Poetry expresses a huge depth of meaning in very concise language. It has always intrigued me that the horror of … Continue reading The War Poets
Once upon a time, I read my horoscope: Others are in awe of how much you manage to do. She … Continue reading Hello sleepyhead!
How long is a piece of string? This was a reply to a simple question of social services in Birmingham: … Continue reading The social care system is in collapse
Resurrected and rewrote this one. Although I never found it easy reading given its complicated, disjointed style, for many years … Continue reading Heathcliff, the anti-hero
For most people, escaping their comfort zone means adrenaline sports or bungee jumping, but often it can be small-scale, uneventful … Continue reading Escaping your comfort zone
There is a great deal said and written about friendship. It is really hard to define, meaning different things to … Continue reading Friendship
Another one from the article archive: When I once commented on Twitter about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) being different to … Continue reading A cut too far …
Most of my deleted unread emails talk about changing my worldview, developing my intuition, and becoming mindful, my best self. … Continue reading Overhyped?
A friend mentioned seeing this film which made me dig out an old article once written for the now extinct Ms-Demeanour … Continue reading Feel the vibe
It came as a shock to me just how many crime novels Belinda Bauer has written as I only encountered … Continue reading Review: Snap – Belinda Bauer
A book about an eclipse-chaser is a new one on me. I learned a lot, but Erin Kelly’s novel irritated … Continue reading Review: He Said, She Said – Erin Kelly
I recently visited Hatfield House, built by the 1st Earl of Salisbury, Robert Cecil, Chief Minister to James I. It … Continue reading It’s all in the letters …
There is always something fascinating about seeing where noteworthy writers crafted their works, so a visit to the home of … Continue reading Visiting Shaw’s house
Returning from holiday, the slump has kicked in. I don’t actually want to do anything I previously did. Prepare lessons, … Continue reading Post holiday malaise – time to write?
Here’s one written when my mother was still alive…the experience I describe here became a distant memory as my mother’s … Continue reading Damnable Dementia