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Let’s name this day spring

03/19/2017 00:47:12 AM

My favourite season, spring, is upon us, and I get why it is often compared to youth with all its newness and budding young...

May we see our children grow old

03/11/2017 23:55:34 PM

­My text this week is changed from that originally intended. Being a birthday weekend for me and my twin, there was contemplation aplenty to be had...

Femvertising: powerful or phenomenally patronising?

03/05/2017 01:03:03 AM

This Wednesday, 8 March, is International Women’s Day and the theme for 2017 is Be Bold For Change (#BeBoldForChange). We’re being asked to call...

Portrait of a lady

02/26/2017 00:43:23 AM

Long after one has forgotten what a woman wore, the memory of her perfume lingers. — Christian Dior I have a childhood memory of...

Sincerity is subject to proof

02/18/2017 23:50:31 PM

Proofing, also known as proving, is the final rise of shaped bread dough before baking. No rise is proof of, well, no proof. Still...

A rose on any day smells as sweet

02/11/2017 23:59:16 PM

After years of enduring the Saint Valentine’s Day holiday, I may finally be ready to wave the white flag and surrender. Finally listen to...

Calling time on lateness

02/04/2017 23:42:16 PM

Our adult ticks are usually rooted in childhood, like our relaxed attitude to tardiness – or not! On one of the first dates with my...

Helping my son play truant

01/29/2017 00:00:52 AM

In the beginning it was my husband who did most of the caregiving of the children — school runs, sports days, nativity plays —...

I’m not racist, but…

01/22/2017 00:00:10 AM

This week, an emboldened colleague was waxing non-lyrically about the rightness of jobs first for ‘British’ people – his narrative making it clear British...

Inspired to fly solo

01/15/2017 00:00:27 AM

Another source of inspiration for me this week came via a customer at work. A nice guy, but not someone I knew well at...

Apparently, you can go home again

01/08/2017 03:19:19 AM

This weekend I visited the village that was my marital home for nearly 20 years. Although, I certainly had no interest in actually going...

Come in 2017, we’ve been expecting you

12/31/2016 06:08:22 AM

During the hustle and bustle, and for the first Christmas since Bronnie died, I asked a question. What if I re-framed the experience? Wow! I’m writing this on...

Searching for the absence of noise

12/14/2016 10:59:58 AM

I would say my apartment is a calm and noise-free zone. Even so, when I tried an exercise of mindfulness, I became aware of...