We have a long weekend here in the UK. The Queen has ruled over the country for 70 years. 70 years! On Thursday I spent hours among the thousands of…
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It’s something I’ve learned as I get older – sometimes you just have to wait. I’ve noticed it as a writer. Sometimes ideas need to bumble around in the…
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Hello. A couple of days ago four large bags of rocks and sand and three pallets with reclaimed bricks arrived on a big lorry and were gently lowered…
On the white sandy beach on Iona I sat with my sleeping son on my lap and the earth hummed beneath us. This was an ancient place, this was a sacred…
Hello! We’re going away, away, away to Scotland. I hope to write some more about that when we get there – but tomorrow we are on the road, so I’ve…
Hello everyone, Today I simply want share a quote from a book I’m reading at the moment. It’s a book with some flaws, but also some big…
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After ten days I tested negative. The brain-fog lasted for a few days after that, my thoughts felt slow and sticky and it took me a long time to write…
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Hello my dear friends, We have Covid. The storm that’s been raging out there, that we’ve spent two years trying to keep out, finally blew down the door…
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It’s been a busy week. A week of big moments, perhaps bigger than I now realise. It’s been a bit like sitting on a train looking out the window. It’s…
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I have spent the last few days researching Clare Sheridan, writer, sculptor and a person who tried to live on her own terms even as world events brought…
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I’ve spent the last week glued to my phone. Scrolling, scrolling – apparently it’s called doom-scrolling, because I somehow feel like knowing what…
My friends, I don’t know what to say but the world is a worrying place right now. For the moment I’m going back to some research I did ages ago…