Nature on ice

Today, Mrs Mabbsonsea and I said a scornful ‘Hah!’ to what passes for snow and ice in this part of the world and headed up country.  I dropped her off at a quilt show, then went next door to Wakehurst Place, which is Kew Gardens in the countryside.  It’s a beautiful place at any time,Continue reading “Nature on ice”

Plaster Saint

At the end of June, I spent a lovely week on retreat at Sheldon.   As usual, it was great to be on my own with no one else’s schedule or demands to worry about.  I could eat when I was hungry and sleep when I was tired (which was most of the first dayContinue reading “Plaster Saint”

Gaining the world, leaving your soul in the woods.

On Saturday we drove up the A23 to visit my sister and her family in Croydon.  Just before the motorway starts, there is a piece of dual carriageway that winds a little as it climbs a steep hill.  Until recently, the road went through mature woodland.  Now it goes through a barren landscape of treeContinue reading “Gaining the world, leaving your soul in the woods.”