Morning pages: Windshield wipers

I started writing Morning Pages (Julia Cameron) on the 8th December last year, and have written almost every morning since. I started the week before my only son left my home for his own student digs at university, and I really believe they have helped me cope with the loss of his reduced presence in my life.

Shoot what it feels like

Musings on my learning, successes and failures after doing the annual "Flash of Red February" challenge.

Vision boarding: everyday dilemmas and joys

I belong to a women's group that meets once a month. This month, we were invited to look for and prep images and words to create Vision Boards for 2018 for our February meeting, as a way to set our intentions for the rest of the year. 

Mindful Travel — Find Your Middle Ground

I’ve just recently discovered John O’Donohue’s work and for the first time in my life, I finally found a poem I like. I was so pleased that I actually wrote about it! This lovely blessing shared by Find your Middle Ground re-inforced my determination to get one or two of his books of blessing when … Continue reading Mindful Travel — Find Your Middle Ground

Bonding and bingeing

I am blessed that he is still in the same town as me - for now. It means I can see him regularly.


I want to write. The words on the fridge are the closest I get to creative. My writing mojo seems to have gone on vacation. Without asking me for permission. How inconsiderate. 

Be gentle with myself

This simple piece of writing reflects so much of what is going on in my life at the moment and provides gentle encouragement for dealing with it. 

Where to find inspiration…

I'm in my fourth year of a 365 photo project - I completed full years in 2014 and 2015 and half-hearted ones in 2016 and 2017. But I keep going, one day at a time. I find it difficult to stop. Not only has my photography improved but I am beginning to develop a style … Continue reading Where to find inspiration…

Find your balance

Yesterday I went to work feeling tearful and sad. Before I left for work, I'd heard bad news from people close to me about serious illness and family issues. Sitting down at my work computer, I 'paged' through my WordPress reader. It wasn't just the title of Jenny's post Things to do when everything is crap that caught … Continue reading Find your balance

NaNoWriMo and absence

I have been absent from my blog. Three months ago I started a 100 day writing challenge. When I started I came up with a bunch of excuses, self-imposed obstacles. Over-thinking it, as usual. I get caught up in the technicalities of writing a good story when I should just write When I think about writing … Continue reading NaNoWriMo and absence