When I was growing up addicts did drugs.
They were the 1980s posters of heroin before it was fashionably chic, sunken, grey, skeletal with dead eyes and pin marks in their arms.
It wasn’t until later I saw that addicts also drank and smoked. I had been confused as these two drugs were so easily … Read more
‘Do you know of a good health app?’ asks a client.
‘Yes, yes I do’, I say.
It’s called nature.
It teaches you to wake up as it gets light and sleep as it goes dark.
It makes you want to be more active when the days are long and quieter and more restful in … Read more
Daring to be vulnerable
We have had a long morning, we are hungry and think that we will treat ourselves to a proper meal, in a posh hotel.
We arrive, all looks well.
My irritation starts to rise as the customer in front of me at the bar dithers and fusses about what to chose from the menu, when … Read more
four wheel drive
Coffee cup holders middle or side
heated seats and steering wheel too.
Which make or model?
Too much choice
‘When we leave home will you do what old people do?
Buy a really expensive car
because you don’t have … Read more
Have held my family;
My boys and me.
From babes slopping and slurping mush,
massaging orange sweet potato into the whorls and whirls of the
naked, unprotected wood.
To toddlers climbing on the curved wooden chairs to finger rainbows in sticky paint.
School books taking flight … Read more
If you could be happier
If you could be happier with how you looked
you would spend less on products which didn’t do what they promised,
animals wouldn’t be tested on,
you wouldn’t poison your face like a rat,
the industry would collapse.
What might grow instead?
If you could be happier with moving slowly,
you wouldn’t need … Read more