• Not Normal (otherwise known as Mothering with Mental Illness)

    I am Not Normal. That’s the truth I’ve been running from for years. And it hurts. If I’d known then, what I know now, I wouldn’t have had three children. There, there’s the rub. Wouldn’t have had those three sweet creatures. Wouldn’t have imposed myself […]

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  • Sibling Revelry

    Welcome to the August 2013 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Sibling Revelry This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have written about siblings — their own, their hopes […]

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  • Anniversaries

    Every day at the moment seems to be a momentous anniversary. They have been playing on my mind a lot, as this cycle of the year comes full turn once more. As the season turns, my awareness returns, of where we were at this time […]

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  • Looking in the wrong places

    For years we have been looking in the wrong places. Clever scientists in white coats with pens in their top pockets Promised to save us from our madness if they could just Hoe our heads, weed our white matter. They’ve been Looking for the place […]

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  • Weaving Summer Magic

    I have been weaving summer magic in myriad ways. Connecting with the season through creativity. Touching its spirit. After a couple of weeks away. A rocky transition in to the summer holidays. And my own ups and downs, I have been feeling the need to […]

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  • Touched

    I am touched. My last post was raw. I felt vulnerable. Naked. Aware that my own mother and soul sisters would be finding out an important part of me via blog, as I broadcast the state of my mind via the Internet to total strangers. And so […]

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  • Up…and down…

    Everything is sex. I said as we drove down the mountainside, Prince blaring on the stereo. The forests had a glow about them. The patterns in the foliage jumping out in 3D like one enormous zen tangle. I understood everything suddenly, it seemed. Everything was so […]

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  • My tangled passion

    Howdy gang, sorry for the silence – I’ve been on my holidays. Barcelona and the foothills of the Pyrenees, dontcha know!! I took two books, and read a grand total of 8 pages – so what did I spend my time doing, apart from visiting […]

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  • Studio tour

    Well as you know the painting is flowing again – so I wanted to bring you into my creative space to show you what I’m up to right now… HEALTH WARNING: The colours are BRIGHT and liable to lead to feelings of intense pleasure. My […]

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  • Happy Birthday to Me!!!

    This year I’m celebrating!!! Not usually being one for birthdays – they tend to bring me out in panic attacks and turn me into a sobbing wreck – this year I’ve approached it a bit differently – with a month of self-nurturing, informally known as […]

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