‘It is not the strength of the body, but the strength of the spirit.’

‘The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.’ – Haldir Lord of the Rings, J.R.R Tolkein So it’s been a hot minute since IContinue reading “‘It is not the strength of the body, but the strength of the spirit.’”

I wish it need not have happened in my time…

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,’ said Frodo. ‘So do I,’ said Gandalf, ‘and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” -Frodo Baggins and Gandalf, The FellowshipContinue reading “I wish it need not have happened in my time…”

I’m glad you are here with me….

Happy 2020 to all my readers around the world. Things have been busy over the last couple of months for us but we are glad to have some time resting from the ‘pregnancy journey’ to enjoy some time to ourselves and spending Christmas holidays with friends and family. This is a very short post toContinue reading “I’m glad you are here with me….”

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us…..

“Memory is not what the heart desires. That is only a mirror. Gimli, The Dwarf. Lord of the Rings, J.R.R Tolkein It’s difficult now to decide whether to write and, if so, what to write about. The ‘journey’, as it were, is still continuing, however, we find ourselves in limbo. Neither there… nor where weContinue reading “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us…..”

When all other lights go out….

“I will not give you counsel, saying do this, or do that. For not in doing or contriving, nor in choosing between this course and another, can I avail; but only in knowing what was and is, and in part also what shall be.” Gladriel, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring FrodoContinue reading “When all other lights go out….”

Face to Face with the Nazgul – the first fight

“But in the end it’s only a passing thing, this shadow; even darkness must pass.” ** TMI WARNING for those who don’t want to read about the details of what happens in a natural miscarriage. I have tried to be as straight forward as I can without unnecessary details. You’d think after what we hadContinue reading “Face to Face with the Nazgul – the first fight”