Happy Solstice everyone

ImageI never really thought about why I started writing this blog.

Winter for me is basically 6 months of misery waiting for summer. This years ‘dark days’ have got the better of me and I’ve spent a lot of them wishing the ground would swallow me up. Then, each year, as soon as spring arrives again it feels like someone’s switched the light back on. Before kids I used to get by with a winter trip to the sun most years but things have changed.
I guess I started a field somewhere simply because a good friend had a blog, and like a sheep I just followed. I never knew it would actually turn out to work as winter light therapy!
The friend I shamelessly copied is one of the lights in my life. A real glowing star who is always ready to lend a hand, an onion, a loo roll, a sparkly wig, a shoulder to lean on or just an ear to bend.
So the blog has become a bit like that really. An ear to bend. I know if I write things down then they are out of my brain. I have written many posts that I will probably never make public but I find it a great way of thinking and finding clarity in this chaotic life. I never kept a diary as a child but now I wish I had. I think I have missed out on the opportunity to reflect, to appreciate and to learn.
The lights in my life come and go. I have amazing friends and I know, even when they move far away (I seem to have that effect on people), they are still there, ready to switch on when I need them.
Happy Solstice to all my fantastic friends near and far.
I hope your lights are shining bright.
Bring on the SUMMER!
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3 Responses to “Happy Solstice everyone”


  1. 1 Lulu June 22, 2013 at 00:59

    Ah,happy solstice and a long happy summer to you, I look forward to sitting with ya soon in a field somewhere x

  2. 2 Maddie Sinclair June 22, 2013 at 06:17

    Beautifully written Sarah. I’m in London at the moment, but if you need an onion or a sparkly wig, just knock on the door. Doug’s in! Love you. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. 3 Zaz (@mama_andmore) June 23, 2013 at 20:47

    I feel like you got right inside my brain, reading this. I often feel exactly the same way on all fronts – the dark extended days of winter, the need for the blog writing, and even friends being far away. Eerie. And very beautifully written. Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo, lovely to discover you!


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