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HAVE COURAGE TO STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

I mentioned in an earlier post that many years ago I had travelled by train in Europe for a month using an Interrail pass. It was such a great and memorable adventure that I would recommend it to everyone!!! I had just finished studying at university (polytechnic at the time) […]


PERSEVERANCE WINS THE DAY

I am aware that as the British weather can be temperamental, unfortunately so can I. My mood and motivation can unfortunately change depending on the circumstances I face. Perseverance is an area of my life I am working to improve. While out for a country walk my friend and I […]


GOD’S LOVE IS LIKE THE SUN

While I was away for a spa weekend in Surrey I was confronted with how temperamental the weather can be. I was outside on a lounger enjoying the sunshine, when a sharp breeze blew, followed by the warmth of the sun, which then disappeared behind a cloud, the clouds turned […]


LEARNING LESSONS FROM THE LAND (4)

THE HARVESTING EXPERIENCE In my previous post I shared my weeding experience as a new “farmer”. This post looks at the final stage in my adventure. All I can say is …. Mum saved the day. My farming adventure was short lived. Without my mum’s loving hard work there would […]


LEARNING LESSONS FROM THE LAND (3)

THE WEEDING EXPERIENCE In my previous post I shared my transplanting experience as a new “farmer”. This post looks at the next stage in my adventure. Now I was beginning to feel like a real farmer as I saw the plants growing strong and tall in the pots. The tomatoes, […]


LEARNING LESSONS FROM THE LAND (2)

THE TRANSPLANTING EXPERIENCE In my previous post I shared my seed growing experience as a new “farmer”. This post looks at the next stage in my adventure. As I continued to water the shoots that had appeared I saw a great deal of growth. In a short time I noticed […]


CELEBRATING BLACK WOMEN IN BRITAIN: SISTERS CONF 2018

I would highly recommend this Conference as a great opportunity for black women in the UK to come together. It aims to be an educational and inspiring event. I look forward to seeing you there! Dr Val Bernard Allan Presents: Drawing Moses From The Water – Sunday 20th May 2018 […]


LEARNING LESSONS FROM THE LAND (1)

THE SEED GROWING EXPERIENCE When I recently reflected on my family history I realised that farming was one of the things that was very central to their life. My mother has a love for all things green, whether indoor or outdoor plants, flowers and definitely growing food at her allotment. […]


FOLLOWING THE JONESES LEADS TO DEBT

It would appear that our 21st century world feeds us a daily, relentless dose of advertising, which sells us the promise that the road to happiness is through consumerism and materialism. So can we really feel good about ourselves if we are not keeping up with the Joneses? I believe […]


HOW MUCH STUFF DO WE REALLY NEED?

I was so excited to go on an Interrail trip one summer with one of my friends. We bought an Interrail pass to explore Europe by train. We had been planning this trip for weeks and looked forward to visiting iconic buildings and places of interest in France, Spain, Italy, […]