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
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
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.
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.
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
What are your early childhood messages about being 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.