Category: Personal

Endings

As some of you may know I am writing a book for kinship foster carers, with a working title of ‘Difficult Endings’. During my counselling training, we explored our emotions and feelings around endings. Endings could mean a range of things, from being made… Continue Reading “Endings”

Writing a book

I have wanted to write a book for more than 20 years and this year I decided to go for it after seeing Joshua Sprague’s 30 day challenge (link). So I have two more chapters to write (first draft) and I am at the… Continue Reading “Writing a book”

Warp and weft

It is a soggy Sunday morning but a calm one. The October morning sun is casting its pale light across all things, soothing nature from yesterdays indignant weather. This is a moment of bliss, and my intention is to keep it that way. This… Continue Reading “Warp and weft”

What’s in a label?

Testing, testing 1,2,3 comma nope… ok so I’m going to give this Google Docs thing a go and speak my thoughts as its Friday evening I am both tired and yet deeply contemplative at the moment. The thing about us, and I’m talking in… Continue Reading “What’s in a label?”

My cauldron of musings

It is getting on for late afternoon as I crank up the laptop, sat outside in the garden, the gentle September breeze cools the suns heat on my black leggings. I try to ignore the cat casually licking her bum on the garden sofa… Continue Reading “My cauldron of musings”

Who Am I? Big Question

Intros, facets and labels Oh, where to begin with an introduction? A traditional good old-fashioned introduction in literary terms that is, and yet I do not fit that ‘old fashioned’ bill, never have, never will. I would even go as far as to say… Continue Reading “Who Am I? Big Question”

Under pressure…

Some time ago, I was watching Magicians and there was a scene where the actors sang Under Pressure by Queen/David Bowie (Season 3, episode 9). For the first time I really heard the lyrics, perhaps because the words were sung by different people in… Continue Reading “Under pressure…”

Gratitude Attitude

I launched a ‘Grateful for‘ challenge to seven people in May 2019 for a year. Nine people joined the challenge and by Dec 2019 some opted to leave at the six month point, having had various degrees of success in terms of using gratutide… Continue Reading “Gratitude Attitude”

Winter Solstice

The Shortest Day in the Northern Hemisphere Three days in Decemeber when it was said that the sun stands still (Latin: Sol = Sun, Sistere = to stand still). The day in the middle is usually the 21st Dec and officially the winter solstice.… Continue Reading “Winter Solstice”

November Catch Up

Six months ago, I set up a year long photo challenge to be ‘in gratitude’ inspired by the book ‘Your Zodiac Soul’ by John Wadsworth. In this blog, I mentioned that I had been struggling with a sense of lack for quite some time,… Continue Reading “November Catch Up”