A Snow Day

Snow, Bethnal Green, London, HomeopathyThe snow was the reason I woke up late today. When I opened my eyes I saw that it was almost 9am.

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.

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A beautiful goodbye

Homeopathy, London, Skype, grief, loss, depression, anxietyThis week I spent a day out in Oxfordshire at the funeral of a dear friend’s mother.

I was glad to have the chance to attend.

It was a beautiful service in a small village church.

The coffin was a woven basket, with a garland of white roses and greenery around it.

We sang simple hymns that reminded me of my childhood and recited the Lord’s Prayer.

There was a reading from Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas, a book I’ve not yet read. It reminded me how much I used to love reading classics. I’m going to look for a copy in my local Buddhist charity bookshop.

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Festival Reflections

Festival homeopathy Festivals are something that are part of summer for me. Midsummer festivals especially.

As humans we are naturally connected to the sun and the seasons and it’s lovely to celebrate that.

Gathering in a special place, dressing up and enjoying good food and drink, with music, dancing, and bonfires.

These are all traditions that go back to ancient times.

My week at Glastonbury Festival gave me a chance to step back from everyday life, and while it is nearly a week since I came home, it’s still with me. This morning I’m taking some time to reflect, and I have some thoughts I want to share with you.

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