2017 feels like the year for a different kind of resolution

Do you get the feeling that resolutions aren't quite in vogue at the minute? I've seen a lot this week about chucking out the diet plans and exercise regimes in favour of cozying up on the sofa, without trying to hang your sense of well-being on a set of tick boxes or numbers on a … Continue reading 2017 feels like the year for a different kind of resolution

Off the wagon: some thoughts for 2014

I downloaded a new to-do list app. One of the great quests of my life is to find the perfect to-do list app, one with colours and sections and the perfect cathartic scribble. This new one isn't my life partner, but I rather like it on my home screen, because it's called 'Do!' It makes … Continue reading Off the wagon: some thoughts for 2014

Outside, the world

The beginning is always today. Mary Shelley Dear universe, I would like 2013 to open our eyes. Because one of the things I learned in 2012 was that I need more in my life than doing the dishes. It felt like Henry and I spent a lot of time indoors or buying groceries at Tesco. … Continue reading Outside, the world

This is September calling. It’s time to change your life.

You guys, September is in the air. Can you smell it? It smells like freshly sharpened pencils (tm Tom Hanks). A whiff of September is irresistible to me. Eau de New Start. I buy stationery I don't need and embark upon life-improving projects. It's the sort of month where I start feeling like I might want a … Continue reading This is September calling. It’s time to change your life.