Giving in

20181221 - Giving in 2 - shutterstock_26633275I believe Winston Churchill first said the words, ‘Never, never, never give up’, but today’s zeitgeist is so saturated with this sentiment one could easily think it was Lorna Jane or Bear Grylls who came up with the idea! The past few months have certainly heightened my appreciation of this strong message of persistence and resilience. Lately though, I’ve been feeling it’s too warlike and perhaps a tad egotistical, to be of continuing use in my current circumstances.Continue Reading

Let go or be dragged

20180409 Let go or be dragged - shutterstockIf ever there was a time I might feel like a cartoon character it would be now, and I choose Russell, the tubby boy scout and accidental stowaway in the Pixar-Disney movie Up. One reason for this might be Russell’s innocent optimism and persistence in his quest to ‘do a good deed’ for the grumpy old Carl, despite Carl’s rudeness. Or it could be how Russell’s initial terror at being stuck on the front porch of Carl’s house as it’s hoisted skywards by a clump of balloons the size of Arkansas, turns into excitement and wonder at this inadvertent adventure. Continue Reading

Shiva the Destroyer

Shiva the DestroyerBefore any of this Big Breast Adventure palaver happened, my younger sister Janet and I went to Rajasthan on a fabulous Drawn to India art tour. From the outset we knew this tour would be a sojourn for the soul, heavily laced with woo-woo arty-farty stuff, just the ticket for two sisters traversing the transitions of middle-age – career upheaval, the passing of parents – you get the drill. To put it mildly, we were totally up for the magical, the mystical and the unknown. Mother India sure didn’t disappoint.Continue Reading

Now hear this


Beautiful World – Colin Hay
Cool World – Mondo Rock
Couldn’t be Done – Tim Finn
Love Lost – Temper Trap
Love Me Like the World is Ending – Ben Lee
Lying – Amy Meredith
Secondhand News – Fleetwood Mac
Take It Easy – Eagles
Tubthumping – Chumbawamba
What I Like About You – Romantics
What I’m looking For – Brendan Benson
Writing to Reach You – Travis
Absolutely (Story of a Girl) – Nine Days
Holy Grail – Hunters & Collectors
Hand in My Pocket – Alanis Morissette
New Shoes – Paolo Nutini
Heaven That I’m Making – Crowded House
Murmurs – Birds of Tokyo
The Hindu Time – Oasis
Listening for the Weather – Bic Runga
Look Out (here comes tomorrow) – The Monkees
Monsters Inc. – Various
Got To Fire It Up (Pt 1.) – Marvin Gaye

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin on Audible. I felt Gretchen’s own narration of this book made it somehow more real.

Stillness Speaks by Eckhardt Tolle, the spiritual teacher that brought us The Power of Now and A New Earth. Beautiful.

Second Hand News by Fleetwood Mac – Someone played a vinyl version at a party recently and we couldn’t stop dancing!