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The State of Independence

This week Tia has started taking her first steps. The first two were kind of accidental; she was annoyed that I had taken something from her and was chasing after me (and then was thoroughly confused at why I was…

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Everything Changes

Tia's growing up! She's eating real food and things and becoming even more expressive, bubbly and opinionated.And independent! A few weeks ago I took her to the playgroup during the evening service. She cried a little at the beginning, but…

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Last Holiday

So if you've seen the family blog then you'll know we spent a few days in San Diego for some R and R. Typically we've been back a week and its becoming something of a distant memory! So I thought…

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The Full Story

Just finished reading a great book by Michelle Guiness called Woman - The Full Story. Guiness looks at women from Biblical times through to the present day, looking deep into her Jewish and Christian heritage. She explores Church and cultural…

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Freak?

Something I have been mulling over in recent months. As I've looked at people like Condi and Mary J, read Freakonomics and thought about stuff... I keep asking what makes a person change? What makes someone decide to go for…

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Mary J

The other woman I rate a lot at the moment is Mary J Blige. She is one of my favourite singers of all time.Mary's like this raw talent who was discovered, becomes this international RnB/Soul superstar and kind of loses…

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Condi

There are lots of people I admire, but two very different women stand out for me at the moment and have got me thinking.First there is Condoleezza Rice, the US Secretary of State. Its not so much her politics that…

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Walk the Line

We watched Walk the Line on DVD last week ( I guess most of you watched it months ago, but I don't get out too often nowadays!). Even though I've never been an ardent follower of anything Johnny Cash, I…

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Skin envy

"Hasn't she got such a great tan?" they said " I wish I had a tan like hers"I smiled the smile you reserve for when you don't want to reply because you know your response is probably a little on…

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Minor Irritations

Now call me pedantic (though I suspect sticking to Jo is a lot simpler) but there are a few things that just get me from time to time. In a kind of eyelash- in- your- eye kind of a way.…

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