Letters

A Letter to My Husband on our First Anniversary

Dear Husband, This time last year we were preparing for one of the most important days of our lives. I didn't know then, in the midst of my incredible excitement and anticipation, that it would actually be the beginning of a busy and challenging year. I write this on the eve of our Paper Anniversary,… Continue reading A Letter to My Husband on our First Anniversary

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Life, Writing

The Castle Library which is my Soul

Souls are places; I've always thought about this. A soul can be explored like a place and felt like a place. A soul can be retreated to like a place and intruded upon like a place. A soul can be fragile or strong depending what it is weathering and what it is built upon, just… Continue reading The Castle Library which is my Soul

Life, Writing

Dear Husband On the Day we Marry

Dear Almost-Husband, I'm writing this in the early hours before we are to be married; in a short time, breakfast will arrive and getting ready will commence and a whirlwind of wonder will encircle us. However, at this moment, as the sun is rising and the day is just waking, I wanted to take a… Continue reading Dear Husband On the Day we Marry

Event, Life, Uncategorized

Forever Is Not Long Enough~

When I was a child (perhaps 8 at most) I was sitting in the living room of our then house playing* while my dad was watching a film set in what must have been Victorian times. I was slipping in and out of attention to it, as kids do, but I remember being struck by… Continue reading Forever Is Not Long Enough~

Event, Life

What I Would Have Done If I Had Known Where He Was

Back in the Autumn of 2013, which feels an age and a day ago now, I wasn't doing so well within myself. On the job front, I was having a better time than I had been the previous year, being finally out of retail, and part-timing as a writer and child-minder, but I was making… Continue reading What I Would Have Done If I Had Known Where He Was

Life

On the Simple Reunion with a Sailor

Chris has returned home after. It's been a long six months. Although eased by a brief, but wonderful holiday to Dubai two months ago, the time apart has been challenging and a very steep, unrelenting learning curve, I think for both of us. This is our first real deployment situation, and certainly the longest away,… Continue reading On the Simple Reunion with a Sailor