They say you can’t choose your family. I don’t think that’s entirely true. It just depends on how you define the word. As someone who moved away from my parental home at 18, finding family, where I am, has been important to me. I never thought I’d be in Kent. The plan was Birmingham, Kent was the insurance offer that wasn’t meant to happen. But … Continue reading Family
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 torrents of rain, or started out grey and ended with … Continue reading What to do when it rains
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, especially when you don’t know an area. That’s how I … Continue reading Footloose & Fancy-Free
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? Yesterday Rachel from Olive & Blossom asked me that question. The answer … Continue reading Am I Fearless?
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! Continue reading REASONS TO DRIVE WITHOUT A SATNAV
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 the walks. I’m not sure what I was worried about, … Continue reading Exploring New Opportunities
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 Dad worked for Sealink. This meant He was away a … Continue reading Treasuring Words