Browsing Facebook, I stumbled across a video about a man’s conversion to a minimalist lifestyle. I won’t deny his minimalism looked more radical & extreme than I think I would want. But the simplicity and tidiness of his flat and lifestyle appealed to me. So I’ve decided to try being a bit more minimalist! A… Read More The Beginnings of a Minimalist Lifestyle
I have a soft spot for rom coms, preferably of the slightly unusual variety. It’s no surprise, then, that I enjoyed this one. Molly is a pretty waitress with a college degree, a mountain of debt, and a tendency to end up with problematic boyfriends. She has been left money by a great aunt but her… Read More Remember Sunday: A Review
This film is a cute Christian-ish rom-com, which is a light-hearted and easy watch and yes brings home thought-provoking messages about marriage and parenthood. It has the traditional family values of a largely bygone era, and that, together with its simple sweetness, made me think it was an 80s or 90s film, but apparently it’s… Read More Your Love Never Fails: A Review
This is the last of the four autobiographical works penned by Jennifer Worth. The first, Call the Midwife, was the inspiration behind the very popular BBC series ‘Call the Midwife’, although the series has now moved entirely away from being based on Worth’s books (which is a shame, in my opinion, but that’s by the by). In… Read More In The Midst Of Life: A Review
Today is what we Orthodox call Judgement Sunday or Meatfare Sunday. Judgement Sunday because we reflect especially today on the fact that we will all stand before God in Judgement in Christ Jesus’ glorious and awesome Second Coming. Meatfare Sunday because this is the last day on which we can eat meat before the fasting for Great… Read More Prayer: Great Orthodox Christian Quotations, Part Four.
As somewhat of a beginner at photography (at least, photography with a decent camera!), I’ve been exploring when black and white makes a better photo, and when it doesn’t or is just a bit gimmicky. I haven’t been out on a specific black and white shoot (I don’t know if this would be a good… Read More Black and white photography
Sometimes – often, actually – I can be proud. Other times, I can feel so mired in the pit of my sinfulness that it’s hard to approach God (though I know we should never let our sins stop us from turning to God and running into the shelter of His loving arms – it’s when we… Read More Sin, Mercy, and Love: Great Orthodox Christian Quotations, Part Three.
Despite the photography radio-silence, I have actually still been using my camera enthusiastically when I have got some free time. I find actually taking photos is more interesting than uploading, tagging, and watermarking them, so I haven’t got round to sharing them until now! I’ve still been enjoying trying to photograph insects (combine animal-lover with a… Read More Insect Photography
The first time I heard of this book was when I read an excellent review of it on a blog I follow: https://bookowly.wordpress.com/2016/10/22/j-r-r-tolkien-letters-from-father-christmas/ It sounded like a lovely read, and so I was excited to find it – by pure coincidence – among my presents this Christmas. It kept me company on a long, cold train journey… Read More Tolkien, Letters From Father Christmas: A Review
These are tongue-in-cheek ‘sad’ facts. This book is, in fact, really funny. The amusingly eccentric author has paired an interesting fact about each animal with a humorous little cartoon. The only really sad fact is: At the back of the book is a short explanation of the context behind each of the facts… Read More Sad Animal Facts: A Review