Giving Birth Again

Giving Birth

Ok…so, not to another baby…

Giving birth to a different life.

The last time I wrote was at the end of July.  A different life. Since then I have been preparing myself and the boys/young men for the return to the classrooms in September.  One has a mask on all day, the … Read more


Shop less, drive less, save your sanity and save the world

Lock- down saved us time and money (if we had work)

How many of you have hardly spent anything during lock-down apart from on food?

So many people I have spoken to have told me how much money they have saved, how little they have spent and how they have realised that most of what … Read more


Mother earth needs us

My sniffing continues and my tracking is turning from a meander into a trot.  I can’t tell you how much difference all the midwives (listed at the end of this blog) have made and Joanna Macy is an amazing 92 year old whose beauty and grace, ferocity and endeavour is inspirational.

I am … Read more


Rebirth

rebirth

I have been sniffing and feeling and pondering and feeling like the earth is moving under my feet and I have been trying to capture sensations in words.

Here’s where I started…feeling like these were the things that mattered to me.

I even did a podcast about it:

Then I tried to think about these … Read more


Iceland- the land is alive

 

I know I keep writing about Iceland, but the place got under my skin and is still there.

In many ways it was just like England; clothes, streets, cars, foods were recognisable and they spoke great English.

And yet, our land is so stable.  I don’t mean politically, I mean geologically, whereas Iceland … Read more


Change – Calving causes waves

The Glacial Lagoon

One of the day trips we did in Iceland took us to the Glacial Lagoon where the glaciers are melting into the sea.  I’ve already written about the cognitive dissonance I felt about watching what is ultimately a sign of global warming which I had contributed to by getting on a plane.… Read more


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