I have often been accused of being a feminist. Truth is, I am not really sure what the word means as I am yet to look it up in the dictionary (weird I know, so I’m considering adding that to my imaginary bucket list for the year) and for now, I am still not interested … More No Fight, No Spoils
“You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you’re working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success – but only if you persist.” ― Isaac Asimov … More Start… and Continue!
‘But each one must carefully scrutinize his own work [examining his actions, attitudes, and behavior], and then he can have the personal satisfaction and inner joy of doing something commendable without comparing himself to another. For every person will have to bear [with patience] his own burden [of faults and shortcomings for which he alone is responsible]‘ … More Love and Understanding – The Ultimate Standards
Each time we are faced with a health scare that disrupts our normal routine, the experience always puts things into a different perspective.
At least for me. … More Preggars Diary – The Blessing of the NHS
“A name represents identity, a deep feeling and holds tremendous significance to its owner” – Rachel Ingber Ever heard a child’s name that made you think “Oh dear! they are going to have a hard time at school”? Now I try (really really hard, Lord knows) not to judge (cos’ I’ve got enough problems of … More Preggers Diary – Choosing Baby Names
With our baby due in a few months (February 2018 come quickly in Jesus’ name, amen) and with the Scottish government’s attempt to make smacking/spanking by parents illegal; Bud and I have been talking about our positions and views on spanking and ways we can enforce discipline should the ban fall through. … More Preggers Dairy – To Spank or Not to Spank
“Every day is for the thief but one day is for the owner” – African proverb In my current state of bloating trials, I can hardly pay attention or concentrate on a thought for 5 seconds. However, an Instagram video from one of my girls this week was all it needed for Stella (or in this … More To Love and to Submit
‘At one time you lived in darkness. Now you are living in the light that comes from the Lord. Live as children who have the light of the Lord in them’ (From the Bible, book of Ephesians 5 verse 8) After I announced news of my pregnancy on social media, some well-meaning friends and family … More Step Into The Light
“Sittin’ in the mornin’ sun I’ll be sittin’ when the evenin’ come Watching the ships roll in And then I watch ’em roll away again, yeah I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay Watching the tide roll away Ooo, I’m just sittin’ on the dock of the bay Wastin’ time” The first time I … More Preggars Diary – Sitting at The Dock Of The Bay
It’s 6.45am. I am lying here in bed and my most prominent thought is ‘I want my mummy’ Having spent the last few days retching my guts out, contrary to my natural disposition and faith convictions, I have revelled in a number of sad songs my rusty brain can remember such as… ♫ Why me … More Preggers Diary – Pain and Response