New Growth, and Harvest, and Death

Spring has been gentle and abundant this year, in the outer world. We’ve had rains, unusually, and so everything is blooming and shooting and there are baby birds in almost every tree it seems! In the inner world there is growth, too, and harvest but this can’t happen without loss, death and some suffering, it […]

A new year … sort of

It’s been a long while between blogs. Mainly because I blog about home and I’ve been a long way away from home, for the first time in many years. My son and I travelled to Nepal for all of November and a bit of December. We took three weeks to walk the Annapurna Circuit, through […]



I’m not sure I’m ready to make this post but here I am, anyway. About three weeks ago I, my son and my Dad drove to the end of our road and walked into the forest there. We walked along a new track, made for trucks and heavy machinery. We met neighbours along the way, […]

photo by Graham Crowhurst


It’s official – Sunday the first of September and Spring is most definitely here. Has been for a while, actually. Some days have even felt like an early Summer already, with the increased heat of our climate changed experience of the Sun. But oh, who can’t love Spring? There’s just so much going on! With […]

To Be Alive is to Be Vulnerable

Originally posted on Sisters of the Pen:
I haven’t posted anything in ages. It’s been a strange couple of months. There have been changes within and without. The inner changes are I think due to the fact that I am fast approaching the age of 40. A process of reassessment and taking stock has been…