Time Out

Dear Blossom Another long day which this time involved travelling from one end of London on the tube to the other. It was a good meeting. And a long commute. That’s of course in addition to the normal day to day stuff (like having to deal with a broken washing machine and arrange a visit […]

Butterflies of excitement and nerves

Dear Blossom In a couple of days, I’ll be running my Stop Being Lost – Rediscover Your Path workshop. And I’m trying to objectively look at what these increasing butterflies in my stomach are saying: are they squealing in excitement? Or are they whimpering with nervousness? I believe it’s both: excitement about all the fabulous […]

I just wanna scream!

Dear Blossom I’ve just closed a 2 paged document that I’ve been working on for the past couple of hours or so – without saving it. I just wanna scream! Good thing I’d printed it off for proofreading before going on the next step with it, so at least I don’t have to do all […]

Broken Sat Nav …Internal Light

Dear Blossom It was lovely for an open day visit to the University of Sussex today – dry, warm with a light breeze, bright and just pleasant. I liked the feel of the place, the staff and students we came across; my son was happy with what he heard at the lectures and presentations; and […]

Changing Seasons – Empty Nests 1

Dear Blossom It’s a very short one to you today. A very busy week has ended with a very long day today: I went along with my eldest as she returned to University in West Malvern, Worcestershire. It was a long drive from London. For the second time in as many years, she drove herself […]

The Power of Associations

Dear Blossom Today, it’s all about my best friend: the totally accepting, unconditionally loving and ever-ready-to-play Michael. I’ve got so much to say about Michael, it’s difficult to know where to start. What about the way he looks at me so intensely when I’m eating? I’m pretty sure he prays for my food to drop […]

How Do You Handle that Voice in Your Head?

Dear Blossom What do you do when that sneering little voice in your head tries to drown you with moans and groans and questions to which you have no answers? Sometimes it’s laughing, sometimes it’s whining, all the time it’s trying to undermine your best intentions and to stop you in your tracks towards somewhere […]

Dissolving the Chokehold of Overwhelm

Dear Blossom I was very nearly going to skip writing you today simply because of a chokehold of overwhelm. I woke up too early today – which isn’t entirely new – and was too tired to go back to sleep. I wasn’t in the mood to play WordsWithFriends (my usual go-to activity when insomnia strikes). […]

To Plan or Not to Plan?

Dear Blossom So. What do you think? To plan or not to plan? What’s the point planning if life would only get in the way and toss your well laid plans in disarray? Ok, let me back up a moment here: I had plans for this summer. Well-thought-out plans…not a hundred per cent in ink, […]

I’m writing to you today because…

Dear Blossom I’m writing to you today because I’ve been wanting to write for so long, I’ve even started a few times… Lately, it’s been so very difficult … it feels like I’m just writing in a vacuum. I start but don’t finish. I have ideas for blogs and stories and only follow up on […]