Why I Don’t Want to go to Church!

I should start with an apology as my title is misleading. I do want to go to church, I enjoy church. Of course I’ve had bad experiences of church who hasn’t? No, this title reflects the conversations I often find myself in, when people hear I’m a Christian, or that my husband is a Vicar. … [Read more…]

To add a little Balance

I love looking at everyone’s holiday snaps on Facebook. The happy faces and hashtags: #sunshinekids, #happydays, #funwiththe family. They are truly great, I post my own happy pics of our adventures and days away. There is nothing wrong with sharing the love, I don’t want to be someone that can’t look at others having a … [Read more…]

How To Queue Like a Proper Christian at New Wine

So I have just enjoyed a week at New Wine United. The summer Christian festival hosts over 24,000 people over two weeks. People come together from all over the UK for some teaching and worship – here is a link if you are interested: New Wine United I love New Wine United, it’s brill, full … [Read more…]

An Easter thank you (from the Vicars Wife)…

Dear All, The Right Reverend Richard and I want to thank you again for all the effort, thought and time that you put into this Easter’s celebrations. I can still recall that first meeting when, as a whole benefice we decided that we would make this Easter special and pull out all the stops, and … [Read more…]

Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?

“Do you wanna build a Snowman?” “No, no I don’t” “How about a knitted doll? Beaded necklace? Pom-Pom Panda? Woolly purse?” Yes, I am talking CRAFT KITS! The dreaded craft kits. Of course they look very appealing sat there all colourful and innocent on the supermarket shelves. Drawing you in with their promise of wholesome … [Read more…]

Nominated for the Liebster Award

 How exciting! I was just nominated for the Liebster Award.  Thank you so much Tee @ https://tanglesandtears.wordpress.com   It is super kind of you! Make sure you pop on over to Tee’s blog you will enjoy it. She is an honest mum with a family of 6 and some great thoughts! Here are some facts about the … [Read more…]

Baby Buys Fails

So we’ve all been there, that hated purchase, the buy of deep regret. There you are; pregnant, waiting in anticipation for your whole lives to change and then they  give you MATERNITY LEAVE! Maternity leave, a big chunk of time leaving you open to the clutches of the Baby Retailers. A whole month of unchecked … [Read more…]

Happiness is…

To remind you of those little glimpses of Joy when all around is CRAZY. Happiness is… 1. Not finding underwear in a pair of trousers when you are doing the washing. 2. The ‘after school’ Cookie Jar.3. A great photobomb.4. Discovering new things. “Are you going to tell him?“ “Nah!“5. Getting the perfect family photo…   … [Read more…]