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New Zealand’s Waitangi Day


Waitangi Day is a national holiday in New Zealand on 6 February. The Treaty of Waitangi was signed on this day in 1840 and marked the agreement between representatives of the British crown and the various Maori chiefs. In the … Continue reading

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The challenges of 2023


A belated Happy New Year to all my friends and followers. As we look forward to another year, what will 2023 bring for us? For many it spells the misery of penny pinching. Not enough money for food, heating or … Continue reading

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Hoping you have a happy and blessed Christmas and New Year break


I wish my family, friends and followers a blessed Christmas break. May you know the one at the centre of the holiday as both your Lord and friend.

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New babies, a Nativity blessing


Christmas is about gifts and our new grandson is one of the best! We had to travel out to Portugal though to see him. Why Portugal? For the obvious reason that my daughter-in-law is Portuguese. She could be in her … Continue reading

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Blest and Inspired – the Stroud Christian Book Festival


On Friday 4 November and Saturday 5 November, local writer, Brendan Conboy arranged a festival showcasing 15 Christian authors, including himself. The event took place in Stroud Baptist Church in the centre of Stroud. I went along on Saturday 5 … Continue reading

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The Continuing times of Isabella M Smugge


I love all the Isabella Smugge books – The Diary of Isabella M Smugge, The Trials of Isabella M Smugge and The Continued Times of Isabella M Smugge – but the third book in the series, The Continued times of … Continue reading

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Challenges


I’ve always considered myself a bit of a coward, afraid to take myself out of my comfort zone. When I was a child and there was a full-on snowball fight I would often take myself home, not wanting to experience … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II


I felt it important to share with my followers my love and devotion to our monarchy, and in particular our very special Queen and leader, Queen Elizabeth II. This amazing lady and example of Christian faith and servanthood, has been … Continue reading

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Busy August


Like many, we have spent the last month as a family catching up with family and friends, some of those friends we hadn’t seen for three years or more! Covid has separated many of us for far too long. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Much Ado books, Alfriston


On a recent trip to Eastbourne we took a diversion. It wasn’t actually on our route at all but I’m so glad we did. At the beautiful village of Alfriston, as below, we found this amazing bookshop, called ‘Much Ado’ … Continue reading

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