I have inadvertently had an intense and lifelong relationship with anxiety. She’s kept me safe (or believed she was) and controlled me for a lifetime. We would constantly put our heads together and analyse the safety of a given situation, we would fret and cry over the worst possible outcome (it was always death by the way). When I … More Breaking up with anxiety
I flipped back through my sketchbooks and smiled. I remember sitting in front of the webcam and remembering a time that had made me feel ecstatic, I let the memories take over and the emotion poured out. Snap. They call it emotional recall, it’s an acting technique used to evoke true emotion for a performance. … More A Bare Faced Project
The sky was a grey blanket on that day in early February, we sat in the window as the snow fell silently outside. We chatted for hours, we listened, we empathised, we encouraged. I poured out my heart to my lovely friend. I told her how overwhelmed I was with all the encouragement I had received … More Learning the Art of Encouragement
I have little else to share this week that the absolute joy and elation at finding this little piece of history nestled in my grandmother’s cookbook. Dissolve a tincture of opium in a glass of brandy (amongst other things) and cure your dippy tummy. Or become pissed enough you cease to care about the issue … More Anyone for a tincture of opium?
Spring is definitely waving from afar, she beckoned me into the garden yesterday to clear the leaves and crap that has collected in my neglected patch of earth over winter. You can see the tones of spring weaving their way into the #justalittlewhimsy gallery. Here are a few beauties I simply had to share with you … More #justalittlewhimsy for the week
I am a serious catch up over a coffee kind of a gal. Pre child rearing I would squat in Starbucks for hours with a well chosen pal and a latte bigger than my face. These occurrences are few and far between these days but recently I’ve discovered the joy of getting together with purpose. … More Getting Together With Purpose
Someone recently asked me to share some honest parenting advice. I feel hideously under qualified to do such things! But of course I have my twopence to throw in the ring, who doesn’t?! Take it with a pinch of salt or reject it entirely, do what works for you. Here are two of my parenting … More Raisins, Netflix & My Twopence of Motherhood