About us

We are a hard working, family of eight. Swimming in the sea when we aren't busy on our small holding. Daddy dragon has to work away a lot, so this blog is to let him keep up with our adventures at home.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Pride grows from insecurity

I don't to use this blog as a place to discuss deep and thoughtful topics very often.

Mostly, this is due to my attempts to keep perspective and keep focused on all the good in my life.

I think that is important. There is always so much for which to be thankful.

Today, it is worth considering the damage that pride does to a person, to their marriage and in their life generally.

Pride grows from insecurity. 

As though it will shield you from your weaknesses.

It provides false comfort in the illusion of independence and self sufficiency.

Not only is it a completely self indulgent and selfish pursuit, it cheats you out of the joy of receiving and being part of a team.

Pride manifests its self in defensive behaviour and criticising others.

Building a crooked and unsteady wall to avoid relating to others and causing rifts between those who care.

Pride cheats you out of true companionship and leaves both you and those who would try to build a relationship with you with a sour taste and little room for growth.

Let go of pride: over money, over physical strength, over martyrdom in the family home, over who works harder or who has suffered most greatly.

To quote a popular lyric, 'The race is long, and in the end, it is only with your self.'

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Little bit windy

The wind has blown for days.

Disrupting ferries and making it difficult to get chores done outside.

It has been rather unrelenting,

perhaps it should come as no surprise, the forecast predicts even more wind.

Belated birthday post Hatchling no3

Once upon a time,

just six short years ago,

our lives were blessed,

with a sweet baby girl.

Happy birthday

to our dear 

and precious 6 year old girl.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Happy Birthday Hatchling no2

I don't know where the days have gone.

And I hope I have treasured them as much as they deserve.

Because each day with you has been better than before.

Your sense of humour and tender heart,

thank you.

And happy 8th birthday.