An Unforgotten Dream

I remember a vivid dream. I dreamt it many years ago. I was walking through a lush garden. In the dim light the trees and shrubs seemed to glow a vivid green. Running through the garden was a small stream that ended in a glittering pond. In that pond were koi of different colours. I […]

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An Interview With Anne Wentworth

Thank you so much for your time Mrs Wentworth. Will you give our readers a brief introduction of yourself? My name is Anne Wentworth. I am wife to Captain Fredrick Wentworth. A daughter to Sir Walter Elliot of Kellynch Hall. And sister to Elizabeth and Mary. Who were you before you married Captain Wentworth? I […]

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A Favourite Quote

I have many favourite quotes. What I’m drawn to changes depending on my day, my mood, the lesson I may need to learn. The following is from 1 Corinthians 13. Just the first three verses. The ones that are usually ignored in wedding ceremonies as people rush to talk about the nature of love in […]

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When The Wall Came Down

9 November 1989. If I could time travel, I would go back to that date. I would head to Berlin and watch the wall come down. I was alive when it happened. I was 13 years old. We were living in Hobart. I had started my first year of high school. Our family restaurant was […]

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A cherished photo

I shared this image on this blog in 2018 under the title Beloved. But the image is much older than that. It was taken back when Instagram still had borders. It’s an image of my husband and son. Taken one perfectly ordinary evening. We were walking to an ice cream store near our home to […]

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Mysterious Things

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. Albert Einstein My eyes must […]

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Next on my reading list

I don’t have a reading list. I have a graveyard of unfinished books. Some books were left only a few chapters in with the hope of returning to their stories one day. Others abandoned more than halfway through never to be picked up again. I enjoy reading. I do. Really. But sometimes I feel it’s […]

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That Famous Arnolfini Portrait

I’d seen it in textbooks. Read about how remarkable this work was for it’s time (1434). I never dreamed I’d see the real thing. But there it was, just hanging there as casually as you please. I was quite delighted to stumble upon it at the National Gallery. For Becky’s Monday Portrait

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My Superpower

All the quirks you’ve spent years trying to hide, they are actually your superpowers; they’re what set you apart. They don’t make you better. They don’t make you worse. They make you you, and only you can be that. Oliver Stark, Actor I don’t want to fly. I don’t want super human strength. I definitely […]

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A Place To Call Home

Home. It’s more than a place to shelter and sleep. It is a place where we are accepted for who we are and can feel like we belong. I think we all need one. I think it’s part of our human condition to long for one. So imagine if you were one day forced to […]

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