Five reasons to slow down

5 Reasons to slow down (out of a possible million and three)   I have just emerged from a season…

Barefaced Beauty

NONE OF THESE MEN ARE WEARING MAKEUP!!!!   A couple of weeks ago there was a spate of women posting make-up…

Messy around the edges

There are times- infrequent and fleeting as they may be- when I feel on top of the situation. The laundry…

Know your limits

On my six -year-old’s desk is a pile of pictures I put there back in July, thinking they would look…

Feasting and Fasting

(credit: static.neatorama.com) Last Thursday, in case you were unaware, was American Thanksgiving.  This is not usually a ‘thing’ in our…

On fires and home and feeling loved

Have you had the experience recently of walking past someone wearing perfume or aftershave that was significant to you at…

Nothing personal

Last week, I’d just collected Charis from nursery and was about to put her in the car when a man…

Ode to Mr Lollypop man

Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning in this new life here in Surbiton, after dropping Alexa at school (226 metres…