Arrow & Pen

Hi I’m Lou, I live in a beautiful town of Faversham in Kent, UK. Since I could hold a pencil, I’ve found myself writing! When I was 13 my mum made me a journal, I have kept one ever since. I have grown from reflection and it’s supported my emotional health. I started this blog in…

New Years Honours List

It has been an absolute joy reading back through my journal of 2017. One thing I am glad to have cultivated is becoming more thankful. I still have far to go and in 2018 I want thankfulness to also produce honour and not just stay silently in my writing. Yet why start tomorrow (and also I…

FOUR

Originally posted on Arrow Pen :
For all those I know, who are waiting in the unknown… MAGNIFICAT She sings, Not knowing the future Not knowing what it holds No details, just a promise She sings And the doubts take seed “Rejection, shame, Forever alone You will not take his name” Still, she sings This was…

Pause…

Welcome to advent!  I don’t know about you but I am definetly that person saying “how is it december already?!” Opening night of the Panto is in less than a week, we are all preparing, expectant, hopeful…. And yet this prepearation does not leave me with a sense of slowing down, peace or calm rather…

THE WALK

Going Back to Where I Started Recently I have had a phase of forgetting where I have put my hairbrush. Honestly, you’d think it wasn’t too difficult to remember but it keeps happening! Nearly always I find myself going back to where I started looking and find it as if it had never been out…

PERSEVERANCE 

Once a term I am asked into a secondary school to take a whole school assembly. This week’s theme was about perseverance. So here is what I wrote – I never quite say it word for word though! When I was a child we often went swimming on a Saturday morning.  At the end of the…

SIXTY – TWO

Last week I met a man who’s eyes and heart were far younger than his age He told me he had been married sixty-two years, He told me it was the best decision he ever made He told me women were stronger than men and people should realise that more He told me all this because he is…