I choose to forgive…

Sunday Blog 68 – 22nd January 2023 Trigger warning – this post talks about crime, punishment, forgiveness and might stir up difficult emotions or memories. Please take care when reading. Just after Christmas I read an article about a man called Abdi. He was deliberately run over by a woman while riding his bike in …

In praise of volunteering

Sunday Blog 67 – 15th January 2023 I had never really done any volunteering work until I had my daughter. Then, bored and awash with 15 years of work experience and skills, I discovered the joys and excitement of volunteering, and I was hooked. That was 23 years ago. From the moment I lodged my …

The sound of a holiday ending

Sunday Blog 66 – 8th January 2023 As I covered up my mother’s swimming pool with its blanket, the wheel squeaked in a mournful kind of protest. It’s quite a big pool, and the sound grated for what felt like several long minutes. I was just about to take my brother and his adult daughter …

The elf re-appears – kind of

Sunday Blog 64 – 18th December 2022 Last week I spent my Sunday Blog sharing my health woes and feeling a bit sorry for myself. This Sunday I am happy to report that my Elf, while still a bit elusive is at least visiting regularly. The neck pain is largely receding and my energy is …

As long as you’ve got your elf…

Sunday Blog 63 – Sunday 11th December 2022 I remember this cartoon from years ago–I can’t quite find the right attribution without falling into a black internet hole so I am taking the risk of just posting it, anyway. It’s so topical for me. Because, Christmas and Elf. Yes, mature people are always saying “as …

A year on…

Sunday Blog 62 – 20 November 2022 So clearly I haven’t had a professional follow up photo – but here I am, one year on from the 23rd November 2021 discovery within my gold diary’s pages that I’d had ENOUGH. It was time to quit the day job. I decided as well as quitting the …

Our headlines change…

Sunday Blog 60 – 6th November 2022 There is a trigger warning on this post as it talks about grief, sexual assault and trying to make a difference from the traumas that we experience. Please take care when reading or feel free to scroll on by. I can only guess that it was around 10am …

You are the sky…

Sunday Blog 58 – 23rd October 2022 Getting Covid right at the end of the “official” pandemic, when staying home is only recommended, not mandated, has been strange on so many levels. What’s weirdest for me is wanting to stay close to home. Don’t get me wrong, I love my home, but I adore heading …