Seeker of Like Minded Souls

A bout of insomnia has had me thinking about my tagline ‘seeker of like minded souls’ and exactly what others may construe from this. I often mention the pleasure and value I gain from spending time with these people, but am not entirely sure that I’ve ever truly...

Writing with Light – Photography Workshop in Paros

Only last year did I learn that the word photography means simply ‘writing with light’. Not exactly a stretch to have figured out really (even for a non Latin scholar such as myself!), but it really did feel as though this was exactly what I began to understand during...

Ripples of Goodwill

I have come to realise, recently, that for much of my life I have felt powerless; bouncing my way along from one situation to another, frequently feeling dissatisfied and frustrated while lacking the insight or tools to understand how I could have been taking control...

Follow Your Curiosity

One morning this week I was awoken very early by the sound of our doorbell (which it transpired I had dreamed!) and rather than go back to sleep, listen to the news or begin my day I simply let my thoughts meander and followed each one with curiosity. Once the mundane...

Les Coteaux, Vienne

Holidaying with four teenagers, two of them not our own, was liable to be challenging. Amongst them their various dietary intolerances dictated that our catering excluded gluten, dairy, onion, garlic, eggs & avocado, so I have to confess that much as I was looking...

On friendship

I sort of wish I could write a post about ‘5 easy ways to find friendship as an adult’ or ‘How to make friends as a grown up’, but in my experience it’s just not always that simple. Finding your tribe as you get older is challenging I think. I don’t regret any of our...