Cancer and The Art of Living – an Evening with Leah Bracknell

What would you do if you were diagnosed with a terminal disease? In September 2016, after surviving a sudden life-threatening illness, actress Leah Bracknell heard the shocking words we all dread. “Sorry. You have stage 4 cancer” With no option of surgery, ‘palliative’ chemotherapy was all that was offered to her. Based on her blog…

Morning Prayer

If I can wake each morning with a prayer of gratitude in my heart, and close each day with the same, I know I am living well. If I can acknowledge all the blessings and gifts that come my way, now, yesterday and tomorrow, it blows away the cobwebs of fear and grief and confusion…

Not Just An Ordinary Day – Sky Clad and Loving It.

Between the trees the candles flicker and beckon, leading us down towards the clearing Where the fire glows. We gather, in circle, side by beautiful side, in anticipation,  bodies swaying, drums and rattles in hand. Nervous. Poised. Expectant. And then, arising from the remnants of the day,  it comes. The first call to action. Like…

The Journey

Above Two buzzards circling, Sky-spiralling. Spread-winged, eagle-eyed, in freedom flight, spring soaring. Roaring by Gone now in a flash, the bat of an eye, the beat of my heart, the train speeds on and life flashes by. This journey wears a groove in my life, deeper it cuts each time I say “Return to London,…

Saggy not Loose.

The LW ladies were absolutely lovely. Not at all intimidating, nor indeed remotely loose, but genuinely warm and friendly. In fact everyone was. I was bowled over by their generosity. In make up, Jenni McAlpine and I played the “have we met before?” game, decided that we probably had somewhere in our past, and chatted…

The Accidental Cancer Pilgrim

So, as the seismic shock waves of the summer’s events rumble off like thunder into the distance with the fleeing autumn, I emerge bruised, blinking mole-like,  and  poke my head from beneath the rubble to survey the damage. The good news is  –  I am alive. Yay. The bad news is – oh yes, the…