The Wellness Journal

Heavens to Betsy, something has got to give. I have turned into a sloth. All blah and hanging about achieving very little and indulging in a most unbecoming amount of unsloth-like anxiety. Truth be told I feel rubbish. And though rubbishness has over the years come and gone in my life, occasionally I reach a crisis point and know that I am the only person that can give it its marching ord[...]


Thinking Week

I gave myself a rather boomtastic headache yesterday. So boomtastic I had to be tucked up in bed at nine o'clock with a cup of hot chocolate and a Night Nurse because I had convinced myself that a sniffly nose and a headache equals the kind of flu Finn's Dad was spreading to all and sundry this week and only Night Nurse could tackle such a crisis. In truth I had over-thunk. You see in m[...]


Life-Long Learning for Homemakers

My female need to know has never been quite so fiery. I am so very hungry for information: from where Finley is RIGHT NOW (still asleep having now lost his voice completely) to what drinking nettle tea will do for my well-being and why those who sell deep-sheets don't make them quite deep enough to truly fit my mattress. I spend many an hour following my own (oft slightly crazy) lines of[...]


The Creative Home Spa

My friend and I once discussed the possibility of opening a hotel for tired ladies, with a stern, bossy-boots, no-nonsense Hattie Jaques style  Matron at the helm who would insist we did only nice things for ourselves during our two night stay. A someone in a crisp white uniform who would feed us only nutritious food, run baths, cajole us into bed early and listen while we spilled out[...]


A Quiet Morning Ritual

  If someone asked you how you feel right now, would you be able to tell them? Would you be able to not only grasp your innermost feelings, but also put them into words?  I avoid myself. I see my feelings and blink them away. I pretend I do not feel them at all, because to feel them wholly, to sit with them, would mean to acknowledge them and that requires action of the kin[...]