You’d Better Sit Down

One of the things that stops people with infirmity or disability from leaving their home is, you may be surprised to learn, seating!  Yes, I’m serious!  If you think about it, a lot of people with illnesses such as, for example, Parkinson’s may reach a point where going to the shops becomes too difficult.  One... Continue Reading →

Recognising Depression

I wrote this article maybe ten years ago. Until 2019, I worked as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. Signs of Depression. Depression can cause a variety of very difficult symptoms, for example; a sense of despair, helplessness, powerlessness, a lack of hope, a sense of being ‘stuck’, an overwhelming lethargy, cognitive confusion, behavioural difficulties, a sense... Continue Reading →

What Better Time for Creativity?

Ahead of the trend, but that simply means I am experiencing this for longer than most. It all started for me back in 2019. I had received a letter from the NHS warning me that my medications, for Parkinson's Disease, were on the list of medications that may come into short supply if supply chains... Continue Reading →

Just Like Old Times

Kevin and I were joined, at home, by two very dear friends this afternoon. They are Helen and Kim. It struck me just how long it has been since we have been able to spend a fair few hours of simple, quality time together. We realised that the last time we were able to enjoy... Continue Reading →

Our Suffolk Cottage Garden: 2020

I had so many plans for progressing the garden, this year. I recall thinking about some of my plans, on New Years Eve, as I thought happily about the year ahead. Ten days later, my beautiful mum died! I lost all sense of time. My world changed. Initially, I was in such shock that my... Continue Reading →

A Light Aglow in the Darkness

“The mist after rain, uninterrupted rainfall on rooftops, pitter-patter intellect. The thoughts I leave behind like footsteps.”- Chris Campanioni. The rain is falling heavily outside. I hear it falling on the trees in the small woodland beside our cottage, here by the untamed Suffolk coast; the eastern-most coast of England. On the roof of our... Continue Reading →

Our Suffolk Cottage Garden: 2019

A Troubling Start.Our cottage is centuries old. It is a 'listed' building; meaning that is has protected status and modifications cannot be made, externally. This ensures the building retains it's historical appearance. It is timber framed and all of the original wood beams remained in place. That is, until we discovered that the cottage was... Continue Reading →

Our Suffolk Cottage Garden: 2018

What an icey start to the year. this was! We started with snow and it went on for a couple of months. This was pretty deep and the snow drifted on the land around our cottage, here by the Suffolk coast. We had moments of seeming reprieve, when it seemed at last that the thaw... Continue Reading →

My Paradoxical Companion

I took a little step back from social media, of late. Sometimes I just want the head-space. Well, that is to say that sometimes life throws a curve-ball or two and then I just find myself wanting to withdraw and stay kind of still, while the mad world rushes on around me. This only happens... Continue Reading →

Our Suffolk Cottage Garden: 2017

I'm afraid I don't have many photos of the garden, from 2017, that are just of the garden. Most are filled with family and friends who came to enjoy time with us. Still, as you will see from the gallery of photos, below, the garden started to take shape. This is the first time that... Continue Reading →

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