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Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2014’

  • Wedding

    On Commitment… And Being a Polygamist.

    Marriage is the stupidest, craziest, most sensible, soul opening, frustrating, enlightening, heart opening thing I’ve ever done. Hands down. I doubt it. I doubt myself. Many times. But because I’ve made a commitment I have to show up every day. Whether all is plain sailing. […]

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  • The Donut Man

    My mother emailed me last weekend to tell me the donut man had died. He was only 53. Just dropped dead. I only met him a handful of times. All in the short exchange of buying fresh hot donuts. A profession which would naturally endear […]

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  • Swimming with Sharks

    She sat in the boat. Soaking wet. Hair tousseled. Trying to talk to camera. Her voice starts to shake. Tears welling up. I realise now I don’t need to be scared of the sharks.They’re just getting on with their lives, doing what sharks do. I […]

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  • Gatekeepers at the Creative Portal

    Have you ever seen a sheelanagig?  These carved female figurines stood as guardians, carved over the thresholds of medieval church doorways in Celtic lands. Hand on their vulvas, holding them open, drawing our focus to the opening… They are the strangest discrepancy in a world […]

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  • Cunt3

    Creativity is a cunt

    “Whenever a taboo is broken, something good happens, something vitalizing.” ~ Henry Miller   I did warn you we were going to be talking sex… and this isn’t even the post I had planned… Cunt… it’s been a bad word for too long. So when […]

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  • OK, sex it is so

    Listen there’s something I’ve been holding back… For a long time now… And for good reason. Mainly because my mother reads this blog. And, despite the rather obvious clue of three children, I like to maintain the parent-child illusion that sex is not had. That […]

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  • Feminist, pagan, self-help, New Age, hippy…

    These are some of the words that come up as people try to define my books… And I always feel a little weird about them… cos none of them really fit. Sure part of this is the creative ego yearning to be considered unique… but […]

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  • Spring Clearing

    Every so often I feel the clutter in our house build up to screaming point… or suffocation. When I have been preoccupied with big creative projects, I don’t have the energy or headspace to do anything other than get meals in front of people, keep […]

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  • Life-changing, paradigm-shifting books by women, for women.

    The industry says there’s no money in publishing. They talk about the death of books. A visit to the London Book Fair tells a very different story. There is PLENTY of money there. With a couple of thousand stands. Each manned by 2-20 publishers, editors […]

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  • Cherry Blossom Picnic

    This weekend saw our annual much-anticipated family celebration of spring, adopted from our soul- heartland Kyoto, Japan: o-hanami, the cherry blossom picnic. We have really made it our own at this stage – we are now on our third one. We require a sunny day with […]

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