Books from My Reading List

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This post began three years ago, as 'My Reading Choices for 2018'! Now into 2021, it is just a little bit overdue. Not the books, thankfully. I didn't borrow them from a library. Reading Capacity 2018 was, I'm delighted to say, a good reading year in my MEsphere. Compared to other folks reading capacity, it … Continue reading Books from My Reading List

A Day in the Life of Bedrest

Doodle of a tray with a glass, plate and some food items

Relapses I often know how crummy (ie. Payback, Setback or Relapse written in order of likely duration) the MEcfs is becoming when I have vivid dreams involving rapidly rising water and blocked routes. No not blocked drains and not a dripping tap, or a glass of refreshing sparkling. I'm talking about floods. Perhaps that is … Continue reading A Day in the Life of Bedrest

We Begin To Smile Again

A purple top hat with a wand and stars

There is Hope I doodled this last night, as the country waited and prepared with the sense of anticipation. Here in the UK, measures continue to gradually lift. Easing of Restrictions I'm not a one for magic or magic tricks. But today in the UK stage two of easing restrictions begins. We are no longer … Continue reading We Begin To Smile Again

A Nation’s Sadness

Buckingham Palace in bloom

Whether a Royalist or not, (I'm somewhere in the middle I think) yesterday without doubt will have touched the heart of the UK Nation. The husband of Her Majesty the Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, passed away peacefully at 99-years-old. As so many famillies have experienced bereavement over the most horrible past eighteen months, and … Continue reading A Nation’s Sadness

Landscapes And Water

A doodle of a glacial mountain with greenery. By hopeadoodledo

I am so enjoying doodling. You noticed! Hehehe! It's just so relaxing. A great way to unwind and distract the mind. Ooh that rhymes. I had tried to emulate some styles I have seen on Instagram and admire, which are very much shades off mocca, neutrals and pinks. But after drawing our goldfish, you can … Continue reading Landscapes And Water

Christ is Risen

A doodle of pink tulips amongst green grass by hopeadoodledo

He is Risen Indeed Hallelujah! John 20:17-18 NIV 17 Jesus said, β€œDo not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, β€˜I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” 18 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: β€œI have seen … Continue reading Christ is Risen

A Beacon of Faith

Trigger Warning: Bereavement, Funerals and Covid19 The beginning few weeks of 2021 have been very heavy on our hearts. And I have been extremely hesitant about writing this post. It may seem a little strange with my having recently written about the Covid19 vaccination roll out here in the UK. But life really is a … Continue reading A Beacon of Faith

Easter and Holy Week

A stunning red sunset

Holy Week The first Holy Week or Easter Week I remember as actually Holy Week, rather than 'I hope I get an Easter Egg at the weekend' was in my late 20s. After I had been baptised. I should note here that eggs are part of the celebration, but not the only part. Photo by … Continue reading Easter and Holy Week