Creativity Cures Climate Change

Over the last year or so I’ve discovered a secret: if you want to make a cake look amazing, semi-professional, and like you put a ton of effort in you basically need to just lather it with icing and other stuff. It doesn’t matter if the cake is a bit wonky, out of a packet,…

Mother Church

I was recently told that Mother’s Day was originally a chance for workers away from home would be given a day off to visit the church they grew up in, to return to their home communities, to reconnect. It got me thinking about my own faith roots and that is often a very long story….

Mind & Body

I have been told before that, whereas Bear wears his heart (and mood) on his sleeve, I am far harder to read. I cannot deny it; I used to be repeatedly frustrated that so many of those people around me, people who knew me pretty well, very well even, wouldn’t have a clue when I…

Sabbath: Sacrificing Social Media

I have long believed that we should enjoy a day off each week from work. In the past it has allowed me to be rested, social, creative and freed from feeling stuck on a hamster wheel where the everyday tasks just circle back round to me again.

Losing Someone Never Found

I have been trying to get to grips with a loss in our family. What makes it really difficult, isn’t the grief exactly, but more that I don’t really know the person I’m grieving for. There are many reasons for this, some which I won’t go into because it’s not my story to tell, others…

No More For Me?

I made a big decision over the last year, one that took Bear a bit by surprise but after a lot of conversations he’s been wonderfully supportive. I decided that I will never again be pregnant*.