On Thursday night I got to speak to activists from the Women’s Equality Party. Yes, I was talking to the converted but we all need some reassurance some times that we’re not shouting into the wind. And sometimes, we need to be reminded by our own team that what we’re doing matters and how it matters on a human level. Here’s something approaching what was … Continue reading Why I get angry when Caring is described as unskilled
I only ever lost track of him once It was the worst No idea how long it took to find him Maybe a few minutes. When he reappeared He looked at me and laughed I bet that scared you. And picked up his pint. We sat and stared out at the sea. And smirked. Continue reading Haiku for Carers
I hid I went out into the world I laughed I shouted I told a story maybe true Maybe a myth I dressed up I dressed down I picked berries from a bush & and ate them direct without washing them first. I escaped the weather. All of the weather I escaped from my past into my past. I felt desolate. I felt joy I … Continue reading And when the caring is over ….what next?
Today I have done day 3 of yoga with Adrienne without the full downward dog, plank or cobra, no lunges. But I kept moving and breathing for 30 minutes. I have sat down for as long afterwards. This morning I also have put on a load of washing, cleaned the bathroom and started to hoover the bedroom. Housework as a radical act of self care … Continue reading When your beer tastes weird – eat tumeric and get a test!
I feed the blackbird and its song feeds me Continue reading Sideways thought
He pays her a compliment totally lucid for a second she soaks it up like water into parched soil. Continue reading Haiku for Carers
You ponder a tree trunk and wonder how long until you could dance on a log? Continue reading Covid and Ladders
I have always found New Year’s resolutions to be unproductive but cheating by starting early has helped a bit. Last year I got going onTo daily yoga on 23rd December which I believe helped in my father’s last days and in combatting what could have been a much worse acquaintance with my new companion and house guest #LongCovid This year so far I have in … Continue reading All the resolve and none of the action?
I am two generations from people who all had a trade or were agricultural labourers. (Most of us are). Continue reading On family, chance and vaccines
It’s your fault if you get ill
and it’s your fault if you pass it on.
It’s your fault if you don’t have PPE and don’t protect your team