For the first time in my adult life I look out to the world and don’t know what to do. The problems of Brexit Britain seem overwhelming. The world-at-large with Trump in charge is terrifying and yet I trust no political party to steer us through. I don’t know who to vote for, who to march for, or what to say any more. Continue reading “Tony Iommi inspires me to make art”
Casinos, karaoke, making the deck of the ship throb with the lights and sounds of Ibiza…this was some of the “fun” promised to guests setting out on a Caribbean cruise by Carnival Cruise Director Felipe Curato this week. If I hadn’t known any better, I would have disembarked straightaway. Continue reading “Cruising for introverts”
A very good question is going to be asked in Birmingham on Saturday, 28 May 2016. If one in six couples experience some form of infertility, why do they feel so alone? Continue reading “Fertility Fest: Why do one in six couples feel alone?”
Sometimes the best things are those that we stumble upon.
It was never part of my plan to play the organ for funerals, but it just so happened that I became a church organist because I could play the piano and there was a vacancy on the organ stool. Continue reading “Why I love funerals”
You know that feeling of relief around 21 December, when from now on, the evenings are going to get lighter? Today I have a similar feeling as the nights start to draw in. Continue reading “The days are getting shorter – hooray for the summer solstice”
Why is a 5km run known as a fun run? That is a question I used to ask myself as I sweated it out on the treadmill – panting, smelly and desperate to sit down after a mere 3km’s interval training.
A 5km run is said to be for families and beginners. But despite years of working out at the gym, I would feel defeated after running little more than half that distance. “How do other people do it?” I wondered. “I can’t carry on any more…” Continue reading “My first “fun run” in Kings Heath Park – how I did it”
“Spirituality is when the inside of things is bigger than the outside” – Richard Rohr.
I came across that quote while I was taking a look at the new website of St Saviour’s, Bridge of Allan where my brother is rector. Continue reading ““Spirituality” slows down blogging”
I get heartily sick of the challenge of raising a family being characterised in terms of work-life balance.
Who thought of that phrase? Continue reading “Work-life balance? That’s the least of it.”