This Week in Pictures

Inspired by a recent pictorial challenge set me by the lovely Dr Julie Reeves at the Uni of Southampton, I decided to try something different on the blogging front.  Well, different for me.  Nothing revolutionary, so don't get too excited. Welcome to the first attempt, sorry I mean edition, of this week in pictures... ---... Continue Reading →

Back To Basics: The Spark

I hold my hands up, I've been a bit stuck.  Being kind to myself, and given the current circumstances, this is quite understandable.  Yet, it was still frustrating the hell out of me! Then, as often happens, the spark of inspiration came.  Not from a worthy tome or a thoughtful suggestion; from a chance encounter... Continue Reading →


I'm generally a positive, proactive soul.  There are times, however, when, like many people, I feel a bit, shall we say, 'off'.  This happened to me recently. These days though, when I recognise the signs, I turn to kindness rather than a mental cosh. For me, tapping into the artistic side of my creativity and... Continue Reading →

A Poem of Thanks

As the end of the year draws near It's a time for reflection and cheer So grab a brew Think of who helped you And thank them for being so dear. Think of those who were always there When you were feeling stuck or unclear They listened a while And made you smile Calmly lending... Continue Reading →

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