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…

June

This June work took over everything! Whilst I was loving everything I was doing, I was taking the lessons from last month and taking the time to self-care.This month I have one favourite and that was the Summer photography walk with loveyourcamera.co.uk As before, we started out at Grain Store Studio but this time having walked through…

How to get out of a mind funk 

Today it rained, its been sunny for days … and now this… And to be honest all I wasn’t to do is stay in bed and pretend today is not happening but I have a job, I have friends to see. Staying in bed is not the answer. Emotionally we can have days like this….

be kind

On a late, cold and wet evening last month, I closed the boot of my car, maybe a little more forcefully that needed, and the licence plate fell to the ground. This would have been fine if I hadn’t got an early start next morning. Thankfully as I pulled into my garage unannounced first thing…

MAY LOVES

May has been an absolute beauty of a month, spring has finally overcome and photos of tulips, peonies and sun flares are abounding! For me, May has been a packed month, and though I love being busy; I have not made enough time to nurture my physical and spiritual health. Often I have felt rushed; often…

A Girl for All Seasons

Through no fault of my own, I found myself signing up for a 30-day trial with NETFLIX last week! I wasn’t planning on using it other than for the fact I was with a friend for our regular PLL night and she couldn’t sign into her account. Intrigue, however, got the best of me. With…

UNIQUE YET BELONGING

Humanity has an endless pursuit, a search for answers to questions: who am I, why am I here, do I have a purpose, do I belong, do I matter? We want to feel that we belong, yet we feel often as if we don’t. We compare ourselves to others, we try and be the same, so we fit. So we belong