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I’ve been back here for all of one week and I’m already thinking of leaving again.  I’ve thought about it in circles.  Honestly, I don’t think this is the site for me.  119 more words

Life & Writing

Why Do I feel like everyone is 100 steps ahead of me?

The notion of life beyond University has been one that has haunted me in the back of my mind throughout my final year. After every essay I submit, I sit back and wonder if I’m doing enough to ensure that at some point in the future I will find myself happily settling down somewhere without the stress of financial stability. 356 more words

For the Week of August 6, 2018: When the Heart Breaks: Loss of a Loved One

August 6th, and I remember that on this day, my father was born 100 years ago.  I also remember how his death from lung cancer twenty-five years ago left his family torn apart with sorrow and grief, some of the wounds never fully healed.  1,558 more words

Expressive Writing

Izzy sings Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah

After all, I do have a blog post to share before I go and return from the Lake District and Scottish borders: my daughter, Isobel Moody, singing her heart out on her rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah: 434 more words


Back Home: the spirit prepares herself; with time out for Leave No Trace & Gavagai

A new miniature magnolia tree

“To give way to them is to conform to rules set down by the evil minded” — Ross to Jinny, Demelza (I’m studying Winston Graham, “with all the reassurance of companionship … ” here on the Net)

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Stirring Up old Emotions

As mentioned in my previous post, many of my entries will be responses and/or reflections for exercises related to my uni class. This week’s entry is prompted by week 2’s exercise: … 626 more words


No Kidding

When Julia Gillard became Australia’s first female Prime Minister in 2012, you could almost hear the pitchforks being sharpened. On top of being a woman, she was an unmarried, childless atheist which caused a stir for the general Australian public. 1,144 more words