Embrace

Within each season, the moods of nature support certain activities; building momentum throughout the year. They nurture the necessary and the beloved, providing a loose framework with room to adapt (because disruption is part of life). I've put my life on paper in 3 lists; what I need to do, what I love to do and… Continue reading Embrace

Flourish

People are incredible; those that surround me, those that inspire me. I'm taking that jolly into the new year as an intention to... flourish; a living organism; to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a harmonious environment. 2017 featured amazing trips and conversations, a job in the community,… Continue reading Flourish

Light Beckons

The winter solstice occurs on the darkest night of the year, when the 'sun stands still'. In the week ahead, as we approach the return of the light, we continue a journey inward. Experiences throughout the year await us as gifts, so we can sort through them and emerge with renewed insight. Lighting candles on the… Continue reading Light Beckons

Allotmenteering: Hayley Stewart

This ‘Winter Morning’ interview is with the lovely Hayley Stewart; allotmenteer, Chair of the Sandy Carnival and long term committee member and Show Manager for Sandy Horticultural Association. What motivates you to work / run an allotment? This actually stemmed from becoming a prepper; one of the first things you learn is to keep a… Continue reading Allotmenteering: Hayley Stewart

Earth Whispers

Some stanzas on the reviving properties of nature and creativity... Gone the fog of brain slump Outside soul cramp ceases Nature offers reprieve Far from the clusterfunk   Feels good to grow and sow Sweat and worth into the earth To see people as rainbows Community as a dress code   Transparent tongues And clear heads… Continue reading Earth Whispers

The Only Way is Through

Words I wrote last year that are still bringing me fresh insights... Tides of pain that wrap me up and roll me in wave after wave of agony. I want to pass out for the seconds of reprieve it will bring. As the pain peaks then washes through my limbs as a scattering ache, I… Continue reading The Only Way is Through

Piano: Sal of One Empty Shelf

Enjoy the first of my 'Winter Morning' interviews; featuring creative skills. Today we sit down with Sal of One Empty Shelf. What motivates you to play piano? I've played piano since I was 4 - I went through the whole teenage angst thing of hating practising, but was still proud of the fact I could play.… Continue reading Piano: Sal of One Empty Shelf