Christmas Crafting

Would you like an idea for a simple crafting idea with a Christmas theme? Take a look at a video I made, in which I make a Christmas decoration. If you have a go at making this, please drop a line in the comments below to let me know how you got on.Here's the link... Continue Reading →

The Christmas 2021 Advent Video Project

This is a brief post, to remind you that the daily Christmas Advent Videos are being posted at Focused Friends web site. These are short videos of just a couple of minutes in length, which have a festive theme. The videos are made by my three colleagues at Focused Friends and I. They are fun... Continue Reading →

Christmas Joy

Are you feeling festive yet? Get into the Christmas mood with me. While I sing for vocal therapy; singing helps me combat the effects that Parkinson's Disease has on my speaking voice, I have been singing some festive favourites. If you like Christmas themed pop songs, folk songs and carols, then click on the links... Continue Reading →

Tradition review

Tradition revival and review Sitting here a few days after Christmas I’m doing my annual assessment of the good great and groan. Every year during the holidays I learn a little something new. I am a person who enjoys tradition. Repeat the great things we all look forward to. Ditch what didn’t work. Add new... Continue Reading →

A wish for Peace at Christmas

A poem by Debbie Walker Christmas is traditionally a time of joy and cheer,but today my thoughts are with those who've suffered lossduring this most difficult and extraordinary year.As our memories begin to crowdand the bells of pain and loss ring loud,I begin to wonder, if the only way throughMust be with a tear or... Continue Reading →

Italian Inspired Luxury Lemon Cheesecake

When I made my first ever cheesecake recently, I knew I was hooked!  As my family’s favourite flavour is lemon, the choice for my second cheesecake attempt was an easy one.  Feeling inspired by the Bailey’s concept, I decided that I could make this one based on the delightful Lemon liquor ; Crema di Limoncello. ... Continue Reading →

Facing Christmas following loss

How do we do Christmas after losing someone so precious? How do we prepare for festivities that seem like we're celebrating and having fun whilst such an important person is no longer here with us? Thoughts and memories crowd in, take over and then literally overwhelm. Every day I miss my mum like crazy and... Continue Reading →

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