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
Paddling in the moonlight
I work with Gemma. She is good at her job. And quiet. She doesn’t brag about the fact that she gets up in the dark to paddle (kayak) along the canal in the dark, even when she is terrified.
I wanted to have a conversation with Gemma for my podcast because I find her inspiring.
Drawing a line – setting and accepting boundaries
It is cold, grey, damp and December.
I am standing in yard waving a whip at a woman I have only just met.
I am learning about boundaries…mine and hers.
She approaches from afar and stops when she sees something in me which would indicate uncertainty or discomfort. I don’t even notice that I have … Read more
Herbs and healing
This week I had a chance to talk to Sami Blackford who I first met at a Red Tent I ran a few years ago. She told us her story, of how she had acne as a teenager and how nothing worked to clear it up. I had also had awful skin at that age. … Read more
The kitten tags the dog’s tail,
The dog moves away.
The kitten chews the dog’s ear,
The dog growls a warning.
The kitten pounces on the dog,
The dog snarls and chases it.
The kitten runs away.
No harm done.
I wave the horse around the arena,
She avoids … Read more
The transformative power of yoga
This is the first podcast in a series where I find out about what people love to do, what the ‘thing’ is that matters most to them, how they got into it and what it means to them.
I should have declared at the start of this episode that Ceri is the person who got … Read more