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Blog to Blog, Yankee Candles and why I’ve gone off Gretchen Rubin

By on Jun 21, 2018 in Blog Posts, Cancer, Video, Winter | 0 comments

Today it’s all about trying out the theory that smell can improve our moods.

Swimming away from grief

By on Jun 14, 2018 in Blog Posts, Video, Winter | 0 comments

I tried to swim back to happiness (and away from grief)…

Beneath the Innocent Child in Prayer

By on Jun 10, 2018 in Blog Posts, Winter, Writing bits and bobs | 0 comments

I wrote this as a competition entry this month. The brief was to write about the discovery of a dead body for any type of character. It was inspired by a morning I spent at the Lady Lever Gallery. There was a meditator but the rest is fiction…

A new project

By on Jun 4, 2018 in Blog Posts, Winter, Writing bits and bobs | 1 comment

I can feel the enthusiasm bubble up through my chest and into my cheekbones. I rub my hands together and clasp them close to my beaming face. I burble and chirrup with excitement as I scribble notes about how I’m going to do it and what the steps will be.

The Bloody Aftermath

By on May 30, 2018 in Autumn, Blog Posts, Cancer, Video | 3 comments

Last week the kids of Crawford College North Coast took us over the finish line in terms of collecting 364 units of blood for The Bloody Birthday Challenge. For me personally, though I wasn’t only looking for blood, I also set up the challenge to try and heal after Josh’s death. I recorded this clip to consider whether it’s been successful.