2 lives saved today
The kids and I had walked the dog, shut the back gate and gone inside, leaving the dog in the garden. Except, he wasn’t in the garden. The side gate was open from a delivery and he ran onto the busy road.
A lovely neighbour, caught him and brought him in with … Read more
Change the story
I’ve always been a daydreamer. I remember saying to someone once that I wanted to travel, move to Wales, do a PhD and have kids. They said I was being unrealistic. I wasn’t.
If you can’t dream, you don’t know where to aim and even if you don’t get exactly where you think you want … Read more
The importance of finding your voice
I love to write. I’m struggling to write at the moment though and I think it is because I am on screen so much with work and so missing the sound of human voices that I am making podcasts rather than writing blogs. Instead I am writing letters and a diary in pen and … Read more
The perfect Christmas card
Next year I need to make or find the perfect Christmas card.
One which doesn’t say
‘Have a fabulous New Year’.
Instead a card which says;
‘I’m thinking of you’…
I’m thinking of you because
I know this year,
have hard stuff in them,… Read more
That restless gnawing,
inability to settle.
Freeze has thawed into bubbling white water,
a torrent thrashing stones,
hurtling bleakly down into unknown.
wearing me away,
eroding all that is known,
shuddering to surface
from this restless chase;
to gush… Read more
If this virus has shown us anything,
it is that we are all connected.
Which I miss so very much
so I don’t also hug
Your kitchen table,
which has supported our elbows
over long hours of
tea and talk
has to be… Read more