend I have had some time away from home and I think that helps. Not that I don’t love my home – I do; just sometimes you need…

What to do when it rains

September has finally arrived, bags are being packed and new wardrobes unveiled as Autumn slides into view. Much as I like the colour palette that will begin to shade the countryside, I am not ready for the darker evenings and cooler weather. It has been a funny old summer too, days have started out promising and ended with…

Music & Lyrics

Happy Bank Holiday Monday! I’ve been blogging all day for work, writing up all my youth talks (11 years worth!). Whilst I’m in the swing of it I thought why not, get the last of the sunshine and write an extra post for this week! One of the last talks I wrote up had me…

Footloose & Fancy-Free

Fancy-Free Walks Sitting outside my house in this beautiful Bank Holiday weather, I wondered if I can get another walk in before the school term starts again! I remembered about the walk I took at the beginning of the month. I love getting outside, but sometimes it seems too much work to plan a walk,…

Am I Fearless?

Yesterday Karen from Love Your Camera hosted a Creative Skills Swap Day at the Alexander Centre in town! It was a day of flower crown making (a new skill for most of us)., vision boarding, chocolate strawberry eating, instagram stories, and getting to know each others creative passions and life stories.   So, are you fearless?…

REASONS TO DRIVE WITHOUT A SATNAV

The evening before as I began to get pre-holiday joy, I concocted a rather marvellous (well I thought so) and yet awfully risky plan! I remembered the holidays of old, where I would sit in the front seat of dads old Ford Avenger reading off directions to him from a piece of paper he’d tacked to the dashboard. This memory evoked such a nostalgia in me that I decided I’d start my digital detox from the moment I left the house!

Exploring New Opportunities

A couple of months ago, I wrote my first post for The Rising Blog which you can read here. In it, I mentioned that I took hold of new opportunities. One of them was to join Kent Outdoor Explorers, through meetup.com At that point, I had not actually plucked up the courage to attend one of…

Treasuring Words

I am aware, for some, this post will not make much sense. It is probably the most vulnerable one for a while and the most blatant about my faith. I would love you to peruse anyway, but if not, it’s ok a favourites post is on its way later in the week! As a child, my…

[blocked]

I had planned to take the morning offline, yet sitting in a cafe reading and writing I constantly felt the urge to reach down for my phone. As I sat in this cafe, I realised this had become an addiction – I was reaching for my phone with no reason, it was habitual, I didn’t realise how often I was doing it, I didn’t realise how much I needed its hit until I needed to let go. 

Self Control

I feel like it has been ages since I’ve had this screen before me. Sure, I’ve sat in the sunshine and penned blog posts, but actually getting around to typing them up? Not so much! I feel like I’ve got so much to say until I need to say it! Part of my hiatus has…