A little light on pain

Hello friends.. For anyone you know, care about, or look after with a pain related illness, a widespread arthritic condition, fibromyalgia, M.E. or similar long term “chronic” symptoms. Most of us would probably agree on one or two things. The term chronic is an unhelpful and misleading phrase, which lumps people together who simply haveContinue reading “A little light on pain”

On Being Nice..x

  I am realising that it is often hard for people to believe in goodness. Or people just being nice. So much so, that we can easily destroy the vital essence of giving,  without needing anything in return simply because someone can’t cope with our gift. And we end up apologising for our choices andContinue reading “On Being Nice..x”

The Beach Hut Lady

I have finished the beach hut. My friend Margaret came the other day and helped with the high bits. Other friends have also helped me make furniture, paint windows and do the stripey bits. I do sections, stop when my hands hurt too badly, and begin the next day again. This is the room IContinue reading “The Beach Hut Lady”

You can’t please them all…

As we spent the day painting pebbles for a charity day in St abbs recently, I wandered around chatting to the fellow stall holders  One fabulous lady whom I bought a few beachy bits from, said she had waited years for a beach hut , but it went to her relative and so she wasContinue reading “You can’t please them all…”

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”