Crown Green Bowling therapy

One of my favourite evenings of 2022 I have a new Jigsaw laid out and the conversation is flowing on the table to my right. “How big is the Caravan Ruth?” someone asks. “Oh, you’ll have to ask Graham.” Ruth then explains how big the awning is in the hope, I suppose, that this willContinue reading “Crown Green Bowling therapy”

Get rid of the ‘Palace’ of Westminster… and other ideas from a non-political person

Dear Lucy, I’m not a political person. However, my interest has been piqued by the embarrassing shenanigans that have transpired over the last few weeks. Someone was telling me Suella Braverman had resigned. Initially they couldn’t remember her name and, not knowing who she was, I assumed that he was calling Liz Truss Suellen fromContinue reading “Get rid of the ‘Palace’ of Westminster… and other ideas from a non-political person”

“Aha!” – Alan joins a Write for your Life workshop

Dear Lucy, You’ll never guess who came to one of my workshops the other week… Alan Partridge! Here’s how it transpired. The workshop I start the Zoom for this week’s Write for your Life – creative group journaling  workshop. Ding! The first person arrives. It’s Jane, one of my regulars. I know this because IContinue reading ““Aha!” – Alan joins a Write for your Life workshop”

Letting it all go… at least for today

Dear Lucy, This morning – watching the beautiful snow fall – I am overcome with a feeling of contentment I’ve never before experienced. I wondered if I’d drifted back to sleep and wasdreaming or if I was even still alive. I’m still not sure, but hey ho. It feels like I’ve let it all goContinue reading “Letting it all go… at least for today”

My Christmas Carol

Dear Lucy, My favourite story of all time is A Christmas Carol, and this year, I’ve had my very own ‘Ebeneezer moment’, though without the ghosts and spirits, thankfully. I was always intrigued by the theme of redemption. To know that it’s never too late to live your life differently, to live your life atContinue reading “My Christmas Carol”