Around the world once again we wake up to news of another horrific terrorist attack, this time in Barcelona.
I always struggle with events like because I just don’t understand. I don’t think I want to really. All I care about is the people involved; how in one split second, everything changes, something ends, lives never to be the same again.
I want to share my love and thoughts of peace to those people in Barcelona. I’m only one voice, but there are millions of voices out there who share the same feelings, that will be heard. We all stand together in times of adversity, no matter where events like this happen in the world.
Whilst Spain enter three days of national mourning, I too will mourn, not just for those killed and injured in this event, but for another piece of innocence that we have lost.
Our lives won’t be the same again. There won’t be another day exactly like yesterday. Therefore, we continue to move forward, with love and peace in our hearts.
Hate will not win.
Big love x
Just as I was going to bed last night, I heard about the terrible events in London. Thankfully, my friends in London are all safe. But there were some that did not make it home last night. Yet again, I am dumbfounded and a tiny bit broken.
I’m struggling to find words again to comprehend or explain. None of us want to live in a world of fear, where ever we are situated. So again, I want to spread love and peace to you all.
I was talking about this with a friend this morning. He helped me to see that there are more acts of kindness than acts of hate, we just don’t hear about them.
So my focus today is this. Hold onto those little acts of kindness, make someone smile. Hold someone tightly and let them know how much they mean to you. Help a stranger. Do something for someone else. Together, we are stronger.
Big love x
I hope you’re well. I’ve had a crazy busy week with the two English Literature GCSE exams so I missed the fact that it was my blogs 2nd birthday on the 25th. I’m only 2 days late…
I can’t believe I’ve been on here for two years now. Unbelievable. Everyone has been so friendly and welcoming. I’ve communicated with some fascinating people. Without you, my experience wouldn’t have been as amazing!
I feel like a bit of a fraud… I don’t read as much as I used to and I definitely don’t bake as much as I used to. But, I blog when I can. I like to think my blog has become more than that anyway. Thank you for being so accepting of that fact! I’m sorry I miss posts and discussions. I do try and catch up. The love and support from the blogging community is wonderful. With summer approaching, I will try and increase my time with you all.
To celebrate this little birthday I’m currently reading Into The Water by Paula Hawkins. I’m very excited about this I have to say. LOVED The Girl on the Train so I have high hopes! My plan for this half term is to read as much as I can, preferably in the sunshine (if it stays).
My (hopeful) reading list:
- Finish Into The Water
- The Keeper of Lost Things – Ruth Hogan
- Thirteen Reasons Why – Jay Asher
- Millions – Frank Cottrell Boyce (a work related read!)
It’s small and humble, but realistic. I get really saddened because I’m usually too tired to read. I know that my aim of reading 100 books a year is slightly optimstic. I’ve only done it once out of two years. So, I think this list is a good way of not being overwhelmed or frustrated with myself.
Thanks for sticking around for the past two years. Here’s to the future!
Big love xx
It is with a heavy heart and tear filled eyes that I write this post. I’m struggling with what is happening in the world. I don’t understand why we have such sadness. Naturally, I’m a ‘fixer’. I have a deep need within me to fix things, to make things better. Yet, today I can’t seem to do it.
You will have probably heard on the news about the terrorist attack in Manchester. I’m utterly broken. That concert was full of innocent children and teenagers watching one of their idols. I’m sure the majority of us can all relate to that. They were happy. Then everything changed in an instant. It’s funny, I tell my students to never write such clichés but here I am doing it myself. I can’t find the words. I don’t know what to say. I’m empty.
Every attack we all feel: London, Paris, Manchester, anywhere in the world. It is wrong. It is heart breaking. But I really really struggle when it’s children; the epitome of innocence.
Hate can not win. We are together. We must love more. I don’t have anyone to hold tonight, but if you do, hold them just that second longer. Because you can.
Big love x
What a day to make yet another comeback. I can’t believe it’s Christmas Eve. I’m not quite ready (not my style at all!)
So, I want to wish you all a very festive, peaceful and lovely time of year. Enjoy the next two days. Fill them with love!
To spread the love further, I’ve included some of my favourite Christmas quotes from the Penguin Twitter feed. Lovely!
Aren’t they amazing? Thanks Penguin.
All that’s left is to share with you the obligatory Christmas tree lights of Stratford. Enjoy!
Have a great one guys!
Big love to all xx
To all my friends and followers, may I wish you a lovely and peaceful Easter Sunday.
Whatever you’re doing today, I hope it’s with the people you love. I know my thoughts will be with those who are no longer with us.
One thing that has been lovely for me this morning is to see the children in my neighbourhood all excited. I stumbled across this humorous little poem, for the inner child in you all.
The Easter Bunny
With a hip
and a hop,
kids don’t want
the Easter fun to ever stop!
Finding the brightly colored
Easter eggs carefully hidden and lain
and eating all of the Easter goodies
that Grandma has made!
Did you happen to see
the big bunny with the pink and white ears?
that Easter is finally here!
To round off this Easter celebration, here’s a snap of my little Easter bunny. He’s very happy the sun is shining today!
Big love to you all X