Oak Tree Barn – Part One

Oak Tree Barn is a building I have known my entire life for I grew up in the tiny North Somerset village of Burrington where it was build in about 1969. With a population of 441 at the turn of the millennium and little more than a primary school, parish rooms and...

Friends for a reason, a season or a lifetime?

I’ve been thinking recently of the old reason/season/lifetime adage in regard to relationships, or friendships in particular. Our life of many moves has seen each of us build many new relationships, making new friends and accumulating acquaintances as we go. There...

Finding My Worth

I very often feel like a bit of an anachronism as a woman and finding my worth in a world where so much value is measured financially is a struggle. From the outside I am very aware that others may look in and see me running a successful business and wonder what my...

It’s been a Dry January

As you read this I will be patting myself on the back for having resisted the lure of an alcoholic drink for the entire month of January. I have often considered joining the masses who,full of good intentions, embark upon the #dryjanuary challenge, and have even...

Honesty

I feel so full of questions about my life, battling a sense of being trapped by not just my circumstances but  by my own intentions and plans. It’s a feeling I’m very familiar with but it never gets more comfortable, in fact I think the discomfort increases as the...