A weekend in Nantes, Brittany

They say there was a particularly progressive law that came from this part of France in 1598. Called the Edict of Nantes, it allowed unheard of religious freedoms to the Protestant minority living in Catholic France at the time. It was a law that upheld their rights and allowed them to live by their faith. […]

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I just need a little time

Our boy has recovered from his mild bout of COVID. He was back at his computer when he raised his head and asked me: Him: Mum can I spend time in central London with my friends next weekend? “No,” screams my heart. You could hear it from six blocks away. “You’re six years old. You […]

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Positive Test Results

Our son tested positive for covid at the end of January. He had a runny nose and some body aches, but no fever or cough. We didn’t think much of it until his lateral flow test turned up with two lines — a sign that meant he’d contracted covid. We were extremely worried. Until we […]

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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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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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He makes me laugh

He’s a smart man, my husband. He likes to remind me of it often. He’s a kind man too. Don’t let the grumpy old man routine fool you. I love the way he makes me laugh. No matter how mad I get or frustrated I feel, he has a knack of making me smile with […]

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Time machine

I’d like to know how to slow time down. Not forever. Just for a little while. Enough to remember the last time he held my hand when we crossed the street. The last time he fell asleep in my arms. The last time I solved all his problems with a hug and a soft kiss […]

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