Posted on 4 July 2015 at 9:32 pm.
We were packing up to leave from our Easter holiday and I noticed the kids talking about ‘next time…’. So sure were they that there would be a ‘next time’ in that place…but will there be?
As we pulled out of the harbour with the yellow fishing nets behind us we had know idea that …
Posted on 12 January 2015 at 9:06 pm.
Christmas is always mixed for me.
How was it for you?
How did you feel?
I love seeing the kids open their presents (we got it right this year – phew) and I like having time to see friends.
I also feel sad at Christmas because it isn’t in a semi-detached house in Kent with …
Posted on 31 December 2014 at 8:23 am.
Years ago I went through a phase of reading all of Bruce Chatwin’s books…starting with The Song Lines. I loved not just the travel, but his reflections on his experience. He used Moleskine notebooks on his travels and I aspired to have Moleskines as part of my life. It wasn’t until some 10 years later …
Posted on 17 August 2014 at 2:09 pm.
I turned 47 this year. I can no longer kid myself that I’m only half way through my life…I’m on the home run now.
I’m minded of
T S Eliot’s poem Little Gidding which is the last of the Four Quartets: We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Posted on 28 May 2014 at 9:50 pm.
Maya Angelou died today and I feel sad.
Barbara Mainwaring died a week ago and I feel sad.
Emile Van Dantzig died a couple of weeks ago and I feel sad.
I’m guessing you will know Maya Angelou, but you might not know Emile or Barbara. So let me tell you a bit about them.…
Barbara Mainwaring, cancer, courage, Emile Van Dantzig, funny, Greece, heart attack, kalikalos, kindness, listening, love, Maya Angelou, patient
Posted on 9 October 2013 at 9:27 pm.
Where have I been since the summer?
I haven’t written anything or created anything and have only had energy for doing the things which need doing. I’ve felt tired, energy-less and not very hopeful about anything, which is unusual for me.
I hit a sad place when I came back from
Kalikalos in Greece. … Read more
bereavement, counselling, death, divorce, family, lonely, Philip Larkin, Portia Nelson, sad, team, therapy