A week of happiness #18

A week of happiness, Journey true north

This week I am grateful for many things. Here are just a few.

Nature, with all its delicate moments:


For things, both simple, and functional:


And for golden hour – with the return of stunning sunshine:

Sunset 4

What were the joys for you this week?

Thanks to A New Life Wandering for this delightful idea.


Penning the dragon, when life explodes.

Mindfulness, Parenting

It’s Christmas. And, like many of us, it’s a time of year that fills my soul with quiet sense of warmth and happiness.

A week of underachieving: 4 ways to ease the mind

Mindfulness, Parenting

We all have them. Frantic weeks, weeks with illness, weeks with visitors, or too many activities to attend, schedule, manage. Weeks with broken toys and chewed books to repair. Weeks with calls to make, family to see and urgent tasks. Sometimes weeks with all of these at once.

Every now and then life just piles up and you realise that your To Do list is more overwhelming than soothing in its sense of order, your personal butler is still a lottery win away and there’s no babysitter who can magically take the small folk off to the park for say…six hours, to help you whittle the list down to a manageable size.

And this is where we are this week. Because this week, I fought the battle with my To Do list, and, by all accounts, I lost.