• Something for the weekend

    Banana Loaf Cake From my cookery blog, The Queen of Puddings A homely cake which fills the house with a wonderful cakey fug which seductively lets everyone who enters know that you are truly a domestic goddess. A crisp crust and moist springy sponge. Kids […]

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  • Lines and Circles – A Meditation in Words (4) in the Circle of Stones Series

    “Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning; under every deep a lower deep opens.” Emerson Circles are one of the simplest geometric forms, we are surrounded […]

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  • Weaving virtual circles – Circle of Stones series (3)

    Firstly a brief apology,  I have been distracted with other thoughts, (of clay and animal welfare) so my Circle of Stones week has been interrupted over the past couple of days! Sorry! You got some other goodies instead, and I, because of my general impatience, […]

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  • Our Daily Bread

    I have just watched a documentary called Our Daily Bread.No music. No commentary. The director has let the images speak for themselves.And what images. Simply recording what happens in the fields and factories around the world which run our agribusiness and keep food cheap. If […]

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  • Rhythm of the Home

    I have a piece in the beautiful Spring issue of Rhythm of the Home. Click the button below to visit it! I urge you to take the time to savour this stunning online publication which is compiled with love by three visionary mamas and contributed […]

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  • Clay in the blood

    It all started with a dream. Both my grandparents had it on the same night… My grandfather was to go to a bar in a local town to meet a potter, who would tell him all he needed to learn. So he did. And he […]

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  • Circle of Stones (2) Book review

    Most of us have a number of books which have marked defining points on our life’s journey. For me they are mainly women’s books. And all non-fiction. Each is like a marker in the sand, a point when I can say that my conception of myself and […]

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  • Circle of Stones (1) You are Invited

    How might you life have been different if there was a place for you? A place for you to go…a place of women…a place where you were nurtured from an ancient flow sustaining you and steadying you as you sought to become yourself. A place […]

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  • Beyond black and white

    I remember my first one clearly. The embarrassment. I was twelve. I was at netball practice and a classmate saw. She made a comment and I couldn’t deny it, though I made a half arsed attempt. My first grey hair. A couple of years later […]

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  • Making Dreams Come True…

    “Imagine all your dreams can come true… You can achieve great health… Find your soul mate… Gain financial freedom… Have a fulfilling and meaningful life… It begins with following a list of simple instructions… Would you do it? I did!”http://www.qualified-lifecoach.com/Cosmic_Ordering.html  Grrrrrrrrrr! Today I would like to talk about the above. Cosmic Ordering. […]

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