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Keeping faith this Christmas

Keeping faith this Christmas

At about 4pm last Friday, after picking my boys up from school, I crept upstairs and sat by an open window listening to the birds as they wound down for the day. Their song became more intermittent as the light faded, and I cried hard. The first time I’ve cried in months.  Long Covid is a term we’re all familiar with now. We know that …

The sea, my favourite place to be in nature

On the brink of a second national lockdown, all I want is nature

As soon as it was announced on Saturday that the UK will be entering another national lockdown on 5 November, all I could think about was beaches, woodland, rolling hills and a strong breeze. I imagined waves lapping at pebbled shores as I greedily gulped sea air; a hundred shades of green enveloping me as I walked lazily through a dense forest.  During the first …