This strawberry plant
reaching across grey, cold concrete
gives me hope.
Feelings its way to moisture,
a place to root
a place to
swell in a juicy
Trapped in deadly plastic
it reaches beyond its confines
stretching its cramped limbs
and blooming.… Read more
A tale of 2 kitties (and the wonder of human kindness)
We found a stray kitten at the weekend…listen to the story of the rescue and a tale of human kindness
Ringing the changes
When I turned 50 I wrote a blog about rings, about the stories they tell, about the bonds they weave.
I had 3 rings made from my wedding ring and my mum’s old gold when I got divorced. One ring for each son and one for me, with the intention that I would wear … Read more
Sharon Green and I went to Sunderland Poly to do English at the tail end of the 80s and then for a large part of our adult life lost touch with each other, not out of malice, just life. Facebook reconnected us and so we followed each other from afar, then Sharon announced she was … Read more
Photography – The slow art of attention and intention
I take photos, lots of them, these days, who doesn’t?
I download them at the end of every month, back them up and at the end of a year make a photobook of the best ones. I love being able to share and post photos and to be able to take ridiculous moments as they … Read more
Finding your thing and a man on a bike
There will be those of you reading this who are old enought to remember the Queen song; ‘I want to ride my bicycle’...that line sums up Gary MacGowan.
At the age of 5 he was fed up because his bike didn’t go fast enough to win the race. He didn’t let it stop him, … Read more