category: real life & laundry

five ways to be online, while the world wakes up to itself

August 16, 2017

Current highlights of my Facebook feed include: A photo of a pensive looking dog. Someone apologizing for sharing an image of her (gorgeous) hairdo, after learning neo-Nazi’s were marching in Charlottesville. Someone sharing their latest e-course about mindfulness. A genius video that offers a valid explanation for Trump’s absurd rhetoric. Someone stating that if you run […]

wales, puppies, ghosts and macrame for easter

April 13, 2017

I’ve kind of lost my blogging mojo a bit over the last few weeks. However. I just listened to this cracking podcast interview of two of my favourite online Brit birds, Kate Molesworth & Sara Tasker, chatting about why blogging is not dead. And given it’s Easter and the theme of resurrection is in the […]

fun bobby was wrong: the unexpected lightness of being five years sober

January 03, 2017

Yesterday in the woods behind our house. Awake, grateful, sober, and still occasionally, quite fun. Do you remember Fun Bobby? He was a very minor character on Friends. He was *super fun*. And then he got sober and became stiflingly earnest and dull. And we never saw him again. I was terrified of becoming Fun Bobby. […]

10 reasons to be hopeful in the heart of the bleak midwinter

December 20, 2016

Occasionally, my car sat-nav fails to acknowledge that roads actually exist. So just before I took this photo, I was on an ‘imaginary’ road. It was muddy, foggy and dark; there were no other cars and no phone signal (which always makes me a bit nervous). As I approached this bend, the winter sun broke […]