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Transitions: Dad

28 Jun 2015 / 5 Comments / in Family, loss, love

My Dad recently moved into a local care home, after my Mom passed away earlier this year. It hasn’t been an easy year for any of us. Perhaps least of all for him. Oh it’s a good place and he is well looked after. I get to see him most days, it’s close to where […]

17 years old

24 Jun 2015 / 0 Comments / in Family, love, Motherhood

  My beautiful son Happy 17th Birthday I’ve been thinking a lot lately of little Raphael, specifically the 2 year old version with the fly-away fluffy hair and delightful laugh, so filled with joy and freedom and love and life. Too young yet to have any fears of anything – even dogs. Amazed by everything […]

Why I #LoveChange

30 Oct 2014 / 0 Comments / in love

I love change because I love that we as human beings have the ability to change – how does that saying go? If you don’t like where you are, move – you’re not a tree. That. That is what makes being human extra-ordinary. Because people can decide in a moment, in a heartbeat, to choose […]

16 years old

25 Jun 2014 / 4 Comments / in Children, Family, love, Motherhood

Dear Raph Sixteen! Seems just yesterday I was writing your 13th birthday letter, at the start of these teen years that were unknown and (from my view point anyways) not a little scary. Now you’re turning 16 and the thing I should have realized is that you weren’t going to become someone else, someone I didn’t […]

A little wedding video

17 Oct 2013 / 0 Comments / in love, Photography

Best day of my life by

On anxiety and engagements – aka things are not always what they seem

24 Aug 2011 / 5 Comments / in anxiety, love, Me, myself & I

Those of you who know me a little bit (or a lot) know that I recently celebrated my 40th birthday and that my lovely man took me away to a very romantic place where he presented me with a gorgeous engagement ring that he designed and had made especially for me. You may also know […]

Yay me :-)

07 Jul 2011 / 7 Comments / in anxiety, Health, love, Me, myself & I

Today I am proud of myself for a number of reasons: 1. I have started yoga again (with G this time) and even though the classes are beginners’ classes, they are pretty hard core and I am pretty VERY unfit! So having managed to keep up with an almost 2 hour class is quite an […]

quick post (because i’m still nanowrimo-ing): On Peace and Powerlessness

09 Nov 2010 / 2 Comments / in anxiety, Family, love, Motherhood, Silence

I’m not feeling as peaceful as I’d like to. Things that help me feel peaceful include deep breathing, yoga, swimming, beach walks, gardening and getting enough sleep. Also, when I feel connected to people I love (my son, G, family, friends) then I feel a measure of peace. I’m not feeling too peaceful at the moment […]

My little piece in Psychologies magazine

07 Oct 2010 / 3 Comments / in Family, loss, love, writing

I was published…

things are not always what they seem

05 Sep 2010 / 11 Comments / in Family, Friends, love, Me, myself & I

my weekend. it’s not all that happy.