Not sure if I have mentioned it before, but I live with the ‘neighbour from hell’ for over four years now.

I am very fond of feeding the native doves………(Sun flower seeds).

….but this morning I woke to a headless dove outside my flat.


I dismissed it, up until then I put the food out for the birds (as per usual), in the evening,…..but none of them came.

Made me feel so sad.



I have a lot of faith. But I am also afraid a lot, and have no real certainty about anything. I remembered something Father Tom had told me–that the opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty. Certainty is missing the point entirely. Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns.

– Anne Lamott.



It’s hard to believe the fear of offending can be stronger than the fear of pain but, you know what? It is, and they always come willingly. And they sit there, and they know it’s all over, just like you do, but somehow they still think they have a chance.

– the girl with the dragon tattoo

(This quote from the film, hit me like a ton of bricks, and applies to me big time.)