Possible WordPress fault?

Dear all,

I don’t if this is just me or if any of you are currently having a bit of an issue with WordPress…. I’m trying, as usual to follow posts and blogs via my reader. But sometimes, when I click to read a post, it comes up with ‘No Data Received’, so I can’t get into that post or blog site! NOT GOOD!

Is anyone else having this issue? Does anyone know if this is a known issue or am I somehow, suddenly, doing something wrong? And, most importantly, CAN THIS BE FIXED?! 

I am sorry if I haven’t been to your site for a while – there are some I have tried to follow and cannot get into because of this problem, which is vexing me now. I WANT to read your posts… BUT I CAN’T GET IN!! 😦 (Sniffles)

Please share this around, so hopefully other people are aware, if this is a problem, and/or someone has an answer to this problem!

With Love, apologies, and hope,



When Children Bring Joy


My wonderful children

My wonderful children


Watching, observing, smiling
My daughter in joy dancing
My son grinning choo-chooing
Ballet and tap and Rainbows group
So in the moment a 5-year old’s cheery mood
Trains and cars and birdies and slides
A nearly two year old laughing, running by
And in those moments, then I realise
That their joy is mine, my happiness rising high
The bleakness, the stress, the anxiety forgotten
In those snapshots of children’s fun frolicking
They drive me crazy, I can snarl and snap
Running around doing ten things off the bat
But then I see them together in giggles
Brother and sister broom-brooming on the trike with pedals
And with abandon I laugh my heart full to bursting
I am a proud mother and I thank my children for turning
A dreary day into something much greater –
Learning how to play and let nothing, nothing else matter.

For Sophie & Devyn xx

Weathering the Inner Storm

Storm spiritClouds upon clouds upon clouds:
A storm gathering in my mind, a covering shroud-
Layer over layer closing, stifling, suffocating
Tension crackling, building, waiting…
Thunder rolled and the lightening Snapped!
A downpour caught me – I was trapped,
No shelter to seek inside my own head–
I had to weather this Spiritual deluge instead.
Drowning sinking senses overwhelmed,
A family grabbing, holding supporting my world
Lifting me carrying me away from the storm,
Helping me piece together what was broken and torn.
A spirit rises stronger than she who walked before;
A spirit determined to walk through closed doors,
Not the same woman as she who walked before,
The Spirit has whispered she is so much more.
No more storm, though the rumblings still heard
Yet the Sun has come out and the song of a distant bird
Trills sweet notes of a promise of better days-
Hope and sweet life, the Future awaits
With a goal and a purpose and a drive to create-
This Soul sickness has taught me that NOW is never too late.

I have been through a bit of a rough time lately and this poem is a reflection of how it has felt. All I can say is, thank goodness for supportive, loving family and friends. If you are curious about the reference to ‘Soul sickness’, please see the article below, which the blog post on my other site ‘The Eagle and the Serpent’.
Blessings be.

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