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

A Story About Our Goldfish

A doodle of a Goldfish in water with grasses. By hopeadoodledo

Let me introduce you to Shark, the Goldfish. Shark is a sprightly 17-year-old, who happily mooches about blowing kisses and checking out what I'm doing when I'm sitting in my favourite place at my creative space. Shark will also slosh water out of the tank to get my attention. I keep the lid ajar to … Continue reading A Story About Our Goldfish

A Snapshot of Recent Weeks – Take Two

A candle arch

The past few weeks seem to have passed by in a blur. Some far more difficult than others and filled with great sorrow. But still interspersed with beauty, happiness and cheer. Here's a snapshot of them. You may have seen this post (unfinished) for a millisecond very recently. Those pesky shortcut buttons doing their thing … Continue reading A Snapshot of Recent Weeks – Take Two