Four ways to live the best life

I am blessed to have my 99 year-old Nan still with me. I did an “interview” with her today.  I have sat face to face with celebrities, but this woman is always by far the most interesting, inspiring and wise conversation I will ever have. In her century on this earth, she has seen nearlyContinue reading “Four ways to live the best life”

Enriching experiences

 Travel writing. Possibly the best job ever. I love reliving the whole experience when writing travel – every tiny step taken, all the people watching, the inevitable funny mishaps…    Once upon a time, I lived in Croatia. Yes, yes, I hear you – the beautiful Adriatic coast, the islands, the seafood. Where we livedContinue reading “Enriching experiences”

I Stand For Mercy

I stand for mercy.  We knew what that meant up til the early hours of this morning:  Forgive them.  Is that the most heartbreaking thing about this, today?  That forgiveness is not something humankind does?  That we do not look beyond the crime, to see the redemption?  Or is it the sense of injustice?  ThatContinue reading “I Stand For Mercy”

Mindlessness

Mindfulness and meditation.  It helps a world wide web worth of things, especially, I am told, with writing. Writer’s block? Meditate. Creative juices goneski? Meditate.  So I have decided I need to learn it. Especially at the moment because I have four little ones who are behaving like someone else’s children. You know, that naughtyContinue reading “Mindlessness”

An uncomfortable silence?

 My new job was not a comfortable one. I learnt that every minute a human was being sold into unspeakable brutality.  Every minute that I sat at my clean, new desk, drinking my murky but hot coffee, with my body, completely intact. Every minute I slept in my enormous bed.  Every minute I complained aboutContinue reading “An uncomfortable silence?”