Sitting At My Desk Working Out Some Dates

Suddenly, you don’t feel so alone. All your friends are right there in the room with you. ~ Madeleine, aged 8, on online learning during the pandemic Hey, Lovelies! Right now I’m sitting at my desk working out some dates. Next year, 2024, is my sabbatical year. I’m taking time out to write, to do […]

A Reminder to Revisit your Guiding Word

  I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises. ― Elizabeth Gilbert Hey, Lovelies. I work with my Journeymaker’s Planner over the year to help me, learn, grow and evolve. One of the tools I use is a Guiding Word. […]

Find Your Flow Challenge – Week Four

  At the centre of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. ~ Lao Tzu   Hello, Lovelies! Welcome to the final week of my free Find Your Flow Challenge. If you missed the beginning of our challenge you can start that here. Last week we […]

Up Here In The Tower

  You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. –Ray Bradbury Writing is its own reward. —Henry Miller Hey, Lovelies. I am sure that the housekeepers here at my hotel think I am mad. I have been out of the room, I promise. I take a constitutional walk twice a day, and […]

Making A Portable Altar

  There is a part of me that will forever want to be walking under autumn leaves, carrying a briefcase containing the works of Shakespeare and Yeats and a portable chess set. I will pass an old tree under which once on a summer night I lay on the grass with a fragrant young woman […]


Tenderness in action – and lessons in love. That’s what today’s post is all about.

The Benefits Of Our Little Road Trip

  I have never believed that vacations are luxuries. They are our necessities–just like shelter, clothes, and food. They make us feel like humans and not like animals that care only for survival. ~ Alexander Babinets Hey, Lovelies! As most of you probably know, Ben and I headed off for a short road trip adventure […]

Creamy Caramelised Onion Dip – gluten and dairy free

  I never want you to sit at my table and find nothing you can eat. ~ Nicole Cody Hey, Lovelies. Throughout my life I have been on many restricted diets because of my health. There have been times when I have turned up to parties or dinners with my own food in tupperware containers. […]

Counting Down The Hours

Today I’ll find out if I can stop my current drugs, or if I have to continue them. Mentally I’m prepared for my last two tablets. After that. I can’t rightly say…


Isn’t it funny how everything is a mess one minute, and then suddenly it all falls together!

Enhancing connection to your sense of smell

  Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived. The odors of fruits waft me to my southern home, to my childhood frolics in the peach orchard. Other odors, instantaneous and fleeting, cause my heart to dilate joyously or contract with remembered grief. Even […]

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