Iceland lagoon from Unsplash

My first days of forty…

So, by the time you read this I’ll be in Iceland. Finally. And getting naked, as planned. Turning forty has been something that–if you’ve been reading this blog a while– you’ll know that I’ve had as a giant landmark moment … Read More

Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton

An evening with Seven Arts.

  Recently, the lovely team at Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton, a suburb in north Leeds, got in touch to ask if I’d like to join them at an event to launch their new summer menu. Being a big fan, … Read More

What am I good at? (Or, starting a podcast…)

A few things have converged in recent weeks that have had the combined effect of making me look closely at what’s next for me, in terms of how I make a living. It’s the time of year for setting performance … Read More

blog, blogging, writing, who do you blog for

Who do you blog for?

I’ve had a month of completing Susannah Conway’s April Love prompts, here on my blog and over on my Instagram account. It’s been a beautiful, reflective and immersive experience and I’ve enjoyed finding moments to think about each subject and to … Read More

pink tulips

Dear … Elizabeth (April Love #30)

Dear … Elizabeth, Well, I’ve written to past you and future you, and now we complete the circle with a letter from me to you (me!) to have a chat about what’s going on right now. I’ve been a bit … Read More

Dear … heart (April Love #26)

Dear … heart, It’s a miracle that you haven’t closed yourself off forever, given the turmoil of the past few years. Just this week, you and I have realised that there is possibility for love in our future. A handful … Read More

Dear … money (April Love # 19)

Dear … money, This is supposed to be a love letter and yet, I usually feel like I need to hide away from you. We have a complicated relationship and perhaps it’s time to get some things out in the … Read More

How to live a longer life.

Ok, so the title of this post is a tiny bit misleading… It should really be called “How to feel as though you’re living a longer life.’ Because I’m going to let you into a trick that I use. And … Read More

Dear … courage (April Love #14)

Dear … courage, I think that you and I are pretty well acquainted, these days. I’ve called on you a lot. From doing a presentation at work to sending that first message on a dating website, you’re constantly within me. … Read More

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