I’m a vivid dreamer. I have been for as long as I can remember. It can be amazing – find new ideas for stories, suddenly discover magical abilities, get to fly, see loved ones who have passed on. There’s nothing better than a dream where you get to sit down and have a chat with … Continue reading Only but a Dream
ExPat in My Homeland
We moved. After two years of “will we / won’t we,” and delays due to travel restrictions and the pandemic, we made it. Moving overseas is big – something I knew having done it several times – but I found out there is a huge difference in moving one single person to moving an entire … Continue reading ExPat in My Homeland
Here it is Twelfth Night (or the day after Twelfth Night, depending on which day you start counting). Besides it being the name of one of my favorite Shakespeare plays and the date my husband firmly beliefs that all the Christmas decorations have to be down, it doesn’t usually affect me much. Today, though, I … Continue reading New Year
Hand Me Down
Being the youngest of three girls growing up, I’ve always been on the receiving end of my sisters’ clothing cast offs. I also grew so fast as a child that my legs ached just trying to keep up. My second sister’s clothes from when she was eleven, fit me when I was I was eight. … Continue reading Hand Me Down
My grandmother was nearly eighty when she had her first foot massage. I think this is right. I mean, obviously I wasn’t around for most of those years, so I couldn’t say for certain. Still she looked so surprised as I rubbed my mom’s feet when we were all gathered at my grandparent’s house. My … Continue reading FEET
Living La Vida Digital
In the new normal of today, I’m sure most of you are like me and finding yourself spending an inordinate amount of time online. Not just for observational activities like flicking through social media, sharing hilarious videos, or checking out what’s trending on any of your channels (hello 12-foot skeleton from the hardware store) but … Continue reading Living La Vida Digital
Bad to the Bone – or Not, as the Case Might Be
Bad vs Good and where the two meet.
Another Trip around the Sun
Seasons changing! The 21st of June: first day of summer, longest day of the year, my birthday. All of that is true if you are in the northern hemisphere. Go south and you get the shortest day of the year and you’re already into the 3rd week of winter in Australia. (They start their seasons … Continue reading Another Trip around the Sun
What’s in a Name?
I had to go to the embassy in London last week. It was silly really but my passport needed to be renewed, and I finally decided to go ahead (after 8 years of marriage) and change my name. Cue dramatic music. I suppose I should have done this ages ago, but… my professional name would … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
Reading to Write
Last week I spent three days at the London Book Fair and two days working on a project in a day-job setting. In between, I kept up on marketing and promos for the book, my charity social media posts, regular social media posts, and tried to keep up on my work in progress, the next … Continue reading Reading to Write