Category Archives: family

Please Give me a Dog! #AdoptDontShop

It has been just over three months since our dog died. We had him for eleven years, and he was found on the streets in North Wales, lost, lonely and nervous. It took some time for us to realise how … Continue reading

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Why we Need our NHS #WATWB

Today is Black Friday, but I want to talk about We Are the World BlogFest (#WATWB). The small story of humanity that I wish to share comes from our National Health Service in the UK, and more specifically, the Royal … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for Lessons Learned

This week our American friends celebrate Thanksgiving, and I like to give thanks for my blessings as we slip into the dark season. My family is experiencing more trauma, but it was expected, and we can get through this. I … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Just Need a Hug

My family is recovering from serious trauma. Nearly six years ago, my father-in-law was seriously injured in a cycling accident. He was training for an event where he would cycle from one end of Ireland to the other, having previously … Continue reading

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Samhain Greetings – Learn to Let Go

Samhain greetings, my witchy friends! The veil is thin, and this week we celebrate the end of the witch’s year and the start of a new one. For the past week I have been feeling very depressed and fed-up. I … Continue reading

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Dog Friendly Beaches in the UK

Are you seeking dog friendly beaches in the UK? For the past eleven years my husband and I have explored lots of places with our dog. We have fond memories of Baxter paddling in the sea at Talacre Beach in … Continue reading

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Summer Holiday Review: Allonby in Cumbria

My family summer holiday this year was a visit to Cumbria, more specifically the Solway Coast. We decided to book somewhere that was closer to home, and it had to be coastal to satisfy my need for fresh sea air. … Continue reading

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The Power of Friendship #WATWB

Today is my best friend’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Jo! Today is also the last Friday of the month, which means We Are the World BlogFest (#WATWB). And I want to talk about the power of friendship. Jo and I have … Continue reading

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Mabon Blessings and the Autumn Equinox

Mabon blessings, my friends! Autumn has officially sprung here in the UK, and with it we have all sorts of unrest and changes to deal with. Politically there is the Brexit debacle – I won’t even go there. Then we … Continue reading

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For the Love of Dogs

It has been a month since our beloved family dog died. He lived a long, happy life after we found him in a local dogs’ home. We have no knowledge of his origins, only that when he came to us, … Continue reading

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