Turning a Blind Eye..

Hello, The sun is out and Spring is slowly beginning to cast its rays over the shadows of Winter. And what a gloomy few months it has been. I am probably not alone in feeling as though we have reached this point with a little more effort than usual.  But it is good to see the…

Forging a Path……

Hello, I have Mondays off and I usually like to avoid household chores by going for a walk along the coast. I find it spiritually uplifting to find a place to sit and gaze out at the ocean, it is a little bit like prayer for me. And there are so many beautiful places to…

Agree to Disagree 

Hello, As you may be aware, I rather like Twitter, actually I am slightly addicted to it which is a really bad thing and I keep telling myself that I will switch it off and do something more constructive.. But, unfortunately, my motto is very much…. ” always put off until tomorrow what you should…

The Happiest Days……?

Hello, I was going to write a little about St Piran’s Day and the way it showcased Cornwall’s strong sense of community to the wider world, but then, this morning grammar schools are back in the news. And I just feel the need to share a very personal perspective. I wish, with all my heart,…

Feel the Fear…….

Hello, It’s March and to be honest, I’m pleased. Like most people I love the Spring and as the first daffodils appear they seem to bring with them a new sense of hope and a renewed energy to move forward and accomplish new things. Well, that’s the intention, but getting round to actually doing what…

Hope and Heart

Hello, I’m just sitting here at my desk listening to the seagulls and watching the sun beginning to set and pondering on the day. Our county of Cornwall is so beautiful, so rich in heritage and the source of inspiration and dreams for so many, a place of memories and a place so many aspire…

Synod and Sunlight

Hello, I’ve held off commenting or writing at all about “that” General Synod debate this week…the difficulty with being a BBC employee, it quite rightly, prohibits me from saying anything remotely partisan. But here are my humble musings for what they are worth… I can’t help thinking how comforting it is to live in a…

Moments of Pleasure

Hello, My son is 18 in a few days’ time and I’ve been going through photographs and pictures of milestones in his life to give to him on the day. It’s been an emotional process to be honest ….looking at pictures of him as a tiny newborn who wouldn’t be put down and who would…

Stormy Weather

Hello, I have a few days off so am sitting here listening to what could be Storm Doris or whatever it inevitably comes to be called. It is really grim, but I have my coffee and a bit of time to reflect a little on a very odd few days. I haven’t posted for a…

Coffee and Cake

Hello, Today, I’m really chuffed to say, it was Coffee Time with Hugs! It was a really wonderful time at St Column … there were about 5o people there, so no Billy no Mates after all…. and I came away with a very warm glow, having met so many wonderful people.  I learnt so much about…

Welcome

Hello, I’ve been thinking about starting a blog for ages, but to be honest, I think about things and then they go off the boil and time passes and I find I actually haven’t done anything I intended to do at all. But, today, I’ve decided that that has to stop because I have realised…