Any Other Sunday – Mother’s Day Blues and Blessings

I am writing this at 2.01am on a foggy, starless Mother's Day morn. Well, it was 1am precisely one minute ago, but the clocks have jumped forward and an hour of my day is lost already, just like that. I am listening to Alexandre Desplat. I have his haunting "Lily's Theme" (from Harry Potter, in … Continue reading Any Other Sunday – Mother’s Day Blues and Blessings

The Song of The Feminine Eco Warrior, and Why You Are Enough.

I imagine your social media was as full of #internationalwomensday posts on Friday as mine was. Memes and inspirational quotes in great abundance on my Facebook news feed. I spent some of Friday out in nature, with some wonderful women, under flowering Blackthorn trees, their petals beneath our feet as we walked. This tree's determination … Continue reading The Song of The Feminine Eco Warrior, and Why You Are Enough.

A Quiet Revolution Under my Kitchen Sink

If it's not too personal a question to ask, what's under your kitchen sink? If it's anything like mine, probably dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, dishcloths by the dozen, an ancient sink plunger maybe? A bottle of Brasso that, like me, you've maybe used twice, a million years ago? (Do I even own anything made … Continue reading A Quiet Revolution Under my Kitchen Sink