• Joy Pockets: two dreams in one week

    Last week was one enormous joy pocket, two dreams come true, and so I am departing from the normal Joy Pockets format to share them with you. When I was a little girl, aged 7 and 8,  I used to play by myself in the […]

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  • Never believe me when I say…

    This post was inspired by two things which happened moments apart. The first, my seven year old peeping over the top of my lap top, and saying in an incredulous voice: “Are you writing another book? I thought you weren’t doing any more!” ( It […]

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  • Time poverty and the modern mum.

    I learnt a new term this weekend at the Save Childhood Movement’s Flourish Summit in London this weekend: time poverty.The first speaker of the weekend identified it as one of the major factors shaping the modern landscape of parenting and child development. There was a […]

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  • Negotiating with the Muse: Sometimes I Say to a Poem

    In an ideal world I would get up at 10, after a leisurely read in bed, scribbling notes in my journal as I read. Then after a lingering bath, I would paint naked with my hands and eat chocolate. A steamy shower would be required […]

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  • Joy Pockets

    This week’s pockets of joy in the midst of mundanity finds me sitting at the airport. No kids. A proper grown up, heading off to a professional conference in London, trips to galleries and museums, dinners with long-time friends and full nights sleep await me. […]

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  • What if my life were a prayer?

    What if my life were a prayer? Those words floated into my mind this morning. The sun was streaming in the kitchen window over the greening trees and courting birds, and I felt my spirit rise to meet it. What if my life is a […]

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  • Here I am.

    Inhaling. A quiet house, the wind whistling round the gables. I breathe. Deep into my belly. And apart from the whir of the fan on my laptop there is silence. And me. Here I am! These weeks and months have been full of sickness and […]

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  • Joy Pockets

    My gratitudes for the week… Sunshine and blue skies *** Discovering lots of great new authors and books  *** A plan for a new book !!! *** Visiting Under Rainbows – always so precious, soul-time with a fellow traveller *** Strawberry milkshake cupcakes for our […]

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  • Extract from The Rainbow Way: Cultivating Creativity in the Midst of Motherhood

    I am so sorry things are so quiet round here – I am proofing The Rainbow Way for the final time before I send it off to the publishers to edit and proof all over again! It is currently out with a number of my […]

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  • Joy Pockets

    My pockets of joy from the week… Printing possible covers for The Rainbow Way *** Daffodils and an afternoon snow flurry – the wonder of March. *** Adventures with our kiddies – visiting their grandparents in different countries. *** Anticipating foil wrapped easter eggs nestled […]

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