Category: Journal

The Lifeline Paradox

“They say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol. I am at my desk, as the clock fast approaches midnight, thinking about change.  Change is everywhere and it is somehow everything.  Ironically, change is a constant.  That is a fact that does not change.  No matter what is…

Performance or Print?

As I sit here, at my desk, I am wondering about a short story that I have written.  It consists of less than two thousand words and yet it is as complete as any lengthy novel.  The story is rich with drama, intrigue and tension.  The interplay between the characters is one of increasing tension…

Bark is Beautiful

Today, right now in fact, I’m looking at a copy of a birth certificate.  It is the birth record of my paternal grandmother.  I know this sounds very middle-aged, but I have developed an interest in researching my family tree.  I was very close to all of my grandparents, while they were alive.  I used…

Onwards

“Only those who attempt the absurd, can achieve the impossible.” – Albert Einstein. Today, I received something very pleasing, through the post. It was a certificate. I now have a Diploma in Creative Writing!  I am delighted.  My joy comes not just from achieving something that was always on my bucket-list and which opens up…

Critical Meeting Places

I’m sitting at my desk and contemplating social media and how it fits into my writing career.  I have been doing research on how best to build the best online structures into place to support my writing career.  With my initial focus on social media, I have made a number of changes to my existing…

Final Submission

Today, I have submitted my final assignment for the course I have been studying.  I started the course in September 2017.  I had been writing since childhood, for my own pleasure.  I had never shown my writing to others with any regularity.  Writing was my guilty pleasure but, in my heart, I longed to feel…

Aunty Ann’s Oak Tree

Today, I have been thinking back over the most beautiful autumn, here in Suffolk, this year.  Our little cottage garden is a haven of nature.  It is a place of sanctuary and escape for us and, we hope, a haven for wildlife. Back in October, one afternoon, I decided to spend an hour looking after…

Generation Social Media

Today, I’ve been reflecting on Social Media and how it fits into my life.  Social networks aren’t for everyone but, it would seem, they are certainly for the younger generations.  So, what of those who are of my generation?  I’m in my late forties.  My generation were the first teens, back in the 1980’s, to…

Nanny ‘Snips

  “I remember an old woman with long white hair, in two plaits.  She is sitting in a rocking chair, gently rocking back and forth as she watches the flames flicker in the fireplace.  She has an old cream coloured, woolly shawl around her shoulders.  Beneath that, a white blouse.  She is wearing long, heavy,…

Ringing the Bells of Change

Today, I have been reflecting about the lovely clinic in Wickham Market that I now practice from as one of my therapy venues.  Depending on the day and time, I sometimes arrive to the cheerful sound of a peel of Church bells.  This always makes me smile, as I think of busy villagers getting ready…