Tag Archives: hope

Summer Hopes

FullSizeRender 3Write. Just write. Just write something they keep saying. So I’m writing. Whatever comes out. 

It’s a beautiful sunny Saturday morning and I’m sitting on the steps in my parents’ garden while they are off holidaying in Cape Verde. To be quite honest, it’s so beautiful sitting here for a minute that it’d rival many oversees places right now. Warm sun, blue sky, the odd whispy cloud, an array of bright and flourishing flowers, birds singing … and apart from that, nothing. Just peace. No traffic, no people, no voices … nothing.  Continue reading

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Every Cloud

cloudChristmas. A time of what? A time of trees, tinsel, wreaths, holly, decorations and paper chains? A time of gifts, shopping, wrapping paper, sellotape, ribbons and bows? A time of mince pies, chocolate, turkey, cranberry, sprouts and pudding? A time of family, loved ones, friends, laughter, arguments and general chaotic merriment? Or a time of sadness, isolation, loss, loneliness, unhappiness and rejection?

Now. One main law in the world I live in is not to focus on the negative. Don’t entertain it, don’t indulge it and don’t swim around in it. But. Sometimes you need to touch on it in order to expose and appreciate the positive! I can guarantee 100% that whatever difficulties, whatever challenges, whatever heartache, whatever brokenness you are experiencing in your own life right now, there is somebody not so far away that is having an even tougher time. Continue reading


The Best of British!


I feel proud. So intensely and unreservedly proud.

Of our nation. Of our people. Of our athletes.

Since watching the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics just over two weeks ago, I found myself drawn into the whole thing and within days was fully immersed into the ‘Team GB’ Olympic spirit!

The television was on in the background most days and on countless occasions I caught myself, shouting at the top of my lungs to the television screen as I cheered athletes on, saw medals being won and watched truly special moments unfold before my very eyes, as hopes and dreams suddenly became realities. Continue reading


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