Ten Things of Thankful 157 (Stormy times) #TenThankful

Beyond the french windows, the garden seems alive; every leaf shimmering in the wind, and branches swaying in a tussling breeze as the evening decides whether or not to storm. A cacophony of summer birds blast their songs into the evening, flitting across the space between ground and sky, chirping, chirruping, whistling and warbling their…

Ten Things of Thankful 149 (Love, light, and limbo) #10Thankful

Wouldn’t it be delightful to be on the beach right now? Not just any beach, either – a hot, sandy, golden beach, with sparkling waves dancing their gentle thump and hiss on the shore. A beach where a bunch of picnic blankets are strewn around ready for feasting and sunbathing and sharing a meal, and…

Ten Things of Thankful 146 (Feeling Flat) #10Thankful

I seem to barely inhabit this place any more. Since becoming ill and throughout my recovery period (which I think can most rightly be called a ‘Slough of Despond’), dust has fallen softly and silently, coating the surface of my laptop, whilst tiny, invisible bit-spiders have woven their silken threads into the corners of my…

Ten Things of Thankful 145 (On Cheerfulness) #10Thankful

It hasn’t been a cheerful week I haven’t been cheerful this week. In spite of many and varied efforts by a number of wonderful people, my low mood (explainable, understandable, still unmanageable) has persisted and I have lacked even the energy to call it an ‘ordeal’* and take notes, thereby redeeming it a little. So…