Humble Pie

We can all be too prideful at times. We think our way is the right way and we don’t give enough time or perspective into another person’s way of doing things. I had lots of great conversations with my parents while I was visiting them last year in February 2020. Around the kitchen table, we got talking about my old university days in Seattle. I … Continue reading Humble Pie

Driving… On The Left Side Of The Road

There’s a quirky children’s book series by Jez Alborough that I’ve read to my kids, about a duck in his truck. Duck’s driving mishaps are quite funny and I admit that I have often felt like Duck driving in England! Eleven years ago, being a newlywed and having just landed in Charlie’s homeland, there were lots of adjustments to make especially in that first year. … Continue reading Driving… On The Left Side Of The Road

Change Of Plans and You’re Worth It

It was all going so well. The book bag and backpack were stocked and laid out the night before. Spring coats were put on the coat pegs to replace the winter ones and a summer dress and shorts were ready instead of my children’s winter uniforms. In the morning, everything went smoothly. I was in superwoman mode sewing on a button for my daughter’s cardigan, … Continue reading Change Of Plans and You’re Worth It

Being Present In This Moment

If there’s anything that I’ve learned living in the United Kingdom for over ten years, it’s that getting outside is an essential priority when the weather is dry and especially, if the heavens are radiant with golden sunshine. This was one of those promising spring days, with the sun brightly shining and crystal blue skies! Our weekend schedule is generally busy with all the family … Continue reading Being Present In This Moment

A Cookie At A Time

One of the things I remember about my mom while I was growing up, was that Christmas and Easter were times to bake cookies for friends and neighbours. I specifically remember a giant Tupperware bowl containing a double batch of my mom’s classic oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dough! The sweet smell of cinnamon, oats, and chocolate filled our kitchen. On this occasion she was using … Continue reading A Cookie At A Time