Our story …

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On the second Monday in November 1996 Daniel’s Den opened it’s doors for the very first time! Since then it has grown and developed in so many amazing ways. This blog is designed to tell ‘our story’!

Please note: names may be changed to protect the privacy of our family’s and pictures will only be posted when permission has been received.

Lost

by Daniels Den

Lost Yesterday I lost my phone. I didn’t realise this until I wanted to share a video of happy memories. I casually went to get the phone out of my bag but it wasn’t there!   I then looked in the usual places – coat pocket, pew (I was running a drop in for over 60’s […]

Be bold for change

by Daniels Den

Be bold for change ‘Be bold for change’ is the theme of International Women’s Day 2017. I discovered this yesterday at a event organised by HSBC, when they invited some inspirational women in London to afternoon tea at their head quarters in Pall Mall to celebrate IWD2017. Being in a room full of women who […]

The womb/room question?

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‘You don’t choose which womb you grow in, or the room you’re born in, but both have a significance in your life.’ I’ve been saying this for several years and was recently lambasted for doing so. It was felt that it is a rather negative statement but I defended my stance. It can be viewed […]

Prayer is key …

by Daniels Den

Yesterday I went to St Albans Abbey to pray. What on earth has that got to do with Daniel’s Den you might ask? Good question. Everything and nothing is my reply. Having time out – time away – to pray and think is something that is proving to be essential for me, and subsequently Daniel’s […]

The French Connection

by Daniels Den

I had a tear in my eye on Tuesday night when I heard the French national anthem at Wembley Stadium. A former member of Daniel’s Den was there with her teenage daughter – proudly singing in her mother tongue. Alex came to Daniel’s Den years ago and her French accent could be heard well before […]

What’s in a name?

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The original name for our group was ‘mothers and others’. This makes me cringe. Historically ‘mums and tots’ was a generic term understood by many. However, by its definition, it implies it’s a group for women only. Including ‘others’ seemed like a good idea at the time. Inclusive. So where did the name Daniel’s Den […]

Just do it!

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Three little words. ‘Just do it’ was the response I received when I shared my initial idea of starting Daniel’s Den with a local pastor. ‘You have the vision, there is a need and you have the skills to make it happen, so just do it’. This was just what I needed to hear and […]