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A unicorn

A unicorn

I didn’t know Jess as long as most people around here have. I mean, I was aware of her in the community music programme because how could you not notice an extremely tall woman with an American accent wielding a French horn or standing at the front with a baton?...
Church Family

Church Family

When I was doing kids’ ministry back in the mists of time, we sang a lot of Colin Buchanan songs. A lot. And frequently too. So you wouldn’t think I’d have forgotten the very simple lessons found therein [hence the post picture, “there’s...
A name for it

A name for it

So, an update, following on from the last post. As always, about health. Last week I finally got the diagnosis—I have chronic fatigue syndrome (officially referred to as ME/CFS; read why). People have asked me how I feel about this and I don’t really feel...
Grateful, despite…

Grateful, despite…

I do intend to post here when things are good, so it isn’t just is one long litany of woe. Then I forget. Apologies. But in terms of keeping track of how I am, it’s useful for me to document and it might be useful for you if you care to know. Totally...
Spirals and millstones

Spirals and millstones

I was chatting to a dear old friend the other day about long term illness. He has a chronic illness and also experienced a period of acute burnout a few years ago. He said “I noticed that every time I said ‘I think I’ve turned a corner’ when...
Grateful for help. And I need it.

Grateful for help. And I need it.

(Photo of Coco just because I couldn’t think of a photo for the post and also she’s a great therapy cat, just drapes herself across my torso when either she or I need comfort) It’s school holidays at the moment, which I didn’t think would mean...