Red Tent

Last night was the first gathering of the Oswestry Red Tent and it was amazing.

There were 13 women, of all ages, most of whom only knew one other person, if anyone at all and yet through the evening there were some deep connections, reflections, laughter and tears. With strangers.  Such intimacy.

Because it was … Read more


One Step at a Time

This has been my year of making steps.  It started the weekend of my 50th birthday celebrations and now is at the ‘minor improvements’ stage.

I have lived at this house for many years but my relationship with the river bank has really changed in the last 12 months.  It started when the access we … Read more


When bad stuff happens…form a net to hold the light

When bad stuff happens there are ripples.  Ripples beyond the specific circumstances to even those hardly involved. Who can not have been moved by the Grenfell Tower tragedy?

When bad stuff happens we look for explanations.  We want to understand how it happened, why it happened, why to me, why now, what could have stopped … Read more


Car and Life Companion

Last week I gave my car away.  I gave it away because I have a new one. I gave it away because when I looked on Parker’s price guide it was so little to be charge anyone for.

Memories

And yet the car has meant so much.  I got it in December 2005 when my … Read more


A letter from Love

This is a something I wrote for friends who got married 18 months ago.  I wanted to write a story for them on their wedding day but Love had other ideas; it wanted to write them letter so I decided to get out of the way and be Love’s secretary!  Here’s what Love had to Read more


Manchester- A Story

My heart is pumping, it’s soo exciting. We’ve been dancing and singing all night: girl power! I look good. We all look good. Arianna is great – amazing. We’re singing and pushing and hugging – arms linked. We want to buy a programme; we were too excited on the way in so we didn’t. I … Read more


The shift to fifty

On Monday I turn fifty.  It feels significant.

I’m really aware that I’ve not been blogging as often as I have been for the last few years.  I miss it.  I miss the communication it brings.

But when I sit down to write it feels like I have nothing of importance to say.  In the … Read more