Childswickham, here we come

(Personal news and retreat updates) May seems to have flown by – but there’s quite a bit more to fit in yet . I’ve been running a course for a group of ladies at a local church, one morning a week. It has been a combination of a “Living with Loss” supportive event and a…

2017 news and 2018 updates

(News and pix) And so it ends – another year, a mixed bag of joys and sorrows, challenges and monotony, highs and lows that make up daily life. It was a particularly full year for me. It started with a trip to Malta, then in the following months, while John visited his family in Australia,…

Pax is 38 today! Happy Birthday!

Pax was born punctually on schedule on 3 January 1982 in Karachi, Pakistan (where I’d been teaching English with my first husband) Pax is 38 today. Hard to believe. I imagine he’s medium height, average build, still with that smile and somewhat cheeky eyes. But I don’t know for sure what an adult Pax looks like,…

Trying something new

A personal reflection My daughter Catherine was learning to drive a little while before she passed away. I think it wasn’t always very wise, considering her mental health and the amount of prescribed medication she was taking, but at least she got behind the wheel of the car and gave it a go. I never…