Marie Kondo Sparks Joy in Me

Before this review takes it course, I have a confession to make… I have something of a culture crush when it comes to the Japanese. I am inspired by the ancient Japanese tradition of Kintsugi, that exquisite art of fixing broken ceramics using lacquer dusted with gold, silver or platinum. I take months to read […]

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A Humble Slice of Imagination for a Sunday Afternoon (or, The Adventures of Lady Josa Pean and a Taste of Things to Come)

Just a little teaser of things in the pipleline… a smack of fiction for, hopefully, the old and young alike this Sunday Afternoon! Happy Wellington’s Day, everybody! xx The Adventures of Lady Josa Pean Lady Josa Pean and the Reading Aloud Book Note to the Reader Of all that you will find within the pages […]

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The Gift of Reading Aloud: A Love Story

So this one is a little late for Wednesday Appreciation Day… To be honest, I had some deadlines to get out the way when Wednesday rocked up on my door… Pesky paying work!! Then Thursday, my grandmother had visitors so off my grandfather and I went to the home of a Welsh widower I’d met […]

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The Gift of a Blog: A Love Story

I once had a job, after I’d completed my masters in English Literature, and jumped at the first paycheck offered me… As a high school English teacher. But I grew ever more miserable, ever more depleted…. As I wrote in a previous blog, I was living an unliveable life. I saw my psychiatrist from the […]

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