There wasn't much about this horse to distinguish itself from others. He was rather nondescript. An ordinary racehorse. Yet in 1973 this horse named Secretariat came out of obscurity to win three main races known as the Triple Crown. Setting new track records in winning these races, he became one of the greatest race horses of all time. At one of… Continue reading The Heart of a Champion
My parents have always been ones to travel. I can still remember the excitement I had when I was a child when they would return home knowing that there would be gifts inside their suitcases. The anticipation of knowing that little treasures would have been tucked away in them ready to be given on their return. Souvenirs of the… Continue reading Treasure in a Suitcase
My 3 sons are mini versions of my husband. Similar in appearance and stance, in walk even. Their expressions are often the same, the way they tilt their heads and often how they say things. And then there's the passion for Thunderbirds and Star Wars. Ok so probably not genetic and somewhat nurtured, but still, the same. If you know… Continue reading Like Father, like Son
From the early hours of this morning our household, like some other 85,000 homes, was without power. We ended up without power for only 12 or so hours, and as 1st World problems go it wasn't bad (and given some households are still without power down the road, definitely not bad). News had been though that it… Continue reading Power Outage
Some people are born with a seemingly innate sense of direction. I am not one of them! They can easily tell which way is north, where the sun will rise and set. It's a handy skill when you're doing photography or house hunting and trying to work out which rooms will get the morning sun. I confess… Continue reading Finding the Sun
To catch the fly? That wiggled and jiggled... My 7 year old does not like spiders and so with all seriousness he asked me why would God have made them. Surely it must be some mistake? I think my reply might have been along the lines of its purpose perhaps in dealing with the other creepy… Continue reading Why did God create the spider?
Calibration – [noun] the act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument; Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing… Continue reading Recalibration
"Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy,… Continue reading Love Actually