How would you respond?

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This is a follow on to a previous post, ‘leaving the script behind‘ which talked about having the courage to be vulnerable. But what about the other side; how do we react when someone… Continue reading

Finding Vivian Maier

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Vivian Maier worked as a live-in nanny. Not even those she lived and worked with seemed to know much more about her, other than that she was rarely seen without a camera. But… Continue reading

Bros Before Woes

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In the UK, suicide is now the biggest killer of men under 45. Male suicide rates are three times higher than female. The charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) recently published a survey… Continue reading

Just Keep Swimming

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If Finding Nemo taught us anything back in the early noughties, it was that sometimes the best thing to do is to follow the advice of Dory the fish, and just keep swimming.… Continue reading

Instagram: Memory maker or faker?

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The double edged sword of Instagram. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has felt the cut of its tension. On one hand, it is so generous and indiscriminate in bestowing its power. It… Continue reading

The View from Over Here

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As a British expat (dare I say, ‘immigrant’) living in the Czech Republic, the ongoing ‘Brexit’ debate has been a matter of some personal importance (I like not needing a visa….) while it… Continue reading

Whose Side Are You On?

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Ah, Narnia. The magical world that has enchanted readers for generations, led thousands of children to reach vainly for the backs of their wardrobes, and had me hunched over listening over and over… Continue reading

Leaving the script behind

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My palms start to get hot and sweaty, I’m feeling restless, fidgety; the fight or flight adrenaline is starting to course through my veins and I’m trying to think of excuses… This is… Continue reading

Old Enough to Read Fairy Tales

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“Have you heard? Can you remember?” I can remember the rusty climbing-frame on the parched grass that one summer. How it so easily became a castle for us to climb. Or was it… Continue reading

The Proof is in the Picture…

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In Oscar Wilde’s play The Importance of Being Earnest, the following exchange takes place between the young and imaginative Cecily Cardew and her governess: Cecily: I keep a diary in order to enter… Continue reading