I recently celebrated a BIG birthday… a milestone birthday. I joke about being ancient, but in truth I feel no different… and in fact I am really happy with where I am in life. I feel a sense of calm and am grateful to have made it this far. I think this has felt even … More Celebrate what makes you… you!
“Always keep your bowler on in times of stress and watch out for diabolical masterminds.” This is a quote I have on the front of my SL profile. It was said by the character Emma Peel to John Steed, as parting advice just before she left the 60s TV show, The Avengers. The bowler hat … More Be prepared!
This year has been a really hard one for me. Then again, it seems I arrive at the end of each year on my knees, glad to wave that old year goodbye. They never seem to get any easier at all. For me, the past few months have seemed like one disaster, followed … More Step away!
Ever try to read late at night, and find that all you ever do is end up re-reading the same chapter over and over… night after night and all because you started off too tired to take it all in? Ever feel like you are stuck repeating the same chapter of your life, over and … More Turn the page!
Can you feel it? It’s as if the world senses it’s almost time to put the year to bed, that twilight feeling of seasons moving. A time when mist mingles with wood smoke to cocoon all in a duvet of memory. Let the crispness of air drive you inside, where the smell of fresh-baked food … More The twilight feeling of seasons moving.
I admit… that I try and avoid the news these days. I don’t manage to succeed at it though, as it seems to creep into all areas of media and life. There is so much happening which has me at best shaking my head. Too much in the world seems in turmoil, or sadness, and … More Circles of Love
It feels as if the last month was almost a time of everything being thrown up into the air. I tried to catch what I could, but came to the realization that some things I simply had to let fall. I always go through times of deep introspection when milestones in time approach. Sometimes … More The passing of time.
It takes bravery to open up to someone else, whether in friendship, or something more. If you are as open as I am (rightly, or wrongly), it can be like taking all the pages of your life and throwing them in the air to be read. All boxed secrets are emptied in time to … More The bravery of baring.
Sit in the calm stillness of a new day… the first of a brand new month. Take a deep breath and inhale the tingling promise of days as yet un-lived. Breathe out the tiredness and sadness, the moments of desperation of times finished with. Those days are gone and you owe it to yourself … More Join me?
… and loosen the noose of my past! This is where I am meant to be. This is my perfect place, where I can dwell in accumulated peace. Sounds smug? Maybe it does, but these things have to be fought for. Those who know me, and those who have read my words know how … More Here I sit and smile…