Monthly Archives: November 2016


  ‘Tis the season to be merry- tra la la la la- la la la la!’ Christmas Carol Behold I bring you good tidings of great joy…’ The angel of the Lord ‘To miss the joy is to miss all’ Robert Louis Stevenson   Derek writes: Christmas greetings Like many […]

Christmas: moving from jolly to joyful


  ‘A joy filled home is like your own personal art museum.’ Marie Kondo Human beings can only truly cherish a limited number of things at one time’ Marie Kondo Alison Writes: I have recently read Marie Kondo’s book “Spark Joy” and wanted to share with you my reflections. She […]

The Art of Tidying and Sparking Joy


‘’Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace’ May Sarton ‘The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care […]

From soil to soul: Gardening and grace