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A blush pink velvet sofa

A blush pink velvet sofa Hello from my breakfast bar. Now, I’ve written that because I’ve found I really enjoy having a breakfast bar. If you had asked me what I was looking for in a home before I moved house, a breakfast bar would have been low on the agenda, but significantly higher than…

Scrap booking your life

Scrap Booking Your Life

Scrap Booking Your Life Living through a pandemic has been a life changing experience and has prompted a lot of geographical movement. A friend of mine recently had to move for financial reasons, precipitated by the fast-approaching end of an endowment mortgage which meant she had to sell up.  She had a big rambling garden…

Secrets, losses and healing truths

Secrets, Losses and Healing Truths

Secrets, Losses and Healing Truths Hello. I recently mentioned how much I appreciate paper records and handwriting instead of storing everything on the Cloud.  My nephew has been researching our family tree. There have been complexities and name changes over the years which make investigating the past difficult. Two days ago, I received a bound…

Alex Voice in writing

Finding your voice in writing

Finding your voice in writing Good morning. I decided to try something different from my day job and joined a cabaret singing group. I’ve never done such a thing before. The couple who run it are very flexible and are looking at all genres of music but seem to know a lot about musicals. Last…

Welsh Mountains and Mole Hills

Welsh Mountains and Mole Hills

Welsh Mountains and Mole Hills Hello. If you’ve read my earlier posts you might remember I wrote about Life Reviews and the clarity they can bring, and the usefulness of ‘Check-ins’ to explore past behaviour (Alexandra on Life Reviews). I was thinking about the power of Life Reviews and Check-ins recently as something new came…

Legacy writing

Legacy writing Good day to you. Do any of you own a black tin box that contains important documents? I suppose it’s an anachronism – people store so much online – but a folder on your computer or storage in the cloud can’t make the same visceral connections as handwritten letters and postcards.  I was…

Alexandra Rainbow

Rainbow Legacy

Rainbow Legacy I have written before about the weather and how it affects our lives. I don’t want you to think this is a weather blog but yesterday was stormy all day until late afternoon when the sun burst through black clouds and wham! there was a fabulous, stunningly bright rainbow arching over the hills.…

Growing together

Growing Together

Growing Together Today I cut into the lawn to plant a tree in my garden. The grass peeled back to reveal layers of shale, lumps of rock and parched soil. Digging a hole was an effort. I needed a pickaxe. Have you used one of those lately? You discover muscles you’d forgotten you had.  Best…

Alex Letters Home

Letters home

Letters home Hello from Sunny Wales. Last time I wrote I told you about Janice and her incredible journey through her Life Review to her Supported Biography. I hope I didn’t give the wrong impression. Her response to her buried stories was extraordinary, not all Life Reviews are that dramatic, but there is always a…