Joy and other blessings

People are putting up Christmas trees and ordering hams.   The supermarkets are gradually filling their shelves with anything and everything to do with Christmas and carols are being played on repeat.    I love the idea of a Christmas that embodies peace and goodwill to all on earth, but for me, Christmas has developed into something…

Happy Birthday Tiney

Milestones are a funny thing. They can mark great achievements, the coming of age, the passing of time, a promotion, a union or simply a reason to drink one too many bottles.   They are generally a time of celebration.   They however become a completely different thing when you have lost someone.  They become something you…