Tag Archives: Vicars life

I’m not ready to slow down!

I wake up some mornings and look, sleepy eyed into the bathroom mirror and think ‘What happened?’. You see it all looks such a mess – the hair, the face, not just bed crumpled, but full of longer term creases. However I feel inside, the outside picture is that of a 63 year old woman […]

As summer draws to a close…

As I write, our late summer break is drawing to a close. Mick and I have spent the past few days at our son’s home in South Devon. It has been a lovely opportunity to slow down, reflect and recharge our batteries before we embark on the busy times ahead of us. As always, the […]

Challenges and Blessings

It has been a couple of weeks since I’ve added to my blog. This is not because nothing has happened, in fact it has been quite the opposite; the past week or so has been an incredible mixture of being exceptionally busy, times of trauma and moments of great blessing. Two weeks ago the festival […]

An unexpected calling…

🖤🖤 ‘Secrets behind the collar’ is my story. It is the account of the traumatic events not only of 2020, but also of the abuse suffered during my childhood and teenage years.  If you are reading my ‘Secrets’ blog for the first time, you may wish to go back and begin reading from where my […]

‘Come to me…’

Tuesday saw us return from a wonderful week long break in Devon. It was everything we hoped it would be. It was a week of total switch off, the first for me in eight months, and I hadn’t realised just how much it was needed. Of course, any busy person returning from a break will […]

Doing things differently

I am currently sitting in the quiet of my son’s home in Devon. It is a lovely barn conversion in a coastal hamlet, only metres from the hotel he manages. It is secluded and it is silent, other than bird song, and I am enjoying the spectacular views and a much needed retreat from parish […]

What a week!

From Ruby Wedding celebrations to Pub Car park worship: To say it’s been quite a week is a bit of an understatement! I didn’t post last Sunday, due to the fact that Mick and I were busy celebrating our Ruby Wedding Anniversary – 40 years! We had the most wonderful day, renewing our wedding vows […]

Vicar turns Warrior

It’s December 2018 ~ I’ve been 60 since March and made great progress with my strength and fitness. I am a regular at my local gym: I Spin four or five times each week, I lift weights, I’ve taken part in the odd Circuit Training session and I have a Personal Trainer who puts me […]