I've had little to blog. Work has been a constant stream of meetings, and complex and challenging, but uninspiring, tasks. I'm listening to Classical Music for Reading while doing this work. I've been wondering: where's the story in that? This highlights a recent preoccupation of mine: the stories we tell ourselves and others about who … Continue reading Storytelling

This week

In a week with little time to write, a list is appealing. This structure is inspired by the weekly slow living email from Brooke McAlary at Slow Your Home. She ends each newsletter with a list of what she has been thinking about, doing, experiencing and enjoying over the past week. I am also inspired … Continue reading This week


Lately the kids and I have been listening to the soundtrack to Matilda: the Musical, and we've been humming or singing one song more or less continuously: Naughty. We're told we have to do what we're told but, surely, sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty. Just because you find that life's not … Continue reading Naughty