A Snow Day

Snow, Bethnal Green, London, HomeopathyThe snow was the reason I woke up late today. I’d started to open my eyes and saw that it was almost 9.

Wilf opened the door,

“Mum, it’s snowing!”

I looked out of the window to see, but I’d already guessed. It was so quiet. It’s always quiet where we are, but it was even quieter today. That’s how I knew there was snow.

There are just two weeks left until it’s Christmas. My aim is always to keep Sundays simple, but it’s always easier said than done. I had a long list of things to do today, but everything was pushed back while we came up with a plan.

You can’t ignore snow!

You can’t ignore snow, not with a 9-year-old!

I had to go out for a dog-walk anyhow.

Now it was going to be a snow-walk!

I sat drinking my tea, wondering how many things I would be able to fit into my day. I knew I needed to drop some of them, but everything seemed important.

Meanwhile, Wilf was calling his friends to see who wanted to come out to play!

Out to play

It took us a while to get dressed warmly enough, but eventually we managed it. I was so glad of my walking boots. Bought in Yorkshire years ago, they serve me so well in cold, wet or muddy weather conditions.

It was fun for Wilf to meet his friends in the park and play snowballs. Ferris loved it too. He especially seemed to like eating it. I have no idea why!

It wasn’t cold when we first went out, but after a while  we started to feel the chill.

Snowy memories

Back home, we put our wet clothes on the radiator and had a cup of tea.

Snow always makes me feel nostalgia.

I was reminded of my earliest memories of snow. I must have been about 4 years old and the snow was quite deep. I had red wellies. My mum tied plastic bags over them to keep my feet dry but it didn’t work. We were going to the shops. She was pushing the pram with my brother inside. I was too big to be sat on top. My mum used to do all of our food shopping with the pram and both of us. It can’t have been easy in the snow.

When I lived in Hampstead one winter it snowed really hard. I remember walking up to the top of Parliament Hill to watch people sledging. I felt like I was in a film. I was teaching at a local school, just 30 minutes walk away. It took more like an hour in the snow. Hardly any children came in, so lessons were super relaxed. It was lovely.

Both of those times were pre-internet and pre-social media. I’m glad I lived in those times.

Feeling thankful

So today, I cleaned out my fridge and food cupboards. I wrote a shopping list based on what I found. I turned on my heating and felt thankful that I could be warm.

Snow makes me realise how lucky I am for so many things.

Shelter and warmth.

Special memories.

Peace and quiet.

I hope  you enjoyed your snow day too.

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Memories on Mother’s Day

Nan, mum and my uncle

I’m writing this from a café in Dublin. I’m here to DJ at Fair City Blues, one of my favourite weekend blues music and dance events.

I didn’t realise I was going to be away for Mother’s Day. I don’t think my family mind too much. I know I’ll find a card and some flowers to welcome me home tomorrow.

As a child I remember making cards with flowers made out of tissue. Sometimes we even made bunches of flowers with pipe cleaner stems. We would always visit my grandmothers on Mothering Sunday, as they both lived nearby.

Today I’m sitting in this café thinking about the mother figures I’ve had in my life, and reflect on how they influenced me.

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IS HOMEOPATHY FOR YOU?

I can help you:

Stop catching everything that's going
Have trouble-free periods
Get ready for pregnancy
Sail through your menopause
Get a good night's sleep
Have nice clear skin

AM I RIGHT FOR YOU?

When you want to get yourself sorted out you know you'll need regular treatment for a while.

With this in mind, it's important to make sure you choose the right person to work with and I know that's a big decision.

That's why I offer a free Discovery Call to anyone who is thinking about working with me.

It's easy to book your free call on my Book Now button.

Or, just call me on 07946545040 and if I can pick up, I will. Leave me a message and I'll return your call.

Tell me what's going on for you and ask me all the questions you like.

I am honest and open about what you can expect from working with me. If I'm not sure that I can help, I'll say so.

If you're in a different time-zone or it just seems easier to email, I'm happy to chat that way too. You'll find my contact form in the menu at the top.

I look forward to hearing from you!