Out with the old and in with the new

In the spirit of Janus, the Roman god that January is named after, I am looking back at the last year and forward into 2018.  Janus is the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, and endings and I feel quite acutely that I am at some sort of crossroads in life although…

The miracle of the allotment

went to the allotment this Sunday for the first time in two weeks.  With the days getting shorter after work visits are out of the question and I have so much I want to do during my precious two days off a week that there is only time for a visit of a couple of…

The Healing Garden

Today I am feeling weary and have  a sore back but this is good as it is the result of spending yesterday helping my brother-in-law start to sort out his garden.  As some of you may know my sister died suddenly of meningitis last October at the age of 37 leaving behind her husband (who…