A woman’s world

Sometimes you walk into a place and there’s an undeniable sense of it being a man’s or a woman’s domain. That’s how it felt when we visited the house where my friend’s mother, Mrs C, was born in Mauritius. Men have lived here, but it’s been a significant place for women. Perhaps my perspective had … Continue reading A woman’s world

Birds flying high, you know how I feel

Feeling Good. That’s one of the new songs I’ve chosen to learn and it has such beautiful lyrics. “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life, for me… and I’m feeling good.” This song, which captures so evocatively the feeling of freedom, could be a theme tune for my career break. … Continue reading Birds flying high, you know how I feel

Why this blog has been hard to write

This blog was going to start with an anecdote about running… and in the next draft I wrote, it was going to start with something my Dad once said to me. Now it feels a bit self-indulgent, as I write about the struggles of writing. But if you stick with me, the wrestling I’ve done … Continue reading Why this blog has been hard to write