Working as a creative writer, ghostwriter and editor is my calling. I literally go to “work” every day and think “Mannnnn, how did I get so damn lucky?” Continue reading Sunday Nights used to give me anxiety
on a busy high street with lots of tourists. I kept going back. At first because I’m a voyeur (don’t judge) and the cafe was a good spot to people-watch. Continue reading Would you hop on the Virtual PAY-AS-YOU-FEEL train?
I knew for sure that not one of the people – who by virtue of the way the dice had fallen in this lifetime – would have been prepared to hold up such a placard Continue reading *CONFESSION*: I used to be a YES-Girl too
Not that you’re seeking some sort of validation. H3%ck no, we’re too old for that! Continue reading People Fatigue – WTF? I know, I know!
I have certainly fallen into the trap of thinking that if I am nice enough, if I perform better, if I say/do all the right things that I will be the lucky one who escapes the slaughter of the bullies and narcissists. Continue reading People will always SHOW you who they are
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 Friends I’ve had so many responses to my story about the stranger who paid our bill yesterday. Thank you! How did I get so lucky to know so many wonderful people? I’m thinking about HOW I can get you all involved in something meaningful that we could do together. Thank you. That’s not why I am writing though. Something even more wonderful happened after … Continue reading A magical Part II to the Kind Stranger Story
There are some really nasty people in this world. Trust me, I have had my fair share of them over recent months. From the word-twister to the gaslighter, from family members playing one against the other to the repeat cry-wolf types. But, damn there are some amazing human beings on this planet. And, again I didn’t really have to travel very far (not that I … Continue reading A Kind Stranger Part I (A story about INTENTION)
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 litres a day You … Continue reading Some advice for kids…(of all ages).
They were terrified of being called gaslighters, drama kings and queens, liars or being told that they were bringing up old secrets that were best left under the dirty carpet. Continue reading The courage to tell your story