and I am back

I didn't mean to stay away. I simply stopped. Stopped writing. Stopped reading. Stopped being. Life was complicated. Life is still complicated. I needed to step back. Had to step…

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unplugged

Usually I plug myself in when out in public on my own. Protect myself from how the noises and movements overwhelm. Hide so there is no risk of engagement. Distract…

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earworms II

When I wrote my first Earworms post back in August, it was a one-off. A curiosity. Nothing more. Seems like my brain had other plans though. Something in the examination…

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roadblocks

It has taken me many years to feel quite how much writing means to me. The release it gives to the jumbled tangled inner me. Let's not go into quite…

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16 years on

If you must work, Work to leave some part of you on this earth If you must live, darling one. Just live. Keaton Henson - You Yesterday was my transplant…

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earworms

Do you ever get a song stuck in your head on repeat for hours or even days? I do. Constantly. One song always replaced by another. Sometimes only briefly. Others…

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in love with a map

Day Seventeen: A Map as Your Muse   I have a confession to make.  I once fell in love with a map book and still have feelings for it.  There,…

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jumping = life

Day 4 - A Story in a Single Image   Today I needed to pick a photo out of four and use it as a starting point, a springboard into…

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vegan adventures in Orlando

 "The only thing I like better than talking about food is eating" - John Walters Whilst away in Orlando this was the blog post I was really excited about doing on…

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my Veganuary experience

Have you heard about Veganuary, the campaign launched in 2014 to encourage people to try going vegan for 1 month in January?  I heard about it for the first time…

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in defence of winter
Sun setting over frosty moorland in Geltsdale, Cumbria.

in defence of winter

It seems that as soon as New Year has been and gone (if not even sooner), I start hearing people wishing the winter away for warmer and longer days. You…

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