Category Archives Life & Family

The phrase - Stop the world I want to get off came to me this morning. Is that what the world wants us to do? Has Mother Nature decided, right you lot, you just aren't getting it are you? I've warned you, I've rocked you, and you just haven't quite got it. Has she decided that she needs us all…

I've been away for a week and away from the local news, only seeing posts on social media that were an escalating frenzy of vicious supermarket fights over toilet rolls, and conflicting news about who should self-isolate from potential coronavirus and who shouldn't. I woke up this morning in a bit of a flat spin! Should I go and shop…

From an early age - well about 12 - I knew what I wanted to do. I wanted to be a beauty therapist. Not a beautician, that's different. I wanted this so badly, but teachers told me that I should go into catering because I was very good at cookery. There weren't courses in beauty therapy in every college, and…

At school I would wish so hard that we would run out of time and the lesson would end so I wouldn't have to read out loud. I thought about this today as I was driving to The Kitchen at The Wharf in Langport -  my hosting venue for Somerset Art Weeks. As a child I was SO scared of…

Now, don't get me wrong, some people are very happy in their jobs and live their whole life doing what they do never wanting or needing to change. I know I was. I always wanted to be a beauty therapist. From the age of 13 when I had to choose options at school, I knew what I wanted to do…

Since I've been working more within the art field, I've come across people who have no idea what a 'commission' really means. It's either something they have never thought about, as they have never bought an original piece of art or, they have no art on their walls at all. Is it the word that puts people off? I do…

It's been a long time coming, but we have finally had the ski holiday we missed out on last year, when the Beast From The East scuppered our flight. If you are new to this blog, then read about the turning point here. I'm not a natural born skier. You know this. I didn't learn at school and I'm not…

It's a question we hear a lot these days, or is it just an age thing, and we are just more aware of it? Were we being told about being happy in our skin at the age of 20? Probably not. We were all concerned over our cellulite and big thighs, which diet was the best and how many Jane…

What an incredible few days! Who would have thought a year ago I would be holding my debut exhibition? Things have moved so quickly it’s incredible. If you have been a follower of mine for a while, you will know that this is a natural progression from the healing work I already do, but not to worry, I am still…

My brother wanted to go to London. Why? To see Buckingham Palace. It's the simple things. He visited London as a very young child, but can't remember it at all. His only experience of the big city is what he sees on the news. So, I planned a trip. He thought the coach would be the preferred mode of transport,…

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