Exam thoughts

Hello Kee and Mogs,

I expect you will be nearly through your exams now and probably feeling a mixture of stress and anticipation of the end and the desire to do well.  These are all emotions to be expected and I hope you are coping well with this and can channel that nervous energy into getting the job done.  If you can set aside your looking to the future and focus on the exam in the present this would be best use of your energy.  Strong desire to do well will only distract you from achieving a good outcome.  So my thoughts and love are with you during this time, stick in and don’t be too hard on yourselves.

Dad xx

Camper thoughts

We used to have a very large Camper van or mobile home which I used to use to take you camping.  One afternoon after having packed it all up ready for departure I’d left Morgan on her own playing in it.  Unbeknown to me you had picked up a strip of travel sickness pills and were chomping your way through them when I found you.  Probably just a precaution but when I took you to A&E rather than spending a night on a pleasant camp site we both spent all night on the children’s ward whilst you were being observed!

Fishing thoughts

Hi Kee and Mogs,

do you remember the sunny days when we used go off and do things?  I was thinking back to when I used to take you fishing usually at Workington or Whitehaven, the first time I think was with Dec and Jord came once too.  We all caught fish but my abiding memory is of how many Morgan used to catch.  One particular day at Whitehaven there was a fish caught every time almost you cast out your line, I can remember being amazed and amused by this.

06/06/18 Thoughts of you

Hello Keenan and hello Morgan,

I hope you are well today and everything is going ok for you.  What plans do you have for the summer holidays which are coming up fast?  I expect you will be kicking back a bit after all the exam pressure and perhaps reflecting on how it went.  All the best to you enjoy every minute.

love Dad xx

05/06/18 Thoughts of You

Hello Keenan and hello Morgan,

It’s a lovely day outside, I hope you are enjoying the weather.  I expect you are both working hard on your revision for your exams?  How is this going, good I hope, just remember you don’t have to be the best just the best you can be, so don’t stress too much.  I hope the exams are going well and that you get the results you want for your future endeavours but whatever happens I will be thinking of you as I do always and holding my hopes together for you both.

Good luck

love Dad xx

Thai Sweet Potato soup

I knocked this up for my daughter’s impromptu birthday party to feed the parents. We were supposed to have a woodland party to celebrate Rosa’s 4th birthday but storm Ewan put paid to that. I made this for 15 or so people:

chop 5 cloves garlic, a plum sized piece of ginger and 2 small green Thai chillis, fry in a tbsp. coconut oil until tender,

add 2 chopped onions, 3 chopped carrots and 5 large diced sweet potatoes, continue to saute then add 2 litres low salt veg stock and 3 kaffir lime leaves, simmer until veggies softened.

Waz it all up then add 1/2 tin coconut milk and two large tbsp.’s smooth peanut butter.

Mwa

Passengers

Take our shape from those that we love and hate,

Seeds are watered within defining our fate.

Freedom an illusion from the Other

Taming the soul of sister and brother

And so He lights a fire of desire

To lock us in thoughts of what to acquire.

All fools dancing blind to His Piper’s call

One follows one over the cliff we fall

To the abyss of the rapacious few

Who weave dissatisfaction hitherto.

Un-blind yourself , rise up and know His plan,

Reclaim your space every woman and man.