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

A magical Part II to the Kind Stranger Story

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

A Kind Stranger Part I (A story about INTENTION)

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)

Some advice for kids…(of all ages).

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).