• Sick of being sick

    Off to the doctors. For a second round of antibiotics for a persistent chest infection. Was only there two weeks ago. Had a cough in various forms of hideous hackingness since early July. Endless nights up multiple times with girls. Who also have/ have had […]

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  • Joy Pockets

    My little pockets of gratitude in the midst of this week… Goddess Leonie agreeing to write the Forward for my book on creative mamas (The Rainbow Way). *** So many of you sharing your thoughts on my provocative art journalling post! Thank you. *** Yellow […]

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  • 10 reasons why art journaling is BAD for women

    OK – odd title for someone who has recently proclaimed love for this form –  but bear with me here. Let me explain myself a little more, before you run at me with your glitter-tipped calligraphy pens! I am admittedly a little slow on the […]

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  • The Voice of the Child… Really?

    Tomorrow we get to vote. In another flipping referendum. Ostensibly for ‘the voice of the child’.Who would oppose that, right?But what ARE we voting on? And why? And why now?  In the midst of economic meltdown. On something that no one knew needed changing. And most […]

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  • Joy pockets

    My pockets of joy in the midst of mundanity this week… Jennifer Louden, Julie Daley, Indigo Bacal and Ariel Gore signed up to contribute to my next book, The Rainbow Way, – all complete heroines of mine! *** Bonfire night sparklers and stories by candlelight […]

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  • Hot off the press – my new book!

    I am excited to share with you the publication of my second book, Moods of Motherhood, just in time to mark the second birthday of Dreaming Aloud.  Hurray for me, hurray for you – so glad you’re here, dearest dreamers! So what about this book, […]

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  • An honest RSVP

    Thank you for the invitation to your party. I was delighted to receive it and happy that you are celebrating. Unfortunately I will not be able to make it. I can make up an excuse, right now or nearer DDay. I usually do, though you […]

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  • Singing over the bones

    The Day of the Dead is fast approaching. So are the Days of All Saints and All Souls. Around a large proportion of the world, the houses and shops are decorated with skulls and skeletons, ghosts and ghouls.  These are the days where the living […]

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  • Joy Pockets

    Little gratitudes in the midst of reality… http://www.mexicansugarskull.com/ Sugar skulls for Dia de Los Muertos – I want to make some! *** Cheese and ham toasties – with red onion and tomato – dipped in tomato chilli jam *** Designing my own bookmarks – dead […]

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  • If I lived then…

    Often, as I reflect on the life I live, the full, expressive, creative, glorious, self-determined, sensual life that I sometimes take for granted,  I am only too aware that… If I lived in the Middle Ages I would be thought of as a witch, and […]

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