Belated Happy Retirement

Twenty years ago, in my friend Kate’s house in Granton, we sat on the sofa drinking wine, looking out to sea, and I decided I wanted to teach. I had always taught Summer school classes, adult education groups and worked with children making giant puppets, felt making and mixed media treasures; but this was beingContinue reading “Belated Happy Retirement”

Do Sweat the Small Things

There is a feeling of inadequacy in certain circles if you aren’t going at a rate of knots and cramming as many experiences and selfies in as you can , you aren’t doing life properly . On holiday in Spain recently,  madam and I watched as Montserrat was viewed , not in awe through theContinue reading “Do Sweat the Small Things”

Stop apologising

Every day I feel the need to apologise for something or other.. Usually for reasons I have conjured up from my perception of other people’s feelings.. No idea why!! But We ALL do it.. It’s human, and so so tedious!! We spend our lives being good parents, friends, work colleagues and children, and most ofContinue reading “Stop apologising”