making sense

  • January 17, 2013 8:26 pm

  I’ve been attempting to bear in mind those small things that can lift my mood when the days get challenging. Lifting the senses. Colour, light, fragrance, music, and the occasional (or frequent) treat. Tiny and delicate as they are, these narcissi are currently filling my home with the most marvellous scent, and I catch…

now and then

  • January 4, 2013 8:44 pm

There have been loads of posts recently in the blogosphere about resolutions and hopes for the coming year, and it’s been pretty inspiring to read some of them. I’m afraid I’m always guilty of saying I want to do more of this and that, less of something else, and generally conquer the world whilst standing…

magic numbers

  • May 29, 2012 9:10 am

I can’t usually remember off-hand how old I am. I think I am mentally stuck variously at ages 23 and 14. Don’t know why but maybe those ages hold some kind of significance for me. Was I especially happy then? or creative? or loved? or maybe I was sad? Dunno. I don’t feel thirty-three. Yet.…

Learning

  • January 13, 2012 7:45 pm

I seem to be frequently straining to add more ‘Om’ to my daily routine. For a good few years now, once I learnt to slow down and take better care of myself, spiritual practise has become increasingly important. But how to include that in a busy and stressful life? It’s a good thing I am…

Iona

  • October 23, 2011 9:01 pm

Hearing that gales were forecast for the end of the week, we galvanised ourselves into action while we still could and caught the little ferry from Fionnphort to the nearby island of Iona. The journey is only about five minutes across, David Walliams would just have donned his trunks without so much as a smear…

{this moment}

  • May 28, 2010 12:22 pm

I want to continue to play along with Soule Mama‘s Friday ritual, but this week in Muswell Hill I don’t have my camera, so I think I will try playing the game with words instead of a photograph, by using a sentence to capture a moment from this week, in Amanda Soule’s words: A simple,…