Fear, Faith & Family

If you will follow me on social media you will already know that this weekend has been full of facing that which I fear. What you may not know is I spent the week before, in my various groups in schools, talking about fear. Through it, I taught myself some lessons. Fear Is a Lie…

The Blue Dress

I remember the first time you took me to London to buy a dress we stopped off at Sloane Square and ate lunch then on up to Hight Street Kensington It was our adventure there was an H&M I thought it was French (it was Swedish) and the height of fashion and inside we found…

New Years Honours List

It has been an absolute joy reading back through my journal of 2017. One thing I am glad to have cultivated is becoming more thankful. I still have far to go and in 2018 I want thankfulness to also produce honour and not just stay silently in my writing. Yet why start tomorrow (and also I…

Family

They say you can’t choose your family. I don’t think that’s entirely true. It just depends on how you define the word. As someone who moved away from my parental home at 18, finding family, where I am, has been important to me. I never thought I’d be in Kent. The plan was Birmingham, Kent…

Murder Mystery Party

Hello, So, it’s been a while, I thought maybe I should explain myself, not that I need to justify anything, rather as a document or memory to why there is such a gap. Mostly it’s because I’m in the local pantomime, something had to go to allow for rehearsals and line learning I’ve also been tired, lacklustre…

be kind

On a late, cold and wet evening last month, I closed the boot of my car, maybe a little more forcefully that needed, and the licence plate fell to the ground. This would have been fine if I hadn’t got an early start next morning. Thankfully as I pulled into my garage unannounced first thing…

4 ways to find hope as the childless friend

What happens when all your friends seem to have moved onto ‘Happy Families’ and you are still playing ‘Go Fish!’?   In keeping with my thoughts about seasons. I wrote a little something for The Rising Blog, You can read it here Part two of Defining Your Season will be up on Sunday  

Joy in the Ordinary

What has shaped you? Last weekend 3.26 I boarded the train, left the snow in Faversham and was whisked away to the north of England. My time whilst at Kent Uni (2001-2004) shaped me. It taught me how to make snakebite, how to successfully chill milk without a fridge and more importantly, it taught me a…

SIXTY – TWO

Last week I met a man who’s eyes and heart were far younger than his age He told me he had been married sixty-two years, He told me it was the best decision he ever made He told me women were stronger than men and people should realise that more He told me all this because he is…