50th birthday cupcake with candle and sprinkles

Big birthday

I had a ‘big’ birthday this year. A birthday that ended with a zero. It certainly got me thinking. It got me thinking about zero birthdays and the first one, Continue Reading…


Greetings from Tanzania

I have been very struck here by greetings. Everywhere we have gone we have been introducing ourselves, and it is very important to say your full name, details of your Continue Reading…

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Hope and Snowdrops

Are you fed up of winter, longing for spring, longing for summer and warmer, sunnier days? I’ve noticed people saying that a lot this year, overheard many conversations and comments Continue Reading…


When the dust settles….

When the dust settles For the last few weeks, I have been fighting a losing battle. With dust. A building project to extend my home has meant clouds of dust Continue Reading…


September Promise

September is my favourite month of the year. Ripe with “back to school” promise. The smell of a plastic pencil case and the shine of new shoes. The first breath Continue Reading…

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