Tunisia Attacks

Nine years ago today, my husband and I were on our honeymoon in Tunisia. The recent attacks have left me feeling sick, confused and saddened that this is the state of the world and that there are people out there that think this is an okay thing to do. It horrifies me to think that…

Grief Monster

It doesn’t matter how many times you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, it still hurts the same. Different things make you hurt, but the hurt is still there, in your heart. I wonder why we, as human beings, are engineered to physically feel emotional pain in one of our internal organs….

It’s All About You – Our 9th Wedding Anniversary

9 years ago today, I sat in a vintage car in a big white dress covered in butterflies, next to my Dad. My Dad nervously, but somehow easily, sat chatting away to the driver about the Triumph Stag he had owned, that once belonged to his Dad. He went into the complexities of keeping such…

What Does Your Heart & Soul Look Like?

I read a quote, somewhere on Facebook probably, were someone said that you should be artistic every single day. You should paint, draw, act, sing, write, compose, play, sew, knit – something. The purpose for this industry is simply an exercise in finding out what is inside of you and seeing what those insides look…

Happy Father’s Day – To My Dad

The common denominator, when people speak of my relationship with my Dad, is that there is so much love. Anyone who knows us both well, will know that whatever has come before and whatever will come after – we love the bones of each other. No, he hasn’t always gotten it right. To err is…

Poem: Green Lines

Green lines learned As the night cries And the memory dies And the past is burned. I forced you there Took away your light As you sank without fight Now green lines speak despair.   March 2004  

Butterflies

I think it all began when I went to look for wedding dresses. I was 22 years old, a graduate in a shiny new job and starting out life living in a different part of the country from where I grew up. There was a great deal of change whirling around in my life, as…

Hello My Beautiful Readers :) An Update

Hi It feels like an age since I did an up to date post i.e. not one I wrote months ago and put on scheduled release. How are things with you? I hope you, my fair readership, are doing really well. As for me? I’m taking life as it comes, which I guess I always…

Film: Performing Poetry – Poem ‘Touched’

Hello! Treat in store for you, fair reader… but it does depend on what you define as a ‘treat’ and if this qualifies as such. I have done a vlog about performing poetry – well, basically, just reading it out loud, as voicing the words on the page can sometimes bring a whole new dimension…

100 Objects Project #15: The Remembrance Ring

This ring I had made when it approached the birthday of Lucy and Bryonie, a few years ago. I try and do something constructive to remember them by and one year, this was it. It’s sterling silver and their names stamped in either side of their birthstone (or a close approximation of it, it’s cubic…