The Gift of Pain

Usually when we think of a gift, we think of something pleasant, like a bunch of flowers, a box of chocolates or a book voucher. I doubt that any one of us would consider pain to be a gift. The niggling pain in the middle of my back can be annoying sometimes. The blinding pain … Continue reading The Gift of Pain

Home Grown Veggies

The Covid 19 Pandemic has thrown us a number of challenges this year: working and learning online, managing our social distance and learning new ways of doing things. Unfortunately it also gave birth to some degree of fear and anxiety which was demonstrated in the panic buying and hoarding of basic pantry items and especially, … Continue reading Home Grown Veggies

#BookSnapSunday – Great Expectations

Guilt and desire, money and the nature of capitalism are pervasive themes in Dickens’ magnificent novel. Pip’s expectation, before his expectations, is that he will be shown to have already committed a crime…The orphan Pip’s terrifying encounter with an escaped convict on the Kent marshes, and his mysterious summons to the house of Miss Havisham … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Great Expectations