Travel into hope day 8

I am now on a train on my way to Port Macquarie. In my own small way I want to support the Australian economy by visiting the koala hospital using public transport. I am hopeful that Australia will come through this terrible time and rebuild its shattered communities. I have been struck by the storiesContinue reading “Travel into hope day 8”

Journey into hope day 7

I am going to visit the Port Macquarie koala hospital tomorrow. I am feeling excited about fulfilling a dream. I have asked myself why I feel so connected to these furry ones. Perhaps it is their vulnerability, because they only eat eucalyptus and they cannot run. They are also very endearing. I feel very connectedContinue reading “Journey into hope day 7”

Journey into hope day 6

St Augustine describes hope as stretching our hearts. This is in the context of stretching our desire to see God. I like this view and feel it can also be applied to the concept of hope per se as well as hope in God. It is somewhat different from the negative overtones in the Pandora’sContinue reading “Journey into hope day 6”

Journey into hope day 5

So, as I shared with you all yesterday I had a battle with hope for the entire day. I still feel sad deep down within me that my travel plans have been disrupted. Yesterday, I listened to a fascinating pod cast on hope called ‘In our time: Hope (summer repeat on Apple Podcasts). This discussesContinue reading “Journey into hope day 5”

Recipe of hope day 4

A battle against despair Hello everyone. So, when I started this site, I promised to be transparent and write with integrity, so here goes. Yesterday I had my biggest challenge of the New Year. Due to very very unforeseen circumstances regarding my accommodation, I am having to cut short a most wonderful, dreamy, relaxing holidayContinue reading “Recipe of hope day 4”

Recipe for hope day 2

I have always been a reluctant cook. This was started when my first attempt to make a Victoria sponge was marked by laughter because the final product at an angle, rather t flat. A photograph marked the event. This was coupled with school cookery lessons where no-one ever wanted to be my partner. I dreadedContinue reading “Recipe for hope day 2”