Sea Lessons

We’re by the sea, a sea warm enough to swim in, float on and dabble in and it’s been teaching us lessons.

Sea

Here are some of the lessons the sea has been teaching me, practical, emotional and otherwise:

Teach your children to swim and make sure you can swim yourself

One of our group did … Read more


Death at our shoulder

Death seems to be having a feeding frenzy this year.  David Bowie, Caroline Aherne, Alan Rickman, Muhammad Ali, Prince, Victoria Lane, Ronnie Corbett, Paul Daniels and Terry Wogan to name some.  These are the people and names I grew up with.  My mum loved Terry Wogan and he was the breakfast time voice, after Jimmy … Read more


Slavery – what if….

Slavery

History

What if black male violence and gangs were understandable ?

What if we could look back not so many generations and remember the cruelty of the the slave trade. What if we had ancestors who were shipped; bound and suffocating across an ocean, sold like animals and then beaten, starved worked and raped as … Read more


Pendulum Swinging

A couple of years ago friend Clare told me about the pendulum affect and at the moment I’m noticing it all over the place in my life at the moment.

pendulum

The pendulum affect is the swing from one extreme to another to eventually find the middle to settle in.

Brexit

So, take Brexit. Up until … Read more


I Asked The Sky For Advice

I asked the sky

So..I’m pondering making a change in my life at the moment and I’ve done the Energy Life Map and drawn lists of strengths and weaknesses and listened to what my heart say and my heart is very clear on what it wants..which typically in direct opposition to my head.

So I went for a walk, … Read more


Sons – Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

sons

I wrote this last Saturday, after Youngest Son’s birthday….

‘It was youngest son’s birthday today and it’s been full on. Up, presents, breakfast, football pitch, lazer quest, football pitch, home, lego, bed.  Full on, non stop.  It took loads of organising too..texting parents, buying food, presents, balloons; you know how it goes.

But tonight I … Read more


Me Me Me and The European Cup

me me me

This blog goes out to all those people whose house has been invaded by the European Cup, to all the football widows, all the mums with sons who just don’t get what it’s all about but watch it anyway, to all the brothers, sisters, dads, uncles and grandparents who feel like they can’t escape the … Read more


Curious About Curiosity

  • What are your early childhood messages about being curious?

curious

‘Curiosity killed the cat’, ‘don’t be so nosy’, ‘don’t pry into other people’s business’, ‘it’s none of your business’, ‘asking personal questions is rude’.  These are just a few of my childhood messages about curiosity.

Elizabeth Gilbert in Big Magic talks about how curiosity helped her … Read more