I did my best to stifle the tears, yet they rolled down my cheeks nonetheless. Early this morning as I had coffee at a nearby cafe, a mother, father, grandmother and a cherished youngster held my attention at the table next to me... they also stirred my emotions. There was much animated chatter and loveable… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #48 – A traveling mom on Mother’s Day
It’s just over two years since we left Kuala Lumpur to return to The Hague. As I write this Ian and I are 10 days into a trip down memory lane. ‘Mum and Dad’s Victory Lap’ the boys call it and though I am not quite sure what race we might have won, what we… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #45 – Blissnost
The deep blue of the Costa Blanca has been a vivid backdrop these past six days. I had yearned for warmth and colour... it's all here in glorious Spanish hues. Yet if I'm honest, I also derive so much joy from the scape of a city. The angles and contours, the palette and patterns… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #44 – The romance, the details, of a grand Spanish City
Wrapped in our tartan blankets late Saturday evening, Bruce and I savoured the view from our deck. The stars were ablaze, the pine trees silhouetted against the light of the moon, and patches of snow still lingered in the warming spring air. It felt like a reawakening. It’s a little ironic, with winter making… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #42 – What if your heart is all over the map?
It was an exhausting weekend, more emotional than physical and, two days on, I am still reeling from the shock. Now, don’t worry, friends. Nothing horrid has happened! In fact something quite the opposite. But it was still tough. Some of you may remember back in October, on the day I broke my arm actually,… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #41 – Ouch! I sprained my comfort zone