Listen up and live

Listening, as we all know, is one of the deepest forms of respect. Listening to each other and genuinely being engaged within that conversation should be a consistent behaviour. However, we’re all guilty of not ‘being there’ listening and absorbing both what is being said and what is not being said; that takes 100% attention […]

If we were having coffee………

…..…I’d tell you that today is exactly one year since I had a routine mammogram that flagged up that something was amiss. I’d mention when you asked that no, the mammogram didn’t spot the cancer that was growing inside me but it did pick up a cyst and that was enough to raise the red […]

Go, get in the queue, get over it and go on

Us Brits do some things extremely well and one of our national skills and characteristics is our ability to form and participate correctly in a queue. It’s one of those life skills that you learn by getting it wrong;  you step out of line, speak before it’s your actual turn, stand a little too close […]

Mothering Sunday Musings

I quite like the word musing and I particularly like the definition that offers ‘wool-gathering’ as a potential alternative because wool-gathering is exactly what I feel my brain is currently only capable of. musing ˈmjuːzɪŋ/ noun plural noun: musings a period of reflection or thought. “his musings were interrupted by the sound of the telephone” […]

Lumpectomies, Blueberries and Greek yoghurt

Is it ever possible to be offended by the arrangement of your blueberries on Greek yoghurt? This is the breakfast that greeted me this morning. At some point I’m sure that the novelty of novelty food arrangements will wear off, but for now the humour aspect is what is keeping us upbeat. So yesterday. Ah […]