Be here now and relationship recovery
My mum died much too young and quite suddenly. So I did what any normal person would do and also finished my 8 year relationship, and went off to Thailand on my own for 2 weeks. I took a bumper packet of condoms and a book. The condoms remained in cellophane well past their use … Read more
Remember when we could travel further than the corner shop?
I consider myself to have been so lucky. When I was about eight we travelled to Italy for the first time to see family. I remember it seemed very exotic and that the neighbours’ kids didn’t really know what to make of it.
Then in the lower sixth I organised a trip (using Persil tokens) … Read more
Self worth and awe
Do you know there is a difference between guilt and shame? Self-worth and awe?
I met John Perry on my Barefoot training course 10 years ago and something he said about Driver Behaviours was part of what gave me the push to leave my marriage. I don’t think we have spoken since then, but we … Read more
Authenticity, clarity and relationship
I know, I know..I’ve been going on about horses for a couple of years now (and they are all over this new site!). Oh! I miss them in lockdown. I spoke to Liz my horse witch friend this week and no matter how she regaled me with tales of mud and cold, I still wanted … Read more
Dungeons and Dragons and why it might be what we are all waiting for
When I was a guide, the scouts I knew spent whole Saturdays locked in one of their dad’s garages playing Dungeons and Dragons. No girls wanted to or dared enter. I imagined it was fetid and sweaty and that maybe they dressed up for role play.
I didn’t think of it again until the pandemic … Read more
Comedy, parenting and feminism with Susan Earl
You might know Susan Earl from her roles in Red Dwarf, So Awkward, Reggie Perrin or as Christopher Dean’s mum in the Christmas special of Torvill and Dean. She is a comedian, actress, writer, single mother and my friend.
We first met over chamomile tea in the Greek Pelion where we were both slighty stressed … Read more