One of the greatest institutions of our western society, for me, is that of marriage. I have been fortunate to have not only grown up with great examples in my immediate family of healthy marriages, but I have been blessed with the best in my own. I confess to being something of a romantic and,Continue reading “Starry-eyed vows.”
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The tipping point.
This is not a cheap shot at the famous Mr Gladwell, author of the popular self-help book of the same title, rather a much more down to earth, mundane and perhaps a little introspective view on the stages of life. Much of my musings of late have related to my work, that of a privateContinue reading “The tipping point.”
Relationships. Something that I have discovered, over the past five years of living in The Netherlands, is that the Dutch do things differently in this department. It’s common knowledge that the Dutch are known for their tolerance, equality and “freedom of everything” attitude, compared to that of many other cultures. Whilst this may sound likeContinue reading “Double Dutching.”
Straining towards the light.
This afternoon’s homeward drive south from Friesland, after a blissfully peaceful couple of days in my dear friend’s warm and welcoming home, I once again took to marvelling at my new home country. Of course, the picturesque pastoral scenes of the rural areas always give my heart a happy flutter. Passing the homes and shedsContinue reading “Straining towards the light.”
If we have learned nothing from the past two years, post arrival of the dreaded covid-19 virus, it is that we have all needed to make some sort of change to the way in which we live our lives. That is to say that every single member of the human race has had to comeContinue reading “Perspective.”
Tribute to an incredible woman. On a day as grim as any Dickens tale, I found myself silently following a family mourning the passing of their dear Mother. The size of the group, dictated by the current covid regulations, but more importantly by the nature of the deceased: discreet, dignified and private. We made ourContinue reading “Tribute.”
The way of the ancients.
Perhaps I have an overactive, romantic imagination? So often, when driving our little car or riding my trusty bicycle, along a small road, generally through one of the many forests in NL, I feel somewhat transported back through the ages. I could link this directly to the history of art lessons that I took forContinue reading “The way of the ancients.”
This title makes me think of smart people like economists, business people, and dare I say it, politicians, none of which are me! My take on such an intellectual title is on a far more day-to-day angle… the bicycle! How does a bicycle fit into the picture? Well, for a “local” living a wonderful new-life-adventureContinue reading “Socio-economic leveller.”
Beautiful hymns keep coming to mind as I spend gentler times with my elderly clients. What a privilege it is to sit a while and listen to the chatter of their memories as they recount the days of their youth, marriage, children, careers and holidays. The first being “It is well with my soul” –Continue reading “Soul-filled.”
Dancing through the dahlias.
Around the corner from our new apartment home, is the quaintest little cobbled road that leads one along the edge of a canal, on one side and the edge of the forest on the other. Part way along this little lane is a flower farm that boasts some of the most magnificent dahlias that IContinue reading “Dancing through the dahlias.”