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Your future self (Wednesday, 14 March 2018)

Looking out my living room window, I see the saplings we planted a few days ago. It will be years before they throw the shade I’ve felt myself longing for in the front yard. Why didn’t I plant...
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Where the road takes you (Thursday, 1 March 2018)

Sometimes, all you can do is follow your nose. A bit like that time we drove across the desert. There weren’t too many signs to indicate precisely where we were, but we trusted that the road we were on...
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Finding Power (Wednesday, 28 February 2018)

Five minutes into the yoga class, and Kathryn Budhig (the most fun Yoga instructor ever) from the other side of my computer screen tells me that if “that plank pose is too strong for you today, put your knees down...
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Stay with yourself (Tuesday, 27 February 2018)

Stay with yourself. When the darkness is impenetrable, and the tendrils of anguish and loathing wrap their damp coils around your neck. Stay with yourself. You’ll long to leave, tell yourself there are better places to go better people...
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Following Mr Wordsworth's Advice (Monday, 26 February 2018)

When I started a blog – so many years ago now, my hair was a completely different colour – no one much read it, and I sat and hammered away happily at the keys, sharing thoughts about random things. Mostly the posts...
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Austin - First Birthday Portrait Series (Monday, 26 February 2018)

I’ve never really created artwork in series. It’s one of the things Muriel (my inner mean girl) uses to try and convince me I’m not really a ‘serious’ artist. Muriel can take a flying leap, because here is Number five (hear that Muriel? FIVE! in a series. So there) of first birthday portraits of our grandbabies.

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