Writing this, I am listening to a song on repeat. It came up on my playlist and threw me in to a maelstrom of emotions, and once again writing some random thoughts down seems to be the only thing that might help me make some sense of this frenzy of feelings. I have written before… Continue reading Let love conquer the darkness. Or at least give it a giant punch in the face.
It’s been a country music on Spotify kind of day here. I’d pity my colleagues if I didn’t believe that they secretly enjoy it too. They didn’t complain, so I’m making some assumptions and running with them. Who doesn’t love kickin’ it up on the tailgate, anyway? (I’m not 100% sure what that actually means but I’m… Continue reading Friday music research findings – Country has it goin’ on
A dear colleague has just this week seen her oldest daughter off to university in another city. Seeing it from her perspective, it’s been a tough time of letting go, trusting that they’ve done all they can as parents to raise a smart kid who will be just fine. And she will be, I have… Continue reading Young hearts and old friends
Dear lovely peeps, I’ve been honing a particular skill recently. And by recently, I have to admit it may be more like ‘for an extended period of time’. This skill is one I am immensely talented at, and one which has in fact had more than merely a fleeting influence on my levels of joy… Continue reading Getting out of my own way – part 1
It’s been so long since I last wrote that I wasn’t sure I could remember how to log-in. But it’s the wee small hours and I can’t sleep and something is telling me the only way I’ll be able to nod off tonight is to get these thoughts and feelings down in whatever rambling form they… Continue reading On love and loss and family and heroes
I realise that most of what we know of celebrities is only gleaned through mainstream media snippets, ‘exposés’ and women’s mags. And we all know how reliable, factual and truly reflective of reality such information is. That being said, there are a few celebs I can think of who I reckon I could easily be friends… Continue reading Pretty sure Drew Barrymore and I would make great BFF’s…you know, if I moved in those circles and all….
Every now and again you find out something a little surprising about someone which really wows you. I had one of those moments a few evenings ago, and it really got me thinking. I was pottering about on Instagram – as an aside, I really need an Instavention, I am following way more Burmese and… Continue reading Old friends can sometimes surprise you if you give them the chance
In case you were wondering, I am here and not still looping around the track! I completed the whole distance, so am feeling pretty proud (and a little relieved!).
Public notice – this is a long one! Once I started writing I realised I had quite a lot to say on the matter. Writing yesterday’s post about the upcoming Tri, I stopped to think for a moment about my motivations for doing such a thing. And today I’ve had a very strong reminder of one… Continue reading The Heart Kids connection
I am not entirely sure how it happened, but in a few short days – four, to be exact – I will be lining up at the start of a triathlon. And then, in theory at least, I shall be ‘go-ing’ after the official ‘Ready…Set….’ is hollered. I somehow got talked in to spending my… Continue reading The perils of not listening when spoken to – putting the ‘try’ into triathlon