Teachers: The Good, the bad & the ugly

Some teachers will stay with you forever.  Miss Brown was one such teacher for me. In a sea of unkind, cruel faces she smiled. That’s what I remember about her. That she smiled and sometimes all it takes is someone smiling at you when you are a little person overwhelmed by eczema, family conflict, and maths to know that the world is okay.   My son … Continue reading Teachers: The Good, the bad & the ugly

Dear Kids (A reflection from a greying Mama’s Heart)

Dear Kids Whilst no parent has all the answers and whilst this mama is constantly, still learning, know this for sure: You are never alone Travel is the best teacher “No” is a good word. Use it often. It’s particularly lovely when there’s a dead silence and you offer no explanations “Please” and “thank you” never goes out of fashion Water heals. Oceans. Tears. 2 … Continue reading Dear Kids (A reflection from a greying Mama’s Heart)

The Call to Rip off the Band-Aid

Hardly 24 hours after my mother died, someone walked up to me with the soul (yes soul) purpose of telling me that they were “angry” with me.   They felt further entitled to pour out the details, as though I had any capacity whosoever to indulge such a “sharing” at that particular moment in my life.   The more I reflected on that emotional ambush … Continue reading The Call to Rip off the Band-Aid

I Believe in Rituals II

I believe in rituals. I believe that our talents evolve, our fantasies change, our goals shift. I believe that allowing ourselves the space to create freely is a great indulgence. I believe in a vision, mission and life policy that allows for edits. I believe in the smell of babies. I believe that “I understand” are among the most beautiful, healing words. I believe in … Continue reading I Believe in Rituals II

I Believe in Champagne

I believe in Champagne I believe that lasagne has super powers I believe in pink I believe in angels I believe that good hair makes you feel like a princess I believe in photo albums, walks on the beach and being silly I believe that travel is the best university I believe that hard work, modesty, good manners and a black pencil skirt will never … Continue reading I Believe in Champagne