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…

'Out with the old, in with the new'. Is this a phrase you use? I find it a strange time of year, it's like we are brushing away 2018 with vigour as we plough on in to the New Year. Let's think about this. Some of you will have had years that you would like to forget, others have just…

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,…

'Who does all the art?' Asked a client I treated yesterday, as he looked at the gallery wall. A client who is not subscribed to the newsletter, and has no interest in any social media, so how would he know? Me. It's my art. Now that shocked him a bit. Then came the questions: How long have I painted? Where…

It wasn't that long ago we were all stuck at home because of the snow. I remember it well, as I had the non-holiday! - although this did enable me to start a new project, so all wasn't lost. There is always an upside..... well, most of the time. We are now enjoying a real heatwave - a summer where we have…

I'm a little late in writing a new blog post. I was suddenly aware it is nearly mid summer, and realised I haven't written since the trip to France. Rather than panicking about it, I noticed that I have actually given up worrying about time. People inevitably exclaim,'Where has the time gone? Is it mid-summer already? It will soon be…

The first holiday abroad for my brother was a complete success, and a learning curve for all concerned. We went to see our mother and Step Father in Brittany. From helping Adam to pack, as he has spacial awareness issues, to the long wait for the ferry, we overcame each obstacle as it appeared. Living in the moment was very much the…

It's been a long time coming. Today is the day my brother goes on his first real holiday! His first holiday since he was a teenager, and other than a trip to Ireland when he was about nine years old, he has never been abroad. He is now 48. After living with psychosis for many years, he received the help…

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