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Clear vision

Clear vision

I’ve just come back from my swim. This year I joined a private leisure club as it would cost the same as my local public pool, and I can swim in the new pool at any time of day I like, and it’s nearly always empty or shared with only one or two. It’s...

The value of friendship

I had a wonderful experience as a teenager. My parents moved to Johannesburg in 1979 for four years, and I went with them. I finished my secondary school in South Africa and we all returned home in 1983. Before we moved, Mum wanted to find a good school for me....
Be led by your dreams

Be led by your dreams

I’ve been writing regular blogs now for about 10 years. I’ve amassed quite a lot of content in that time! And I’m curious about how I sounded in my earlier years and whether what I was writing about then still resonates with me now. I find...
The Wisdom of Years

The Wisdom of Years

“I think ageing is an extraordinary process whereby you become the person you always should’ve been” is a quote attributed to David Bowie. My husband is a huge Bowie fan and would say that Bowie is the soundtrack to his life. I agree with David...
Leaning in

Leaning in

My friend and colleague, Sue Sharp, taught me a wonderful expression. She talked about leaning in and leaning out. And that often, when we detect there’s a problem with someone, we lean out. When what we actually need to do is lean in. In March, I attended a...
Whose life am I living?

Whose life am I living?

This is the somewhat profound question I arrived at during the third week of our recent (postponed from 2021) honeymoon in Italy. Whose life am I living? We had an amazing time, taking on board many different locations and paces of life. And we’d stopped for a...