Friday Feeling

Things that made me happy this week so far (my attempt at telling depression to bugger right off).

CHaOS science day at Oakwell Hall. Lots of experiments for the kids to try out. Baby ran amok across the grounds and we saw newts, rats, rabbits and various insects.

Spent some quality time with the husband. Stayed up way too late, mind. Zzz…

Took all the smaller children to Mini Breeze at Farsley. Was worried the boys would be super disappointed as it was too windy for the inflatables to go up, but they spent ages in the Bam Van making their own music track, and playing with the baby. Caught up with good friends. Watched the baby go nuts over three guide dogs (in a good way).

Booked a massage for the weekend.

Cleaned out a crazy cupboard.

Read a lot. Again, staying up too late.

Started to find motivation for paid work again, something which had been lacking since returning from our honeymoon in Rhodes.

Lots of baby (toddler) cuddles. Lots and lots.

What’s been your happy moment this week?



Doing a bit of last minute research before my appearance on Radio 4’s Beyond Belief, being recorded on Wednesday.

Working on the second aett of Elder Futhark runes.

Crystal Phoenix Art

Sometimes I just like to share my favourite things with you all. Here is my favourite Etsy shop, Crystal Phoenix Art. I’ve known the owner and craftsperson for many years and she is lovely and incredibly talented. Everything in her shop has 30% off right now so please go take a look and treat yourself. I have a number of pieces and they are all stunning.

The Rain Roars

The rain roars down

A lions last attempt

To eviscerate

The zebra of sun

From the jungle of cracks

In the pavement

A whip crack of water

Slashing holes

In lawns, borders

Ants dive for cover

In the jungle of cracks

In the pavement

Not realising

They seal their own doom

Hear the rumble

The crackle

The inevitability

Not thunder

Or lightning

Just rain, rain, rain,

Flooding in and filling

Every space

Pouring between bins

Banging on the flu pipe

Rattling in the vents

And sealing the jungle

Of cracks

In the pavement.