*28* Becoming

Becoming by Michelle Obama What an inspiring read. I part read/part listened to this book and I’m really sad I’ve finished it. It’s an autobiography, a genre I’m not really a huge fan of, but I was intrigued and fascinated by her all through her stay at the White House and so, the hype behind […]

Read More

*27* wellbeing

In my ongoing quest to use less plastic (and subconsciously drive the boys mad) I re-directed my attention to shampoos. Always in unavoidable plastic bottles (… I get it, glass in the shower could be hazardous… eye roll) and always needed. I understand there are people out there that advocated never to wash their hair… […]

Read More

*26* poetry Monday

You know what I need? A re-boot. If my brain were a computer I would press the three magic keys ‘control/alt/delete’ and start again… I feel totally disconnected and vague. More than usual, anyway! I wrote this post this morning and forgot to press ‘publish’, so it’s coming to you late. Does it matter? Do […]

Read More

*26* ‘Hello World’

This was an amazingly fascinating read. I don’t usually read non-fiction books because, let’s face it, I like to read to escape reality, not to dwell more on it… but, lately, I’ve had to do some research for college and/or I’ve wanted to find out more about things because I feel I’ve been ignoring the […]

Read More

*25* still here

My head is playing up. I could rename last week ‘migraine week… and just when I thought my head was behaving … BANG… I’m reaching for the meds again today… very frustrating. As a consequence I’ve been fuzzy all the time and well… something had to give: the blog was parked for a while. Mr […]

Read More

*24* poetry Monday

February is Black History month, so here goes: Won’t you be my sister (by Amanda Gorman, US Youth Poet Laureate) Mark me as a ripple Make me a piercing drop Just so I can be but a note Of froth at the lip of a wave, In the roar of this cresting ocean. Name me […]

Read More

*23* poetry Monday

For one of my College course I had to read “Citizen” by Claudia Rankine. I’m ashamed to say I had never heard of either before last week but I am now 100% convinced this is a seminal book that should be compulsory reading in all schools. It was one of those books that leaves you […]

Read More

*22* bookclub (1)

Another day another book, because, why not… A friend and I have set up a bookclub, a small affair, it’s only 8 of us, all with grown up children to various degrees, different level of interest in books and what I find most fascinating… none of us really knows each other much. Yes, we have […]

Read More

*21* music Friday

Something totally new for me. Lately I’ve been exploring – because shamefully it does feel like a world away from me – hip hop music and culture. Fascinating. I had always dismissed it but I guess I finally learned that it’s stupid to dismiss something without knowing anything about it… so… This song … I’m […]

Read More

*20* scrappy socks

Let’s talk about something frivolous. I’ve done a lot of reading lately for College. Heavy stuff… actually ‘heavy’ is the wrong word… it was more like eye opening reading and what I saw wasn’t pretty… and I’ll have to think about it a little more before starting a conversation on this platform. In the meantime, […]

Read More